Odometer light is dim. Fuse is ok. What is the problem?

Asked by Aug 12, 2013 at 03:20 PM about the 2003 Buick Century Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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So either the dash light dimmer is set too low or you may have some dash lights that are burned out.

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I've got a similar problem , dash goes dim , shift indicator and radio , touched the dimmer switch on the light switch all worked , was going to replace that switch for 50 bucks but, read that it could be the day night sensor or resistors in the dash cluster electrical panel , this is a much cheaper fix but more labor , my Buick has 145,000 miles so I'm just going to replace , day night sensor & either re-solder or replace those resistors , search for this on the net & you will find videos on this fix

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My dash lights went dim and I tried everything to fix them, One day my wife washed my car and cleaned the dashboard with warm water and the next time I used the car the lights came back to full brightness. This made me very happy but then a week later back to dim again, I keep a pad for my cellphone on the dash and noticed it was covering the red light so I took it off the light and they are bright again. So keep the dashboard clean and make sure nothing is on the dash sensor. I hope this helps everyone, Jim

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