I have a 2004 Buick Lesabre Limited and am experiencing a strange
electrical problem. Over a dozen of the small backlights behind
various switches and buttons have gone out. Five of the backlights
behind buttons on the AC control panel are gone; at least two of the
backlights behind steering-wheel mounted buttons controlling the radio
and the cruise are out (and the cruise set/resume/accel switch no
longer functions at all), as well as lights for the passenger climate
control and certain of the radio buttons.
No one area of buttons has failed, so I dont suspect something simple
like a fuse, but there has to be something to explain so many failures
in such a short time for a relatively young car. It was bought brand
new from a dealership, has never been in any kind of accident, is
driven almost exclusively on the highway (commuter car, some family
travel) and has been garage-stored. Sadly, these started occurring
just outside the mileage limits of my warranty.
As an aside, my mom owns a 2005 Lesabre, and *she's*
experience switch/light failures on her steering wheel. Getting it
fixed was a nightmare even though she was under warranty, because the
dealership basically didn't know how to fix them correctly....
I'd appreciate any suggestions or ideas to explore on this issue.