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Buick LaCrosse DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 2nd generation 2010 to 2016 Buick LaCrosse sedan.

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2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Buick LaCrosse sedan can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the key fob battery by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

2. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your Buick LaCrosse hasn't been working as well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or replace the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image over on the left side.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal & Speaker Upgrade Guide
Door Panel Removal

3. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Door Panel Removal & Speaker Upgrade Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Buick LaCrosse, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure, with photo illustrated steps, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Courtesy Step Light Bulb

4. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The door panels of a second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Buick LaCrosse contain a courtesy step light in the bottom edge of the panel to help your passengers avoid stepping in to a puddle when they exit the vehicle.

To view my DIY instructions for changing a burnt out courtesy step light bulb by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Glove Box Light Bulb

5. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out glove box light bulb (or upgrade it to a brighter LED unit) in your Buick LaCrosse sedan, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs

6. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Buick LaCrosse sedan contains two vanity mirror lights on each of the sun visors.

If you'd like to change a burnt out bulb or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs, take a look at my DIY instructions (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

7. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a 2nd generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Buick LaCrosse contain the rear turn signal and reverse light bulbs. The brake light is composed of LED bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Lights

8. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of your Buick LaCrosse (or you'd like to upgrade both bulbs to brighter LED bulbs), check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Trunk Light Bulb Change

9. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of your Buick LaCrosse (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), take a look at my DIY instructions (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

10. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having a hard time seeing out of the front windshield window of your Buick LaCrosse during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure with the OEM wiper blade sizes (in inches) and the replacement part numbers.

 

 

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

11. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a second generation Buick LaCrosse contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal light and side marker light bulbs.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Fog or DRL Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Fog / DRL Light Bulb

12. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Fog / DRL Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The newer 2015 and 2016 LaCrosse models have DRL (daytime running lamps) in the lower corners of the front bumper cover.

Previous 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 LaCrosse model years are equipped with fog light bulbs. The procedure for replacing either type of bulb is similar.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

13. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The procedure for changing the engine air filter element in a 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 LaCrosse with the LFX 3.6L V6 should be similar for the 2010 and 2011 model years with the LLT 3.6 liter V6 engine.

Check out my DIY instructions (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

14. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Buick LaCrosse is to check for a blown or faulty fuse or relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Center Console Storage Compartment Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Center Console Light

15. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Center Console Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The storage compartment in the center console (center armrest) of a Buick LaCrosse contains a light housing to help you locate your personal items.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out light bulb by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
3.6L V6 Oil Change

16. 2012-2016 Buick LaCrosse LFX 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Buick LaCrosse running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the 3.6 liter V6 engine.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Buick LaCrosse LFX 3.6L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
3.6L V6 Spark Plugs

17. 2012-2016 Buick LaCrosse LFX 3.6L V6 Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The OEM iridium tipped spark plugs in the LFX 3.6 liter V6 engine of a Buick LaCrosse should last up to 100,000 miles but they should be checked well before that mileage to verify that the engine is running properly and also to prevent them from becoming stuck or "frozen" in place.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Battery Change

18. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've having a difficult time starting the engine in your Buick LaCrosse, especially on a cold morning, and the OEM 12 volt car battery is few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

19. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a screeching, grinding or squeaking noise coming from the front end of your Buick LaCrosse when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

20. 2010-2016 Buick LaCrosse Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads on a second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Buick LaCrosse usually last up to twice as long as the front brake pads or anywhere from 60,000 miles to over 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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