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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 03, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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My second problem concerns the dash clock. It used to work, but only rarely. I took it out to get it fixed and found a clock repair sticker on it (they are still in business and advertise in Hemmings)so I know it has already been to the shop. Maybe they did not fix the problem (I will try hooking it up directly to 12 volts tomorrow). The thing I do not understand is the plug is giving 12 volts w/ the ignition on and 0 when it is off. Now the dumb question, this should always have 12 volts right ( I am assuming the clock has no capacitor to keep it powered). Is as simple as somebody wiring it to a switched power source instead of a "live" power source. Thanks!!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 03, 06:55 PM
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If I remember, they use some kind of a thermal spring or something that will wind when voltage is applied then run off of the spring while the power is off until voltage is applied again.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 03, 01:12 PM
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It should have 12 volts all the time. The clock has "points" inside that wind a spring.
Every 2 minutes or so, the points close and re-wind the spring....

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 03, 03:17 PM
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Ok. I was close anyway! Now that you mention it I do remember seeing the points. When I get around to it Iíll have mine converted to a quartz movement.

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