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Old 04-16-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Dash clock dead- is it a fuse?

The clock on my dash just suddenly went black...wondering if there's a seperate fuse for it or is my clock really dead? I never knew how much I used that clock until it died...worth buying a new clock or just rig/doublestick tape a travel one in there...one with features (i.e. compass, temp., alarm, etc. hehehe...)
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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A common problem with the clocks is cold solder connections on the circuit board inside. If you know how to deal with this you may be able to fix it yourself.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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Very simple fix with a soldering iron. Do some searching and there's a pictorial HOWTO somewhere.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:38 PM   #4
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Thanks...time to whip out the soldering iron...But how do I get the "pod" that hodls the clock out? I know it snaps out at the back(closer to the windscreen) but are there screws in the front?

Thanks for the help...But I really did want a compass
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:19 PM   #5
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Pull it from the back and there's pressure clips. Once the back is raised the front has two hook type attatchments. Just twist it upwards and it'll eventually comes free. (It can take a bit of force, try and spread the pulling evenly across the housing so it doesn't snap)
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:10 PM   #6
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Default Same problem here

I've gotten the clock pod out. How do I get the clock off the back of the pod? I tried pushing on what looked like latches, but it didn't seem to help.

Also if anyone has more info on what might need to be soldered once I get in there, I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:37 PM   #7
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I've gotten the clock pod out. How do I get the clock off the back of the pod? I tried pushing on what looked like latches, but it didn't seem to help.

Also if anyone has more info on what might need to be soldered once I get in there, I'd really appreciate it.
I can't much help you on getting the clock out of it's pod... there were only two clips on my Forester.

You're going to resolder the resistors. There are three on on the cicuit board, on the same side as the LCD. One is marked 510, two are marked 300. The 510 usually has a failed solder or two(mine was free floating in the housing). Dab some new solder on both joints of all three resistors. It should work now.

The pics and writeup I used are here: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...ead.php?t=3350

Another short writeup here: http://www.seacoastsubarus.com/forum...hread.php?t=35

This fix is super easy and there is no excuse for not fixing it yourself. I had no prior soldering experience and fixed it in under 5 minutes.

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Old 05-01-2007, 09:15 PM   #8
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Bump for a great thread, thanks in particular to SoobATV. My clock kicked the bucket and dispite my previous bad luck soldering I was able to fix this.

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Old 05-02-2007, 12:45 AM   #9
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Yaahee! I am so smart! I am so smart! Ess, Emm, Arr, Tee!

Yeah, it's a painfully common failure, at least thru the '04s. Most just toss the clock and buy a new or used one or mounted gauges in it's place... I spent less on the iron/solder than I would on a well used clock.

Glad to see it worked for ya, Snowphun... spread the word.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:57 AM   #10
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depends on what car it's in they can get over heated in forester's. The clock is tied in with the sterio often times as well.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:16 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info! I fixed mine last weekend. Too simple.
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