Clock Replacement


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Clock Replacement

Postby noeleo » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:39 pm



I will be replacing the clock on my 87 Aspencade. :oops: I just don't know were to start taking things apart. :oops: Has someone here done this before? :) Thanks in advance for your assistance. :)


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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Right Winger » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:40 pm

:) It's real easy to do Start with unlocking and removing the radio then take the speaker covers off remove the speakers pull on the dash housing enough to gain accsess to unplug the clock remove the housing and clock as an assembly. I just did mine the other day to replace the bulb :D

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Ed Z » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:09 am

Before you swap out the clock, have you checked the 5 volt fuse under the left hand side cowl pocket.?? Often times this is the problem rather than the clock unit itself...

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby ricknhouston » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:16 am

Hey Ed Z,

Thnx for the tip ...
I pulled the box, chked the fuse, annnnnnnd Bingo! .... It was blown big as Dallas!
Can't beleive it after all these years !!!! all it wuz was the fuse...lol
Go figure!

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby ricknhouston » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:18 am

Next question ... any tips on how to correct the "foggyness" on the once clear windows of the clock and the radio?

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Ed Z » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:36 am

Back in the old days we just used polishing compound (not the course type)... The fog is really just oxidized plastic (much like you see on some car headlights)... In fact, if you want, you can just get one of those car headlight restoration kits from the auto parts store and it will work too... Just be sure to never used windex or any other type "cleaner" on the clear plastic stuff (windshields included)... Getting a can of Plexus to maintain the windshield and other clear plastics would be a good idea... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HG ... ETHWBZXF49

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Right Winger » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:50 pm

:D try a little toothpaste ! Thats what I used to clear the lense on the radio when I first got my 84 Aspy that was weather beaten . Cleaned up good and never fogged up again . Try it , what have you got to lose ;)

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby ricknhouston » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:37 pm

Nary a darned thing ... I'm headed that way!

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby WINGRIDER345 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:03 pm

Hey where is that fuse located?? My clock stopped working so I bought a stick on as a temp replacement :D :?:

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Ed Z » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:32 pm

Just inside the left side fairing pocket... It may be kinda hidden, but it's there...

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby WINGRIDER345 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:44 pm

Thanks a lot for the info :D

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Misterfax » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:40 pm

hello !
On my interstate, clock was an option.
I bought it on web but I've got some trouble to connect it !
no connection ...
could you help me ?
On the plug there is 4 connections ...
On electrical schema there is : one connection on 12v, two connection on ACC and one for ground
BUT WHICH ONE ??????


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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby ricknhouston » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:35 pm

OK ... now that Info on hoe to make the have the clock working again .... anybdy have any idea on what it's gonna take to make the clock light work .... again? Thgt and/or hoped that would all be taken care of by changing out the fuse but ...NOT!

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Ed Z » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:52 pm

Most likely the bulb is blown... Requires removal of the clock to change... Not real fun but can be done...

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby ricknhouston » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:07 pm

I'm all ears ..., OK, maybe not ALL, b ut close .... very close!
LOL!

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Re: Clock Replacement

Postby Ed Z » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:20 pm

I no lonnger have my 1200 (or it's manual) but if memory serves it requires removal of the instrament cluster to get at the back side of the clock... The below may come in handy...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1984-86- ... Literature




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