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Ideas for the faulty EA82 clock


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#1 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:10 AM

So although the clock works in Ned currently (1986 GL) I want to see some ideas (pics included with product location - website, store, name etc) of what you have put IN its place. Maybe an LCD clock with multiple modes (outside temp, clock etc)

When it goes out I want to pull it out and put something in its stock place, not bigger than the space alotted.

Please post ideas and pictures, I just want a few ideas and Im sure other members would be interested as well :banana:

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:43 AM

NED's clock won't go out. I resoldered it's circuit board several years ago. :rolleyes:.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:26 AM

i need someone to fix my clock, i tried but messed it up. Had to get another one from pick n pull. It works now but doesn't keep correct time. Is my resistor bad or just the connection? if just the connection i might just do it right this time but wish i could just send it out to someone.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:20 AM

My Weberized EA82 has its Stock Yellowish Clock Runnin' Fine since New, in 1985... Never Fail but is Dim...

But I have seen one Loyale sedan here, that instead of the Clock, the owner Swapped the Big (Huge) part that has three Displays from the Dashboard of the toyota Tercel 4WD: one is (if I Remember well) the Front / Rear Angle, the Other is the Left / Right inclination; and the Last one was just the Clock.

That won't fit on the Clock's Space for Sure but in the Dashboard, he Placed in Front of the Clock and used the Clock's opening in the Dash to Route the Wires.

Just an Idea... it might Help you.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:25 PM

i wish i had amber dash lights

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:35 PM

I always had wondered if something would fit there, maybe a small clock with an outside/inside temp would be sweet:lol: cause i pulled mine out too see why the clock didnt work, and found no circuit board no wires, nothing the p/o had gutted it.:rolleyes:

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

NED's clock won't go out. I resoldered it's circuit board several years ago. :rolleyes:.

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So thats why it keeps time. Its weird. My Loyale sometimes worked, sometimes didnt and never had the correct time. Even after I disconnect the battery the clock is still right on... I thought it was weird.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

Even after I disconnect the battery the clock is still right on... I thought it was weird.



I find this odd, the Clock should keep in memory when the battery was pulled (Power was lost) How can it keep accurate time with no other 12v backup?

My '92s Clock still works right and proper. :)

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:41 PM

I never ended up driving the car much, but I had a loyale with a faulty clock and I was putting in a CB radio. I gutted the clock, but kept the faceplate, to keep the hole smaller, and mounted the CB right in front of the clock. Having the clock power wires already there it was perfect.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:08 AM

I haven't messed with my clock yet, the cars still tore down for a re-seal, but I did do a little wrecking yarding to get some parts mine was missing, and I snatched a clock out of one of the wrecked Loyales so I could play with it.

I measured it out, and found a really close match in a thermometer, as seen in the picture below.

I had a thermometer built into the instrument cluster on my old 1986 VW GTI, and it was quite handy I thought, I always watched it when the outside temperature was close to freezing so I could be aware of black ice.

on the GTi, the temperature probe was located inside the driver’s side front fender in front of the wheel well, so it was pretty accurate.

if one were to put this thermometer in the dash, in place of the clock, I think it would be real easy to locate the probe in the same location as was found on the GTi

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:43 PM

The best thing I ever did to the dead clock hole was an EJ22 swap...then I found a nice place for my aftermarket temp gauge.

Yeah I have read about the resistor thing to get the temp gauge to work...but that doesnt work if part of your cluster was dead before the swap.

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#12 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

Hey thats pretty cool ^ :)

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:48 AM

Since all the Stereo units I've seen comes with an integrated Clock, the one in the Dashboard becomes redundant somehow...

That is a Good Idea to re-use that Spot on the Dash with an useful thing.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:50 PM

Radar detector?
Garage door remote?
iPod dock?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:57 PM

fix the clock??


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:09 PM

fix the clock??


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But wheres the fun it that? :grin:

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:09 PM

solder is always fun. also, swapping the face to one of the "trip computer" faces from the 80s is cool too


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:39 PM

The clock in my 86 GL Wagon is dead.What needs to be soldered in the clock?I searched in the past with failed results.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:50 PM

solder is always fun. also, swapping the face to one of the "trip computer" faces from the 80s is cool too


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Is the only difference of the trip comp clock, the color? Orange vs. Green? I must say, I do like the orange.

They should have made an Ice blue version ;)

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:07 PM

Is the only difference of the trip comp clock, the color? Orange vs. Green? I must say, I do like the orange.

They should have made an Ice blue version ;)


I have actually been looking at clocks that have blue, purple, red lighting and stuff and some might fit which would be cool, but although my stereo does have a clock (this answers a previous post too) I leave it on the "station" or "track info" screen (IE 107.5 or I Got It - Gorilla Zoe) kinda thing so the clock on top is kinda nice, but I think outside temp would be awesome too :D

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:31 PM

I think outside temp would be awesome too :D


I'll second that, I think outside temp would be cool, we don't really need a clock up there on the dash when we have one built into the stereo.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

I rarely use the one in the stereo though :/

I either check my phone at a stop light or look at the dashboard

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

I got the clock out of the dash. Pulled the circuit board out of the case and looked every where for broken connections. the four wires going to the board are 100% intact.


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What can cause it not to work?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:36 PM

The LCD screen could have just failed over the years.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:04 PM

Probably, I should be able to find one at a junk yard easy.




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