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Ideas for the faulty EA82 clock


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#26 bheinen74

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:18 PM

My 93 Loyale clock works. Car doesn't so well, but the clock sure does.

#27 81EA81

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 12:31 PM

Maby a small GPS???

#28 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

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


Mine is Amber (like the Rest of the Dashboard)... not Orange but you could think is Orange due to the Age & Dust there :).

The Trip computer's clock has a Different Display... not only the Colour.

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... the four wires going to the board are 100% intact.

What can cause it not to work?


Burnt Fuse / False Contact \ Loose wire at the Other end?

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:04 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?


the burnt blue resistor on the right :)

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:05 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:


The clock comes out and has a plug at the end that goes into the stock harness. i'm sure someone just unplugged the clock and the harness fell.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

How are you supposed to pop the trim off around the clock with out breaking it? mine was already broke. just thinking about when im at the yard

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:57 PM

How are you supposed to pop the trim off around the clock with out breaking it? mine was already broke. just thinking about when im at the yard


Thin plain screwdriver, and work it gently. That's how I've done it.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:39 PM

here's what to use in place of the clock, a mini reader board, I even got some good background noise with this one, well, other then the heavy breathing part .....I'm an ex smoker, so forgive the shortness of breath.

the boxer sound is awesome though :grin:

and you can program the reader board to say anything you want



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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:32 AM

That would be cool to display time and temp. BOXER SOUND YAAAY:lol::lol:

I once heard someone say its the sound of Inefficiency:rolleyes:

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

That would be cool to display time and temp. BOXER SOUND YAAAY:lol::lol:

I once heard someone say its the sound of Inefficiency:rolleyes:


that Boxer sound was general Disorder driving off, I didn't realize the camera would pick up the sound from his car, it sounded cool though.

I'm gonna play with the reader board today and see if I can get a good slogan in it like "Subaru Think Feel Drive"

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:04 AM

Maybe one of those tiny CB radios if you off road? But then I saw this.

http://www.cbradiosp...3&idproduct=429

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

So... I had a 'dead' clock (actually trip computer) in my '85 EA82.   Turns out that the solder joints were all good.  The problem was the two microbulbs that are used for backlighting were shot.   I checked the Subaru dealer, $12.99 each, but not available.

  I had to meet a minimum order quantity.... so I've got plenty of these bulbs if anyone needs them.

You will have to remove the old bulb from the original socket.  Then put the new bulb into the socket and snip the wire leads to the correct length. 

I'll be away from the computer for the next few days... but will check the thread.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

So... I had a 'dead' clock (actually trip computer) in my '85 EA82.   Turns out that the solder joints were all good.  The problem was the two microbulbs that are used for backlighting were shot.   I checked the Subaru dealer, $12.99 each, but not available.

  I had to meet a minimum order quantity.... so I've got plenty of these bulbs if anyone needs them.

You will have to remove the old bulb from the original socket.  Then put the new bulb into the socket and snip the wire leads to the correct length. 

I'll be away from the computer for the next few days... but will check the thread.

The regular clocks and trip computers are different beasts.  As you found out, the trip computer has bulbs that burn out.  They are commonly available (someone posted info on my clock repair thread, IIRC).



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

i was goning to try this route next time i have a clock that wont fix

 

#http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c30a133a8



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

do what i did to a wagon i had with a bad clock, put an ipod in there.

 

http://www.ultimates...s/#entry1090824






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