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#26 ocean12

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 05:03 PM

Yes!! :banana:
It is the resistor problem, specially the one with 510 number on it. After resoldering it back, My clock start working (it has been broken down for more than 6 months). if you want replace the resistor, it is 51 Ohm not 510 ohm.
Thank you guys

#27 airengineer

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 09:32 PM

This is my first post to the forum so it's an intro and a "Thank you". The clock on my '01 Forester died last fall, a major pain when getting to various ice rinks and gymnasiums all over NYS and Canada.

I finally decided to pull it out last weekend, but quickly found the screw up inside the sunglasses holder wasn't the way. I Googled and within a few listings came across this thread.

Within 5 minutes the clock was out and apart on my table (switches intact as cautioned), and in another 15 minutes I had located the suspect resistor, found one lead cracked, located my soldering iron and had it fixed and back in the car working again!!

Thank you very much to all those who posted in this thread with the information needed to get the clock working again. It's great having the clock back and it didn't cost a penny!!

Now on to 20mm sway bar.

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#28 cookie

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:55 AM

After reading posts from you guys. It was very quick and easy and still works.

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 12:33 PM

New to this site also. just bought a 99 forester with a dead clock. a few minutes after reading this thread it is back working. very small soldering for my shakey hands but it works.
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#30 spasmonaut

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 03:28 AM

The 51 ohm resistor was right on the money. Just bought an '01 Forester L that had a non-functioning clock and thanks to the excellent pics and details given, my clock is now ticking along happily, making me happy. Thanks to the good folks here who have provided that info. I'm sure I'll be enjoying my stay here!

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 04:09 PM

Check out the picture here!!!!!!

http://www.scoobymod...read.php?t=5028

#32 two4one

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:30 PM

Soldered the 510 resistor on the clock and it is fixed! Saved $120.00. Great tip.:clap:

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 09:17 PM

Soldered the 510 resistor on the clock and it is fixed! Saved $120.00. Great tip.:clap:

I assuming the price you list includes installation? I replaced my clock from Subaru
$40.00 and ten minutes of my time.

#34 Tiny Clark

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:53 AM

Money is but one issue. Sometimes the satisfaction for me is fixing or repairing a part that isn't supposed to be fixed, like that little clock.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

I'm new, just bought a 98 Forester.

Well, I researched the threads, found this one, tried to re-solder the 500 resistor, and apparently I cannot solder at all, I couldn't get the solder to hold to the black part at all. One side has a heavy gloop of solder that connects the black square to the green part, the other part that is hard to get to as it's under the clock display and has some solder on the black resistor, but it is not connecting to the green part so I'm sure the connection is not being made in order for it to work correctly. :mad:

Whoever posted on here that they rebuild Subaru clocks, I'll send it to you. If you can fix it, send it back, I'll cover the postage. If you can't, would you have a repaired clock that fits the 98 Forester I could buy cheap? I only need the black box back, the front and bezel I have, unless you sell it all together.

Please let me know, thanks

#36 Carmel Corn

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:42 AM

Where can you buy the resistor? Radio Shack?:confused:

Thanks.

#37 Tiny Clark

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:24 AM

They should have one, but they may only have a 470, which should suffice.

#38 Albamadave

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:14 PM

Chock up another one. I resoldered the resistor and it took off!

Dave 97 Outback 01 Forester

#39 Bill90Loyale

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:53 AM

Whoever posted on here that they rebuild Subaru clocks, I'll send it to you.


That would be Northwet. See his post above. I can attest to Northwet's honesty and fine work. He fixed my Loyale clock resistor about six years ago (for free) and I haven't had a problem since. And that was a cross-country mail transaction!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:06 AM

I helped a friend with this recently. If you know anything about electronics and take the clock apart, you'll see two square pads on the circuit board with nothing between them. The missing part is a fuse/resistor which drops the 13.8V from the car to 5V for the clock. Sometimes it burns out completely and your clock goes dead. My friend replaced it with a resistor and got his clock back. I'll see if he has a value for the resistor he used.


How do you remove the clock module? I see no screws, or plastic caps covering mounting holes, and cannot tell where [nor how hard] to press on housing sides to release catches/detents. And did your clock "fix" hold for any reasonable length of time, or is this something one has to do every year or so?

#41 1995SubaruImpreza

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:33 AM

I bought a 2001 Forester with a dead clock as well...I am going to pull mine out and see if I can't get some life into it again.
Thanks for the great tips!!

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:27 PM

Bummer, I just pulled mine out and resoldered it and it did not fire up. Not a big deal, have a clock on the radio, but I was hoping.:cool:

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:49 PM

Good news!!! Pulled it one more time and resoldered all the resisters and it works like a charm!!! BAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!:banana:

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:43 AM

To remove the clock simply pry the cover off using a penknife or small screwdriver, from the top. There is one connector to remove. Then pry the clock apart, be carful not to loose the 3 set buttons when they fall out. You can then check the 3 resistors on the clock board. Here's a picture.


Just wanted to say thank you very much. Isn't the internet great!! 3 yrs later and this posting is still good. I took my clock out and was able to repair it based on your picture.

#45 howards11

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 09:40 AM

Folks,

I offer a service through USMB to fix '80s Subaru clocks, but haven't offered it yet for New Gen Subarus because I didn't have an example of the clock.

After looking at this thread, and particularly the picture (thanks!) it looks like Subaru used the same clock module, just with a different circuit board.

If anyone wishes to send me there dead New Gen clock I will see about fixing it. If it is as simple as the OLD Gen clocks, then I will offer the same service for New Gen as my current Old Gen service (basically FREE... see sticky in Marketplace).

If a local (or someone really generous) wants to loan me there working clock, that would be appreciated. Otherwise, I will tear into my wife's new-to-us Legacy and take a peek.

BTW, the problem with the Old Gen are the dropping resistors for the display lighting overheat and melt their solder joints. If this happens with SMD the SMD chips would fall off.

TTFN!
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NorthWet:

I sent you a PM about getting my clock module for a 2000 Forester repaired. Are you still offering this service ?

~Howard
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#46 Cougar

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:43 PM

Howards11,

Are you still looking for someone to fix your clock? If so, I will help you out.

Glen

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:44 PM

Here is another link with some good pictures to show the problem.

http://www.scoobymod...highlight=clock

#48 howards11

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:50 PM

Howards11,

Are you still looking for someone to fix your clock? If so, I will help you out.

Glen


GLEN:

PM me with the details. I can UPS the board to you. Return shipping would of course be on me.

~Howard
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#49 Cougar

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:24 PM

GLEN:

PM me with the details. I can UPS the board to you. Return shipping would of course be on me.

~Howard
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I just sent you a message Howard. I would just send it by First Class mail to save costs on shipping.

#50 howards11

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:37 PM

I just sent you a message Howard. I would just send it by First Class mail to save costs on shipping.


Priority mail is faster. Not a big deal in cost either.

~Howard

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