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#51 brus brother

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:27 AM

Looks like Howard's broken clock will be part of a Fresh Air Fund summer vacation in Alaska! Cheers to Cougar for his housepitality.:clap:

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



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Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:34 AM

We're having some nice weather here in the land of the midnight sun. It is now dusk at 12:30am.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:56 PM

I just used this fix to solder the 510 resister on my 2000 Forester clock... worked like a charm!

here's what mine looked like before I re-soldered it:
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 03:19 AM

I just got word from Howard that his clock also is now working ok after I worked on it.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:15 PM

Hi there--first post here.

Tonight I fixed the clock on my new-to-me 2002 Outback Sport Impreza. I followed the directions on the Forester message board: http://www.subarufor...read.php?t=3350

As others have said, #510 was the problem. Worst part of the soldering was that the gap/crack was on the side of 510 that was partially under the display.Of course I missed the post in the thread that said you could remove the display by "unsoldering" it. Would have made it much easier to access....

But after carefully soldering, I plugged it in and was delighted to see it light up! After that, however, things got pretty ugly... I had a REALLY hard time getting the darned radio back into the housing! I hate putting a lot of pressure on plastic things and just knew I was going to BREAK it right after having FIXED it!

Finally got it in, plugged it in again, beat the whole housing thingy back into the dash--and had a lighted clock WITH RED HORIZONTAL STRIPES going across the display (sigh). AND with all the pushing and tugging I'd done, the daggone buttons had recessed a bit.

By this time, this was no longer a "quick fix" or a "fun project." It was dark outside and I was using a flashlight, so I opted not to pull the whole mess out of the dash again to try to get it seated into the housing better. I used a pen to push the buttons and set the time and after I did that, the red stripes disappeared--which was a nice surprise.

So....we'll see how it goes. When I have time I might take it out again and try to get the buttons back where they belong, but at least for now I have a working clock!

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:57 AM

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


Thank you for a great link. I fixed my clock within 15 minutes. The problem was a small crack on one side of the resistor connection, exactly as it was pointed in this thread. Thanks for great pictures and help to fix a problem.:banana:

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:36 AM

This is a great site.My clock just stopped working today and I have all the info for repairing it.02 Forester Thanks a bunch guys..jerryjetman

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:01 AM

Glad to hear it helped you out. Thanks for the feedback.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

Holy COW. I just checked my clock and both the top and bottom pieces were loose. Tiny parts with 300 on them, on the right side top and bottom. Just heated and added some solder. POW, now clock is working.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:40 PM

Me too! After several month of an intermittent clock, I finally fixed it.

I saw that one of the previous posts had said that this could be done in 15-minutes, so I couldn't procrastinate any longer! It does indeed only take 15-min.

Yes it was the #510 resistor-solder that was cracked, but I resoldered #300 as well.

Thanks to whoever it was who posted the original fix (great photos), and to all others who have kept the link alive.

Edited by forester2002s, 28 May 2009 - 10:47 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:56 AM

Just as a PS I soldered mine on this advice seven years ago and it still works.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:51 AM

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Just like clockwork, my clock stopped displaying again...after another 5 yrs, again. So I popped out the clock, DEEPLY resoldered both sides of the usual suspect 510 resistor, and now the clock is working (display lights up) again.

Now if only this dang torque bind were so easily fixed!


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Fixed an O2 Impreza TS Clock today. Thanks for the great info and pictures.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

This thread is helping a lot of folks. Maybe it should become a sticky.

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