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How I fixed my dash clock

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dustrider, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Nov 20, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    Dustrider

    Dustrider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    for years it acted up going dark intermittently, got progressively worse until it just went dark all the time, I noticed if I tapped on it with something hard or push on it just right it would come on momentarily Then one day I tried this:
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    it worked steady for a week, so after a week of it working, I cut out two pieces of old credit card about 3.8" wide the length of each side left and right, folded them lengthwise , painted them black with a sharpie felt pen and stuffed them in place between the bezel and clock face It has been working steady for three weeks like this.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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    Interesting, I'm guessing you pulled it out and checked to see if the plug was still tight on the backside?
     
  3. Nov 20, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    Bennett707

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  4. Nov 20, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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    Of course, tried it several times, tried cleaning the plug contacts, thats not it. Has something to do with the contacts at the buttons on the face. You can also send it to some guy on e-bay who knows how to fix them for about $20
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/95-96-97-98...m3a7c541b63:m:mra4xy_4qYHivJpC_2uoElw&vxp=mtr
     
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  5. Nov 20, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    it does now, the picture was taken before i trimmed the cards, you can barely see them now
     
  6. Nov 20, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    Wish I had a clock or which the stereo had oem clock

    So tiring picking up phone to look at time
     
  7. Nov 20, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    I had the same problem.

    I just removed the circuit board from a working t100 clock at the scrap yard and swapped it.

    I think you can fix it by soldering the pins to the board but i dont have the proper tools to do that.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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    retroboy1989

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    Post your blank bezel for trade in the marketplace. There are guys out there that hate the clocks and want the space for switches. I paid shipping both ways and got my clock for $14.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2016 at 10:09 PM
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    I'll have a Orange OEM clock & the bezel thst goes with it for sale as soon as I do the blank bezel swap. I have an illumination ring I'm going to put around the ignition ring that I got out of a T4R that I test fit and it will work. I did the complete interior led swap w/ blue LEDs and the only thing left is the Orange clock. I have a blue led to put in the illumination ring to match the rest of my blue LEDs also. I just need to do it!
     
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  10. Nov 20, 2016 at 11:14 PM
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    Lmao! Hahahaha
     
  11. Nov 21, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    I fixed mine with identical symptoms by re-soldering the contacts on the back of the clock. They look ok but develop hairline cracks over time. Very common problem with the oem clocks. I think you tube had some videos on what they look like.
     
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  12. Nov 21, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    Adjust your "Home Screen" to have the clock .... (using the Entire settings)..
     
  13. Nov 21, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    Yeah.... Duh
     
  14. Nov 29, 2016 at 7:11 PM
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    Hmm
    Need to figure that out
     
  15. Nov 29, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    Man that's a deal

    I need a clock!!!
    Is it plug and play ?
     
  16. Nov 29, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    Let me know when you sell it
     
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  17. Nov 29, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    Ok. No problem. PM me so I have a reminder of who already wants it when I take it out.
    Thanks
     
  18. Nov 29, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    Yes, you should be prewired. Very simple install.
     
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  19. Nov 29, 2016 at 8:36 PM
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    Done
     
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  20. Mar 12, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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    I did this too.
    Here is the clock with a crack in the resistor solder. Then I resoldered all 3 of them and it works.

    20200312_141219.jpg
    20200312_142457.jpg
     
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