[urq] This week's issues: Cold start, Spedo, Radio
tlum at flash.net
Fri Dec 31 13:17:28 EST 2004
At 12:21 AM 12/31/2004 -0500, Andrew B wrote:
>After pulling the dash apart with minimal further damage (rolls eyes)
>and reassembling it, i could find nothing wrong with the clock. There
>is no connection missing. In fact, if I fine tune it enough, I can
>see the second hand move, just not enough to go to the next second.
>No matter of fooling seems to fix it, but it seems to indicate that it
>is getting power. Perhaps not enough?
The clock can go bad. Luckily, they are so common, they're easily
replaced. I was able to repair the clock in my urq. Luckily I had a
working clock from a spare instrument cluster, so the first thing I did was
hook up a power supply to the bad clock. A normal clock only takes about
4-8 mA pulsing. My dead clock was sucking something like 100 mA
plus. First thing I did was to swap the IC which runs the clock and it
still didn't work. Turns out one of the 2 big electrolytic capacitors was
shorted. Replacing it fixed the clock immediately.
83 urquattro #900302
'87.5 coupe GT
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