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Old 06-28-2004, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my clock doesn't work at all and reads at -22 I took it out, upplugged it then plugged it back in but it still won't work right, also when I set the clock it won't change it stays at whatever time I set it at....

should I get a new piece or do I not know how to work it?
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The computer which is the clock/temp/memo is probably no good. You are having the same problems that I'm having. You could goto a junk yard and get another computer but it may not be worth the cost.
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ok before you try all that and buy a new one, the sensor for the temp usually goes back and reads a bogese temp. so replace that. and then your light in the clock is probably just burned out. replace that too
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The sensor for the temp is in the front of the car, in the intake that cools the front brakes. It can easily get broken off in a small accident and never replaced. It looks like a tiny plastic stick with a pair of wires going to it. I bought the replacement part from a dealer, and rigged the wires back together - soon enough I had the proper ambient temp.
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The sensor for the temp is in the front of the car, in the intake that cools the front brakes. It can easily get broken off in a small accident and never replaced. It looks like a tiny plastic stick with a pair of wires going to it. I bought the replacement part from a dealer, and rigged the wires back together - soon enough I had the proper ambient temp.
thanks for the info. i was thinkin it was in the left side by the bumper, but didnt know exactly where
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