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post #1 of 11 Old 01-04-2004, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Quartz Clock Wrie-up

For those of you with a pre '97 that didn't come with a quartz clock on the right side of the dash, I successfully added one in to my '96 and it works great. I like it because it spares my radio display from having to show the time when it can be doing something else. If you are interested, I can post the write-up here.


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post #2 of 11 Old 01-04-2004, 01:17 PM
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Can it work for a 95? If so, i'm definetly interested. My crappy toyota camry radio doenst even display the time. Ah what the hell, throw up a write up anyhow, i'll read it!

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a write up would be nice! I need to see the time every once in a while when i'm in a hurry, and switching on the radio is just too time consuming :P
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I agree, Id like a write up...

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Alright here it is. . .

Due to the quick demand, here's a simple write-up, Sorry I don't have pics, but it is fairly simple so bear with me:

First step was to find the clock itself. I went to a wrecking yard and picked one up for $10. You will get the whole little black panel that goes to the right of the dash. Mine was pulled out of a '94, but I believe that any pre '97 will adapt to it (post '96's wouldn't just because they wouldn't fit in the dash). Mine came with one end of a connector that had 5 wires coming out of it. I ended up cutting the connector off and doing my own wiring so don't sweat it if the connector isn't there.

1. First, disconnect the (-) battery cable from the battery. Then, pull off the dash and remove the blank black panel on the right side of the guage cluster. There is one screw centered on the top of the panel and two on the bottom that also holds on the cigarette lighter.

2. Although there are 5 wires coming out of the clock, you will only need to use 3 or 4 of them (depending on whether you want the clock to dim with the rest of the panel. I didn't and found that the clock wasn't too harsh at night, but it's your choice).

3. The red wire needs to go to a constant 12V (+) source. I routed a wire from my fuse block up to through the back of the dash and up to the clock. There is a 1 amp in-line fuse on this wire, as since it is always powered, it should be fused to protect against a short. I then soldered and heat shrinked the connection between the red wires. The black wire must be grounded. I tapped into the cigarette lighter for this and soldered this wire onto the connection that the lighter makes to its ground wire.

4. The yellow wire goes to a switched 12V (+) source and I tapped into the ciagrette lighter for this too. On the back of the lighter socket, there is a capped wire (similar to the style of a spark plug wire) that goes onto a peg on the back of the lighter. I twisted the yellow wire into the cap and pushed it back onto the peg. It has stayed in very securely - no problems.

5. This next wire is optional - Only connect it if you want the clock to dim with the rest of the dash when illuminated. This wire is the orange wire coming out of the clock. My plan (although I haven't yet gone through with it) was to use the illumination wire from my radio. When I installed my Panasonic radio, it didn't need the illumination wire so I just taped it up. If you don't use it either, then just pull it over to the clock and connect it to the orange wire from the clock.

6. The blue wire doesn't do anything so I just taped it up.

7. Once all of your connections have been made, reconnect your battery, turn on your ignition and check to make sure it works. Set the clock to the correct time. Then turn the ignition off and wait 5 minutes. Then, turn it back on and make sure it kept time. After you're satisfied, put everything back together and reassemble your dash. The clock goes where the old blank, black panel was and is a direct fit.

That's about it. If anyone has any problems, feel free to ask.

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bump - for those of you that want to see it.

I can get pics if you want, but there's not much to show - pretty basic wiring.

Good Luck,

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i'd like pictures please, thanks!
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I second the request for pictures. I'd really like to get a clock in my jeep.

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I want to see pics of the newer clock, whats it look like ?
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You realise this thread is 7 years old right? I wonder if the OP even has the jeep anymore....

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You realise this thread is 7 years old right? I wonder if the OP even has the jeep anymore....
Nice! If y'all still want pictures, might want to check out http://go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoDashClock.htm - browse around while you're there and you'll probably find more than a few projects that are of interest.
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