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Unread 06-02-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Clock wont work

I have taken the dash off and looked at the back of the gauges and all of the wiring is plugged in completely. All of the other gauges work except the clock and I was wondering if the ribbon behind the clock could be the problem. It seems like it has gotten wet before. Does anyone know what color wire powers the clock or how to test if it should work?

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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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I put a tester on mine...got 12 volts and decided the clock was bad.
Then I remembered I wear a watch and quit caring
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Unread 06-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #3
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Mine's the same way. I've decided to put a blank over it and use it as a CB mic holder location. Besides, my aftermarket radio has a clock, why do I need two?
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Unread 06-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Try this:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/j...repair-428052/
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Unread 06-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
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Then I remembered I wear a watch and quit caring


Mine doesn't work either...but I have much bigger things to fix before I worry about the clock!
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Unread 06-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
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This is the second thread like this that I've been involved in. Today after work I decided I would tear into my gauge package and see what the heck was really going on.

20 minutes later we have this:



Here is the gauge package wiring diagram for the '87:




So what did I do and how did I figure it out so quickly? Well, first of all, I took nothing for granted. In the wiring diagram I saw the 20A fuse for the courtesy lamps, clock, and dome light. That was the first thing I checked. Turns out the PO put a 10A fuse in. Of course it was blown.

Second, I took apart the gauge cluster and tested pins 3 & 7 to verify 12VDC at the plug. Good to go. Checked it at the back of the clock. No good.

Third, I noticed that the printed sheet looked pretty nasty right by the clock. In fact it was separating. I gently peeled it apart and put some dielectric grease on the screw terminals at the clock as well as squirted some under the printed sheet area that looked questionable. Reconnected the wiring harness and CHA CHING!! the clock started working!!!


Moral of my story: Don't jump to troubleshooting step E before performing steps A,B,C and D.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #7
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This is the second thread like this that I've been involved in. Today after work I decided I would tear into my gauge package and see what the heck was really going on.

20 minutes later we have this:



Here is the gauge package wiring diagram for the '87:




So what did I do and how did I figure it out so quickly? Well, first of all, I took nothing for granted. In the wiring diagram I saw the 20A fuse for the courtesy lamps, clock, and dome light. That was the first thing I checked. Turns out the PO put a 10A fuse in. Of course it was blown.

Second, I took apart the gauge cluster and tested pins 3 & 7 to verify 12VDC at the plug. Good to go. Checked it at the back of the clock. No good.

Third, I noticed that the printed sheet looked pretty nasty right by the clock. In fact it was separating. I gently peeled it apart and put some dielectric grease on the screw terminals at the clock as well as squirted some under the printed sheet area that looked questionable. Reconnected the wiring harness and CHA CHING!! the clock started working!!!


Moral of my story: Don't jump to troubleshooting step E before performing steps A,B,C and D.
Nice post. This is certain to help those with this issue. At least those who want to fix their issue with the clock. Keep up the good work!
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Unread 06-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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I would like to have a clock.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 03:52 AM   #9
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The circuit pathway is damaged. The + pathway for the clock is the very outside pathway and gets damaged easily. Your answer is the clock has 12v+ constant from the pink wire on the harness. Look on the back of the clock and it has + and - terminals marked. If you have power at the pink wire, run a jumper to the + terminal on the clock. Done.

You will soon experience trouble with the rest of your gauges, be prepared to replace the pathway for about $80 or you can hardwire them.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 06:14 AM   #10
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The circuit pathway is damaged. The + pathway for the clock is the very outside pathway and gets damaged easily. Your answer is the clock has 12v+ constant from the pink wire on the harness. Look on the back of the clock and it has + and - terminals marked. If you have power at the pink wire, run a jumper to the + terminal on the clock. Done.

You will soon experience trouble with the rest of your gauges, be prepared to replace the pathway for about $80 or you can hardwire them.

Did you replace the circuit board? If so, did you get the one from Morris 4x4? If so, how do you like it?

Although I got my clock to work, my gauges are suspect at best. I'm thinking of just replacing the circuit board with the next paycheck.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #11
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After running a line directly from the pink wire my clock now works. Thanks for all the help
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Unread 06-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #12
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If there is power then the contacts internall usually have burnt open because of no arc suppression. If you can get it apart, find the contacts and clean them with an eraser
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