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Unread 03-25-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Clock keeps stopping

So I'm trying to get my Laredo clock to work, and it just won't. The first one I had worked for about 30 minutes, and just stopped. Now this second one I installed worked for roughly 1 hour and quit. Any suggestions? It's a new painless harness. Last I checked the wire was getting the constant power it needed and I know the ground is hooked up because the light in the clock works correctly. This and my temp gauge are the last dash gauges I need to get working, and it is really frustrating me. Suggestions? If not, anybody got a great condition OE clock they want to sell?

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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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i took mine apart a few weeks ago, if its getting power then the problem is probably with the gears/shafts sticking inside the casing since the power only winds the spring through an electromagnet about once a minute. I put some oil on the shafts in mine and hooked it up to a 9 volt battery and tapped it when it stopped and worked the oil in for a while and it runs well now.

Getting it apart is a pain though since you have to pry up the chrome bezel around the lens to get to the inside.

If you decide you want to get rid of those clocks, PM me i find them pretty interesting to get into.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 06:30 AM   #3
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Speaking of clocks. The clock I took out of my Laredo say Quartz in the dial face. Are these OEM clocks? I did not think they were.

It still stops when the temp drops below -10* anyway.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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The clock I took out of my Laredo say Quartz in the dial face. Are these OEM clocks?
My Laredo is virtually unmolested. My clock says Quartz.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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Speaking of clocks. The clock I took out of my Laredo say Quartz in the dial face. Are these OEM clocks? I did not think they were.

It still stops when the temp drops below -10* anyway.
Got a picture? The replacements say Quartz as well but their is a difference in them. If it's OE, do you want to sell it?
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Some OEM did say quartz, some didn't. Pretty sure my 79 didn't, but not sure. Got rid of it (broken) years ago.
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my 80 that stopped doesnt say quartz,but does say Rolex though..lol
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There are two types.....pre 81ish has brass gears and self winds every minute or so. The later "quartz" style is plastic and has a constant running mini motor. Most stop due to moisture inside, corrosion, spider webs, etc.....Enjoy the comparison pics...



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There are two types.....pre 81ish has brass gears and self winds every minute or so. The later "quartz" style is plastic and has a constant running mini motor. Most stop due to moisture inside, corrosion, spider webs, etc.....Enjoy the comparison pics...



That's interesting. In your experience which has been the better design? I would think the brass would be more durable, but the newer one would have an updated design that might be better.
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While I have seen more of the QUARTZ style still running, that could be due to they are newer in the grand timeline and there was more of them made. The one in my 86 runs like a champ, but is slightly harder to adjust now than in years past. I got an old brass one to work again, but only by spraying the insides with T9 spray lube which leaves a waxy film.....I would take the newer ones because I read somewhere (maybe owners manual or dealer book) that if you adjust the time twice within a certain time, the clock will slow down or speed up to reflect the changes.....so it will be more accurate.
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Unread 03-27-2008, 04:46 AM   #11
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While I have seen more of the QUARTZ style still running, that could be due to they are newer in the grand timeline and there was more of them made. The one in my 86 runs like a champ, but is slightly harder to adjust now than in years past. I got an old brass one to work again, but only by spraying the insides with T9 spray lube which leaves a waxy film.....I would take the newer ones because I read somewhere (maybe owners manual or dealer book) that if you adjust the time twice within a certain time, the clock will slow down or speed up to reflect the changes.....so it will be more accurate.
That's cool. I'll have to look that one up. Almost sounds like a JK thing.

I use to get those older ones running just by cleaning the points on the winder.

Do you know the correct bulb for the clock? mine is lit but can just barely see it at night.
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