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Offline luvmyeagle

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dash clock
« on: May 05, 2013, 06:42:28 PM »
i'm having a problem with my quartz clock in the dash........it will get dim then my radio starts going on and off, when the clock is bright the radio works fine..........it is an aftermarket radio (kenwood) that i've had for a couple years with no problem.....i had a problem with a mouse in the car recently but not sure if that is the problem...any help would be appreciated as i plan on investigating the problem....ground, fuse anything info helpful....all other things work fine.........thanks

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Re: dash clock
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 10:35:19 AM »
It could be related, or coincidental. It sounds like a loose connection for sure.

Is it related to temperature? When you first start the car or after a while? Does having the parking lights on affect it? How about when the dash light dimmer is turned?
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Re: dash clock
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 02:06:28 PM »
Sounds like the dash ground is corroded or the block to body (or battery negative to body) strap is shot/loose/corroded badly. Remember the law of automotive electrics! Power is fleeting (on/off when engaged by the operator) but ground must be clean and permanent!
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