Factory clock - replaced to change color

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  1. treerootCO

    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    Finally found a replacement clock for the 80 that was blue :grinpimp:

    The ':' is there, the pic was taken between the blinks.

    After:
    after.jpg

    Before:
    before.jpg

    Inside the dash. You can see the wires are conveniently labeled ;)
    dash.jpg
    after.jpg before.jpg dash.jpg
     
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    Cut a hole in the back to flush mount the display to the front plastic bit.
    back.jpg

    Green = negative. Wired that to E(-)
    Red = constant power. Wired that to B(+)
    Black = switched power. Wired that tp ACC(+)

    All are marked on the back of the clock. With the wires soldered to the pins inside, the factory plug is still used. The dimmer is not supported with this model....maybe later I'll figure out a way to make that work too.
    You can see in this pic the H M :00 was removed and the plastic polished with plastic polish.
    wire.jpg

    Used an old soldering iron to plastic weld the two together using the part I cut out as filler.
    melty.jpg
    back.jpg wire.jpg melty.jpg
     
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  4. fj4068

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    6:46 in blue. Good work.
     
  5. bamachem

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    Geeze. how long did THAT take? (lemme guess, 5hrs 26min... :D )
     
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    Very Nice. Add it to the FAQ under "BLING" so i reference this one day...
     
  8. Gorilla

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    Too bad this seller is not Ebay Registered anymore. Pretty cool mod!!!
     
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  10. nigelsiam

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    Looks nice...it is so hard to read the stock clock with any amount of sunlight interference. Good mod
     

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