In-Dash clock - 1991 Loyale

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Decimal Cat, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Decimal Cat

    Decimal Cat Guest

    Hey folks,

    I just wanted to know if anyone could point me to some information about
    what might be wrong with the in-dash clock in my Loyale. Sometimes it cuts
    out altogether, it doesn't keep it's time for more than a couple hours when
    it works at all, and when you turn the marker lights/headlights on, it dims
    (This might be/probably is normal, but I've never gotten the clock working
    long enough to be sure. . ) Could this be a problem with the wiring to the
    clock module, or the module itself? If it's the module, can a replacement be
    obtained from my local stealership? I've taken a look through the Chilton
    manual and searched Google for stuff about this but neither seem to say much
    about it. If it's a stealer part only, I'll probably have to go to a
    junkyard - when I asked the parts guy down there if they ever made a cruise
    control for the Loyale, he said, "Yes, but good luck finding one, Subaru
    doesn't make that part anymore." So if they don't make the cruise control, I
    doubt they make the clocks anymore, either. :(

    I suspect a lot of other Subaru models of this era (GL's, Justy's, etc,
    etc) had this same clock module, and if that's the case, one could probably
    be obtained from a junkyard, but how prone to failure are they?

    Thanks in advance,

    --Decimal Cat
     
    Decimal Cat, Sep 6, 2003
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  2. I saw the same problem on my 93 Loyale. I didn't spend time on it, I'm never
    late.

    Good luck.
     
    Philippe Javaux, Sep 9, 2003
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  3. Decimal Cat

    Dave Guest

    I had the same issue and was told it would cost a few hundred bucks for
    repair.

    A little "sticky" cheap digital clock was purchased for 2.50 at Walmart and
    served the purpose.
     
    Dave, Sep 10, 2003
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  4. Decimal Cat

    Decimal Cat Guest

    I figured it would be something like that, but I'd assume most of it would
    be the trouble/labor involved with disassembling the dashboard to get to the
    unit and replace it. . I guess these clock modules just die quickly!

    I, too, bought a cheap digital clock, but the tape used to stick it on there
    won't seem to stick to my dashboard well enough. . guess I'm gonna have to
    either use the screws to mount it to the dashboard or find some stronger
    tape/glue.

    Thanks for the responses.

    --Decimal Cat
     
    Decimal Cat, Sep 10, 2003
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