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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-02, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hey the clock in my futura has stuffed up. The numbers are all jumbled and stuff, how much for a new one? Can i go to the wreckers and get one?

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Is this part of a trip computer or a seperate clock. I found on my NB Fairlane when the trip computer clock display went I was able to fix it by dismantling it and packing some thin cardboard in the part that is at right angles to the display so the circuit made correct contact with the display again.

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Is this part of a trip computer or a seperate clock. I found on my NB Fairlane when the trip computer clock display went I was able to fix it by dismantling it and packing some thin cardboard in the part that is at right angles to the display so the circuit made correct contact with the display again.
ah ok i might try that maybe it will work. But there is part of numbers lightingup but the clock just doesnt display numbers. For example if its desplaying 4:44, it might deplay 1:11 instead. So i dunno if the carboard thing would work. Its just a seaperate clock.
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What AussieBlue is trying to explain is that the LCD segments are electrically connected to the clock circuit board by 2 carbon/rubber contacts.
Much like the problems that ppl have with the Nokia's, if there is not sufficient pressure to hold these contacts FIRMLY on to the Board, then parts of the LCD Display mysteriously disapear, causing a garbled display, much like what you have now.

The carboard would help keep some pressure on these rubber contacts, ensuring that there is an electrical connection between the Board and LCD Panel.

Anyway, EF/EL Clocks cost about $100 from wreckers.
A better option might be getting a Trip computer from the Wreckers. (The cost of these range from $150-$250 from wreckers).

As a very minimum, you will need to run at least 1 wire from the Original Clock plug, to the instrument cluster, to get the Trip computer functioning.
You will need a further 2 wires to have the Trip computer buttons, and side lettering to light up at night.

This is a very easy mod, as a friend added a trip computer to an EF Ex Chaser running LPG, and the thing works perfectly !

Anyway, just some idea's of what U could try !

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