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Old 10-27-2003, 17:11   #1 (permalink)
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Ghia clock/trip computer

Hey all,

A while ago the lighting in the clock started to flicker on & off, and I asked about this in the electrical forum & one of the suggestions was the fuse was stuffed.

I changed the dash fuse, and the light worked fine for a while... then died! This turned out merely to be a coincidence, and after I gave it a bit more thought, the dash lights should've been dead too if it was this fuse.

Anyhoo, I was despserate to do anything BUT study last night, so I thought I'd pluck up the courage to pull apart the dash to get to the clock. In retrospect it was dead easy, but at the time (and it was at dusk: shit light) it was a bastard because I couldn't locate all the screws. Or, figure out which ones to take out first.

So, here's the order in which to gain access to the clock:

1) Undo screw in the cavity next to the clock.
2) Undo the left and middle screws above the dash (you might need to adjust your steering wheel so get to the middle screw if you don't have a shortened phillips head)
3) Pull the dash plastic away from where the climate control is. Behind this there is a screw in a tab at the top left of the c/c. Unscrew.
4) Unscrew the two screws above the head unit. This takes off the head unit surround (one-piece nice & easy thing)
5) This is the real bastard: There are two screws semi-hidden, vertically mounted. The right screw is literally above the volume button of the head unit (if you have a stock "premium" stereo), while the left screw is symmetrically opposite. Unscrew.
6) Pry at the panel surrounding the clock. Undo the clock wires (in a plastic pin holder), and the rear demister wires, primarily to pull the panel (& clock) out further.
7) There should be a green "thing" sticking out of the back of the clock. Turn it & pull it out. This contains a light bulb (one of the ones with a pinched glass end that slots into the green mount. Change blulb (it might take some persuasion to pull out the original) and reverse steps 1-7.

NOTE: by pulling out the clock's wires, it will reset itself. If you don't have an owner's manual, PM me or someone you know who has one in regards to resetting the time.

Mods feel free to leave this here, or to move it if you want. I put it here because it is EA-ED specific.

Cheers,

-Dave-

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Re: Ghia clock/trip computer

Hold the clock and the reset buttons at the same time, it will beep and then flash the hours, press the search button to change it, and then press clock to select the minutes, etc, etc

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Re: Ghia clock/trip computer

Author NZ:
- Turn ignition switch on.
- Press Clock button and hold.
- Press Reset button.
- Release Clock and Reset buttons together (hours flash).
- Press Search button untill correct hours and am or pm are displayed and release.
- Press Clock button (minutes flash).
- Press Search button until correct minutes are displayed and release (seconds will zero at release)
- Press Clock button (year flashes).
- Press Search untill the correct year is displayed and release.
- Press Clock button (month flashes).
- Press Search untill the correct month is displayed and release.
- Press Clock button (date flashes).
- Press Search untill the correct date is displayed and release.
- Press Clock button again to return to normal clock display mode (exit setting mode).

NOTE: the Trip computer isnt Y2K compliant, so you'll need to find a year that matches up so the date will display correctly.

Dates worked out by ME:
For anyone interested here are the dates:

Year Till Feb 28 March 1 on
2003 1997
2004 1998 1993
2005 1994
2006 1995
2007 1990
2008 1991 1997
2009 1998
2010 1993

2004 and 2008 will be LEAP years so have to change it twice, and you miss Feb29, but oh well !

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Re: Ghia clock/trip computer

Good find

Mine lives in the year 1986 hehe.

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