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Old 02-02-2013, 16:07   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I bought a new Escape here in Taiwan in summer 2011. This is the old style which is still marketed here now. I have been happy with the vehicle but some really basic things frustrate the heck out of me! The one thing which aggravates me every single time I drive it is the lack of a clock. I simply cannot believe that it wasn't fitted with a clock - even my 61 TBird had a clock. When I have talked to the dealer about this their answer is that you can see the time when you turn on the entertainment system. Ok, but I don't always want to have that turned on simply to see the time. Before I go out and buy a cheap stick-on clock (really....I can't believe I am going to have to stick a battery operated clock on the dash) are there any better solutions?
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:50   #2 (permalink)
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Some after market radios will show the time when off, that's the best I can do for you.
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I can't hardly believe that it doesn't have one. Might not be working for some reason? Some might not come with a compass.
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Well, my '73 doesn't have a clock, I believe it was an option.I also owned a Taurus that had a clock in the dash and on the radio and I couldn't figure out why I needed 2 clocks.

My suggestion: turn the radio on so you can see the clock and if you don't want to hear it, turn it down.
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Just checked on our Ford cars here and they all show the time and date even when the radio off . Might be worth checking radio hand book , settings , menu .
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Well, my '73 doesn't have a clock, I believe it was an option.I also owned a Taurus that had a clock in the dash and on the radio and I couldn't figure out why I needed 2 clocks.

My suggestion: turn the radio on so you can see the clock and if you don't want to hear it, turn it down.
My '78 does but it's analog.
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