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captainpain

Clock Slow and Litronics on the blink

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Hey there,

I am new to the board. I have done searches on both of these topics and found nothing. I have a 99 C2 coupe (US). I have two weird problems.

1) My clock (the digital one in the instrument cluster) is slow. You can set it for the right time and then it gradually loses time. It is a "slow leak" for lack of a better phrase, but it is very annoying. Any thoughts?

2) Recently, when I flip my headlight switch on, my litronics don't always go on. Sometimes they lightly flicker and I have to flip the switch back and forth several times to get them to "light up." I think it may just be a bad switch which needs replacing. Any other thoughts? If it is the switch, it appears to be #31 on the various schematics associated with the driver's side vent housing. Perhaps a part number if available? It looks easy enough to replace.

Thanks for the great info in the forums. I think I can finally fix my "Ferry's Ghost" sunroof which likes to back up on it's own if I am not "helping it along" with my knuckles. I will try Loren's re-teaching thing tomorrow (I guess later today since it is 2:30 AM).

Regards,

Kirk

Bellevue, WA

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I think there is / was a TB for the clock problem in combination with the PCM, there is a good chance that the switch is faulty.

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With another vehicle I was having two electrical problems, slow window action and the radio sound quality was poor and cutting in and out. This was just before the car quit. I had a slowly failing alternator. I never got a warning light and I hadn't noticed the system voltage was low. I guess I was an "idiot" for depending upon "idiot lights"

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Could the TSB also apply to cars without the PCM? I don't have that option. I just had the CDR-220. Although, I recently had a sweet system put in with a Kenwood double DIN touchscreen Nav unit with iPod and Bluetooth Phone integration. Two 8" JL Audio subs in a custom enclosure behind the rear seats, focal speakers and an incredible Alpine Amp up front. Plus they sound dampened the doors and the car is really tight now. They even put in a rear backup camera.

The clock has been running slow since at least 2003 when I got the car from a friend, and I think he said it was always slow too, but he just never dealt with it. I have 70,000 miles on her, and she is a runner.

I do think the switch is the culprit on the Litronics.

Kirk

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captainpain - did you ever resolve the slow clock problem. I have same issue - digital clock looses about 1 minute a week. I don't have PCM, just the stock CDR220. Recent new battery hasn't made any difference..

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I had the same issue with the flickering lightsbefore. I use to have to keep flippingit from the on and off position about 5 times before the lights would comeon. Eventually they stopped coming on alltogether. I can't find the original post but it was basically takingthe light switch unit out and tapping on it with a hammer. I know sounds like something Fonzie would dobut it worked.

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I had the slow clock problem for a few months before my battery failed. Battery replacement took care of it.

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