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Author Topic: MKII galaxy clocks  (Read 876 times)

Offline regw

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MKII galaxy clocks
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:44:03 pm »
I've had 2 intermittent clocks on my Galaxy and loathe to buy another
as I dont drive it that much unless I'm off up country visiting so have patched in a
large poundshop watch which to be fair keeps pretty good time.

Symptoms:
Time waay off, so reset proper time and for day or two or three its fine then goes wonky again
Bought another from Ebay and it happened again!

Q:
Are all Galaxy clocks prone to being a PITA or was I just unlucky?


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Re: MKII galaxy clocks
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 06:46:22 pm »
Yes it’s a common thing with the analogue clock,Ford KA one fits in and is supposed to be more reliable from what I have read

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Re: MKII galaxy clocks
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 10:58:06 pm »
Mine used to randomly run backwards. Replaced it with a for Ka one which fitted and plugged straight in. Has been working perfectly for over a year and it has a white face so easier to see. Cost around £6 on Ebay.
I'd rather be on Orkney!

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Re: MKII galaxy clocks
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 12:13:33 am »
OK thanks
I've ordered a 2nd hand Ka one for £9
Hope its 3rd time lucky
 

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Re: MKII galaxy clocks
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 06:42:05 am »
Sounds like a terrible fault. I used to have a Saab 9-5 which back in 1998 would have the clock synchronised to the time radio signal so that it was always accurate to the second. This sort of gadgetry costs pennies, mere pennies, so I’m surprised it’s not standard these days.

In my Alhamb I have a Kenwood DAB radio which always shows the correct time but the clock on the dashboard seems to keep time ok anyhow
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

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Re: MKII galaxy clocks
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 07:20:24 pm »
Update:
I fitted the Ka clock a couple of weeks ago and so far so good, its keeping pretty good time

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Re: MKII galaxy clocks
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 06:18:19 am »
Sounds like a nice little improvement to the car
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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