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#1057663 - 06/06/18 09:18 PM Clock stays on all the time  
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My mechanic is trying to tell me that the clock is supposed to stay on all the time, after engine turned off, and doors are closed.

My battery is being drained. Is it true that the clock is always on in an 1988 Monte?

#1057664 - 06/06/18 11:01 PM Re: Clock stays on all the time [Re: BryanCook]  
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No it should turn off or the battery will drain. Had it happen with my grand national years ago replaced it with a different one no problems when


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#1057666 - 06/06/18 11:27 PM Re: Clock stays on all the time [Re: BryanCook]  
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Two things in an 88 Monte are powered up all the time and drawing minis-cal power. One is the memory for the clock and presets in the radio, the other is power to the ECM for it's memory. both have a separate hot wire to them for these functions. Both will also have another supply for power when the key is ON.

Should the digital display for the clock in the radio stay lite when the key is removed, no.
Is the radio original or aftermarket?
Bob

#1057668 - 06/07/18 02:12 AM Re: Clock stays on all the time [Re: mmc427ss]  
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The clock is original.

Thanks for the info. I thought it was odd for them to suggest the clock should stay on.

#1057672 - 06/07/18 09:13 PM Re: Clock stays on all the time [Re: BryanCook]  
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somehow I was thinking of this clock. It obviously stays on all the time. Might have been called a "tic-toc-tach"

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#1057722 - 06/11/18 02:10 PM Re: Clock stays on all the time [Re: BryanCook]  
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In-dash clocks stay on-radio display should not.


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