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Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

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SimonB_notch
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Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

Post by SimonB_notch » 28th February 2019 - 4:52pm

Hi, recently bought this clock for my Type 3 Notchback and it doesn’t work.

Have looked at a number of the repair post online but can’t seem to find one for this later type of clock (think this is a transistorised electronic clock - has a date of 5.71 on the cover).

When I connect it up to a 12V power source the working parts start to work initially but then stop so power is getting to it i assume but something is stopping it from continuing to work (tried to add a photo but don't seem to be able to).

Only thing Ive done is spray it with a bit of WD40 as suggested on one of the posts on this forum.

Anyone able to help me out with suggestions on how to fix?

Many thanks.

Simon

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Re: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

Post by purplepeter » 28th February 2019 - 5:19pm

Have a read of this!: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=76

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Re: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

Post by broady_6 » 28th February 2019 - 5:36pm

What website do you use to host your photos? guides here

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=14260

Id avoid WD40 on electrical components, it create a film on contacts which will stop it from working. Electrical contact cleaner is what you need, and lubricate moving parts with a graphite spray
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Re: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

Post by SimonB_notch » 28th February 2019 - 7:39pm

Thanks Pete and Broady.

Pete, thats the one i followed with the suggestion of the WD40. Maybe need to clean the points now....

Broady I use the iphoto thing on the laptop. Will take a look at the link.

Cheers.

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Re: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

Post by broady_6 » 28th February 2019 - 7:45pm

iPhotos is a photo editor, bit photoshop ect. Its not used for hosting photos online. You'll need something like photobucket, flickr or image shack ect
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