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Old 23-12-2006, 17:13   #1
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Clock Bulb ?

Following a thread on here I removed the bulb holder from the back of my digi clock (1993 214I)
I tried changing the bulb but my fat fingers meant I dropped (and lost) one of the metal connectors - bu66er !

Can you buy new holders (inc a bulb) from dealers or do you have to buy a whole clock unit ?
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Old 23-12-2006, 17:35   #2
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Hiya you can buy the whole unit from a scrapyard for a couple of pounds. Or if you prefer the cheaper option you can stick one in your pocket
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Old 23-12-2006, 17:36   #3
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I was gonna say get some scrapyard action on!
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Old 24-12-2006, 21:17   #4
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Hiya you can buy the whole unit from a scrapyard for a couple of pounds. Or if you prefer the cheaper option you can stick one in your pocket
Ahhhhh the old half a tool box on the way in - full as ****** on the way out trick - brings back fond memories

That is until they closed all the scrappies near us & those that are still going do a "we'll get it for you service"

Might have a sniff around in the New year and see if I can find one (legit of course ).

Out of interest does the clock fit in other models & years of car (Metro's etc)?
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Old 24-12-2006, 21:21   #5
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the 200 series up to 95 deffinatly has the same clock as does the 400 series up to 95. Unsure of models after that but I'm 99.999% sure the 400 series from 95 also had the same one
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Old 24-12-2006, 22:10   #6
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I thought up to 1995 the clock only told the time? After 95 didnt the clock become multi-function? e.g clock, date and radio station?
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Old 28-12-2006, 18:08   #7
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I thought up to 1995 the clock only told the time? After 95 didnt the clock become multi-function? e.g clock, date and radio station?

I've got one from a later model car, and it's different. It doesn't have the flap over the buttons for a start, and it might be a little larger. I think the connections are different as well, as some of them can be wired up to a traffic master receiver. It takes the same bulbs though. The later 400/45 clocks are very different again.

To those that have done this successfully, how do you get the wooden strip out in one piece? I'm on the verge of replacing my bulb, but breaking the trim strip worries me.
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Old 31-12-2006, 17:18   #8
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To those that have done this successfully, how do you get the wooden strip out in one piece? I'm on the verge of replacing my bulb, but breaking the trim strip worries me.
I found that the end nearest the passenger door seemed to be stuck in with glue, so I levered the other end free just enough to get to the clock (without totally removing the strip).

It went back together fine.
For info - Its held with metal clips that easily snap back together - but I'm not sure what holds the passenger side end on.

Hope this helps
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Old 31-12-2006, 17:51   #9
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As far as I recall it has tabs on the back which go into metal clips. You have to gently prise the plastic trim from the door end and work your way along. It doesn't have any glue on it as standard!
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