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    Senior Member Bullitt's Avatar
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    Wires are correct. But green/white wire (ignition on) has only 0,4 Volts...
    Svein Apeland

    1981 DMC DeLorean DMC-12, VIN: 01598. Gas flap hood, manual transmission, black interior, wide stripe, galvanized frame, Spax and UK club exhaust.
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    Senior Member Bullitt's Avatar
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    Works now!
    The green/white wire had a wire break somewhere.
    Funny, since it is a new main harness.
    Removed the center console and used the wire for the shifter panel illumination. Mine is a manual, so it was not in use.
    Svein Apeland

    1981 DMC DeLorean DMC-12, VIN: 01598. Gas flap hood, manual transmission, black interior, wide stripe, galvanized frame, Spax and UK club exhaust.
    x1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
    x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
    x1966 Lincoln Continental
    x1983 Porsche 944
    x1982 Porsche 944

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    That is good news. Great to hear, that you found and fixed the defect.
    The table in the instructions shows the function and the matching
    color-coding of the 4 wires.

    The coin cell is just for backing up the on board real time clock.
    Nothing else is powered by this battery (no display, no controller).
    After connecting the continuous power to 12V the controller starts
    to run and also the RTC runs from this power source. The battery
    is not in use during this time. The display lights up only, if the
    "ignition on" cable is fed with 12V power. 12V power on the "dimming"
    wire, when the lights are switched on, triggers the dimming of the
    display.
    Basically every function is corresponding to the OEM-clock.
    Calculating the nA current that are drawn by the RTC the battery
    should backup for over 5 years... we will see ;-)

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    Senior Member Bullitt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    That is good news. Great to hear, that you found and fixed the defect.
    The table in the instructions shows the function and the matching
    color-coding of the 4 wires.

    The coin cell is just for backing up the on board real time clock.
    Nothing else is powered by this battery (no display, no controller).
    After connecting the continuous power to 12V the controller starts
    to run and also the RTC runs from this power source. The battery
    is not in use during this time. The display lights up only, if the
    "ignition on" cable is fed with 12V power. 12V power on the "dimming"
    wire, when the lights are switched on, triggers the dimming of the
    display.
    Basically every function is corresponding to the OEM-clock.
    Calculating the nA current that are drawn by the RTC the battery
    should backup for over 5 years... we will see ;-)
    Thanks for making them! 😊
    Svein Apeland

    1981 DMC DeLorean DMC-12, VIN: 01598. Gas flap hood, manual transmission, black interior, wide stripe, galvanized frame, Spax and UK club exhaust.
    x1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
    x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
    x1966 Lincoln Continental
    x1983 Porsche 944
    x1982 Porsche 944

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Calculating the nA current that are drawn by the RTC the battery
    As in nanoamps, an order of magnitude smaller than a milliamp. 20,000 nanoamps are needed for a single red LED for reference. If the clock stops keeping time, the coin cell can be replaced, same as any desktop computer motherboard.
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    Junior Member Yoda's Avatar
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    So, to finish this dashboard clock project completely, I have done
    the design of the clock housing as well.
    This means, that there is now a complete "copy" of the dashboard clock
    existing.
    Here we go with some pictures of the parts, comparison of OEM and new housing
    and how the installed clock looks like in my DeLorean.

    Case Parts.jpgOEM Case and New Case.jpgNew Case with new Clock installed.jpg

    Greetings,

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    Senior Member Chris 16409's Avatar
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    Do you have any clock units still available?
    Chris Miles

    For Better or Worse I own a DeLorean!
    1983 Grey Manual, VIN #16409, Fresno, California

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    Yes, Chris, there is one available for you.
    But if more requests are coming up, we have to go for the next batch

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