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    MFD Clock settings disappearing

    Hi all

    I've recently fitted my old kenwood stereo and changed the LED's in the MFD and behind the instrument panels. Alls working fine apart from every time I turn the ignition off the clock loses it's settings. Is there an easy way of fixing this??

    Thanks in advance

    Stevie

    I forgot to mention that the clock only comes on when the lights are on!!

    Thanks

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    Welcome mate

    I guess this is the clock on the MFD? If so there's no reason why it should loose it's setting unless a fuse has blown
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    Hi Auto

    Yeah sorry it's the clock. When I replaced the head unit a couple of posts said to disconnect the Red\Brown wire from the back of it in order to get it to display.

    I've checked all of the fuses and the seem ok, but in order to get the clock to work I need to switch the lights on. Should it have a constant live to it??

    thanks for your help

    Stevie

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    Well the clock has a constant live to it so you don't have to reset it all the time and also a ignition live so that when you switch the engine on it shows up.

    I don't know where you read red/brown to disconect as thats not right, unfortunatly I don't know what is though as I can only remember it's a red/white on the MK4's which isn't alot of help here

    EDIT: After a search it looks like it's a red/grey which rings a bell
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    There is a yellow sleave behind the display this needs taking out and you should see much more clear , be carefull though as i did damage to the ribbon as they are so delicate because they are like paper , hope this help

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    Just checked all the fuses and they are fine, so I decided to check the clock itself! As I was undoing the screws the clock started to work! It looks like there is a dodgy connection some where.

    Random question now! How bright should the clock be with the lights off?

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    GSI I checked for the yellow filter when I swapped the LED's out for red ones, but there isn't one.
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    It should be very bright.

    What MK astra do you have?
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    It's a mk3.

    It seems to be keeping the time now but still only displays when the headlights are switched on!

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    Thats as if the ignition isn't connected to it, check fuse number 7 under the dash
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    Hi Auto

    I think i might of fixed it! There seemed to be a loose connection somewhere because each time I removed the MFD it flickered then started to work! I checked the connector at the back and a couple of the clips the hold the pins in the connecter weren't gripping properly which might of been the cuase of the problem.

    Thank you very much for all of your help!!

    Steve

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