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Old 06-25-2021, 10:43 AM #16
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Thanks for your input. I tried one of those inexpensive stickon clocks from Amazon and the battery lasted for a week, probably the heat damaged it, besides looking cheap and tacky. I also couldn't see it at night. The 4R climate control LCD screen has a clock, but can't see it by day when wearing sunglasses. This is the first vehicle I got that didn't have an analog clock. Yes, I could look at my cell phone to tell time, but how convenient is that especially while driving vs taking a millisecond to eyeball an analog clock? I guess I'm real old school
When's the last time you bought a vehicle? :-) The last analog clock I saw was on my 1976 Olds Ninety-Eight. Every vehicle since then either had no clock or digital. I think the same can be said for my parents', siblings, in-laws, and friends' vehicles. Besides Infiniti and Jag, as previously mentioned, I can't think of any mfg who continued to regularly offer analog clocks as a kind of styling statement...maybe Porsche?

You're wearing polarized sunglasses. Tilting your head to the side a bit should let you see the clock. However, you started the thread by saying you wanted to see the time with the vehicle off...

Maybe the current crop of dashboard clocks aren't as well made as they used to be. I've used or seen a number of them over the years for my and other's econoboxes that had no clock at all. Obviously, YMMV. :-)
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I've driven Mercedes for the past 20 years, and every Mercedes I've owned had an analog clock. Nearly every luxury car out there has an analog car. Sadly Mercedes has very poor reliability, but ride quality and materials used on those vehicles can't be rivaled. So, I decided to give that up for the 4R's reliability and ruggedness. One reason for wanting an analog clock is my use of prescription glasses, and analogs are usually much easier to see, if I tilt my head outside sunglasses to see anything, it becomes a big blurrrrrr;)
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I tested the B+ along with the GRD by attaching wires directly to battery and clock worked just fine. Now, as far as the illumination pos/neg wires, I'd like clock's backlight to come on when headlights are turned on, and I'm not sure how to hook those up. My 4R has the daytime running lights, and if I attach them there, they'll be on when car is running, day and night. I'd rather have it on only when headlights are on. I can't seem to find wiring going into low headlight beam, which seems like the logical place to splice into. Any suggestions?
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