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Clock voltage (clock in cluster)
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Hi guys,
I took my 71 Mach 1 instrument cluster apart to clean and overhaul it. Next on schedule is the clock. It is a non-tach car, so the clock is in the cluster, located left of the tank gauge.

The clock is not running and it will be repaired. Now the question for my test configuration: does the clock run on voltage-regulated 5 volts from the regulator in the cluster or on full 12 volts battery power?

Michael
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#2
My clock was burnt out so I bought a good used one off ebay ...
I don't think it went through the voltage regulator but I could be wrong...

Since the clock is always on, I also installed an on off switch so i can turn it on and off ...
I just don't like the idea that it's on all the time ...I don't mind it if it was a solid state type, but these clonkers are old school with lots of wear and tear parts and a possible fire hazard 24/7 ...

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Jim
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#3
The clock runs on 12 volts and its power feed is connected to a fuse in the fuse block (#2 that also provides power to some interior lighting).



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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Thanks, guys!

Michael
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