When I first bought my car, I didn’t notice that digital clock was sometimes on and off until it was completely off. With help from Ersan, now my digital clock is back to normal. He also shares his trick on mailing group and galant room. Just check out community page for link if you want to know the detail. Basically, you have to re-solder some components. That’s all.
Here are some pictures taken from galant room (courtesy of Ersan & sunnytoeter.de) and steps if you want to repair the clock by yourself:
a. Open digital clock by inserting the tip of screwdriver, don’t forget to wrap a piece of cloth in order to avoid scratch, at the edge of clock. A little push from glove box (you should remove it first and put your hand inside) will make it easier. This is little bit tricky because you have to be careful to avoid any broken part.
This is video how to open digital clock from dashboard but I don’t think I have a gut to do like this …
b. Release PCB from housing
c. Re-solder component. Our target is the two joints shown by balloons below. Remove old solder and re-solder again with new tin solder.
d. Put everything back in reverse order.
I am not responsible for any damages caused by this tip. Work at your own risk or consult someone with experience.