<VV> Corvair Humor
gojoe283 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 17 19:23:27 EST 2007
Being a relatively new member of the Corvair family,
the dumbest thing that ever happened to me was, that
my car came with two white wires hanging loose inside
the glove box. I had no idea what they were for. At
the same time, I wanted to replace the "broken"
factory indash clock, with a quartz unit. There's an
excellent article on doing this in the CORSA Tech
guide so I thought I'd take a crack at it. I picked
up an inexpensive quartz battery clock at a discount
store for around $5. and got started...
After taking forever to carefully remove the dash from
the car, and taking the clock unit out, I
discovered...A QUARTZ CLOCK! And those two wires?
For the 1.5 volt battery! When I connected a battery
to the wires, the clock worked perfectly! All that
work for nothing...but I replaced the movement anyway
since I had a brand new unit and the whole thing was
apart anyway...and the new unit had a better
attachment method (threaded shaft and washers with a
nut instead of glue).
Truthfully I wouldn't have ever had any clue those
wires were for the clock...I thought they were for the
glovebox light or something...DUH!
Regards...Bill Hershkowitz 69 Monza Coupe 110 PG
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