Background: Clock fuse for all cars with a mechanical clock or
an electronic clock movement. This is the fuse that the
manufacture left out and its omission is responsible for numerous
car fires. This is especially true of cars that are stored or
infrequently driven. The winding mechanism of the clock is a
solenoid that is triggered every so many clock ticks. The spring
drives a ratchet. When the clock is ready to be rewound the points
close and solenoid rewinds the clock main spring. The problem
comes about when the battery voltage is low and the solnoid does
not have enough current to rewind the main spring. The points
stick closed and the solenoid turns into a heater and burns up.
The worst thing that can happen is the wire feeding the clock
(gray wire) burns up along with the wiring harness under the dash.
At this point the clock is ready for a rebuild and maybe a lot
other parts to repair the damage. For NCRS purposes the clock can
be restored and put back to its origional condition. A quarts
movement can be installed, a quarts movement that acutually makes
the second had tick is available. Now that I have spent a lot
money rebuilding the clock what do I do to protect the clock and
1.Add a knife switch to your battery.
2.Add an inline fuse to your clock. It is hidden and cannot be seen by a Judge.
The clock fuse kit is completely Assembled and comes with:
2. 1 Amp fuse
3. male and female connector.
Directions: Unplug your wire harness from your clock Plug
the clock fuse into the wire harness Plug the clock fuse on to
the male tab protruding from the back of the clock. You will
never have to worry about your clock again.