Is my car clock not working a sign of electrical problems?
I drive a Toyota from the early 2000s, and recently the clock has been out of whack. It doesn’t work anymore, and all I see is a blank screen. It’s not a big deal since I use my phone for the time, but I’m worried it’s an indication of more serious problems with my car. Is my car clock not working a sign of electrical problems?
- If your clock resets when you turn the vehicle on, there may be internal wiring issues, or problems with fuses, the battery, or the ignition.
- It’s possible that there’s a gap in the wiring sending currents from the battery to the clock. This requires an expert with special tools to investigate.
- Your vehicle’s fuses control the power flow throughout the car, even to the radio. A poor connection or blown fuse can interfere with the power to your clock.
- Often the battery is to blame for why a car clock resets itself. Even when the engine is off, the clock still requires a constant flow of electricity from the battery.
- There could also be an interrupted electrical connection when your car is started. An ignition switch braking contact, commonly known as a loose or dirty ignition, could be decreasing the voltage or interrupting the flow to the radio when it’s on.