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Re: clock not working
I offer a repair service for the clock itself; far cheaper than buying a new clock. Check it out at www.autoclockrepair.com I'll look into how to remove the clock itself and post if I find the solution.
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Is seems that the clock in the 2003-2008 Matrix and Carola is causing air bag problems for lots of people. If enough people report it, maybe they will issue a recall. It's easy to file a complaint online with NHTSA. Here's a link the the NHTSA complaint center: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml
Had this happen to my '05 Vibe (Matrix evil clone) recently. Mechanic read & reset codes. The non-flashing Engine light showed 2 large emission leaks. The VSC could be any number of things. He said hopefully it was a false positive on the VSC... potentially expensive to fix. Lights stayed off for a couple weeks & are now back on. I'm planning on seeing him later today. Also, said stability light stayed off, it is still working. fwiw...
The 15 amp dome fuse is in the fuse box under the hood and the 15 amp CIG fuse is in the lower finish panel up under the dash on the drivers side. These are needed for the radio. The above fuses and also the 15 amp Gauge fuse in the box with the dome fuse under the hood are needed for the clock. So...since both are dead it is likely to be 1 of the first 2 fuses mentioned.
when you drive with the light on you are using more power than if you leave the light off and maybe thats what is causing the problem? is the clock controlled by a light sensing dome up near the bottom of the windshield?
The 15 amp dome fuse is in the fuse box under the hood and the 15 amp CIG fuse is in the lower finish panel up under the dash on the drivers side. These are needed for the radio. The above fuses plus the 15 amp Gauge fuse in the box with the dome fuse under the hood are needed for the clock.
I also have clock removal instructions at my website www.autoclockrepair.com
What does the noise sound like? Does it increase w/ engine speed? It could be a bearing in the alternator, water pump, p.s. pump, belt tensioner pulley, etc. You can try to locate it by using a piece of wood (or long screwdriver) and VERY CAREFULLY touch it to the different components under the hood w/ car running, w/ your ear against the screwdriver handle, or piece of wood (VERY carefully due to many moving pulleys and belt(s) and hot components).
The passenger airbag light keeps coming on, on my 2005 Matrix XR 4WD. I took it in to the local dealer and they said it was a problem with my clock assembly. $299 for the part and blah blah blah for the labor. I found the part (83910-02100) at http://www.partswebsite.com/pagetoyota/index.php?type=parts&start=1 for $224.95. It's still more than I want to pay, but a little cheaper.
I took my 05 matrix in to the dealership today because my srs airbag
light had been coming on and off for the past month. After the
dealership tried charging me $90.00 to diagnose the airbag
problem(which i refused to pay and won) they gave me obd code B1660. I
googled this code and came up with a website matrixowners.com(this site
for some reason doesn't open) but on the preview it does show. "They found code B1660
CK SYSTEM and found a bad passenger air bag indicator which is part of
the clock assembly. They want 3 bills plus labor for the clock. ..." my only conclusion is that I just figured out why my clock has been
coming in and out for the past year or so. I suggest if you have this
clock problem you should check your air bag system and don't pay the
fee to diagnose the air bag system. Your car should not have a
malfunction if the air bag system if it has never been involved in an
accident or modified. It is a safety issue and the air bag system
should have a lifetime warranty.
The fuse in postion 32 (15 Amp) in the box under the dash by the steering wheel also powers your cigarette lighter and radio also powers the clock. If only the clock is dead then it is not a fuse issue. This is a very common problem with the 96-05 Corolla clocks. The clocks are very prone to internal failure. I offer a reasonable repair service with a lifetime guarantee, check it out: www.autoclockrepair.com There is a bunch of useful info there. Drop me an email if you have questions, thanks!