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Clock not working

Can anyone tell me how to replace the dash clock on a 05 matrix. the clock fades in and out but mostly out. is the clock expensive?

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  • jrmaxwell07 Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem and also on the shifter- lights are out

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Just yesterday I noticed that my clock went out. The air bag indicator is still working. The clock came back to life today and then faded to black again. I know it is staying connected to power due to the fact that the time was still correct. Any suggestions?? Mine is a 2006 XR

  • 1069 Jan 02, 2009

    My clock also fades in and out on my 2005 matrix. the dealer told me it would be 350$ to not convinced

  • U812bb Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem on a 06 Matrix. Faded in and out. When back up always correct time indicating no power loss. Gave up completely last week. $ 300 to fix. But why should I risk putting in another" temporary" Toyota clock until someone admits that there is a problem and comes up with the correct solution.

  • tinkyfly Jan 04, 2009

    my clock started going out a couple months ago on my 05 Matrix I thought maybe I was the only one having the problem. The light on the first AC knob also comes in and out.

  • evergreen62 Apr 10, 2009

    Count me in. My Matrix 05 clock fades out, comes back slowly to really bright, then fades out again. Anyone who could help will be appreciated. There is still connection to power because time is always right. If it is the lighting that possibly is dying, does anybody know how to replace the light in the clock system. It was mentioned that fixing it caused around $300. Did it really fix the problem? The clock is not disappearing anymore.

  • leegrenier19 May 13, 2009

    I had the same problem with the clock and dealer said 350 and we laughed.Called junk yard and found another onefrom 2003 and mine is 2006 all fits.

  • debbiemit76 May 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with my clock fading in and out, that's weird!!

    How to fix??



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