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Hi, If the clock is on top of the centre dash, the panel holding it in just clips out with a gentle tug upwards. There is a couple of screws holding the clock in and then you will see the bulb holders in the rear of the clock. Any auto centre should stock the bulbs, They just turn half a turn to come out.Jon.
So--there is no back-light on the heat panel and roof mounted display? Similarly to a gauge cluster--there are bulbs that produce the back-light. I have a 90's vehicle and I had to replace the bulbs in the heat panel and on the gauge cluster. On some vehicles however you have to take the whole car apart just to access these bulbs. So--just take your time, consult a book, and check the bulbs to see if this is the culprit.
1. Undo the panels to the left and right of the steering column.
2. Remove the panel that encloses the instrument cluster.
3. Replace the light bulb located on the back of the panel (removed in step 2).
4. Reinstall the instrument panel (removed in step 2).
5. Reinstall the panels on the left and right of the steering column.
Here are the details:
FIRST - Disconnect the battery. Be careful to locate the radio
security code and radio station memory locations before you disconnect
though. I chose to disconnect the ground (black wire) from the battery.
Be careful to put the cable away from the battery terminal.
Step 1: Undo the panels to the left and right of the steering column.
a. Put on your parking break. You'll want to prevent the car from moving because you will soon put the car in gear.
b. Put your keys and turn to the starting position (but don't try to start the car). This allows the gear lever to move.
c. Move the gear shift to lowest gear. This puts the gear shift lever to
a place nearly out of the way of the panel so that you can pry it out.
d. Using bare hands, pull smartly on the plastic edge closest to the
steering wheel. Pry out the panels by hand as they are both held by
tabs. This is hardest to do the first time. Keep in mind that these are
pieces of plastic, so be careful. Once panels are out, let them dangle.
You only need access to the instrument panel screws.
Step 2: Remove the panel that encloses the instrument cluster.
e. Remove the 8 screws that keep the instrument cluster panel in place.
o Two on left of steering wheel
o Two on top of instrument cluster (upside-down)
o Four on right side of steering wheel
f. Wiggle/pry out the instrument cluster panel. Be careful as the center
is held in stronger than the sides. In addition to screws, there are
different tabs that assist in holding this in place.
g. Before removing the instrument cluster panel, disconnect the clock
and emergency light electrical connectors. While the clock connector
disconnects easily, the emergency light has a locking tab that needs to
be pushed in to disconnect. I used a small screwdriver to push in the
tab to get the connector to disconnect.
h. Remove the instrument panel. Turn it over and locate the clock's protective cover.
i. Open the clock's protective cover by loosening the tabs. Be very gentle to these tabs.
j. Once the cover is removed locate the light bulb.
Step 3: Replace the light bulb located on the back of the panel (removed in step 2).
k. Unscrew the light bulb and remove.
l. Install the new light bulb. Check the light bulb before you install
it. Be careful when rotating the new light bulb. in place. I've read in
other posts that the light bulbs are VERY sensitive. I used a small
screwdriver with plastic on the head to screw the light bulb. in.
m. Replace the clock's protective cover.
o. Reconnect the clock and emergency light's electrical connectors.
Step 4. Reinstall the instrument panel (removed in step 2).
p. Fit the instrument cluster panel back into it's original position. Be
careful with the fan vents. I suggest aligning the fan vents first,
then fitting the panel.
q. Screw in the 8 screws that keep the instrument cluster panel in place.
Step 5. Reinstall the panels on the left and right of the steering column.
r. Push both panels back into place.
s. Move the gear shift lever back to park.
t. Remove the car key.
u. [Optional - disengage the parking brake]
LAST - Reconnect the battery.
TEST - Reinsert your keys and turn them to the starting position (but don't start the car). The clock light should light up.
Note: Because the power has been reset, you will need to enter the factory stereo code and reset your radio stations.
The clock works, correct? It is just not illuminating when your headlights are turned on? If this is the case then it is most likely that you have 2 burned out bulbs. The forester clock bulb is Sylvania bulb part #2723
Hope that helps! I have a bunch of clock related info on my website www.autoclockrepair.com. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
The clock back light comes on when the ignition key is turned to on. If the key is on and the parking and/or headlights are turned on, the clock back light becomes controlled by the instrument lights dimmer control knob on the left side of the instruments panel under the tachometer.
The clock back light bulb does burn out and is very difficult to change because the whole instrument gauge cluster must be removed for access. Many people I know who have purchased pre-owned Odysseys are under the impression that the clock does NOT have a back light for this reason.
You don't say which vehicle it is or whether the clock is built into the dashboard or is included on the instrument panel. (a) If it's built into the dashboard separately from the instrument panel, you need to remove the clock from the dashboard surround (it may just be a push-fit so if you can see the outer edges of the clock module try GENTLY using a small flat blade to ease the clock out of its receptacle). Once removed from the dashboard, disconnect the wiring plug, then look for a small bulb unit in the back of the clock module. Replace the bulb with a new one, reconnect the wiring connector and test that the clock lights up when the ignition is switched on before re-inserting the module back into its original location on the dashboard. (b) if the clock is part of the instrument panel, you will need to remove the instrument panel in order to get access to the relevant bulb (which will probably be on the rear of the instrument cluster directly adjacent to the location of the clock).
If you purchased your vehicle in the States, it is not equipped with Daytime Running Lamps, you will have to purchase an aftermarket module and have them installed to the parking lamp circuit in order to save the wear on your Xenon bulbs. Only Canadian models have running lamps standard. As far as your clock I know that the bulbs in Infiniti clocks are notorious for going bad. You can remove the clock and replace bulbs, but I would check your fuses, there is a fuse panel down in the drivers floor kick panel. I would suggest doing a google search for G35 manual and you can probably find some site that has a PDF version you can download for free.
Yes, the clock back light can be changed but unfortunately you have to remove the entire instrument cluster to do it. This can be done yourself. First order the clock light bulb from Honda (not expensive). Then get a Haynes Repair manual from an auto parts store (<$20) and a trim panel removal tool. Follow the procedures for removing the instrument cluster trim panels in chapters 11 and 12. Take your time and be patient with the panels to avoid breaking off attachment hooks and clips. The most difficult part of the job is getting the steering column trim covers off.