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Gransport 07 clock

Hi I have a 2007 gs and have noticed that the clock is losing time. It still works however it loses about 5 mins every hour. It is a standard chrome clock. Does anyone know if you can adjust the accuracy in some way. This I feel has occurred due to parking for 2 days in 30 c while travelling, I unfortunately had no cover for the car with me .
Is there adjustment at the rear of the clock or do I just find a new one.
Any help would be appreciated.
The light still works in it.
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Hi I have a 2007 gs and have noticed that the clock is losing time. It still works however it loses about 5 mins every hour. It is a standard chrome clock. Does anyone know if you can adjust the accuracy in some way. This I feel has occurred due to parking for 2 days in 30 c while travelling, I unfortunately had no cover for the car with me .
Is there adjustment at the rear of the clock or do I just find a new one.
Any help would be appreciated.
The light still works in it.
No one in maseratiland has had a clock problem?
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Both my cars were fine. I dont think its very easy to remove the clock either. You may have to pull the nav unit out and have a look up in there
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I bought a Ferrari Wall Clock at Ferrari World and it slows down big time when it's close to freezing in my garage...

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Never had an issue with mine, and the car lived outside

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I garage my '05 Spyder in New York and frequently have winter temperatures around 15 degrees fahrenheit. My clock stays on time. I suspect yours has gotten dirty or more likely the gear lubricant applied by the factory has hardened to some extent causing the slow down. Have not taken the clock out of the Maser, but you might be able to remove it, open the casing and lightly spray some degreaser. Then apply a lightweight lubricant to the gear movement. I have tried that successfully on some old clocks I have restored to normal function. If it doesn't work, it's new clock time anyway so you haven't ruined anything in the attempt.
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If the Swiss made the car, it would have kept perfect time. Being Italian, it needs a nap from time to time.
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No issue with the clock in mine. But it sleeps in my garage every night.

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No issue with the clock in mine. But it sleeps in my garage every night.
For those who are interested I managed to buy another clock from member Mike Davis of Penent Motorís ! Thanks Mike,
I ,for the life of me couldnít work out how to remove the clock without hours of work.
Long story short, I removed the two central air vents on either side of my 2006/7; dash board.ialso removed the top of dash vent so I could get a mirror on a stick down there.
I could see that the clock is held in by 2 metal clips that when the clock is pushed in click into place. I thought it would be simple to just get my fingers in through the vents and press down on the top clip and up on the bottom clip and that they would move easily and the clock would come out... not so. I tried all sorts of tools but couldnít get the leverage so after some thought I put 4 fingers in the left vent 4 in the right vent pushed really hard on the back of the clock and what do you know the clips yielded bent back on themselves and the clock came out.
I undid the back of the new clock. Straightened the bent clips, installed them in the new clock , pressed it back in and the clips sprung back into place and all is good with the world.
No dash removal nothing broken and had I known it would have been a 20 minute or less job.
Clock now works perfectly and whilst the top vent and two central vents are out I will de stickyfy them.
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I will post a photo or two
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Clock replacement photos

Here are some photos of the clips that hold the clock in place.
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Nice work!

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My clock loses time as well. I assume you bought a new clock as the likelihood of fixing the existing one was nil?

Looking at your pictures, there doesn't seem to be much to work on.

(You'd think a company that wants to sell watches would put a better clock in their cars!)
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I too have a slow clock. Was fine til s few months ago. Looses about an hour a week.

Is it possible to open our clocks to clean/degrease inside.

Iím afraid to ruin those clips. Do the AC vents on each side just pop out?

Thoughts very welcomed.

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I think the dash needs to come out, but could be wrong. It's only quartz so I don't think cleaning is going to help, but...

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My clock has run fast since 2004. It gains about one minute a month. How do you make a quartz clock that runs fast?

I looked into replacing it, but my offer to buy a replacement for $50 from the parting out guy was rejected. Now that I see the photos, adjusting the clock occasionally looks like the better solution for me.
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