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I have had a look on Holdenpedia, and noticed with the clock info that there is a plastic fitting on the side of the clocks that I assume the power feed and maybe ground connect to in order to feed current to the clock. This clock, out of a WB Caprice dash, doesn't seem to have one. It never worked in the car when I pulled it out. Can anyone enlighten me, and suggest where I may get it repaired? I am located in Melbourne. Cheers.

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I agree, ground connection.

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The way the globe is wired suggests it might be case grounded. i.e the mounting screws would provide the earth path. Does the globe work when it's installed?

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Regards Blue

Any watch/clock repairer should be able to fix it. But there is also this automotive gauge specialist http://www.howardins...

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Regards Blue

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Regards Blue

There should be a white plastic connector block on the side, which slides onto a metal tab on the casing. It's for clock and lamp positives (2 connections). Also, the lamp holder is missing from the back, it attaches to the casing onto those two studs and grounds the lamp at the same time.

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the red wire is the lamp positive and the black the lamp negative attached to the case. The blue is the clock positive and the clock negative is attached to the case lug visible in one of the photos or can be grounded by a screw to any grounded metal - but its always better to rely on a dedicated ground wire than a screw...

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Andrew

WB Caprice had a digital clock ?
That clock is also not from a WB deville...
connect 12V to the blue wire and ground to the metal case to see if the clock mechanism does work...where do you have that clock mounted on a WB caprice dash - as the correct clock is rectangular - smaller in the series 1 and integrated and larger in the series 2 with the trip computer...the deville had a round analogue clock where the tacho goes on the caprice...

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Andrew

It came from this DeVille dash as shown. I was of the understanding it was a WB model. Can you enlighten me further?

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yes that's a WB Deville dash..the clock is the large analogue one to the left of the centre gauges..the same size as the speedo...on the caprice the clock is a tacho and the Caprice clock which is an LED digital clock is rectangular and fitted where the deVille sign is above the mirror remote. The picture of the clock you posted isnt from that dash originally..where and how was it mounted in that dash?

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yes that's a WB Deville dash..the clock is the large analogue one to the left of the centre gauges..the same size as the speedo...on the caprice the clock is a tacho and the Caprice clock which is an LED digital clock is rectangular and fitted where the deVille sign is above the mirror remote. The picture of the clock you posted isnt from that dash originally..where and how was it mounted in that dash?

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Andrew

this looks the same shows the missing parts as well..HJ-HZ.GTS clock not WB Statesman

https://www.ebay.com...

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Andrew

You are 100% right dirdsme. My first post is incorrect. It's been a long year, and I think my brain is fried. Yes that is a WB DeVille dash and clock installed. No, that is not the clock I took the first lot of photo's of. I have got so many bits and pieces, and have been piecing together this car for so long, I've lost track of what's what, and what is from where. I bought a 2nd hand GTS dash (from an HX I think) off a member here many moons ago, and this is the clock that was installed. I sold off all the WB stuff earlier this year. Sorry to add to the confusion!

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I can repair I have plenty of Spares but I'm in QLD also have a few spare units complete refurbished and original cheers

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