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Old 07-12-2007
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LED Clock

My after-market head unit doesn't default to the clock display. I have to push a button to see the time, and sometimes my hands are too busy. I'd like to find an after-market clock with an LED or other diplay that's legible day or night that would fit either in or on the ouside surface of the pocket of my 1 1/2 DIN adaptor plate that my radio mounts in. JC Whitney and Radio Shack don't have anything but LCD units that are illegible at night, unless you push a button. I know I sound lazy, but I don't think I should have to push a button to see the time. Any suggestions?
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That's actually one of the reasons I went with a stock H/U. Nobody seems to handle the clock thing correctly. A lot of aftermarket radios don't even show anything when turned off!

Good question. Hope you find something, I really hunted for my old car. (Had to be LED, I *hate* LCDs... look so cheap).

** Edit **

You want readable, get one of these

Now THAT would be funny to mount on your dash.

** Edit again, I'm obviously running through eBay **

This would be perfect.

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Old 07-13-2007
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Hey, I like that Celica clock. I wonder how big it is. Hmm, might have to check that out. Thanks!
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I have a pioneer unit in my truck that I bought from Walmart, it shows me the time, even when it is off. It gives me the option to shut off this feature if I want.
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Is there a setting to switch back and forth on a stuck H/U? I know on some of the rangers I drive the default is the radio station display (which I dislike).
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Ummm I'm assuming you have a cellphone? Attach a cellphone holder to your vent then use the cellphone as a clocky.
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I put a digital clock from a 94-97ish mercury cougar in my truck when i had it, they are green so they match the ranger dash lights, and it wires up pretty simple.. a constant, ignition only, and a ground- pretty much it. Just have to find a place to mold it into, I used the shifter console but you could find a better spot im sure, only thing is that it's kinda deep so you'll have to put it somewhere where there is some room back there.
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