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Wow; I fixed my VDO clock
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Posted by sRoydSmith [Email] (#2589) [Profile/Gallery] (more from sRoydSmith) on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:35:59 Share Post by Email
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My newly acquired 1970 95 wagon came complete with a non-functioning VDO clock. Now its keeping time and happily winding itself about every 100 seconds like it should. So what did it take?

First I removed the white protective cover. It is held on by 3 nuts, one of which is a tamper-evident one. Remove that one and you have voided your warrantee, so think it over Steve :)

To remove the tamper-evident nut I had to cut off the two little tabs with a razor blade. Once the the white cover was off, I got a good look at the guts. The rear-most assembly is the self-wind mechanism. On my clock the delicate copper lead that supplies power to the coil had become un-soldered. The design allows for that joint to be crimped as well but that had not been done and the old solder had crumbled away.

I removed the self-wind mechanism for better access. It is removed by removing the three nuts that hold it in place. Just needed to be careful not to bend the little dog on the spring-loaded flywheel that makes the clock run.

Some things that seem unlikely to get fixed, can be after all sometimes...

Steve

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