Honda CR-V 1999-2001 Clock Fix

Saturday, September 11th, 2010 @ 11:25am

After months of driving around with a broken clock on my 2001 CR-V, I decided enough is enough. Time to fix that stupid clock. If someone else is having a similar issue, hopefully this will help.

Tools Needed

  • Steady hand
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Soldering iron
  • Solder

To access the clock, you’ll first need to remove the center air vent. Under the air vent there are four clips that go into the dashboard. Pry your flathead screwdriver under the center air vent to remove the clips and pull the unit out. The clip locations are shown below (I’m showing the underside of the vents):

center air vent

You’ll want to be careful when you’re pulling the vent out and be sure that all the clips are loosened. I accidentally broke a clip that wasn’t loose when pulling mine out.

Once the center vent is pulled out, you should see two connectors. One goes to the hazard lights, the other to the clock. You can unplug the clock and remove the two screws holding the clock in with your phillips-head screwdriver.

Be careful when unclipping the front cover to the clock, as the buttons may fall out. Once the front cover is off you should see the clock LCD and the PCB.

When looking at my clock only the far left connection was cracked, but the soldering was pretty thin as well on the others shown. I went ahead and soldered all the connections below for good measure, as I didn’t want to remove the air vents again just to re-solder.


Once all your soldering is done, you can test the clock by just plugging it in and turning the ignition on. If it doesn’t work, be sure to check your soldering connections. Otherwise you can connect everything back up, and screw it all together.


Woohoo! I now have a working clock again!

Some of you have mentioned monetary compensation. I’m not in this for the money, and not really interested in any direct donations. However if you’re still interested in giving back, you can use my Amazon associates link to buy something off Amazon, of which I’ll get a small percentage.

254 Responses to “Honda CR-V 1999-2001 Clock Fix”

  1. Kevin said
    Oct 11th, 2010 @ 12:16am

    Hey thanks for the info. I couldn’t sleep last tonight and was up reading trying to figure this clock problem out on my wife’s Honda. Was about to pay some guy on ebay five bucks for the info when I came across your blog. Went out and pulled it out and soldered the areas you specified and presto it works now. My wife will be pleased in the morning. I really appreciate the info!!

  2. PoopMonstroso said
    Oct 12th, 2010 @ 3:40pm

    Yeah, it really needs to be noted that everyone and their brother is trying to sell guides describing the fix for this problem.

    I really appreciate your little guide. I just went out to my CRV and popped the clock out, and I’m about to begin the process. You are a savior!

  3. Jason said
    Oct 12th, 2010 @ 3:48pm

    Glad to know I could help some people out! I was tired of not having a working clock, so I had to do something.

    I can’t believe people are selling guides to do this. The instructions aren’t that difficult!

  4. Doug said
    Nov 14th, 2010 @ 12:32pm

    Thanks for putting this together. I fixed my wife’s 1999 CRV’s clock in less than 1/2 hour. I went ahead and just touched up the solder joints on all 3 resisters to just make sure. The one that was under the readout was realy not to bad to get at on the. I used an 40 watt iron so the solder would melt fast.

  5. Mike said
    Nov 21st, 2010 @ 12:05am

    Thanks for the info, haven’t had the clock working for years and just out of a whim decided to search for a solution. I used a ball point pen to jiggle the resistors and find the one with the broken connection and melted the original solder to get her going again. Voila! Working clock.

  6. Jean said
    Nov 21st, 2010 @ 7:48pm

    Thank you very much for your simple but very efficient guide. I was able to fix in less than 30 minutes my 2001 CRV clock. It works great now, thanks to you!

  7. M Singh said
    Dec 4th, 2010 @ 8:13pm

    Thank you so much. The pictures and directions are so helpful. I got my 1998 CR-v’s clock fixed.
    Appreciate your efforts and willingness to put this doc very much !

  8. Allen said
    Dec 8th, 2010 @ 1:43pm

    Great illustration! After fixing my clock it has gone bad again so I will have to examine more solder joints. I originally had only one bad one so I thought. Additionally,
    I have found that grasping the a/c vents with needle nose pliers and pulling straight out works very well without the risk of breaking anything. Just be sure to wrap the pliers with electrical tape to avoid marring the plastic vents.
    Thanks for posting this!

  9. Matus said
    Dec 10th, 2010 @ 12:50pm

    Hey Jason,
    thanks for posting this. I have just fixed mine, although it took me a while – starring at the clock trying to figure out what was cracked :). It works now. I would never be able to figure that by myslef, and all others on the web just want to send the clock and so they can fix it for 40 $.
    So thanks again, you helped a guy in Slovakia as well.

  10. Carlos said
    Dec 10th, 2010 @ 4:22pm

    Hello Jason
    Thanks for the post, just saved my self a few good euros, took me about half an hour to get mine fixed,I found it easier by removing the car radio and just sticking my hand right up to the vent clips and just easing it out. Once agian tanx mate for the usefull post
    Cheers from Portugal

  11. P Luck said
    Dec 19th, 2010 @ 11:08am

    You the man! Save me from buying a new clock or trying to send out for repair.

  12. Arthur said
    Dec 20th, 2010 @ 2:04pm

    Thanks for the information. My clock broke this week and I said for what it cost I would do with out. I noticed this week that everytime I was in my car I was looking to see what time it was, It drove me crazy everytime I looked up and no clock. I will try this repair today and if it works I will be a happy guy. I’m so excited that my wife thinks I’m

  13. Arthur said
    Dec 20th, 2010 @ 4:03pm

    Thanks for the information I just did the repair. I had no solder but I heated up the old solder and it resoldered itself.

  14. Dec 21st, 2010 @ 2:24pm

    Great illustration! After fixing my clock it has gone bad again so I will have to examine more solder joints. I originally had only one bad one so I thought. Additionally, I have found that grasping the a/c vents with needle nose pliers and pulling straight out works very well without the risk of breaking anything. Just be sure to wrap the pliers with electrical tape to avoid marring the plastic vents. Thanks for posting this!

  15. Srini V said
    Dec 27th, 2010 @ 12:25pm

    Thanks for the illustrations and the posting. My clock is working now after a gap of 6 mos! Was a bit scared about the “pry the front panel open” part, but put in the faith and went ahead.

  16. Mikey K said
    Jan 16th, 2011 @ 9:45pm

    Great info! Do you have any tips on soldering under the LCD? Or is this just where the “Steady hand” comes in?

    I thought about desoldering the legs on the bottom of the display and bending it up, but not sure I really want to put that much stress on the other pins.

  17. Jason said
    Jan 16th, 2011 @ 10:10pm

    @Mikey Not sure. I was able to get mine working by soldering where the joints were visible. You might be able to remove the LCD display? It’s been a little while since I’ve taken mine apart so I can’t remember exactly how it looks other than looking at the picture.

    Worst case you could soldier the visible joints then plug it back in (before putting the dashboard back together) to see if it works. That’s what I did.

  18. Tony said
    Jan 17th, 2011 @ 4:47pm

    Brilliant! I still am in awe. Thank you so much..

  19. Felipe said
    Jan 28th, 2011 @ 7:53pm

    Reporting success from Colombia! . I have a recently bought CR-V 98 and I was pretty annoyed to see that clock not working. Following your instructions I was able to fix it in less than 10 min. Thanks man, you are awesome!

  20. GA said
    Jan 29th, 2011 @ 8:53pm

    THANK YOU! the soldering part I could handle (I found the fix on google) – it was the getting it out of the dash part that was kicking my butt!

  21. Ken said
    Feb 9th, 2011 @ 4:04pm

    Mikey K …I did exactly that. had to de-solder the 2 legs, lifted up the LCD display to get at the other side of 510 thingamabob, did the soldering, put the legs back in the holes…soldered those , and bingo…the clock works like a charm . Has not woked for 7 years.

    I say…Jason for President !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Ken said
    Feb 9th, 2011 @ 5:25pm

    also….in case anyone needs to know, Radio Shack sells this de-soldering stuff. Comes in a roll. About $3.50, but unless you have to de-solder alot of things, it pobably would out live your children. You simply place a section of it on top of the area you want to de-solder , apply heat from the soldering iron, and …bingo… the solder is gone. Really cool. Works very well.

  23. Galip Ciftci said
    Feb 11th, 2011 @ 4:44pm

    hey Jason,
    thanks a lot from Turkey. the Honda service was demanding about $400 for the clock. by using your information, it costed me just about $10. after years, I now have a working clock again. you’re great!!!

  24. Balawis said
    Feb 13th, 2011 @ 6:45pm

    Hi Jason,
    Thank you very much for the info. I’ve been reseaching a lot about this for a long time. Now after two years, my clock is finally working again, and saved me hundreds of dollars just to fix it. I’ve found out that two of those components (middle and left)are loose from under the display. So what i did is I desolder four pins from the display and lift it very carefully to avoid snaping off the top pins just enough for me to work and solder the top end on the said components. I hope this added info will help others with the same problem. And again, Thank You Very Much. You are absolutely awesome!

  25. fatboyslim said
    Feb 18th, 2011 @ 6:31am

    Excellent!! My clock stopped working yesterday evening
    Looked on Google for a fix and your site was the first on the list.Just finished doing this and now my clock is fine again.
    Thanks, your the man!!

  26. Laura Anne said
    Feb 23rd, 2011 @ 5:25pm

    I drive a ’98 and just went and bought a cheap 30 watt soldering gun and finished the project in no time after reading your blog. Piece of cake; and 7 dollars is an excellent price to have my clock working again. Thank you so very much!!!

  27. Lee said
    Feb 24th, 2011 @ 8:02am

    Works beautifully. Found this page on google and without any soldering experience, I did it perfectly. Lets hope it lasts.

  28. Gareth ward-stevens said
    Feb 24th, 2011 @ 9:46am

    Had 3 crvs over the past 6 years as work cars and not one of them have had a working clock!, just been and got a new one and the clock worked for 2 days then broke so googled the problem and hear im am. thank you so much for the blog! keep up the good work!!!!!!

  29. Leisure said
    Feb 25th, 2011 @ 6:35pm

    You are awesome. I just fixed my dad’s clock that has been broken for several years. THANKS SO MUCH!

  30. JDOG said
    Mar 7th, 2011 @ 8:33pm

    Works PERFECT. Thank you for the post. Fixed it tonight, plugged it in and jumped for joy.

  31. Tony Hughes said
    Mar 16th, 2011 @ 3:29pm

    Resoldering the larger resisitors only worked for about a minute for me, and then resorted to it’s dead state! Turned out to be the “dry” joint on the diode behind the 300ohm resistor on the LHS… Unsoldering the 4 legs to the gas discharge panel is the answer definately as it makes the job of re-soldering all the “offending ” components MUCH easier..

  32. Victor said
    Mar 27th, 2011 @ 7:43pm

    I used your wonderful picture to fix my Girl friends 1999 Honda C RV’s Clock. I only soldered one side(bottom) of each places that you showed in the picture as I could not get to the other sides. the Clock works real good now. I am happy that you took the time to show us how to fix the clock. Thanks a million. I am now a real hero to My girl friend. LOL

  33. James said
    Apr 11th, 2011 @ 9:57am

    Thanks! I fixed it in 20 minutes! I have to clean dirt off it, and solder a few of the parts, but all is well, and I personally thank you! People are charging more than $40 to send it in and have them fix it. (eBay) Thanks man!

  34. Clark said
    May 2nd, 2011 @ 1:04am

    Hey buddy…thanks a lot for taking your to write such an useful blog…I was trying to find the information that you have presented in this post from long time, and I am really glad that I found this post…thanks…

  35. MichaelS said
    May 3rd, 2011 @ 7:21pm

    Thank you for your generous and expert help!
    (To think, I almost had the clock pried out the front of the vent panel!)

  36. John M said
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 1:08pm

    Thank you. Fantastic post. Great pictures. I now have a functional clock again…me happy :)

  37. Fritz47 said
    May 24th, 2011 @ 7:45pm

    Great tip!!
    Thank you.

    The first time I checked the PC board I did not notice the resistors being loose. After finding your article I went right to the source of the problem and fixed it. Now I have one less excuse for being late too work.

    Thanks Again

  38. Mark said
    Jun 14th, 2011 @ 9:34am

    Thank you for your generous and expert help!it is now working again now to see if the Wife notices

  39. Frank said
    Jun 18th, 2011 @ 4:31pm

    Hey, thanks! Just bought a 2000 CRV and was bummed the clock was out… this fixed it perfectly! I’m a novice at soldering but, after watching some short videos on YouTube as a refresher, this was pretty simple – the whole thing took less than 30 min. Thanks for the info and the pictures especially, a big help to a “visual learner” like myself. Totally made my weekend!

  40. Walter said
    Jun 26th, 2011 @ 12:46pm

    Jason, Thank you for this info. my wife’s cr-v has not had a working clock for awhile, I was lost at trying to get the clock out of the dash, and your blog was GREAT!!!,

    the world needs more people like you willing to help his fellow man.

  41. Blair said
    Jun 26th, 2011 @ 9:53pm


    Thanks a bunch, this worked flawlessly. I too just picked up a 1999 CRV in mint condition, and everything working excpet of course the clock…followed your tutorial and had it all fixed up in 30 min. the resistor (R510) was the broken one, but I did all of them for good measure as well…worked awsome, thanks again.

  42. Lee said
    Jul 1st, 2011 @ 1:08pm

    Thank you so much, now my honda CRV 2000 clock is working after I followed this instruction, it was broken 6 months.


  43. EJ said
    Jul 17th, 2011 @ 9:29pm

    Excellent tips. Fixed mine in about 20 min or so. Bad connections. Saved me time and dollars.

    I have a clock now on my 01 CRV.

    Thanks a million.

  44. Nick said
    Jul 18th, 2011 @ 1:37pm

    I hadn’t soldered anything since my eighth-grade metal shop class in the 70s! Fixed my wife’s clock in like 20 mins. Walmart had soldering kit for less than 10 bucks and good to go! Thank you!

  45. Bakhateeb said
    Jul 23rd, 2011 @ 12:53am

    Hey Jason,
    thanks a lot from Canada. By using your information, it costed me just about $00.00 borrowed solder from my friend and i am done, I now have a working clock again. you’re great!!!

  46. John said
    Jul 28th, 2011 @ 5:15pm

    I found the 510 resistor solder joint weak I connected the clock to my drill battery and pressed on the 510 reisitor and the clock came to life soldered all 3 resistors just because I was there.
    Thanks again for the information oh by the way a new clock from Honda is $180.00

  47. Ed said
    Jul 30th, 2011 @ 12:55pm

    Great answer to question that was bothering me for a long time. It was just as you said my eyes are bad so I got a magnify glass and sure enough my joint on the left end was cracked so I went ahead and resolder each one and clock is working like new. Thanks

  48. Alan said
    Aug 2nd, 2011 @ 10:14pm

    ***1999 Honda CRV*** Thank you!!! Great illustration and the magnifying glass that I used, came in handy, too.

  49. Aaron said
    Aug 3rd, 2011 @ 6:32pm

    Thanks, Jason. Clock works great. I would give you a huge chest bump if I saw you.

  50. reggie said
    Aug 4th, 2011 @ 1:32pm

    Aloha Jason,
    Mahalo (Thanks) from Honolulu, Hawaii. Thanks for being sooo Akamai (Smart), and for sharing with the rest of us guys.
    Aloha Reggie

  51. Peter said
    Aug 6th, 2011 @ 10:49am

    Greetings from the UK Jason.

    My clocked stopped working a couple of years ago, the Honda dealer wanted around 180 UKP for a new one so I lived without it. However, I was doing some work on the car today and thought I would look to see if I could pick on up cheap on the net then stumbled accross your blog through Google. Ten minutes later, clock working again. If you have a PayPal account, I’ll send you some money. The trouble you went to putting those details online should not go unrewarded.

    Many thanks


  52. Felícita said
    Aug 11th, 2011 @ 8:13am

    Thanks to this useful blog I was able to repair my Honda CRV 2001 clock; saving about $300 on part and service.

    Thanks,Jason for your willingness to help others. I am very grateful.

  53. Bruce said
    Aug 18th, 2011 @ 5:52pm

    Hey Jason, do u have a similar, easy way to get the radio out. I saw one set of directions that would require the whole dash to come apart. Is that necessary.

    The clock in my 99 does not work, rest assured, I will be trying your method.

  54. Dean said
    Aug 22nd, 2011 @ 8:46am

    Just bought a 1999 CRV with the ubiquitous clock-not-working fault. The dealer even it pointed out and said he had never seen one working on hundreds of these cars he’d sold. A couple of dabs with the soldering iron and its now working perfectly… perhaps I should take it back and let him see how it should look ;-)

  55. Chris said
    Aug 22nd, 2011 @ 8:46am

    Clock stopped completely about 5 months ago; for a year it had worked intermittently and when out would come back if I hit the dashboard above it. Since the problem was broken solder joints that makes sense but probably made the final failure worse. With your info I looked at the resisitor joints with a loupe and immediately saw three open (cracked) joints, both on the left 300 and the inner one on the 510. Used Weller 25W pencil-tip iron, unsoldered the display’s legs using solder wicking, then resoldered all 6 resistor joints and resoldered display legs. Tested by powering up without reassembling clock PCB into its holder, it worked, then reassembled into holder and it did not work! Disassembled, unsoldered display legs and reinspected with loupe. Small resisitor completely under display had one end’s joints (which has 2 separate connections) cracked; resoldered both ends. Powered up with display legs still free; did not work, jumper leg-to-PCB caused display to light, so resoldered legs, retested, OK, reassembled clock gently (avoiding twisting PCB), tested OK, reattached to air vent assembly, tested OK, reinstalled assembly into dash, all OK!

    Thank you very much. Wonder if Honda ever required a long-term vibration test of the Rhythm Clock Company’s product. Glad you found this fix.

  56. Sven said
    Aug 23rd, 2011 @ 2:00pm

    Greetings from Denmark Jason
    Thanks for the great tip.
    The clock in my CR-V stopped 6 months ago and I took it out to check for visible faults. (Visible to mee). Was searching for a new clock when I came by your blog. Heated the soldering iron immedeatly, and two minutes later the clock was working again.
    Thanks so much!

  57. Pete said
    Aug 24th, 2011 @ 9:25am

    You’re the man!

    Fixed it in 2 minutes with this.. Good job!

  58. nitrorc said
    Sep 1st, 2011 @ 11:10pm

    This worked like a CHARM. I seen in some post this part cost $300 bucks. All I spent was 8 bucks. 5 for a tool to remove soldering and 3 for new tip on soldering iron. I just saved 292.00 bucks thanks again man!

  59. Annaliese said
    Sep 2nd, 2011 @ 9:27am

    Hey jason I have a question for my clock has worked sicne iI bought my 99 crv and I took it out and looked at it but wwhere the R150there is a black bar looking thing on yours like ojust like the 300 one but mine doesn’t will it still work if I soilder it?

  60. Russ Patchitt said
    Sep 5th, 2011 @ 9:44pm

    Thanks jason, iam going to give it a go.{i had the same fault with my hyundai coupe clock & used the same fix} so i know this is a winner.You make the world turn faster.


  61. Anu said
    Oct 8th, 2011 @ 9:07am

    Many thanks Jason.. my 510 chip was lose .. tough to get the soldering gun under the LCD clock display since it doesn’t come off so the soldering was not great .. but a drop of solder at the connection works as well .. no short circuit

  62. Marcel Pelletier said
    Oct 10th, 2011 @ 2:32pm

    Je viens juste de faire la manipulation décrit dans cet article.Ça m’a pris environ 10 minutes et Ça fontionne

    Merci !

  63. Joe said
    Oct 11th, 2011 @ 2:01pm

    Took it apart, resoldered.. all working.

    Thanks m8 your a genius !!!!

  64. Bruce said
    Oct 23rd, 2011 @ 1:09pm

    Hi Jason
    Just joining your legion of fans, very impressive of you to have the forethought to investigate & then publish this fix.
    I seemed to have the level 3 fix where you have to lift the four legs of the LCD display.
    I’m sure all of you did not have this problem but just in case there’s any other old duffers attempting this I found the use of a needle to re open the solder for the four legs very useful. For info I used a Blue-Point Gas solder because of the variability of heat.
    Thanks from the UK

  65. Michael said
    Oct 26th, 2011 @ 3:27pm

    Many thanks
    Clock now works fine

  66. Anna said
    Nov 6th, 2011 @ 9:10am

    Thank you, Jason!
    I am very grateful. You explained it so well, even a woman could have done it! Lol.
    Thanks again. No more annoying mornings starting with: Oh, crap, stupid clock again!
    Very grateful!

  67. Bud said
    Nov 6th, 2011 @ 4:38pm

    Googled this problem,and your post came up on top. Followed your tips, found four joints questionable. Had to de-solder the readout, but all turned out well.
    I have been in the auto repair trade for 43 of my 61 years, and I find that the information available on the net is absolutely wonderful, thanks to people like YOU, who believe in the exchange on information.

    Thanks again,
    Silver Springs Fla.

  68. Billy said
    Nov 9th, 2011 @ 10:30pm

    Is the LED panel itself that orange color, or is it due to the plastic lense?

    I would like to make it blue to match my radio, but I didn’t want to wast my time if the led is orange.

  69. Rick said
    Nov 15th, 2011 @ 4:48pm

    Thanks Jason! We just bought this vehicle and that was one of the biggest complaints my wife had about it. Now she will be happy! Great information.

  70. Jason said
    Nov 16th, 2011 @ 12:11am

    @Billy I can’t speak for other years, but I know for my 2001 CR-V the panel was orange. And the actually clock itself was actual amazingly very bright without the orange filter in front of it.

  71. Bill said
    Nov 18th, 2011 @ 7:31am

    Jason, Thank you for the tip. Start to finish, about 15 minutes. Saved me a lot of time and aggravation. Great info and pictures.

  72. CRVenger said
    Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 12:11pm

    Thanks for the simple and concise illustration- very nicely done! Just popped mine out and, sure enough, the left 300 Ohm resistor solder joints looked suspect, and it popped off the board under minimal pressure. Will be resoldering it back on shortly and hope for the best. Spent more time retrieving the detached metal vent clips from the console interior…

    Honda, I would qualify that as a manufacturing problem…

  73. Ron said
    Nov 22nd, 2011 @ 6:24pm

    Yes, Tick Tock goes my clock! My solder connections looked prefect but I did them anyways and now it works. Thank you so much. Your guide is better then my OEM honda manual. You rule they suck. Ron.

  74. phil_the_frenchie said
    Nov 23rd, 2011 @ 12:16pm

    Just repaired mine today and it took more than 1 hour because the wrong solder was on the resistor under the Led panel (along the diode). I has to wrap a 2.5 mm copper wire (5 cm long) around my soldering iron end to gain access to the end of the resistor.

  75. Adrienne M said
    Nov 25th, 2011 @ 1:20pm

    Many thanks!! Your guide was fantastic and I now have a working clock.

  76. brian said
    Nov 28th, 2011 @ 3:16pm

    Hey Buddy………….Who dat!

    when i put the iron on the middle one….on one end, it fell off meaning the other side was not soldered; it was under the LED so i took a breath and un soldered the two prongs on each end of the led and put solder on the board both sides where the little rectangular piece went and used a match stick to hold it in place and soldered it back and put the prong back in and solder those and Wala!!!!!! Works like a champ……….Nice job dude

    brian toups

  77. Daren said
    Dec 6th, 2011 @ 9:33pm

    Hello Jason,

    Would you know anything about, when you put the CRV in Drive, the green display light in Instrument Panel don’t light up.

    any ideas..

    Please advise.

  78. Musa said
    Dec 13th, 2011 @ 12:27am

    I must be a real stupid! I couldn’t even open the vent! Are the clips at the bottom of the vent or at the top? I thought I saw 4 tiny things inside the vent on the top, I tried a lot to push them to unclip, but nothing happened other than getting some scratches on the vent window!

    I am sure its my stupidity, but can someone actually help me out where the clips are how they look like or if they are visible at all? should I raelly push them to unclip?!

    Sorry for bearing with my stupidity!

  79. Musa said
    Dec 15th, 2011 @ 5:02pm

    this is my first time ever working on any vehicle, and i succeeded! thanks Jason! all it took was a soldering iron for $15, two broken clips for the vent, some youtubing for soldering lessons and then after one hour, all done!

    thanks a lot.
    wondering what will happen if my other two clips break too? :-s

  80. frank said
    Dec 19th, 2011 @ 12:32pm

    WOW. Just pulled the clock. Re-soldered all joints and works great!!

  81. Dec 19th, 2011 @ 1:23pm

    Nice, easy fix.

    1) I used a new, clean painting/putty knife to unhook the clips and they remained intact and almost no effort was needed to remove the assembly.

    2) I re-soldered 2 clearly separated joints on the surface resistors. All better.

    Amazingly easy… as compared to fixing the Auxiliary power plug that came unplugged from behind… (same work is required to remove the radio) which is practically a Dash-ectomy.

  82. Misty said
    Dec 19th, 2011 @ 9:43pm

    hey thanks for the help with the clock im goting to try and fix it in the am i just bought a crv and my d light is off all others work fine i dont have a manual i was wondering how do i preform a light test ? thanks misty

  83. Jeff said
    Dec 26th, 2011 @ 10:09pm

    I did the suggested resoldering, had some real difficulty with the resisters falling off the circuit board (apparently that was part of the problem with poor soldering), but got every thing back on the board and installed the clock back in the car. Has anyone had this problem – a diode above the far left resister started smoking! Turned off the ignition and now I don’t know what to do. The clock display actually worked before the smoking started. Any ideas?

  84. Dec 29th, 2011 @ 2:13pm

    Hi everyone: i have Honda CR-V 1999 4WD on highway I try to speed up to 120km/h when keep and press the gas i hear the sound like engine wana explosion
    any Idea please

  85. Jason said
    Dec 29th, 2011 @ 2:18pm

    @Jeff Is it possible that you got too much solder on the board? It seems like maybe something shorted? That would be my best guess without actually seeing it.

  86. Duncan said
    Jan 4th, 2012 @ 12:06am

    Hey Jason, big cheers mate, I took my car to a garage, the guy said I needed a new clock. so I rang Honda, they want $400.00 for it. So I did a good search and found your post and found the crack on the soldering. now I can see the time again while driving. all thanks to you.

  87. Karen said
    Jan 7th, 2012 @ 4:31pm

    Worked great! Have been driving without a clock for years and finally couldn’t take it anymore. The soldering kit was $7.95 at RadioShack. Had to unsolder the LED to lift it up to get to the resistor underneath, but it worked fine to lift that, solder, then put it back down and resolder it.

  88. Catherine said
    Jan 18th, 2012 @ 10:54am

    Hi, it was all going great until my neighbor scared me from behind, and I not only dropped one of the screws, but one of the buttons~ into the inside of the console!!!

    ANy ideas where they may have fallen? I looked with a flashlight and couldn’t find squat! I would rather not take apart any more of my car, given the luck I had yesterday!

    Please help :) Anyone? Those buttons are little! Plus, they match everything in the car?

  89. bobby z said
    Jan 27th, 2012 @ 6:54pm

    you the man! saved a lot of time and money. I own a 2001 (love my cr-v) cr-v same spot same solder again “you the man” bobby Z

  90. Bill C said
    Jan 31st, 2012 @ 8:25am

    Thanks Dude, never soldered in my life; $6 iron from walmart + $2 solder= fixed. Had to lift LED, it was the joint under it (510)

  91. tbshep said
    Jan 31st, 2012 @ 4:50pm

    Most excellent, mine was the middle one & I only soldered the side I could reach easily. I used 4 putty knives to remove the (buggered in) vent housing & toothpicks help open backside of clock. Also, thanks for the heads up on the buttons!!! THANKS!!!!

  92. Scott said
    Feb 8th, 2012 @ 6:08am

    It’s so nice to look up and see a working clock. Simple job that took a total of ten minutes to complete. Jason thanks for taking the time to lay out a very good tutorial…

  93. Robert said
    Feb 9th, 2012 @ 8:01pm

    J’ai une honda crv 2001 et l’horloge ne fonctionne pas il faut peser rn haut et elle fonctionne pour un certain temps depuis peu elle ne veut plus fonctionner du tout j’ai suivi tes instructions et elle fonctionne â nouveau comme une neuve bravo ROBERT ST-CONSTANT QUÉBEC

  94. Graham said
    Feb 11th, 2012 @ 5:29am

    Hey, nothing like a cheap and successful fix – thank you for the info. Now working but not as bright as I remember, especially when you switch on the side lights and it dims automatically. I guess that is the gas leaking out. Whatever – it’s still working, thanks again GB

  95. Jen said
    Feb 18th, 2012 @ 9:44pm

    Thank you SOO much!!! I’ve been driving around for a few years like this!!!! It’s the only think wrong with the car lol. I love this CRV!

  96. douglas said
    Feb 19th, 2012 @ 4:24pm

    Thanks Jason, my clock is working again after nearly 5 years on the fritz! Used a few simple tools and hobby soldering iron, no problems! My wife held the flashlight.

  97. kevin knott said
    Feb 20th, 2012 @ 7:51am

    Thanks mate saved my Dad £300 it was as easy as you said nice one

  98. gerz said
    Feb 22nd, 2012 @ 9:40am

    Many thanks!
    I soldered my clock as described and all worked very well.
    The first attempt after soldering failed however because I did not turn my starting key far enough.Only my radio was switched on, not the ignition. ;-)

  99. john said
    Feb 23rd, 2012 @ 3:05pm

    Thanksssssssssssssssssss sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for your help. I saw the crack and double checked with 8 power magnifier. You saved me soooooooo much money. I never would have found it without you great magnified pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J

  100. Bagio said
    Feb 25th, 2012 @ 5:50am

    Wow, i just follow the step,and now the clock in my crv 00 tick again..
    Thanks a lot.. amazing , two thumbs up
    Regards from indonesia

  101. Bärlein said
    Feb 25th, 2012 @ 7:04am

    I did it like you recommended. The clock works now like it should. Thank you very much for your exact instructions.

    Best regards

  102. Martin said
    Feb 25th, 2012 @ 8:10pm


    A bit of a struggle to remove the vent panel, piece of cake after that, now my significant other is on time again, many thanks.

  103. Jeff said
    Feb 26th, 2012 @ 7:08pm

    Jason it looks as the clips are on the bottom in your photo. Do I pry from the bottom and the clips simply come undone or do I need to unclip them by pushing on them and then pry up from the bottom. Thanks for any minute info you can give me on the removal of the panel.

  104. Jeff said
    Feb 27th, 2012 @ 6:21pm

    Great fix Jason, yes the clips were on the bottom and the area I had to solder was the one under the clock face soldered it and it works like a charm. Thanks again Jason.

  105. John H. Wolfe said
    Feb 28th, 2012 @ 1:34pm

    Thanks for the information. We have a 2001 CRV and live in Phoenix AZ. The instructions were flawless. We also have lived with the problem for about 6 months. My wife never expected this to get corrected. She doesn’t know I fixed it yet. SURPRISE. LOL. It took about 30 minutes, and the only thing I found slightly more helpful, was to slide a thin putty knife along the bottom edge where the vent body meets the dash board, to locate the clips, allowing a little space to fit the flat head screwdriver and prevent the clips from bending excessively, breaking, or damaging the dashboard trim. The other thing that helped immensely was to have a head set with magnifying lenses for the soldering. Honda wanted a couple of hundred bucks just for the part.

    You are to be commended for substantially helping to offset the ridiculous cost of vehicle repair, particularly with the economy the way it is.

    John H. Wolfe

  106. dboy said
    Mar 2nd, 2012 @ 10:16pm


  107. Rod said
    Mar 4th, 2012 @ 4:17pm

    Thanks for fix and great step-by-step details and pics! My repair was a breeze once I knew how to get access to the clock. I truly appreciate it!

  108. chris said
    Mar 11th, 2012 @ 10:28am

    you are the man! Your photo’s couldn’t have been better! I missed having a clock now it works! Thanks a million! Chris

  109. Peter said
    Mar 11th, 2012 @ 1:59pm

    thank you for this!

  110. Cferns said
    Mar 11th, 2012 @ 6:10pm

    Tried it this morning – and it worked!
    My wife’s proud of me.
    Thank you Jason.
    Indianapolis, IN

  111. Omar said
    Mar 13th, 2012 @ 1:48pm

    Now, I’m so happy to know this site and Jason. I just followed the procedure that he wrote in this web site. what a miracle it is!! Suddenly, my clock worked. thank you jason for providing this sort of precious information with us.I’ll never forget this site and you.

  112. Ray Smaldon said
    Mar 14th, 2012 @ 7:14am

    Six months down the line and I have been without a clock, on the off chance I went onto Google and came up with your site and presto job done in less than 15 mins, bloody brilliant.

    Many thanks for your help. East Sussex U.K.

  113. Richard said
    Mar 19th, 2012 @ 1:14pm

    Thank you! My wife’s CRV clock is now working!!! It has been 2 years without! Did not want to pay the 250.00 for a new one!!!

  114. DonnaP said
    Mar 21st, 2012 @ 3:02pm


    Thank you for taking the time to list the step-by-step procedure back in September 2010. My good friend Ron W. was able to complete the repair in less than 30 minutes. Thank you!!

  115. Jeff said
    Mar 25th, 2012 @ 2:26pm

    You Rock Brother!!!!

    This worked! I am so pumped it has been 4-5 years since my clock worked. I did have to but a sodering kit for $15 bucks but i will have that for years to come!

    Cincinnati OH

  116. Kevin said
    Mar 26th, 2012 @ 4:14pm

    Thanks Jay, It is my daughters first car and she wanted me to thank you,fantastic directions on how to do it I just recommend that you solder all three resistors to be sure that you do not have to do it again.

    Thanks Again Jason
    Toms River N.J

  117. Angelique said
    Apr 2nd, 2012 @ 11:42am

    Thanks Jason. My clock went out a month or two ago. I found your instructions and went out to buy a soldering iron. It took me about 10 minutes to fix my clock and I am so happy its back to working again and that I didn’t take it to a Honda dealership to fix it (as my husband suggested). Thanks for your posting. It’s appreciated.

  118. Sharon said
    Apr 7th, 2012 @ 3:21pm

    Thanks Jason! You made a “I guess I can live without a clock in my ‘getting old’ car” into an easy and quick fix (for my husband). Makes me feel like I can go a few more years with the ’01 CRV.

    Totally took Kevin’s advice above, too.

  119. Bob said
    Apr 7th, 2012 @ 3:48pm

    Awesome job on your detailed description. Fixed our 2000 CR-V in about 45 minutes. Excellent!

    Odenton, MD

  120. Calvin said
    Apr 7th, 2012 @ 6:40pm

    My clock work during the first few minute when after start the engine and stop working. I removed my clock from my dash board, but the soldering looks fine. So I try to test it back with the power and now got nothing.

    Need help, if soldering not the problem what else is possible??

  121. Fernie said
    Apr 10th, 2012 @ 5:43pm

    thanks a million for the info. it works like new now.
    Thanks Again,

    Clifton NJ

  122. Leonard said
    Apr 10th, 2012 @ 7:27pm

    AWESOME!!!! My clock in my Honda CRV works!!!!! Excellent directions and photos. Had it going in 20 minutes. Thanks so much. I now need a new excuse as to why I’m late everywhere I go. Guess I can’t blame it on the clock.

  123. kyung said
    Apr 15th, 2012 @ 7:28pm

    thank you for the help clock is working but is not bright how can i do it what is the problem…
    thank you.

  124. Narinder said
    Apr 25th, 2012 @ 12:33pm

    Hi Jason,

    I have a Honda 1999 CRV with clock not working. I followed your very useful instructions to remove the clock. After removing I did find one of the resiter labled 300 ohm showed cracked contact at the base. When I toched it it just fell out. I re soldered it but the clock still does not work. Any comment?


  125. Apr 26th, 2012 @ 8:59pm

    necesito saber cual es la medida exacta de la resistenacia marcada como 6.8b la que esta en medio de los dos botones de hora y minuto.
    Realmente te lo agradecere Gracias

  126. Ryan said
    Apr 27th, 2012 @ 11:03am

    Yes, you absolutely rock. That worked!!!!!!

  127. Edgardo said
    May 4th, 2012 @ 4:56pm

    Rafael: Acabo de medir la resistencia, y mide 30 ohms. Espero te sirva. Saludos.

  128. david k said
    May 5th, 2012 @ 1:31pm

    what does it mean to solder?

  129. shbeachbum said
    May 6th, 2012 @ 11:43am

    Thanks Jason,just did mine today.Only problem was I could not figure how to remove the LCD display. Had to go to my friends to use his solder gun ,mine was too big.

    Toasting you now with a Dewar’s on the rocks.


  130. Todd said
    May 8th, 2012 @ 5:16pm

    You are the man Jason! Once I figured out the art of solder it worked great.

  131. steve close said
    May 18th, 2012 @ 8:15am

    very helpfull mine is the same crack , i need to get a fine soldering tip to reach repair area . droped 1 retaining clip butt found it .

  132. Mike Smock said
    May 19th, 2012 @ 2:07pm

    Jason, You are truely a money saver. Sodered two cracks and back in business! Thank you so much for your blog posting.

  133. Elbog said
    May 25th, 2012 @ 6:09pm

    THANK YOU!!! 510 resistor.

  134. Steve Deveau said
    May 28th, 2012 @ 8:18am

    Thanks! Not my car, but when it breaks, it is. The joys of a multi-car household. My car was a Subaru Forester, with exactly the same problem, and with exactly the same solution, except that clock removal was easier.

  135. Teddy said
    Jun 3rd, 2012 @ 6:57am

    Thanks Jason, this is good info that keeps on giving, you are my hero for today!

  136. Rick said
    Jun 4th, 2012 @ 12:36pm

    Just did the repair. Had to lift up the LCD to get at the 510 module which had a broken connection. I used the desoldering braid from The Source/Radio Shack (worked well). Of course one of the vent clips fell inside the dashboard when I tried to remove it. Luckily I could see it and used an extendable pencil magnet to get it. Even though my soldering was terrible the clock is now working. Thanks for the guidance and the nice pics; they certainly helped.

  137. Tad said
    Jun 5th, 2012 @ 12:48pm

    Thank you from Edmonton Canada. I resoldered my father’s 2000 crv. I too didn’t need extra solder, just remelted what was there already. Kudos to you Jason.

  138. Willys said
    Jun 13th, 2012 @ 10:27pm

    What a great fuxxn solution I went to purchase a clock at honda n acura palace its located in la,,,alameda and 55 st….. That guy sammy was thinking I was an idiot I got the first one didnt work second didnt work but I put a xmark before returning and wen I went back the third time the idiot gave me another one with a mark I had done already …… I said r we playing marry go round or what I want my monny back….now thanks for the info I made mines work on my one for free….

  139. Gary said
    Jul 6th, 2012 @ 10:53am

    It took us novices more than 10 minutes, but not much more! What a great fix! Thank You!!!

  140. Nate said
    Jul 11th, 2012 @ 2:23pm

    Just fixed the clock in my new (used) 1999 Honda CR-V! Your step by step instructions are perfect. Thsnks for sharing the information. Took 10 minutes!!!!

  141. Barry said
    Jul 13th, 2012 @ 8:07am

    Thanks for the well-done instructions for CR-V clock repair. Soldering wouldn’t fix it, but I found a replacement at a nearby salvage yard for $10!

  142. Steven said
    Aug 1st, 2012 @ 12:20pm

    I soldiered these 3 resistors, and my clock still was blank. To solve it, I had to soldier a different part down. Next to the left hand ’300′ resistor in the picture, there’s a small dual resistor marked ’203′. It’s located near the upper right corner of the 300 resistor. You can’t get to it unless you unsoldier the 4 lower tabs on the display and bend the display up, out of the way. In order to bend it, you also have to remove the capacitor and the crystal. Note that the capacitor is polarized – it has it’s ‘-’ lead marked, and the PC board marks the other lead with a ‘+’. The crystal isn’t polarized, but if you’re OC, then mark it and put it back the same way it came out.

  143. Mike said
    Aug 4th, 2012 @ 7:01am

    success from South Africa, thanks a lot…. removed and resoldered in under 30min. life saver…cheers

  144. dan said
    Aug 13th, 2012 @ 8:53pm

    Thanks! Worked like a charm even with my shoddy soldering skills

  145. Darron said
    Aug 17th, 2012 @ 8:22am

    Daaammmmm!!!! Your method actually worked. The first time I soldered all three connections. It was a no go. I decided to try soldering 1 more time. Success!!! I was not looking forward to paying $300 for a new clock. Who charges that much. With so many people having the same problem, the clocks are obviously defective. Honda should’ve done a recall or at least replace them for no charge. Anyway, Thanks. Any advice for Audi’s?

  146. Ray said
    Aug 27th, 2012 @ 11:20pm

    Thank you for sharing !!! it worked great !!!

  147. Cliff Bradbrook said
    Aug 28th, 2012 @ 10:56am

    Many thanks. I looked at mine and couldn’t see any solder breaks but when I plugged the clock in and pressed the left resistor with a screwdriver it worked. So soldered the left connections front and back and it is now working. You are a star!

  148. Chuck said
    Sep 10th, 2012 @ 8:40am

    I followed your instructions and my wife’s clock is now working. So simple I could do it.

    Thanks for the advice.

  149. Eric said
    Sep 20th, 2012 @ 11:27am

    Thanks a lot, finally my clock works again. Top!!!!

  150. Alsafi said
    Sep 22nd, 2012 @ 10:07pm

    Thank you it is worked and the time was just 15 Min.

  151. David said
    Sep 26th, 2012 @ 12:48pm

    Many thanks Jason! One dashboard clock duly fixed!

  152. loooo said
    Sep 29th, 2012 @ 5:46pm

    it stop after a bit have to redo it again and again

  153. Erick said
    Oct 4th, 2012 @ 5:55pm

    Thanks for the instructions took 15 minutes and the clock had came back to life…. Thanks

  154. HMan said
    Oct 6th, 2012 @ 3:23pm

    So Jason, I had already taken out the clock and found that the 510 was completly fallen out. Came and found your site, so do you think I can just solder one end and it will work or do I have to solder both ends? Reason I ask is I cant get to the other end to solder it.

  155. Oct 8th, 2012 @ 8:00pm

    THIS WORKS GREAT!!!!! Even in the year 2012 I was able to fix my 1999 CRV clock Finally!! Jason Thanks so much!!!!

  156. Sue said
    Oct 25th, 2012 @ 1:03pm

    Yup…it worked. just had trouble getting the center air vent out. should have read it beeter when you said to “pull down” stupid me I tried to pull it down from the top. what a breeze when my I showed your pictures to my hubby and he saw right away that I should be working from the “bottom” of the vent. now we’ll see how long it lasts for. thanks

  157. Atique said
    Nov 10th, 2012 @ 8:26pm

    Thanks a lot mate my 97crv clock is back to life.
    Great help.

  158. Eddy Dee said
    Nov 16th, 2012 @ 3:35pm

    Thanks bud I fixed my clock in 15 min I also had the resistor under the display come Loose but I did not lift the display instead I cut a small piece of solder layed it close to the resistor then cafully touch it with the tip of my iron and it melted the solder perfectly

  159. Robert said
    Nov 18th, 2012 @ 5:49pm

    I certainly have to say THANK YOU! for posting this and with such good directions, pictures, everything. I couldn’t see any cracks with my naked eye and then I put the board and LED display under a magnifying light and the crack was easy to spot. I touched up all three just for good measure – hooked it back up and it works just fine! I did drop one clip down the abyss….but it is what it is and in spite of it all, I’m glad I have the clock working again.

  160. Hristo said
    Nov 23rd, 2012 @ 4:16am

    Greetings from Bulgaria :) Another running clock CR-V

  161. Adrian said
    Nov 24th, 2012 @ 4:15pm

    Well that was super easy, even at 10 o’clock at night after a couple of beers i had it out and back in working within 20mins, my soldering might be a bit questionable but hey clocks working… thanks a million

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  163. steve said
    Dec 2nd, 2012 @ 11:08pm

    Another vote of thanks to Jason, I did mine today, no problems at all, many thanks to one very generous man!!!

  164. Tucson said
    Dec 5th, 2012 @ 3:57pm

    Thanks I hope to return the favor one day. Tucson

  165. Teresa said
    Dec 17th, 2012 @ 11:17am

    Thank you so much! I have been living w/o a clock for almost a year now and hated it. Came across your blog tonight and forwarded it to my husband. He worked on it this morning–and whola! I was tempted to even ask my Honda dealer to look into it–but I am unemployed right now and so is my husband. This info you provided was great! Thank you so much and Happy Holidays to you!

  166. crv happy owner said
    Dec 29th, 2012 @ 3:28pm

    Thanks a Million!!! Great and simple fix.

  167. Israel said
    Jan 3rd, 2013 @ 3:10pm

    Thx ,,,it works!!!!!

  168. Luis said
    Jan 10th, 2013 @ 2:25pm

    Uau, another happy client. Mine was qiet for so many years now, that once connected it took some seconds to ‘wake-up’, but it did, and all it took was soldering the same spot in the photo above. Thanks a lot from Cascais in Portugal.


  169. sorex said
    Jan 20th, 2013 @ 12:47pm

    Thanks! You are a great guy! The broken connection was under the display. I had to desolder the two legs, and then bend up the display a bit carefully. It can not be lifted completly, because of the metal housing of the quartz cristal, but there is enough space to resolder with a thin tip soldering iron. Thanks again!

  170. michael said
    Jan 21st, 2013 @ 9:53am

    You are the best! Thank you.

  171. James said
    Jan 27th, 2013 @ 1:02pm

    I followed the instructions multiple times, re-soldering everything, and each time I turned my key to “ON”… NOTHING. I was feeling very inadequate, after reading all the success stories. Then I drove at night, and as soon as I turned on the headlights… POW – a clock!

    Not sure if this is a Canadian specific issue, connected to daytime running lights, but I get no clock unless I manually turn on my headlights. But if I turn on my headlights during the day, the clock is too dim to read easily. And after some research I realize that the clock is dimmed in headlight-on mode, so that it is not too bright for night driving.

    Does anyone know what I might look for to get the “bright” clock setting working while on daytime running light mode?

    Many thanks for getting me this far.

  172. Arnie said
    Jan 27th, 2013 @ 8:08pm

    Thank you for your kindness.
    2001 Honda CRV clock is working now.
    You are one in a million.
    I wish you good life.

  173. Dedi in Golden, CO said
    Feb 2nd, 2013 @ 9:05pm


    I did exactly the same thing. I re-soldered the six edges (4 edges on 2XR300 and 2 edges on 1XR510). I had to desoldered the 4 legs of the bottom of the LCD so I can lift it up to solder the ones below the LCD. My son now have a working clock on his 2001 CR-V. Thanks a lot for sharing the information.

  174. Jeff said
    Feb 3rd, 2013 @ 10:28am

    I think every single CR-V clock ever has this problem. Thanks Jason A++++++++++++++++++++

  175. Noel said
    Feb 4th, 2013 @ 1:14pm

    Hi Jason, One more joining to the long list of grateful people. I did it! Thank you very much.
    Only one thing, After everything is fixed I think it’s running a little too fast. Does anybody know how to fix that?

  176. Karen said
    Feb 4th, 2013 @ 8:56pm

    Jason – just wanted to say thank you for the excellent information and instructions. My brother-in-law was able to fix without any trouble. You saved me a bunch of money. And it’s so nice to have a working clock again.

  177. Martin said
    Feb 6th, 2013 @ 12:43pm

    Many thanks for the info/tips. Only took 20 mins even with my rubbish soldering skills! Clock now in working order!

  178. DAVE said
    Mar 3rd, 2013 @ 3:58pm

    Thanks- worked great!

  179. Brian said
    Mar 16th, 2013 @ 4:24am

    Greetings from France. So nice to see the internet being used in the spirit in which it was created: The exchange of information, not for financial gain but just to help your fellow human beings. Did the fix in 45mins and it worked like a charm. You have removed a major irritation in my life. Thank you. You are a gentleman. Tip for anyone about to attempt this: read the comments first. They contain lots useful information as well as unending praise for Jason.

  180. bkik said
    Mar 17th, 2013 @ 1:52pm

    Thanks for the help pinpointed it to a tee.
    I missed the clock terribly.

  181. Rob said
    Mar 18th, 2013 @ 6:37pm

    After a year of being annoyed by not having a working clock in my CRV, I finally decided to fix it. I first went online and found these instructions. I could clearly see failed solder points from the factory on my clock. You took all the guess work out of this repair my friend. Many thanks for taking the time to put this info up on the web.

  182. sealyon said
    Mar 24th, 2013 @ 6:32am

    Jason, greetings from England, UK. Thank you now clock works! Great to have generous person like you, thank you again.

  183. Harold said
    Mar 24th, 2013 @ 3:44pm

    Followed your instructions, I now have a working clock again in my 2000 CRV. I could see the crack on the R 300 resistor on the left edge of the board. Just a bit of solder fixed ‘er right up. I used a big putty knife to pop out the vent module.

  184. Daniel said
    Mar 31st, 2013 @ 10:22am

    Thank very much. Now my clock is working again.
    Great job!

  185. Stephen said
    Apr 7th, 2013 @ 4:35pm

    Worked like a charm !!
    Many thanks for this easy fix !!

  186. Steve said
    Apr 9th, 2013 @ 12:52pm

    What an awesome write up! Thank you so much!!

  187. lee caruana said
    Apr 9th, 2013 @ 1:36pm

    hi jason thanks a million for the help.just bought a honda crv 2001 and been doing bits n bobs to get nice n neat again.had already tried fixing the clock but with no results.when i came across your blog .bam there you go next day did as you said ,working clock again.thanks again mate nice one

  188. John said
    Apr 9th, 2013 @ 4:05pm

    Thank you! I was able to fix my clock. Fist pounding on the dash wasn’t working anymore! I did manage to loose one clip that dropped behind the vent panel but it seems to be staying put okay. Thanks again Jason!

  189. Hung Ta said
    Apr 22nd, 2013 @ 1:02pm

    Mine is required more work than anybody else,when I tried to re solder 03 resistors as Mr: Jason suggest still didn’t help.Also did tried 03 diodes still no luck.Finally I decided remove the whole LED chip out( Oh man this is a big job! to do this first I need remove a crystal out of the way
    so the LED chip could remove next.)After that I use my tiny solder tip to touch up every single joint solders also all micro chip legs and put the LED chip back. Result? My clock now came back to life.What a task!anyway Thank for your help
    Mr: Jason

  190. George said
    Apr 28th, 2013 @ 2:46pm

    Soldered the terminals as stated and wa la, it worked.

  191. Henry said
    Apr 28th, 2013 @ 3:51pm

    I took the clock out and now the radio doesn’t work. It seems to have no power. I haven’t even finnished with the clock yet… I Pluged the items back in just to see if that was it, but the radio is still dead??? any ideas>>>>

  192. Darren said
    May 4th, 2013 @ 10:07pm

    Excellent, saved me $20. The ebay clock fixers have a good racket going. This fix was easy and took 5 mins. Both mine had cracked solder joints. Thanks!

  193. andrea said
    May 10th, 2013 @ 12:36am

    Excellent instructions, thanks! One of my clips came off and fell down somewhere inside because I thought I needed to push forward to dislodge it. My 500 was clearly cracked and the 300 on the left seemed uncertain. (A jewelers loupe is a fantastic tool.) When I touched my soldering iron to one side of the 300, it nearly slid clean off the board — apparently the other end was also cracked, and I didn’t realize they are surface mounted. You need a steady hand!

    Finally, when putting the board back into the white housing, don’t do what I did and push on the display. The legs bent pretty good. Fortunately they bend back, but the potential for breakage is pretty high.

    Despite these surprises, my clock is all working again!

  194. Glenn said
    May 17th, 2013 @ 4:21pm

    Jason, I took the clock out and it looks like the S154 diode is bad. Looking to find them — haven’t found a source. Does this sound right to you? The top of the diode says, 14/95 on it. Would you know of a source? Appreciate your help.

  195. Toby Roan said
    May 30th, 2013 @ 9:01pm

    Thanks a million. Got our 99 CRV two days ago, and the dead clock was already driving us nuts. Look at this list and all the people you’ve helped out!

  196. Steve Robin said
    Jun 6th, 2013 @ 10:01am

    2001 CR-V. I didn’t know about your blog or it didn’t exist 3 years ago. I had a flickering numbers – GRRRR. I couldn’t fix the surface mount resistors with solder so I replaced two of them with regular small 20,000 ohm resistors and wire. One of the resistors cuts the brightness in half when the headlights are on. You need a steady hand and a good iron. These damn readout tubes also weaken with age.

  197. Steve Robin said
    Jun 6th, 2013 @ 10:06am

    I own a 2001 CR-V. I had flickering numbers – GRRRR. I could not fix the surface mount resistors with solder so I replaced two of them with tiny 20,000 ohm resistors. One of the resistors cuts the brightness in half when the headlights are on. You need a steady hand-that’s for sure. These damn readout tubes also weaken with age.

  198. Britincali said
    Jun 12th, 2013 @ 12:32pm

    Thanks! followed instructions and fixed clock in my 2001 CRV. I actually didn’t solder, just rubbed gently on joints with small screwdriver! Dealer wanted $207 for a new clock unit!! Scandalous!!

  199. Jon said
    Jul 13th, 2013 @ 7:15pm

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!
    I waited too long to look for this site.

  200. Dave said
    Jul 18th, 2013 @ 9:50am

    Great job! Only mistake I made was I tried following the advise of the commenter to use the needle-nose pliers, which was great advise, but I neglected to loosen the 4 clips! They all broke… but at least the unit snaps back in, albeit it isn’t as sturdy as it should be. But hey, my clock works!
    (Took a while to figure out which resistor thingie was cracked.. ended up being the back of the far left one.)

  201. Anonymous said
    Jul 20th, 2013 @ 1:37am

    Henry from 4/28/13: There’s a second radio fuse (7.5 Amp) under the hood; just below the passenger wiper. Check the manual.

  202. Richie K said
    Jul 21st, 2013 @ 10:58pm

    Followed the directions and the clock was fixed in no time. One of the diodes slide towards the inside as it wasn’t connected. Finished product works great..

  203. Nigel Adcock said
    Aug 8th, 2013 @ 3:00pm

    WOW Big thanks clock now working Honda UK Gloucester dealer wanted £90+VAT for something that probably cost a fiver to make.

  204. Nigel Adcock said
    Aug 8th, 2013 @ 3:04pm

    Sorry forgot to say it was the 300 one

  205. Ralph said
    Aug 25th, 2013 @ 8:39am

    Thank for your manual! It worked as you said. Thanks for saving us money.

  206. er|ck said
    Aug 28th, 2013 @ 7:56pm

    Awesome! Yes this actually worked, mine was a loose 510 resistor under the display, so I had to loosen the 4 pins on the bottom of the display and bend it up a bit to get at it. My clock was dead for a while, though if I pushed on it sometimes it would light up, maybe the PCB was flexing enough for the solder to make contact… This is great!!!

  207. Mark said
    Sep 7th, 2013 @ 7:22pm

    Whoa, it worked! Note: none of my 6 connection points looked cracked, but I soldered 5 of them anyway. (Couldn’t get under the LED panel to solder the top of the 510 chip.) Did the trick, apparently. Also, it was my first attempt at soldering, and I probably did it all wrong, but it worked! Thanks for these straight-forward directions.

  208. Don said
    Sep 17th, 2013 @ 8:43pm

    Excellent instructions and pictures. Put a little solder on the 510 chip, and the clock works great!

  209. LG said
    Sep 21st, 2013 @ 4:39pm

    Great tutorial, Jason. The clock in my Honda CRV is finally back. Thanks a million!

  210. Bryand said
    Sep 24th, 2013 @ 8:12pm

    Excelente tu aporte bien explicado me funciono a la perfeccion

  211. stan said
    Sep 25th, 2013 @ 2:44pm

    I’m good at soldering but my CR-V (2001) clock keeps acting up. New one cost 300 bucks! I’m ready to take a hammer too it.

  212. stan said
    Sep 25th, 2013 @ 2:47pm

    Honda need to replace them for free. They put sub-standard clocks in their cars that were meant to go bad.

  213. David said
    Sep 28th, 2013 @ 2:50pm

    You’re awesome. I thank you and my wife thanks you.

  214. Mike said
    Sep 30th, 2013 @ 5:19am

    Thank you !

  215. amir said
    Oct 6th, 2013 @ 2:07am

    You’re awesome. I thank you

  216. Choan said
    Oct 10th, 2013 @ 12:38pm

    I’m stoked to have fixed the clock in my 2000 CR-V. Thanks for the post. I hope your new CR-V is even better than the last one was. Looks like the combined money we all saved by your post could be the near value of a new one.

  217. Mark said
    Oct 13th, 2013 @ 6:32pm

    Thanks for the instructions, tried this today and it worked great.

  218. Frank said
    Oct 18th, 2013 @ 4:25pm

    Thanks so much for posting such detailed instructions. I did find that one of the resisters was loose. After soldering it, the clock worked well, for a while. Now, something odd has been happening. When I turn the ignition to the on-position, the clock will come on immediately, and stays on for about 2 minutes. It than goes off for about 4 minutes, and once again comes back on. It then stays on continuously until the ignition is turned off again. This cycle is completely repeatable. I can’t find any other loose connections, and can’t figure out what could cause this behavior.

  219. T. W. said
    Oct 24th, 2013 @ 4:42am

    My clock has been out for 3 years. I decided to see if I could find a clock when I found your blog. Thanks.

  220. JC said
    Oct 24th, 2013 @ 9:03pm

    Hi Jason…..I just found your article after searching for how to fix a broken a 2000 CRV clock. Haven’t tried your instruction as it’s already late here. Our clock stopped working since 2009 when my Dad accidentally tried to boost the CRV battery improperly. He had the two booster cables in the wrong position causing the radio and the clock to malfunction…We brought it to a shop to change the battery and they’re able to make the radio back up again but they forgot to fix the clock which we had also forgotten to check as we were so busy during that time…Anyway, it was just today that we thought that it should be fixed, and we’re thinking that because of my Dad’s mistake when he tried to boost the battery improperly, it might have killed the clock fuse? Not really sure….But I will read your article to him tomorrow. Thank you so much…….

  221. Dave said
    Oct 28th, 2013 @ 10:30am

    Hey Thanks Jason, my 1997 crv clock has not worker for years tried the stick on clocks but cold weather stopped them working, a use crv clock hear in England are about £50 I saw your blog and ! wow !few minutes and my old clock was up and running Many Thanks,Dave

  222. MaVu said
    Oct 31st, 2013 @ 3:43am

    Thanks! This was an optimal solution, the Clock works perfect!

  223. Mike said
    Nov 4th, 2013 @ 6:54pm

    Thanks for posting this! My clock that wasn’t working for 3 years works again!

  224. Dan said
    Nov 15th, 2013 @ 6:09pm

    Cheers from Toronto. Your tip worked as well as you said-thanks so much! Had a similar problem with my Daytime running lights module – soldering did the trick! What is it with these poor joints!!!!!
    Keep up the good work.

  225. David said
    Nov 27th, 2013 @ 9:07am

    Just purchased a used 2001 CRV and the clock wasn’t working. Was looking for a replacement clock when I found your site and decided to give it a try. After getting the clock module out, it was clear that resistor R510 had a bad solder joint. Gave it a quick touch with my iron and now it’s working great! Thanks for the information!

  226. Jay said
    Dec 10th, 2013 @ 7:25am

    Another ‘happy camper’! Ok, I ‘lost’ 3 of the 4 clips but that’s a small price to pay to get the clock ‘up and running’ in the wife’s 99 CRV!
    BTW, that display is a VFD(Vacuum Flourescent Display) NOT and LCD( Liquid Crystal Display).Has a little heater in it to make electrons,like a CRT, but low voltage.They draw a lot more power than LCD but are great over a wide range of temperatures and a pretty blue/green. Honda put an orange filter in front.
    Now….if I could figure out where those clips disappeared too!

  227. April said
    Dec 12th, 2013 @ 5:50pm

    we have a 2000 CRV that is spattering in the drive gear only..dose not present in reverse or neutral. Starts fine. Problem only presents while in drive – kindly advise.
    Thank you, April L.

  228. fabrice said
    Dec 13th, 2013 @ 2:33pm

    thank you very much. I am French and I wanted to replace my clock down for four years when I discovered your blog.
    I had to unsolder the display, it was not easy. but really now it works and I am very happy. a big thank you

  229. MIGUEL CUESTAS said
    Dec 31st, 2013 @ 2:19pm

    GREAT!!!! I bought a 2000 CRV Clock not working… THIS POST IS AWESOME after 3 years the post is still useful!!! THANKS A LOt 2000CRV clock WORKING AGAIN!! (almost 2014)

  230. Jan 4th, 2014 @ 6:16pm

    First comment of 2014.. just pulled my clock in my 1999 CRV, had been pounding the dash for months and it worked then didn’t work then stopped all together so.. I pulled, soldered, those are tiny little parts and I had a BIG solder gun, but.. it works.Thanks from Snowy Calgary AB Canada

  231. Chris said
    Jan 11th, 2014 @ 2:11am

    Hi fron New Zealand. Thanks for this great info, just fixed 2x Honda Accord (95 & 96) clocks in minutes! Cheers :-)

  232. nico said
    Jan 13th, 2014 @ 8:38am

    Thank you very much. I repaired my clock on my 1999 CRV. You’re a genius, it was the only wrong thing on my car. almost it cost 360€; GOOD CONTINUATION

  233. dennis said
    Jan 22nd, 2014 @ 8:19pm

    Wow, what great advice. Took me about 30 minutes from start to finish and the clock on my beach buggy works great.
    Mahalo for sharing your experience and expertise.

  234. Elinor said
    Jan 24th, 2014 @ 5:34am


  235. Aaron said
    Feb 13th, 2014 @ 5:31am

    Worked great for me! My bad solder joint was the hardest to get to. Right in the middle under the clock face. I managed to remove the (resistor?) and add a couple dobs of solder to where it should be. Pushed the part down with the soldering iron and it bonded. Ugly but the clock works now!

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    This old 2000 crv was my grandparents’ and was passed down to me. Clock hasn’t worked in many years.

  236. Sujth said
    Feb 15th, 2014 @ 1:10pm

    You rock. Worked on my wife’s 1999 CRV and just like you mentioned soldered all the 3 joints and worked like a charm. Instead of using a screw driver to pry the vent open, I used a pair long nose pliers wrapped in duct tape to pull the vent out. Lot easier and less damaging. Was tired of looking at the broken clock all the time was driving me nuts. Almost ordered a new one. Thank you very much for sharing the fix…

  237. Roy said
    Mar 2nd, 2014 @ 12:07pm

    Small resistor 203 under the display had one joints (which has 2 separate connections) cracked; Found 2 used resistors on 10 kohm, put them serie and made 20 kohm.Then I made a shunt over the one defekt connection with 20 kohm. This resistors was from my earlier days with hobby electronics back in 1975.

    My clock now came back to life.
    Thanks for your help Jason.

  238. Fabio said
    Apr 13th, 2014 @ 4:46pm

    Hi Jason,
    Thank you so much for the instructions. It worked perfectly well on my 1998 CRV.
    A big thank you from Australia.


  239. Terry said
    Apr 24th, 2014 @ 8:28am

    When my clock broke or was not working I called up Honda and ask what the price would be for a new one when they said about $225.00 I said ok next question, I thought the wiring but then that would not be possible, I thought maybe the fuse but the fuse works with the radio and that was working, then I came across the internet on how to repair the clock, I could not believe it, I took a magnified glass and took a closs look at the connections of the resisters and the solider was not really touching then took out my soldering iron and repaired it, better then buying a new one….thanks a million we all have to stick together as these companies are just digging in our wallets and hoping to find money.

  240. Corvus said
    May 7th, 2014 @ 5:49pm

    Dear Jason,

    Thank you very much for your post! I fixed clock on my CRV-1999 4 years ago (soldered in new resistor), but couple days ago it failed again. Tried to re-solder – didn’t fix. Hopefully, found your post! Have done with soldering of the other two resistors (under the VFD display as well) – and it’s fixed!
    Very helpful post! Thank you and all the best wishes in your endeavors!

  241. Jerry said
    May 15th, 2014 @ 11:33am

    The first diget on the 2002 accord clock (number 1) does not light up. At 10:30 the clock shows 0:30…I think the clock needs to be replaced. Any Ideas where I can get one?

  242. Goran Marusic said
    Jul 2nd, 2014 @ 9:13am

    THANX a lot!!!
    I found this blog and I fixed it!
    It was very nerved after years of driving around with a broken clock on my 2001 CR-V, but bevore paying 260€uros
    for a new one i let it be,
    WOW, IT WORKS!!!! YUHUU!!!
    THANK YOU JASON!!! :-) Greetings from Germany

  243. Harry said
    Jul 13th, 2014 @ 9:41pm

    Thanks! Took less than 10 minutes to re-solder the three accessible joints and the clock is now working! For the cost of a soldering iron and solder ($8.00) I now have a working clock.

  244. Sep 13th, 2014 @ 1:52pm

    Thanks for the instructions! I just fixed my new(ly acquired) 99 CR-V!

  245. Omar said
    Sep 15th, 2014 @ 5:23pm

    Thank you a lot. I fix the clock with all your directions. I apreciate the time you to take this instruction. And now my clock is ready to work.

    Greetings from Honduras

  246. joel said
    Oct 7th, 2014 @ 12:53am


  247. john said
    Oct 19th, 2014 @ 4:43pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your info as it worked like a charm. YOUR a man of great integrity to pass on to others.

  248. Maurice said
    Dec 2nd, 2014 @ 12:07pm

    Fantastic! girlfriend’s CR V clock was not working and SHAZAM! identical problem. Fixed it right up. Thanks good observation and write up.

  249. CanadianGal said
    Dec 21st, 2014 @ 7:41pm

    I was driving around without a clock for about a year before I decided to Google for a fix, which thankfully led me to your blog. Your instructions were perfect and easy to follow. It took less than 20 minutes to remove, solder and install! Thanks for posting the info!

  250. Arif said
    Dec 31st, 2014 @ 5:32am

    Here what I did to fix:

    Replaced zener diode (6.8B)
    Re-soldered all accessible registers. (2XR300 and R510).
    Re-soldered all 4 power supply pins.

    After fixing all, the clock started working for few seconds and then went off. I then bent the power plug socket and fixed the issue. I could have removed the 4-pin power connector and re-do re-soldering to permanently fixed the issue but now the clock is working fine, so don’t want to touch it. If it stops again, I will redo all the power pin soldering.

    Before doing any all of the above steps,I would suggest try to twist the power connector of clock to see if you see any numbers, if that works just re-solder 4-pins connector.

  251. ff said
    Jan 2nd, 2015 @ 2:07am

    Thank you;I had my square broken which i fixed it in 20 minutes

  252. skip said
    Jan 16th, 2015 @ 9:22am

    I have resoldered all connection as indicated but clock intermittently goes out and needs a wrap on the dashboard to bring it alive. What else can I try. Please advise. Thanks

  253. Khalid said
    Feb 28th, 2015 @ 3:04pm

    Dear Jaison, I got the same problem with my CRV 1998. Reading your instructions, I already removed the housing with vents inserting my old credit card underneath it. Now after finishing my job, next thing I will follow the soldering instruction. Confident that I will be successful.

    Thanks for your effortes and great help to serve the humanity with knowledge which save them hundereds of bucks.

    You should have the donate button, so people got benefitted could do it willingly.



  254. Roxane said
    Mar 8th, 2015 @ 2:31pm

    I have 98 CRV Honda, and my clock is dead for along time, however reading your post, you made it easy to fix. Thank you.