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Old 02-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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Radio Clock Losing Time?

Has anyone else noticed that the clock in their E loses 2-3 minutes a month? Mine started running slow a minute or two every couple of months. Lately i have been losing up to six minutes a month. I don't really want to have the radio replaced under warranty since Honda installs reman units and not brand new ones.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:03 PM   #2
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Haven't noticed any problems but i'm usually late or cutting it close so i will keep an eye on my watch and radio clock and see.I do have a different stereo though,but i will monitor the clock.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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Maybe everything is just a little bit slower in Canada.
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Now that you mention it...I did notice that every so often my clock in the E seems to be behind for no apparent reason.

Given how long it takes for the time to change, I suspect it may lose power for the second or two that it takes to start the E.
It may sound stupid, but I figure that'd put me about 1-2 minutes off in a month which is about inline with the mysterious change in time.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:07 AM   #5
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Some how E=mc^2 explains this.

"Special relativity overthrows Newtonian notions of absolute space and time by stating that time and space are perceived differently in the sense that measurements of length and time intervals depend on the motion of the observer. It yields the equivalence of matter and energy, as expressed in the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2, where c is the speed of light in a vacuum. Special relativity agrees with Newtonian mechanics in their common realm of applicability, in experiments in which all velocities are small compared to the speed of light."

So lizzurd, someone is driving your E too fast when you're not around and it is actually aging slower than you are.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:08 AM   #6
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Some how E=mc^2 explains this.

So lizzurd, someone is driving your E too fast when you're not around and it is actually aging slower than you are.

Thats a very cruel thing to say to a man staring 40 in the eyes...:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:13 AM   #8
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Lizzurd, perhaps it has something to do with the cold & a dwindeling battery? I know sometimes on a super cold morning, by 10 year old beetle blanks out the clock as it starts....(battery is also 10 yrs old..) In warmer weather it does not do it...(I just bought it last october, so the battery will be replaced in spring) goosler.
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Lizzurd, perhaps it has something to do with the cold & a dwindeling battery? I know sometimes on a super cold morning, by 10 year old beetle blanks out the clock as it starts....(battery is also 10 yrs old..) In warmer weather it does not do it...(I just bought it last october, so the battery will be replaced in spring) goosler.

My battery is good. And it happens in summer months too. I never noticed it on my old or or my wifes Civic. Could be that i didn't pay attention to it until recently.


The clock stopping when the car is start is starting to make sense.
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It's definitely is not due to cold temperatures or a weak battery.

I have a battery rated well over the stock model that is less than a year old.
Plus it's in a warm garage in the morning and it's usually above 60 when I come home from work.

Although, since my son turned three, I'm starting to think the aging thing may have some merit.
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