Why does power to my clock just stop when the engine is off?

Asked by Dec 12, 2014 at 06:42 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Golf

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My clock in my 2002 Golf resets to 12:00 while the engine is off and I am parked. Like it
would with a dead battery - and battery is just fine. Some disconnect???

2 Answers

10,740

Do you mean the clock that's on the Radio? I'll assume you had the car car a while, so you did not work on anything lately. The clock is on the same circuit as the memory for your preset stations... if you lose the clock then you should lose your presets too. The radio has 2 power supplies .... one is on all the time and the other is only on when the key is on. The always on may have blown a fuse ... if your presets are gone to then that's the cause

10,845

sorry tom but vw's and audis have the clock built into the dash cluster. If you have power failure to the clock you most likely have a cluster issue. Take your car to a certified vw or audi specialist one with the proper electronic diagnostic tools and have them do a check on your cluster they will find whatever is wrong there for you.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Golf Experts

  • #1
    Jon Kempson
    Reputation
    280
  • #2
    LouB
    Reputation
    180
  • #3
    TransAm77
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen GTI
143 Great Deals out of 7,051 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volkswagen Jetta
673 Great Deals out of 37,212 listings starting at $760
Used Volkswagen Passat
480 Great Deals out of 24,609 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
734 Great Deals out of 65,147 listings starting at $1,350
Used BMW 3 Series
1,091 Great Deals out of 33,844 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Beetle
197 Great Deals out of 8,614 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Impreza
245 Great Deals out of 22,677 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
791 Great Deals out of 57,528 listings starting at $1,900
Used Audi A3
116 Great Deals out of 5,728 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
2,404 listings starting at $14,877
2016 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 251 listings starting at $10,395
2015 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 951 listings starting at $9,991
2014 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $7,595
2013 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 111 listings starting at $6,550

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.