I just got my 87 a month ago, just noticed tonight that when everything is off, the time still shows. Isn't the clock supposed to shut off with the car?

Asked by Jul 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM about the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Question type: General

I'm concerned about the clock running the battery down, as I don't drive the car every day.  I didn't notice until today that it is not off.   

7 Answers

12,005

Do you mean the time is counting or the light is on on the display? I'm guessing you mean the segmented display on a digital clock. If thats the case you dont have to worry. If you have a good battery and charging system you should be able to go for a very long time without the car running and the clock ticking....

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Yes, it is the digital display showing the time. Is it supposed to be on when the car isn't running? Thanks for the info. I appreciate it!

915

yes, that should be on no problem....u can hook up a multi-meter to ur battery and it should show that ur car is running no more than 500 miliamps while the car is off...on ur 87 it should be less, 500 is just the max u should worry about before it'll unsafley draw from ur battery and start having it die on u

915

if u do plan on doing that to check http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/repair/how-to-stop-car-battery-drains

3,055

it uses very little power to run the clock ,not enough to drain the battery.

445

WHY DOES THE VETTE EVEN HAVE A CLOCK?

11,355

Denis, Vettes have clocks because some of us are married. The clocks do not use enough of the battery to even worry about it. If it went off every time you shut off the car, you'd have to reset it every time you started it up.

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