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Old 31st December 2019, 22:01   #811
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Guess I hit a road block with this DIY.
Try with 9v battery, I don't think it would work with 3v battery.
First, crimp four connectors and make the wiring harness with different colour wires then you can check using a 9v or 12 battery.

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Old 26th January 2020, 17:08   #812
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So finally I was able to complete the dash-clock install! What better way to spend the sunday than a DIY job!
It was a long time coming, just wasn't able to manage time earlier due to work or personal commitments.

Huge shout out to @varun560061 for listing out all those finer details, it was really helpful.

While Varun has pretty much mentioned all requisite details in earlier posts, for folks planning to attempt this, following pointers may come in handy; this is just based on my experience

1. Please be patient with pulling/prying out the stereo center console. Thats because you dont want to risk breaking the clips or scratching the dashboard. Dashboard pry tools are a must have to attempt this job as a DIY.
2. Once the center console comes out, and after disconnecting all the ports, separate the stereo/AC control panel from the outer trim, held together with cross-head screws at the back of the panel, and store it away safely, to avoid unwanted scratches/damages. Do not undo, all the screws that you see at the back as a set (pair I believe) attaches the AC controls to the piece which houses the stereo display. These two together make up one center unit which then attaches to the outer trim (having the AC vents) via 6 cross head screws. All this feeds into the next step which is the most trickiest, in this whole DIY.
3. The AC vents (both vents being one single unit), have to be separated from this outer trim piece, to access the plastic dummy, where the clock will actually sit. This was the trickiest and most time taking for me - BE VERY CAREFUL while separating the vents as the whole thing is held together with self locking clips which are very delicate! Thankfully, they're flexible enough, which allows the locking tabs to be opened using nose pliers, pry tools or flat head screw driver. Once the vents come off, its easy to pull the dummy out and mount the clock in its place, as the clock has the same self-lock tabs as the dummy piece.
4. While it is best to use different color wires for making the wiring harness, in case if you dont get your hands on them, then make sure to label both ends of the wires (clock ports side and the fuse tap side) appropriately, saves a lot of effort during final connections. A meter length for each of the 4 clock ports would suffice, for the wiring.
5. You may have to losen the bottom panel (below the steering wheel), for routing of the wires. Keep zip ties handy, for both securing the wires and also for possibly tying a layer of foam/bubble wrap around the wires, so that they don't rattle against the steering column panel.
6. For the ports to be tapped for supply, I went with all 10A ones only. While there are enough 5A ones on the fuse box, I wasnt sure which all were the 'always on' types. And I wasn't really keen on using the Int Lamp (5A) one, with the rest using 10A.
Also, bear in mind that the fuse taps occupy bigger space on the box (than the fuses), so one can't use the fuse ports, for tapping, immediately adjacent to the already tapped ports.

So I used the following port and taps:
* Clock Positive -> 10A Fuel Flap
* Clock Back Light -> 10A Park LH
* Clock switched positive -> 10A Fog H/L

Didn't click too many pics, adding few which may be helpful.
I love the white back-light on the clock, when the cabin's dark - wonder why Tata removed such an elegant touch from the Storme (refreshed versions). Btw, the clock has a bit of quirk as well - makes a faintly audible sound (khrakk) everytime the minute hand moves!

Thanks for reading!!
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Hello friends

The wise chaps at Tata removed the really nice dash analog clock sometime before I got my V400.

The headunit has a little digital time display, but it is rather away from driving line of sight and hence not safe to check time.

Am looking to fix a clock on the dash, preferably analog and backlit.
And while at it, if there can be a nice set that comes with Thermometer & Compass, it will be super.

I have scoured amazon, but nothing looks good there. Any suggestions or help please?

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Default Re: Need for Storme - Dash Clock +

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offic...ml#post4570693 (Tata Safari Storme Varicor 400 : Official Review) onwards for the OEM clock fitment. An excellent DIY thread.

If you want to purchase from Aliexpress there's a whole lot of options.

#Aliexpress Rs. 168.63 48%OFF | Mini Car Automobile Digital Clock Auto Watch Automotive Thermometer Hygrometer Decoration Ornament Clock In Car Accessories
https://a.aliexpress.com/_dYPl3L9 is one example

Mods please merge the thread with the Storme one

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Old 11th March 2020, 12:36   #815
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Thank you sir for the link, I have read that thread and chased KHT motors to get me that clock to buy.
They haven't been able to procure it for me and also tell me that the wiring harness is no longer available.
That's why looking for aftermarket options.

Thanks again, am sure you meant well.

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Thank you sir for the link, I have read that thread and chased KHT motors to get me that clock to buy.
They haven't been able to procure it for me and also tell me that the wiring harness is no longer available.
That's why looking for aftermarket options.

Thanks again, am sure you meant well.

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The clock is still available in bodomo. I don't think you will get this from TASS. The below link is your best bet.

https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-anal...titan-6617486/

For connecting, you will need to go the DIY route since TASS technicians are ultra high profile engineers who will not show any interest in things like this.
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The clock is still available in bodomo. I don't think you will get this from TASS. The below link is your best bet.

https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-anal...titan-6617486/

For connecting, you will need to go the DIY route since TASS technicians are ultra high profile engineers who will not show any interest in things like this.
Buying is the simpler part na, installation is a challenge esp. given I'll have to make the wiring too :(
Let me look around for a simple dash clock that I can simply paste on there.

Thanks for the link - I was looking with search words like "safari clock", "storme clock", "tata clock" etc, and wasn't getting any hits.

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Buying is the simpler part na, installation is a challenge esp. given I'll have to make the wiring too :(
Let me look around for a simple dash clock that I can simply paste on there.

Thanks for the link - I was looking with search words like "safari clock", "storme clock", "tata clock" etc, and wasn't getting any hits.

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If you are really keen on a clock, you can opt for this one. Looks quite nice and gels in with the dashboard too. Here's the link:

https://www.amazon.in/CarFrill-Dashb...4011467&sr=8-6

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If you are really keen on a clock, you can opt for this one. Looks quite nice and gels in with the dashboard too.
Have you fitted this to your Storme? Please post a pic with the clock fitted.
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