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2002 Sunfire: time I START..START MY CAR..MY TRUNK..little burnt

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2002 Sunfire My clock keeps resetting to 12.00 every time I START MY CAR AnD MY TRUNK has open by it self a couple of times and the wire leading to it is a little burnt .
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ted G. replied 8 years ago.

First you need to check along that burnt wire for a chafe or rub through that may be causing it to short. Also check for corrosion at the plug, which can cause resistance and heat. Tape up or repair and damage you find to that wire first. Then you need to check for a blown fuse, likely labelled CLOCK or MEM that most likely blew causing a loss of power to the clock. Don't replace the fuse without finding the short or you could do some pretty expensive damage.

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