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I am a Korean living in US to study Automotive Technology.
Also, I am a member of the Sorento Club in Korea.

This problem was corrected at long time before. However, I just
wonder whether still there are our members suffered from this issue or not.

This issue is caused by the cold soldering.

Open the clock and re-solder the power circuit. That's it.

It's a really easy job.

If anyone wants to know how to remove the clock from the panel,
I will send you a pdf file explaining the procedure.

Thanks and sorry for poor english writing.

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1. Take off the clock as mentioned in the PDF file.
2. Melt all soldered spots and Re-solder them with new lead.

Here's a procedure about 'How to solder'.
How to Solder

Thank you and good luck.
 

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Funny ...I JUST Picked up my 2005 Sorento after having the dealer look at some dash lights (and determining after 49900 miles and 2 months out of warranty that it's the $600 Control Board) that the clock is now not working correctly. Keeping incorrect time. Resetting to random times etc. The dealer now says that's because my Battery isn't holding a strong charge and I need a new battery? Is the clock that powerful that the car can start but can't keep time??
 

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I am a second owner of mine. The previous owner replaced that clock twice under warranty. But, the clock still worked intermittently when I bought it. I found a good information that could solve this problem from a korean-sorento club and I fixed it.
 

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I second that. I was trying to decide whether I should risk having the dealer replace it and screwing something up while they were in there or just putting electrical tape over it. I will definitely give this a shot. Yet another reason to justify my purchase of the fancy soldering iron i bought a few years back.
 

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I am a Korean living in US to study Automotive Technology.
Also, I am a member of the Sorento Club in Korea.

This problem was corrected at long time before. However, I just
wonder whether still there are our members suffered from this issue or not.

This issue is caused by the cold soldering.

Open the clock and re-solder the power circuit. That's it.

It's a really easy job.

If anyone wants to know how to remove the clock from the panel,
I will send you a pdf file explaining the procedure.

Thanks and sorry for poor english writing.

-----------------------------------------------------------

1. Take off the clock as mentioned in the PDF file.
2. Melt all soldered spots and Re-solder them with new lead.

Here's a procedure about 'How to solder'.
How to Solder

Thank you and good luck.
Hi, I live in Canada and the clock on my Sorento 2004 just stopped working while on vacation on the Trans Labrador Highway. I thought that it was due to vibration but I will give this a try at the first chance. Thanks for the info.

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I second that. I was trying to decide whether I should risk having the dealer replace it and screwing something up while they were in there or just putting electrical tape over it. I will definitely give this a shot. Yet another reason to justify my purchase of the fancy soldering iron i bought a few years back.
If you do it and it works well. And not a hassle for you. Then make extra money and be a COTTAGE INDUSTRY for KIA sorento owners! lol Have us send you the clock and you fix $$$$ and send back! Cut the dealer out. An only deal with owners. ;)


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