Originally Posted by Ford Prefect
2004 Chevy Optra (aka Forenza)
My digital clock works, but loses about 5-minutes per day.
Is there a fix for this?
First of all, I like the user name!
Electric clocks depend on an internal oscillator that keeps it's frequency based on a number of factors including component quality, ambient temperature and the input voltage to the device.
Of those three, you might be able to deal with the input voltage by checking to see if your battery is about to fail. Other signs of battery failure are dim lighting and hard starting on a cold day.
If you have a good battery, then the other two factors come into play. I mentioned ambient temperature only because it let me present three choices.
That leaves component quality...
"Component quality" means it is time to replace the clock because it is pointless to try to fix (or have fixed) a 13-year-old electronic device that was not designed for serviceability...
Time to get a new clock (at a salvage yard?), a wristwatch or a new car...
Oh, and thanks for the Towel tip!