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The digital clock, an integrated part of the CD player, radio, cassette player in my 03 Toyota Matrix XR, loses time if the car sits idle for several days in a row. Naturally this occurred several months after my warranty expired. A new unit from Toyota is $455 plus $45 installation. Any idea *why* the clock is doing this? I'm still using the same battery that came with the car and the unit runs off the battery. Is this an indication that battery is losing "juice?" Thanks, Barbara

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Barbara, Something is wrong inside the radio unfortunately. I did find a service bulletin, but you're right, it's not applicable now that you're out of warranty. I would still talk to the service manager and see what they can do for you since you are so close to the warranty time. The TSB, Technical service bulletin, # is AU002-03 It came out in June 03. It talks about replacing the radio because of clock problems. Hope this helps. Lori

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