Looking for small battery operated clock

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Phoenix
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It's probably just that I'm getting old, but it seems that I have to hunt to find/see the clock on the infotainment screen since it's in a different place depending on the menu.

I'm looking for a small battery operated 1 or 2 inch lighted clock to place somewhere. There's plenty out there but I think you need to hit a button to get the back light on so I'm looking for a battery operated one, maybe AAA instead of the more expensive button batteries. I know it's easy, but I really don't want to wire one up, though I'm sure the battery drain would be next to nothing.

Edit: Never mind. I found several that can plug in/or wired, that have battery backup to keep time, otherwise uses 12v lighter or can be wired (I'll use the add-a-circuit tap)
 
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Antoine

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If possible, let us know what you end up going with, how you set it up and if you're happy with it...Thanks!
 
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2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech
Years ago, shortly after I got my 2014 GT, I had trouble looking away from the road to see the clock too. My issue is that the numbers are red, the clock is down low and I am colorblind. So it was very hard to see it at a quick glance. At that time one of the members on this CX-5 board made custom instrument pods in various configurations for our vehicles. I chose one that built upon (actually replaced) the driver side defroster vent. I bought a 12 volt clock to fit the pod and wired it up. Display only comes on when vehicle is running and dims with dash lights at night. Perfect solution for me!

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Phoenix
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Amazon has several. Lighter plug (could hard wire) and battery back up to keep time when engine is off
 
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