i use a 11mm socket for that little guy.
I don't have a socket set yet, but have been eyeing them enviously at Lowes... Is there a special kind that will allow the bolt to pass through? I don't think most sockets are deep enough.i use a 11mm socket for that little guy.[/b]
Good News!!Clock being reset is likely a different issue. My guess is that for some reason, the constant bat + connection to the unit is for some reason a switched (acc) supply. Either that, or there is something that is affecting its memory voltage on the board. Hard to say.
You can do the led swap after though. This fix is a proper fix, in that it corrects a bad factory solder joint. So everything on the board will be as stock when you make the fix. So you just do the led swap as normal.