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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-01-2005, 05:43 PM
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Does your clock lose a minute a day (adjusted)?

Does your BMW digital clock require adjustment?
Mine seems to lose a minute a day.
I'd like to "adjust" this clock to speed it up ...

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Old 04-01-2005, 08:08 PM
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Mine seems to keep perfect time.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:17 AM
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Mine is about five minutse slow each time I check.

More important from your picuture, how did you get 60 hertz 120 volts in your Beemer?

Is that a BMW option (what is the part nmber)?
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:09 PM
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Mine is about five minutse slow each time I check.

More important from your picuture, how did you get 60 hertz 120 volts in your Beemer?

Is that a BMW option (what is the part nmber)?
That is a plug in converter, pobably about 70Watts worth of power or less, you can find those at discount stores such as Target, and in increasing sizes of power available.


You have to be able to run those PS2's in your SUV now a days, so that is why you are seeing them everywhere.

Back on topic, my clock seems fine, have not noticed any real changes, and I notice things like that (especially 1 min per day)

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Old 04-03-2005, 03:19 PM
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Mine shows perfect time.

But your picture... That 120V plug. Be careful, it might make you change 3 car batteries in 2 years.
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:52 AM
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My clock is fine...'cept for the hour thing....
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:34 AM
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my clock was off by an hour this morning

i adjusted mine on sunday... it was an hour off too.
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:23 PM
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my clock was off by an hour this morning
Good timing.
But, I guess very few, if any, of you actually have this problem (which is good news for you).
When I find the answer, I'll let you know so others benefit from the effort.
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:50 PM
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For the benefit of the community, I found BMW SI 62 03 02 (914) titled "Clock shows incorrect time".
COMPLAINT:
"The clock gains or loses anything between a few seconds and a number of minutes each day, making it necessary to correct the time excessively frequently."
Not all models are affected; those which are afflicted are listed as being built between January 2002 & May 2002.

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Old 04-05-2005, 04:56 PM
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Nice find!
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:09 PM
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Nice find!
Thanks. I try to collect, understand, and sometimes ADD to the knowledge level of this community.
Being new to BMW, I thought this wording in the SI was interesting:
This defect code is not contained in the official Defect Code Catalogue but has been included in the system, thus enabling warranty claims to be processed.
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