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Old 04-12-2006, 07:24 PM
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Changing CLOCK TIME

I try to change the time because of day-light saving time. I put the key at position one and on the dashboard i press the clock icon and the clock in the radio still didn"t flash for me to allow me to change hour or minutes. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:30 PM
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The clock dispay to change the time is in the guage cluster. Once its set the radio display changes.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:05 PM
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from pg 47 of the 04 owners manual

Setting the time
As of ignition key position 1:
Hours
1. Hold button 2 pressed for a few seconds
until the hours are displayed and
the colon flashes
2. Press button 1 repeatedly until the
desired hour is set
Minutes
3. Press button 2 to change to the minute
display
4. Press button 1 repeatedly until the
desired minutes are set
5. Press button 2 to confirm the time.
The set time is transferred to the display of
the radio or displayed in the instrument
cluster.
Display mode
Ignition key in position 0 or removed:
Press button 1.
The time and display of the miles/kilometers
appear for a few seconds.

here's the English version

key on
push the button on the turn signal until the clock shows in the tach

hold button 2 (the one on the right between the tach and speedometer)in until the : on the clock flashes

press button 1, 1 time or until correct hour is displayed
press button 2
press button 2 again


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Old 04-13-2006, 06:44 AM
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That is what I am trying to tell you...i did that and the clock didn't flash....
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:19 AM
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That is what I am trying to tell you...i did that and the clock didn't flash....
it's not the clock in the radio (per your initial post) that flashes - it's the clock in the gauge cluster that will flash once you follow the instructions judybe83 described. nothing will happen to the clock display on the radio until after you change the time via the clock in the gauge cluster.
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:29 PM
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flashes - it's the clock in the gauge cluster ....NOTHING IS FLASHING at all

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Old 04-13-2006, 09:19 PM
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very strange we thought you were pushing the clock button on the radio

time for a warranty visit
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:25 PM
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I assume the original poster doesn't have a navigation display. You can set the time using the computer. Of course, you would think that the navigation display (knowing location) could update the "local" time appropriately.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:44 AM
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I did mine the other day and was wrongly looking at the time on the radio !! It is the time in the middle of the speed dial that will change if you keep the button pressed for a few seconds.
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:12 AM
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Hmmm

Just remember this is the owner that had problems closing the ashtray and turning on the rear window wiper. Setting the clock is way complicated compared to those two functions.
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from pg 47 of the 04 owners manual

Setting the time

here's the English version

key on
push the button on the turn signal until the clock shows in the tach

hold button 2 (the one on the right between the tach and speedometer)in until the : on the clock flashes

press button 1, 1 time or until correct hour is displayed
press button 2
press button 2 again


ab
Hi guys. I'm a bit stumped... My X3 is very basic and has a very bare-bones setup. I don't have any buttons on my steering wheel or on my turn signal. My user's manual is of no help to me here.

How do I change my clock time settings? Any suggestions? I don't have any faith that the BMW dealership in my are will be of any help either (apparently this is a rare set up?).

Thanks so much!
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:01 PM
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Its the buttons in between the tach and the speedo. There should be 2. Follow the instructions judy posted and it should work.
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:05 PM
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Thanks so much, I'll go to the garage and try it right now.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:24 PM
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Worked! Although I can't get it to stop saying A.M. even in the P.M... Thoughts?
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Have you tried setting the time forward 12 hours?
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No, but I will. Thanks!
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