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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-01-2005, 05:49 PM
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Can't see clock

Is there a way to adjust the contrast on my OBC clock? I know the time in there because if I squint and tile my head at the right angle close enough I can see the numbers (depending on the incoming light). I can set the time and date, but can't normally see it. Thanks, James
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:30 AM
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Is there a way to adjust the contrast on my OBC clock? I know the time in there because if I squint and tile my head at the right angle close enough I can see the numbers (depending on the incoming light). I can set the time and date, but can't normally see it. Thanks, James

Are you wearing polarized sunglasses? The display is set on a 45 degree angle to the lines in the sunglasses... If you tilt your head 45 degrees to one side, you can see it fine, but if you tilt the other way, it will disappear completely..

If you aren't wearing sunglasses.. disregard..lol.
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:17 PM
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Thumbs up Replace the bulbs

I just had my 97 328is in to DINAN for some work and they replaced the bulbs for me, no charge other than the bulbs. Once they did that, the clock works lika a charm even with the polirized glasses on
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:19 AM
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Just go to your local bmw dealship, and buy the bulbs, they are very cheap, and very easy to replace. I think I paid $5.00 for four new bulbs, and that is enough to replace all the bulbs in the OBC
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:31 PM
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Bulbs? Wow, I thought it was digital and I would have to replace the OBC.
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