E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-01-2002, 08:56 AM   #1
yusteven
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 2
My Ride: 323i 4dr
Question How do you set the time clock on E46?

Just bought a used 2000 323i 4dr (built in 7/99). Did not come with any user manuals.

Can anyone tell me how do you set the clock on the instrument panel? Tried twisting the right knob on the console as per instructions in the downloadable manual, but it doesn't work.

Also can anyone tell me how to set up a clock for the Business CD/Radio? I would like to see the time on the climate control panel or the radio display, but I don't have the Radio users manual to figure out how to do it.

Appreciate your help.
yusteven is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 05-01-2002, 09:01 AM   #2
bender
hammer talks like this
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Houston
Posts: 4,293
My Ride: 2006 Honda insight
Send a message via AIM to bender
try twisting the right knob, you might have told hold and twist for a few seconds...
bender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 09:01 AM   #3
B
OG Moderator Extraordinaire
 
B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 5,619
My Ride: 325iX-M3-525iT-M5
Send a message via AIM to B
Quote:
Originally posted by bender
try twisting the right knob, you might have told hold and twist for a few seconds...
yup Bender is right...
__________________
B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 09:03 AM   #4
mmtr 328i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: KS
Posts: 181
My Ride: 328I,07Expy
You need to have the Key in position 1 or 2. (this is the key turned so the accessories are on but the car is not running) Then change the display on the dash so you see the clock. Now you should be able to adjust the clock with the turn knobs on the dash. This will also set the time on Radio they are the same time.
__________________
<img src=http://www.bhrscpas.com/troy/cars.jpg border=0 alt= />
mmtr 328i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
kmontesinos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Amarillo
Posts: 1
My Ride: BMW 325i
I can not make this work on my 2000 325i. I have followed the instructions on a couple of posts. but, the clock just has those little marks and will not go to the time. The other thing that happened about the same time is that the buttons on my keyless entry will not work or reprogram and the door chime sounds like the key is in the ignition whether it is or not. The key works in the door and the ignition, but not the buttons. Can anyone help me with this?

ps I have previously reset my keyless entry succcessfully.
kmontesinos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
///Mostarac
Registered User
 
///Mostarac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bosnia-Hercegovina, New Jersey
Posts: 4,952
My Ride: SiennaE46 & Cbr600rr
/thread
__________________
PARTING OUT MY CAR!!!!!! CLICK HERE
Eurowerkz | East Coast
-Benny
///Mostarac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #7
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,666
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmontesinos View Post
I can not make this work on my 2000 325i. I have followed the instructions on a couple of posts. but, the clock just has those little marks and will not go to the time. The other thing that happened about the same time is that the buttons on my keyless entry will not work or reprogram and the door chime sounds like the key is in the ignition whether it is or not. The key works in the door and the ignition, but not the buttons. Can anyone help me with this?

ps I have previously reset my keyless entry succcessfully.
Start by getting a new battery for your keyfob at dealer...yours should be old enough to allow that.

That may be why you can't set the clock too. Might just be you read the wrong posts.

Get clock to show by clicking turn signal end...then turn right dial on cluster and hold until clock starts to move. Hold it, it goes fast...when close, adjust in small bursts and you'll get to the right time.
__________________


dmax on the radio--answering all your car questions as best I can!
watsonnwatson.com every Wednesday at 9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 Click "Watch and Chat"
Please 'friend' me!
https://www.facebook.com/DMaxstandup
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 12:07 AM   #8
Stickbuilder
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Nashville TN/Central FL.
Posts: 1,295
My Ride: Touring, and others
If yours has the 99 model radio, it may not have the clock function.
__________________
[/SIGPIC]I'm fluent in 3 languages:

English
Sarcasm
Profanity
Stickbuilder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 01:02 AM   #9
scottjoh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 1,905
My Ride: '99 323i & '02 540i
Quote:
Originally Posted by yusteven View Post
Just bought a used 2000 323i 4dr (built in 7/99). Did not come with any user manuals.

Also can anyone tell me how to set up a clock for the Business CD/Radio? I would like to see the time on the climate control panel or the radio display, but I don't have the Radio users manual to figure out how to do it.
On your cars model year ('00) the time is only available on the instrument cluster. Not on the radio and definately not on the climate control display.
scottjoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 01:05 AM   #10
sherif65
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kuwait
Posts: 6
My Ride: 2006 BMW 318i Cabrio
I have the same problem and my car is 2006 Model..This is my first BMW and i am lost
__________________
sherif65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 08:11 AM   #11
Stickbuilder
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Nashville TN/Central FL.
Posts: 1,295
My Ride: Touring, and others
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherif65 View Post
I have the same problem and my car is 2006 Model..This is my first BMW and i am lost
Do you not have the owner's manual? It is covered in detail there.
__________________
[/SIGPIC]I'm fluent in 3 languages:

English
Sarcasm
Profanity
Stickbuilder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 08:15 AM   #12
Stickbuilder
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Nashville TN/Central FL.
Posts: 1,295
My Ride: Touring, and others
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottjoh View Post
On your cars model year ('00) the time is only available on the instrument cluster. Not on the radio and definately not on the climate control display.
That depends on the build date. My 2000 323i Touring did come with the On Board Computer, and does have the Business CD that has the clock in addition to the clock in the IP. My build date was March 2000. There are a lot of 2001 features that mine has that are not normally seen on the 2000 models. There were lots of bridge models sold in the U.S.
__________________
[/SIGPIC]I'm fluent in 3 languages:

English
Sarcasm
Profanity
Stickbuilder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #13
peytonracer4
OEM ///Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 6,170
My Ride: '00 328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottjoh View Post
On your cars model year ('00) the time is only available on the instrument cluster. Not on the radio and definately not on the climate control display.
this isn't true. i have a 2000 328i and the time is displayed on both the radio and instrument cluster. i have the original head unit also. not the updated one.

the only way you can reset the time by turning the dial is when both the instrument cluster and the radio are displaying the time at the same time.
pun?
__________________
choose to click or forever hold your peace ;)
peytonracer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #14
N89
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,342
My Ride: 330Ci
Your knob might be broken.
N89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #15
danny330ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 20
My Ride: 2001 330ci
On my 2001 330ci I click the button on the signal switch till it reads the time, then on the cluster there is a black knob, turn it to the left and right to adjust.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2491.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	159.7 KB
ID:	394385  
__________________
2001 330ci | Dinan C.A.I.| Dinan throttle body | Dinan exhaust | H&R springs | Stage 3 Software | Headers l angel eyes | L.E.D. tail lights | BBS l UUC short shift l
danny330ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 12:57 PM   #16
xxarmoxx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 92
My Ride: 2005 BMW 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by bender View Post
try twisting the right knob, you might have told hold and twist for a few seconds...
What happens if you twist the left knob on the instrument cluster?
__________________
2005 325i 45k miles.

xxarmoxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #17
TopazBlu02
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 349
My Ride: 330CI
Yeah when I bought my car last summer I refused to have to refer to the manual to change the clock. After several attempts in the first few weeks I finally conceeded and referred to the manual. I don't think anyone has ever figured out how to change the clock w/o being told how to or referring to the manual.
TopazBlu02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 03:05 PM   #18
bostonsc4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 516
My Ride: BMW 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxarmoxx View Post
What happens if you twist the left knob on the instrument cluster?
If you twist the left knob, you pretty much just come really close to breaking it. It has no twist function but it serves the purpose of resetting your trip mileage.
__________________
bostonsc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 03:12 PM   #19
SalM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Long Island,NY
Posts: 6,455
My Ride: Shhh
Thread revival much?
__________________


SalMPhotography
SalM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 04:08 PM   #20
NOVAbimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 12,073
My Ride: 14 Impala FXST M796
Crush your car up into a million pieces, then arrange it in the shape of a sundial in your driveway. Stand straight up in the middle and face north. Watch for your shadow. While you're there, you can read this great novel that came with your car. It's a Spanish novel about a man named Manuel.
__________________
NOVAbimmer is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use