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Old 04-10-2017, 01:50 PM   #1
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Can't adjust radio (main) clock setting

After the recent daylight savings time change, I have been unable to adjust my clock. Usually you press the dash knob next to the tach until the time shows up at the bottom of the speedometer/ tach cluster....then you can turn the same knob until the time is corrected, and that changes the time on the master clock in the radio. But, for some reason, when I push the knob next to the tach, it cycles between Fahrenheit and Celsius, but won't show the time...and I believe it also used to show MPG. It now only will cycle the two temperature options. It isn't a big deal...I can live with it....but it is frustrating that I can no longer have the right time in my car. For the next 5 months (unless I figure out how to change it) my clock will be an hour off. Grrr....

Any suggestions from the much smarter BMW folks out there?

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Old 04-10-2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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Check the fuses in the glove box... mine was doing the same thing and replaced a fuse and was good as new.
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:05 PM   #3
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I will give that a try! Thanks!
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:07 PM   #4
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I will give that a try! Thanks!
Hope it's the same as mine was... good luck...!!!
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:12 PM   #5
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use the BC button on left stalk (and then the button by the tach).

perhaps your button prongs/tabs are broken? people break the tabs built into the button. if so Search "paper clip fix".
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:17 PM   #6
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If that button you are pressing is cycling between degrees and farenheit, then it means that your temperature is being displayed at the bottom of instrument cluster. You now have to select for the time to be displayed. For that, you got to press the BC button on the indicator stalk to choose to display the time, thereafter, you can turn the button next to the tach to adjust your time.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:34 PM   #7
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OK.....so now I feel just really stupid. But....the problem is solved thanks to you folks! THANK YOU!!
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Glad we helped, but what exactly was the solution? You know, for future reference.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:40 PM   #9
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Glad we helped, but what exactly was the solution? You know, for future reference.
$10 says he forgot to put the OBC to display the time
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Sicily....you win the $10. That's why I felt stupid. I've only had this car for 14.5 years....eventually, I'll figure out how it works. :-)

Thanks again....
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great, it was exactly what I posted.
Glad we were able to help.
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Sicily....you win the $10. That's why I felt stupid. I've only had this car for 14.5 years....eventually, I'll figure out how it works. :-)

Thanks again....
Ha! I know what you mean... once, I 'forgot' how to use the 'wipe-once' feature (you know, push down on the stalk) so I put it in rain-sensing and was wondering why the hell it wouldn't stop! Duh!
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