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Old 12-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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New to me 02 330ci, clock reads zero's

Just bought this car yesterday (first BMW) , can't set the clock. It reads zero's. I've read through some posts, but have not found anything specific.

The button for setting the clock works when you push it in to change outside temp between C and F. But in the clock display, it does nothing. When rotated either way or pushed.

My thinking so far is the switch is bad for rotating, but not pushing. Anything else? Is there a repair for the switch??

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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On the turn signal lever thing, you can push that thing in to get different readings: mpg, mph, temp, clock.

Set that to clock and try again.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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On the turn signal lever thing, you can push that thing in to get different readings: mpg, mph, temp, clock.

Set that to clock and try again.
Thanks for your response, but I'm referring to the clock set button not working to set the time when it's in the proper mode.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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Unplug the negative terminal of your battery for a while...maybe that'll reset something.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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I think you need to have the stereo set to display the clock as well as the cluster before you can set the time. Then you can change the stereo display back to what you want.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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There are bigger problems to worry about than this useless clock.
Check and replace cooling system
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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Start reading the owners manual, it's available online if you don't have one and it contains a wealth of information.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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There are bigger problems to worry about than this useless clock.
Check and replace cooling system
HAHA.


OP, I re-read your original post and I noticed I misread it! Maybe get a new turn thingy?

OR always leave your radio on, and never push it in clock position so problem dissapears =P
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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Rotate the other knob. That will set the clock. Hold the torque to make the time change faster.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #10
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HaHaHa, you guys are bit more livier than the Saabnet crew. I like it!

I've read the manual, that's how I learned how to set the clock. I've had both displays set to clock. Nothing.

It has 125K on the clock, I have PO invoices for water pump at 95K, but I don't know what kind of Pump. I was going to change it to zero things out, along with the oil, tranny, etc. What water pump is the pump to get for this car? Coolant? Auto tranny fluid of choice too.

TIA

PS: the switch I think is bad is the one on the instrument cluster, not the turn signal stalk.

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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HaHaHa, you guys are bit more livier than the Saabnet crew. I like it!

I've read the manual
, that's how I learned how to set the clock. I've had both displays set to clock. Nothing.

It has 125K on the clock, I have PO invoices for water pump at 95K, but I don't know what kind of Pump. I was going to change it to zero things out, along with the oil, tranny, etc. What water pump is the pump to get for this car? Coolant? Auto tranny fluid of choice too.

TIA

PS: the switch I think is bad is the one on the instrument cluster, not the turn signal stalk.
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I've read the manual
HOLY **** GENIUS

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