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Old 04-29-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Setting the time on radio

How do I set the time on my radio, 325i 03 business radio

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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turn knob on gauge cluster when the time is displayed on it
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Pg 74 in the manual for the 03. With ignition key in position 1 or higher, and the time displeyed in the instrument cluster
To set ahead..Turn the Right button to the Right
to set back..Turn the right button to the Left
The longer you hold it the faster it goes
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
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And, if you are not accustomed to it, you will need to use a bit more "twist" than what you'd expect for a tiny spindly knob.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #6
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here you go heres a great video that'll show you exactly what to do and if cant figure it out still idk what to tell you
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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And, if you are not accustomed to it, you will need to use a bit more "twist" than what you'd expect for a tiny spindly knob.
just be careful not to twist it too hard. you can break the insides of cluster where the "spindly" knob touches to adjust time. then you have to search out the thread how to fix it
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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And, if you are not accustomed to it, you will need to use a bit more "twist" than what you'd expect for a tiny spindly knob.
Hmmm. I've read this in my manual and keep trying, like since we went off Daylight Savings. Pretty sure I'm doing it right, but it has never done anything. Harder, huh? I'm worried about that recommendation, but hey, what's the worst that could happen . . .

Oh wait. I just read CleanerBeamer's post. The only place I look for the clock is on the radio. Do I have to have the dash computer (which I never use or switch modes on) displaying the clock to use the knob to set the time shown on the radio? That doesn't make very good sense, and it's not accurately described in the car's manual, if true.

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Old 04-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #9
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I had to do mine so hard I was convinced that it would break... Just don't twist too hard and I'm not going to set mine until all the jobs I want to do are done.
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Hmmm. I've read this in my manual and keep trying, like since we went off Daylight Savings. Pretty sure I'm doing it right, but it has never done anything. Harder, huh? I'm worried about that recommendation, but hey, what's the worst that could happen . . .

Oh wait. I just read CleanerBeamer's post. The only place I look for the clock is on the radio. Do I have to have the dash computer (which I never use or switch modes on) displaying the clock to use the knob to set the time shown on the radio? That doesn't make very good sense, and it's not accurately described in the car's manual, if true.
The dash set to clock is how you change the clock on the radio. they are connected. it doesn't need the radio set to clock to set it, it will work together from what I remember.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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As everyone stated. Put the dash to display the time, then twist the knob on the right of the cluster. Done. Not that hard.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #12
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How do I set the time on my radio, 325i 03 business radio

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I did read my owner's manual, as I said. I do not believe it says anywhere that the clock on the radio is connected to the clock on the dash. I have the dash display set to temperature because it's more important where I live, and I just don't mess with such stuff much. I have been trying to follow the instructions, but had no reason to believe I need to select the clock on the dash. The manual's writers, apparently, assumed that I would be looking at the dash clock and therefore would not need to have the connection pointed out.
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I did read my owner's manual, as I said. I do not believe it says anywhere that the clock on the radio is connected to the clock on the dash. I have the dash display set to temperature because it's more important where I live, and I just don't mess with such stuff much. I have been trying to follow the instructions, but had no reason to believe I need to select the clock on the dash. The manual's writers, apparently, assumed that I would be looking at the dash clock and therefore would not need to have the connection pointed out.
I wasn't replying to you, but that's what you need to do. Bring up the clock on the dash and turn the knob to set it. The dash and radio clock are tied together.
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I did read my owner's manual, as I said. I do not believe it says anywhere that the clock on the radio is connected to the clock on the dash.
Why would they be disconnected? There electronic?
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