alohart
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Re: Coding the i3

Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:45 pm

bwilson4web wrote:So I enabled the option under the vehicle settings and the BMW i3 'caught up.'

So now the question is, "Will the i3's clock periodically synchronize automatically with the GPS time so that it stays accurate?"
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Re: Coding the i3

Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:29 am

alohart wrote:
bwilson4web wrote:So I enabled the option under the vehicle settings and the BMW i3 'caught up.'

So now the question is, "Will the i3's clock periodically synchronize automatically with the GPS time so that it stays accurate?"

Well I bought the car in May 2016 and today is February 2019. The car clock was off by ~3 minutes. Ask me again in 3 years.

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Re: Coding the i3

Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:17 pm

bwilson4web wrote:Tonight I got the GPS, set the time, to work:
  1. Set the head unit to allow the option to be set.
  2. Set the body unit to allow the GPS to set the code.

For those interested in how to automatically set the car's clock via its GPS, the coding edits in my 2015 BEV were:

1. HU_NBT module > 3000 > SETTINGS_TIME_AUTOMATIC > set to navigation
2. BKOMBI module > 3000 > GPS_UHR > set to active

In some older U.S. i3s, the auto-clock setting is active from the factory, but it's inactive in others, requiring drivers to manually change the car's time in spring and autumn. Unlike the 2015, the auto-clock setting was active in my 2018 BEV.

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