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Offline spacedmonkeys

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Loving the car and the drive home from picking it up (Mazda 3, 2009, 2.2 diesel 185).

I usually rely on the car clock for arriving at work, see if I'm on time/late etc...

However I've read the manual, played with all the settings, and can't seem to set the time. Am I being incredibly thick/missing something obvious?

The only place I can see any sort of clock or time is in the top right of the built in satnav. There doesn't appear to be one on the radio display or on the actual dashboard?

The dashboard/centre console has a "H:M:12/24hr" set of buttons, which just beep if i press them or hold them down, they don't adjust any clock (that I can see).

Is there some other clock/time that I'm missing? Is the one in the satnav the only one?

And if so how do I set the time on it? it currently just displays "--:--".

I looked in the settings for the satnav, and there's a time zone setting. There's also a "automatic adjust time" option which is greyed out.

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Re: Just got Mazda3 - can't figure out how to set the clock/time??!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 06:17:36 PM »
On mine those buttons do it? I don't have Nav though. The screen to the right of the climate display has the clock on it.

On mine it's literally just a short press of the button = 1 minute or hour and holding cycles it.

On nav equipped cars it's apparently hidden in the settings/calibration.

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Re: Just got Mazda3 - can't figure out how to set the clock/time??!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 08:44:06 AM »
Well, been messing about with this since Saturday and it seems like it just doesn't want to work.

The satnav screen is supposedly where the time is shown.

All it shows for me is "--:--"

According to the manual the time is not shown when no gps signal is being received. But the satnav itself is working fine so it must be getting gps.

No idea what's up with it but it's annoying.

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Re: Just got Mazda3 - can't figure out how to set the clock/time??!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 10:56:52 AM »
On mine, in the settings menu, the clock tab gives you two options. To set the time manually or to synchronise with the GPS. does yours?

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Re: Just got Mazda3 - can't figure out how to set the clock/time??!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 11:37:01 AM »
hmm no option for "clock"..

This is the same system that is in mine:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K30ZsLhRbM

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Re: Just got Mazda3 - can't figure out how to set the clock/time??!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 12:52:15 PM »
No, not the same, sorry.

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Actually, I think I figured it out, the satnav ISN'T getting a GPS signal. Despite it "tracking" where I am... (I think the software knows my location and uses the internal software rather than GPS position to work out where I'm moving).

So I guess next question I'll go searching for is how to replace/repair the GPS receiver.

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