In E30_at_yahoogroups.com, Gareth Williams <ghw2002tii_at_g...> wrote:
> Could anyone point me in the direction of instructions for setting
> OBC time/date/units on my 325e? I've looked at a number of sites
That's the more entertaining Porridgehead version. :-)
The boring version is push the AVG MPG button, now push the little=20
recessed button on the bottom right with a paper clip or something=20
small enough to get it in there. Cycle thru until you get MPG, this=20
will set your temp to F and your consumption readings to miles/gallon.
Now push the TIME/DATE button and to set it use the little recessed=20
button again and the 1000 100 10 buttons to set the time. Push it=20
again and now set the date. Fairly straight forward.
>Could anyone point me in the direction of instructions for setting the
>OBC time/date/units on my 325e? I've looked at a number of sites and
If the power supply has been disconnected, then the OBC resets to German and
metric units. To set it to the appropriate units of measurement, press AVG
MPH. Then, using a ballpoint pen, press the changeover contact button once
(the little button located on the lower right corner). Press AVG MPH once
more for American units, twice for Imperial (M/G), and thrice for metric
(L/100). Press the changeover contact button again to set.
Tells both the time and date. If the display is showing incorrect units
(e.g. 24 hour clock or reads "UHR"), read the paragraph above to set it. To
set the time, press the changeover contact and use the 1000/100 buttons to
set the hour and the 10/1 buttons to correct the minutes. Press the changeover
contact button again to set. A dot will appear between the hours and minutes
to indicate that the clock is running. To set the date, press HR-DATE again
and repeat the process. The OBC does not take leap years or daylight savings
Displays the current average speed. Press SET-RES anytime to reset the calc
Works as a speed limit warning. To set, press M MPH once, then using the
100/10/1 buttons, enter the maximum speed you desire, then press M MPH again
to set. If the entered speed limit is exceeded, then the LED will flash and
the door gong will sound as a warning. To cancel the feature, press M MPH
so the red light is no longer illuminated.
Displays the current average fuel consumption. Press SET-RES anytime to reset
Displays the estimated distance until the fuel tank is empty. When the range
e falls below 9 miles (13 km), it will flash to alert the driver to refuel
the vehicle. A "+" sign before the display means there is a greater range
than indicated as a result of overfilling the gas tank. The OBC does not
calculate the addition of fuel unless at least 1.3 US gallons (5 liters) of
fuel is added.
Works as a stopwatch to measure times during travel, standstill, and parking.
The display shows the running time or the time at which the timer was last
stopped. Press SET-RES to start the timer and again to stop it. The maximum
time it can measure is 99 hours and 59 minutes.
Displays exterior temperature. If the temperature falls below 37 degrees F
(3 degrees C), the door gong sounds to alert the driver of possible icy road
conditions and the display will flash for 8 seconds. The gong will sound
again when the temperature rises above 43 degrees F (6 degrees C).
Works as a vehicle immobilizer for anti-theft protection. It requires the
entering of a code to start the car. If an improper code is entered (or none
at all) the starter motor will turn but the engine will not start. If three
incorrect codes are entered in succession, or if three attempts are made
to start the engine, the horn will sound for 30 seconds. The code must be
entered and set at ignition position 1.
To set the CODE feature for the first time, turn the ignition to 1 and press
CODE. Using the 1000/100/10/1 buttons, enter any number between 0000 and
9999. (If you make a mistake, turn the ignition to position 2 to cancel.)
REMEMBER THE NUMBER! Then turn the ignition to 0 to store the code and activate
the system. To start the car or to cancel the feature, turn the ignition
to either 1 or 2 and input the correct code. The feature will then be can
celled by starting the engine or by pressing SET-RES; if neither of the two
are done then the code will be retained in memory.
Used to reset AVG MPH and AVG MPG and to start/stop the stopwatch (TIMER).
If the CODE feature is used then the actual time will appear when the correct
code is entered and SET-RES is pressed.