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Old 04-25-2013, 02:21 PM
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Default Clock keeps mysteriously losing time?

So I like to set the clock in my truck ahead about 2-3 minutes (makes me think I'm late so I'll drive faster lol), this works great for about 2 days then one morning I'll wake up and somehow the clock is mysteriously a couple minutes behind. Anyone had the same issues with their system? Just wondering if it's the truck or am I just crazy and imagining myself setting the clock forward everyday?

I've also noticed that sometimes even the EVIC will be a minute or so faster than the 8.4. I'm confused...shouldn't they be on the same system?

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I believe the clock time is synced from GPS.
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I believe the clock time is synced from GPS.
^^^What monster said! Check your settings on the radio, if you have it set to sync with the GPS or not.
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^^^What monster said! Check your settings on the radio, if you have it set to sync with the GPS or not.
^^^^ Yes what Monster & Stump3r said....You should be able to disable it from syncing with GPS, but it is defaulted to sync.
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^^^^ Yes what Monster & Stump3r said....You should be able to disable it from syncing with GPS, but it is defaulted to sync.
Thanks a lot guys! However the only problem is I dont have the GPS option. I have 8.4a. Does it still sync up anyways? I went through the settings and looked for a way to stop it but my only options were to change the hours, minutes, and choose between 12hr and 24 hr display. Do you know of any other ways of stopping it from syncing up?
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Thanks a lot guys! However the only problem is I dont have the GPS option. I have 8.4a. Does it still sync up anyways? I went through the settings and looked for a way to stop it but my only options were to change the hours, minutes, and choose between 12hr and 24 hr display. Do you know of any other ways of stopping it from syncing up?
Hmmmm...I just checked mine and there's a box above hours, minutes and time format to sync time. If you have Sirius then it still connects to satellites, but if yours don't have that check box I don't know??
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I have this same issue! 8.4A (no nav, so no GPS).

I typically lose 1 minute for each 7-8 minutes of drive time. It's infuriating. I applied the latest update last night but no help. It did seem to make a difference with the temperature gauge though.

I think the issue is with the display, not the underlying clock. This morning I noticed it was stuck on 7:13 for about 5 minutes. When I went to set the clock the "set" buttons read "7" and "18". I hit the "+" button and the clock display updated.

My theory is the display is set to update on an "event". IOW, the clock changes time and sends an event to the display to move forward one minute. If the display is busy (we already know the head unit is doing a ton of stuff) it misses the event and doesn't move. Maybe the next few minutes it receives the "event" and moves forward. Then it misses another one, etc. Eventually, you're several minutes behind.

I also have issues with the compass being wrong - typically it's 90 or 180 degrees off and it usually changes when I turn but remains the same 90 or 180 degrees off. Because it changes, my suspicion is that it is also set to update via an "event" - like the mechanical compass turning 45 or 90 degrees. If the display misses an event it winds up off.

My other piece of anecdotal evidence is the issue with the temperature gauge being off. Before updating last night my gauge would frequently be wrong by a few degrees. It would rarely change. Today, it's changing frequently. I suspect they fixed an issue with detecting the temperature change "event" in the most recent update.

I'm hopeful this is the case is because this would indicate the clock and compass problems are a SW issue and are fixable - like the temperature gauge. My theory is just a theory, but next time you notice your clock is off and go to set it - pay attention to what the display on the "clock set" reads. Is it accurate?
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I have this same issue! 8.4A (no nav, so no GPS).

I typically lose 1 minute for each 7-8 minutes of drive time. It's infuriating. I applied the latest update last night but no help. It did seem to make a difference with the temperature gauge though.

I think the issue is with the display, not the underlying clock. This morning I noticed it was stuck on 7:13 for about 5 minutes. When I went to set the clock the "set" buttons read "7" and "18". I hit the "+" button and the clock display updated.

My theory is the display is set to update on an "event". IOW, the clock changes time and sends an event to the display to move forward one minute. If the display is busy (we already know the head unit is doing a ton of stuff) it misses the event and doesn't move. Maybe the next few minutes it receives the "event" and moves forward. Then it misses another one, etc. Eventually, you're several minutes behind.

I also have issues with the compass being wrong - typically it's 90 or 180 degrees off and it usually changes when I turn but remains the same 90 or 180 degrees off. Because it changes, my suspicion is that it is also set to update via an "event" - like the mechanical compass turning 45 or 90 degrees. If the display misses an event it winds up off.

My other piece of anecdotal evidence is the issue with the temperature gauge being off. Before updating last night my gauge would frequently be wrong by a few degrees. It would rarely change. Today, it's changing frequently. I suspect they fixed an issue with detecting the temperature change "event" in the most recent update.

I'm hopeful this is the case is because this would indicate the clock and compass problems are a SW issue and are fixable - like the temperature gauge. My theory is just a theory, but next time you notice your clock is off and go to set it - pay attention to what the display on the "clock set" reads. Is it accurate?
The clock theory sounds good and may be 100% correct, you made me a believer anyway! however the temperature is controlled by the BCM and there is an update released for that. Just requires a simple flash by the dealer and it will be close to dead on.
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Mine looses time too. There was a new version released for our system on the 24th that is suppose to take care of issues with the radio system. I downloaded it and updated everything and it does seem to correct things but it for sure did NOT correct the time. Mine is still slow. I dont have gps either and no way to make any changes to correct it. It is a well known issue with the time....
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