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Analogue Clock..?

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by upstream, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. upstream

    upstream Regular Member
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    Hi all,

    Some of you would no doubt have been following my ongoing issue with a lack of heat in the cabin. Well this is something a little more lighthearted...

    In my Z I have a little digital clock. It's fine and works perfectly but personally I have wondered whether it wouldn't look nicer with an analogue clock in its place.

    So my question is...

    Did any models come with an analogue clock and if so - is it a straightforward swap over?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. hard top

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    @upstream yes they did but have a word with @Zeti as he made his own and it looks bloody great.
    I will see if I can find the post/thread.
     
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  3. hard top

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  4. Nifty Fifty

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    Yes - My Z has an analogue clock 1999 2.0ltr facelift model. I think they look a little more classier than the digital ones IMO.
    I have no idea if they can be swapped over but I'm sure someone on the forum will have the correct answer.
    Good luck.
     
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  5. t-tony

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    Me too Nifty. Analogue fitted in my 2000 model car.

    Tony.
     
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  6. pina4greg

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    yes me also...analogue....does look better...
     
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    As I said in @Zeti s initial thread, I don't know what BMW was thinking with the rectangular clock! JIM
     
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    My understanding is that the analogue clock is the standard one issued unless there was a on-board computer [option] installed. You got the computer [like the trip meter] and the digital clock. Correct me if I am wrong! :) ///M is an exception.
     
  9. upstream

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  10. hard top

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    My digital clock is just that, a clock, and its broken.
    I have a spare one in a draw, some where, that I need to fit that I bought from a Dutch forum member for 25 Euro.
     
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    hi everyone . is it possible to fix the digital clock.. it only shows PPP


    thanks so much
     
  12. littlefeller

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    the analogue clock was not available to go into the hole where your digital clock now resides, unless you fashion your own you will need to swap the fascias out to fit one, i did consider this and was going to fit a more retro/old style car clock, there are loads to choose from on ebay.
    i prefer the analogue too.
     
  13. Ianmc

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    You are correct, the M clock is analogue and doesn't have OBC.
     
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    I found no way to remove the PPP error I had to replace the clock/obc. Very little info online on the fault unfortunately and no fix for it that I found.
     
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    just found this, worth a try.

    What to do if you get PPPP displayed on the OBC

    I've heard that disconnecting the battery for a long time (like 1 hour) will make this go away.
    I lived with this problem for several (3) years. I tried disconnecting the battery for the 1+ hours or so to no avail. The ultimate solution was to disconnect the computer itself from its multi-pin connector. I left it unhooked for approximately 24 hours. Upon reconnecting the computer.....viola a full up and running OBC II.

    Jeff Wilcox
    So here is what works most of the time.

    With the key in the "Radio" position (Radio and OBC light up, but not the instrument cluster), press the "CODE" button. Then push the little reset-hole with a Pen and hold it, 'till the computer blinks in the display, and it will ask you for a time and date entry. - You now have re-adapted the coding plug to the computer. - Normally the computer goes into a PPPP mode when the car has been boosted, or some other very drastically voltage changes have occurred.
     
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  16. littlefeller

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    im sure my clock had just four pins, mine im sure is just a clock and nothing else. saying that i have never played around with it. dont like it as its hard to see anyway.
    the link hardtop posted is really good.
     
  17. Antm72

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    I think that fix may be for the E36 its a far bigger unit with lots of buttons the zed one has no code or reset. A flat battery caused it according to the guy I brought the car off had mine disconnected for a long while no joy for me :(
     

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