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In four days my car clock will be right again. (Original Post) twodogsbarking Mar 2023 OP
Seriously, thank you! MyMission Mar 2023 #1
Mine too! katmondoo Mar 2023 #2
You need a newer car, they know that now. nt doc03 Mar 2023 #3
It is a twenty year old MB with 55k miles. twodogsbarking Mar 2023 #6
I have a 2018 car. It might be the last model year that isn't internet-connected. usonian Mar 2023 #4
I have a clock radio made many years ago. Thunderbeast Mar 2023 #5

MyMission

(1,843 posts)
1. Seriously, thank you!
Thu Mar 9, 2023, 08:41 AM
Mar 2023

I somehow had no clue that this coming weekend we would spring forward.

And my car clock is 1 hour ahead too. Lol

usonian

(9,111 posts)
4. I have a 2018 car. It might be the last model year that isn't internet-connected.
Thu Mar 9, 2023, 10:41 AM
Mar 2023

In exchange for not being tracked (except by license plate readers and my damn phone) I get to reset the clock twice a year. I found the "daylight savings" setting. It's only twice as hard as changing the damn hour.

Thunderbeast

(3,341 posts)
5. I have a clock radio made many years ago.
Thu Mar 9, 2023, 11:04 AM
Mar 2023

It receives a time stamp over the air. The only adjustment I can make is to the time zone. Daylight saving time was "hard wired" into the logic based on the older DST dates that ran from April to October. As a result the displayed time is out of phase for three weeks in the spring...and three weeks in the fall.

To compensate, I need the change my time zone to Mountain Time Zone for these weeks. Like the famous Y2K issues facing computers at the turn of the century, product designers burned the dates into the chip logic without considering that the world might change to make their product obsolete.

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