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Old 08-16-2006, 09:25 AM   #1
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Military/24hour time on Boxster

Anybody know how to change the am/pm clock to military/24 hour?

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8/16/06
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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Sorry

Forgot. I have a 2000 arctic silver boxster.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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U gonna need approval from Rumsfeld!
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U gonna need approval from Rumsfeld!
Only if he drives a boxster.

Actually I lived in Europe for seven years and was in the army. I have a preference for 24 hour time. Plus, I think it adds to the ambience of the car. Whatever. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:41 AM   #5
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The owners manual for my '99 has instructions for changing the hours and minutes display, but no mention is made of any ability to switch to 24-hr display.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:29 PM   #6
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Hi,

IIRC, the only way to set the time mode in the Boxster is either with a PST2 or to disconnect the battery for a few hours. Upon reconnecting the battery and resetting the clock, you will get the option to select 12 or 24 Hr. mode before proceeding to set the actual value. Once this time mode is set, it is not adjustable unless there is an interuption to the power supply. Hope this helps.

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Old 08-17-2006, 05:49 AM   #7
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Great

This is exactly the information I was looking for! I have the Bently book and there's no mention of this (I don't think).

Are there any other hazards in disconnecting the battery? For example, MAF or O2 sensor issues?

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Maybe your radio code? After you re-connect the battery.

The car may run rough a few minutes until it cycles through.
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See, now this is why Jim is The Man, the WFE, and the rest of us are just Pluggers.
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clock fuse

Might be easier to pull the clock fuse rather than disconnect the battery. That way do not need to renter radio code etc.
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Hi,

IIRC, the only way to set the time mode in the Boxster is either with a PST2 or to disconnect the battery for a few hours. Upon reconnecting the battery and resetting the clock, you will get the option to select 12 or 24 Hr. mode before proceeding to set the actual value. Once this time mode is set, it is not adjustable unless there is an interuption to the power supply. Hope this helps.

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I had my battery disconnected for almost two days while I was finishing up a repair on my 2001S, and upon reconnect, the clock did not have to be reset?

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Might be easier to pull the clock fuse rather than disconnect the battery. That way do not need to renter radio code etc.
I don't know the exact fuse lay-out, but the "clock" fuse could be on the same circuit as the "radio" fuse. Plus, the DME might be controlling the clock set-up not just a power cycle.
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What is the DME?

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Old 08-19-2006, 08:56 AM   #14
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Pulled fuse

I've got the Bentley manual. I pulled the B1 fuse for 2000 Boxsters which controls the instrument panel. Waited 2 minutes. Put it back. The clock reset but only to am/pm.

I pulled fuse again and waited 5 minutes. Same thing. Any suggestions or is this a dead thread?

Thanks for all of your advice anyway.


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