Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I know this sound crazy, but I look at the owner manual that came with the vehicle and I can find any information on how to set the clock on this thing. I'm sure its there, but I can't find it.
 

·
W221 & Audio Moderator
Joined
·
10,864 Posts
Welcome th the forum. The search tool is your friend. This question is asked and answered a lot. Buried in your owner's manual is a brief 2-line instruction referring you to the COMAND manual for setting time.

You set it using the "SVC" (service) button, selecting the "SYS" (System) Settings, then "Date & Time" on COMAND. If you don't have a COMAND manual, there is an electronic version at http://home.earthlink.net/~phdwebsite/comand_manual.htm Although the available manuals start at 2001, you will find the '01 version to be similar to your car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
I have tried that but the hour option has been grayed out and can only change the minutes. It is somehow getting its time from the satelite and I can change it anymore. Normally you don't have to worry about changing the time, but now that daylight savings time is earlier, it still is behine one hour.

thanks
 

·
Outstanding Contributor Always Remembered RI
Joined
·
52,804 Posts
I have tried that but the hour option has been grayed out and can only change the minutes. It is somehow getting its time from the satelite and I can change it anymore. Normally you don't have to worry about changing the time, but now that daylight savings time is earlier, it still is behine one hour.

thanks
I dont know the american version, but the Japan version is controled by satelite and no matter how many times you change it, it will go back to being one hour out. But that is Japan cars in china and there is a one hour difference. But you have an American model? Strange
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,335 Posts
I changed mine through COMAND like Skylaw explained, but I had to do it a couple of times before the machine was convinced I really wanted to change the time. Don't understand that, but the change didn't "take" the first or second times--maybe even three. MBUSA sent me an e-mail telling me how to change the time. It was wrong. So much for good intentions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Same problem here in that the time is 1 hour off. I just set my location as Eastern US instead of Central US even though I live in the Central time zone. Time is correct now ;)
 

·
Outstanding Contributor Always Remembered RI
Joined
·
52,804 Posts
Same problem here in that the time is 1 hour off. I just set my location as Eastern US instead of Central US even though I live in the Central time zone. Time is correct now ;)
This is a good point, but the Japan Mercs we have in china do not have China on the location in command so back to the drawing board here.:eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
By down loading the COMAND manual (it's free) I was able to easily follow the steps to setting my clock. However, my toggle switch is missing the button cover. I can use it to go back and forth an side to side. I can push down on the exposed pin button nothing happens. My question: is there another way to 'enter or go'??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
354 Posts
I too had this problem, but easily figured it out. The Minutes can be changed in 30 minute intervals, as you change them the hour will change accordingly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
G.GMA Thanks for responding. However, I never got as far as minutes. I got to Central Time Zone when I needed to confirm that choice. I can press the OK on the joy-stick but nothing happens. My computer skills are minimal so I wonder if there's another way to confirm a setting other than using the 'OK' on the joy-stick rather than making an expensive trip to the dealer.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top