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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:35 pm 
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anyone know what year to set the date in my trip computer to so everything appears right? it used to be part of the doco, but seems to have been left out somewhere along the line

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:07 pm 
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in the ef i set it to 0005 i think.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:11 pm 
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I believe that earlier cars, (pre EB) didn't have the the programming for handling the change to 2000.
I could be wrong, but a mate with an EA goes from 1999 to 1970 if you try to go to 1999 to 2000.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:03 pm 
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EF need to be 005 to work correctly.
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:16 pm 
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yup.

pity if that thing about EA-D's is right. No year 2000.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:22 pm 
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yeah it is right...EA-D stops at 1999......my year is set to 1977....thatll work for ya
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:51 pm 
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it's a bit stupid they made the clock with dates from 1970 but the bloddy car wasnt made untill the 90's ,i think i set mine to 1976 for 2005

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:58 pm 
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EDMONTY wrote:
it's a bit stupid they made the clock with dates from 1970 but the bloddy car wasnt made untill the 90's ,i think i set mine to 1976 for 2005


yeah no s**t....."yes,...we'll make the date go back 18 years so that we can travel in time" or maybe they didnt expect the car to last that long....i just checked mine a couple of hours ago...the years set on 1977...if you put it on 1976 youll find youll have the date as 14th August, but the day will be Tuesday instead of Wednesday
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:00 am 
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i said i think i set it to 1976 ,i'll check it tomorrow

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:00 am 
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1994 will also work for 2005.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:01 am 
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i checked...it IS 1977
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anyone know how far the EF/EL ones go?

1/1/1970 is a common start date for computers. Especially those running some form of Unix, it's called the 'epoch', and time is kept as the number of seconds sicne then. So Unix system will have their Y2K, in 2038 when they run out of numbers.*

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:09 am 
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ok... nerd hehehe

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:10 am 
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anyone know how far the EF/EL ones go?

1/1/1970 is a common start date for computers. Especially those running some form of Unix, it's called the 'epoch', and time is kept as the number of seconds sicne then. So Unix system will have their Y2K, in 2038 when they run out of numbers.*

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i dont get it...why 2038?? i calculated the number of seconds between 1970 and 2038 to be 2,144,448,000...
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half of a 32-bit number = 2147483648.

Here's much more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_epoch

 

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