Setting the clock if stereo has been replaced?

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I have a C3 2007 with the multifunction display, type C and the original stereo has been replaced by an aftermarket model (Kenwood KMM-BT203).
How do I set the clock? No steering column kit has been installed but I hope there is any other way to set the clock?
Changing to my old unit just for setting the clock doesn't sound like a smooth idea.
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nizzehult wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:36 am I have a C3 2007 with the multifunction display, type C and the original stereo has been replaced by an aftermarket model (Kenwood KMM-BT203).
How do I set the clock? No steering column kit has been installed but I hope there is any other way to set the clock?
Changing to my old unit just for setting the clock doesn't sound like a smooth idea.
Hi nizzehult

I am not aware of any way to set the clock without the correct radio or a suitable interface that takes the place of the original radio.

A Connect2 kit can provide the radio to car interface you need.
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Hi nizzehult

I am not aware of any way to set the clock without the correct radio or a suitable interface that takes the place of the original radio.

A Connect2 kit can provide the radio to car interface you need.
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Yes, I'm aware of those (rather costy) kits that includes support for the steering column stalk controls but I'm not so sure that it will help; setting the time (and some other settings) has dedicated buttons for that on the original VDO stereo - but not on the steering column stalk control.
But there must be some way of setting the time in Lexia, right? I have Lexia myself so I'm fine with that if it works.
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nizzehult wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:58 pm But there must be some way of setting the time in Lexia, right? I have Lexia myself so I'm fine with that if it works.
Well, have a good old browse through lexia while its connected to the car and screen shot (ALT+PrtSc) the page you are on when (if) you find it :D :D Paste into paint and save as a .jpg then attach :D Good Luck 8-) 8-)
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nizzehult wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:58 pmsetting the time (and some other settings) has dedicated buttons for that on the original VDO stereo - but not on the steering column stalk control.
These clever little interfaces use a combination of button presses to generate a signal to replicate the setting button on the original radio. Download the manual for the interface from Connects2 and you'll see what I mean.
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Missing Lincs wrote: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:50 am
nizzehult wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:58 pmsetting the time (and some other settings) has dedicated buttons for that on the original VDO stereo - but not on the steering column stalk control.
These clever little interfaces use a combination of button presses to generate a signal to replicate the setting button on the original radio. Download the manual for the interface from Connects2 and you'll see what I mean.
I think you are right!
Found it for £34 here:
https://www.soundevo.co.uk/connects-2-ct ... ntrol.html
£5 shipping. Will probably order one.
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