Now you tell me

This is almost too funny to relate:

I installed an aftermarket stereo in a 2018 Nissan Sentra. Stock stereo adjusts time. How do I adjust my dash clock without the stock stereo?

Before I send the poor shlub off to the dealership, it would help to know his level of OCD, and how badly he’s taking the idea of a clock that’s wrong.

I myself don’t take it too well, and my daughter knows this, so back in 2006, when she first climbed into my new(ish) car, she spotted the analog clock on top of the center stack, and asked: “What happens when this clock doesn’t agree with the clock in the stereo?”

A turn of the key cleared that up: no clock in the audio system.


  1. McGehee »

    31 January 2019 · 11:47 am

    A man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with two dash clocks is never sure. So he goes around all day asking people for the time and every person he asks gives him a different answer.

  2. Scooby214 »

    31 January 2019 · 8:27 pm

    Does anybody really know what time it is?

    My automatic wristwatch loses about one minute per week, which isn’t bad for an old Seiko. I’ll be puttering along, behaving as though my watch is telling me the correct time, when I’ll happen to look at my phone’s clock. My watch can’t stay one minute behind, so it immediately comes off for a reset. Drives me crazy when I realize it’s lost a minute.

  3. hollyh »

    1 February 2019 · 8:26 am

    Yep, that one-minute-per-week syndrome is why I gave up the wristwatch. Cannot abide being a little bit off.

    That is one of the few faults of my wonderful little hybrid, the Ford C-max. It completely loses its time setting, about twice a month.

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