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In my 2017 SE, I found the clock (top of dash) to run fast. I set the clock to the second in Nov 2019 when I adjusted it for daylight savings. 3 months later, I checked and the clock it is running 70sec too fast. Quartz clocks shouldn’t be this inaccurate.

Anyone else experience the same?

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Likewise, never had the issue with the upper dash digital clock.
Each year I only changed the Hour for DST and back, Minutes wise has been in synch (even they are separate units) with the time displayed on the Entune unit.
 

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Our microwave digital click and the wall oven digital clocks get out of sync, every few months. I can't be bothered to figure out which runs faster/slower. The LED/digital clock in our Broan intercom master panel gains three minutes every 4-6 weeks, but I give that one a bye due to it being 35 years old.
 

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That error is about 9ppm, which is well within "typically" accepted error for quartz clock crystals (20ppm or 155 seconds in 3 months).

That said, it is more error than I have personally observed in my own Toyota clocks, at least from what I can remember, I haven't paid too much attention to it. Maybe yours is a bad copy?
 

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I've accepted that the clock is prone to running too fast or too slow. What I haven't accepted is that there is no clock incorporated into, and set by, the GPS. How stupid is that, to not have the GPS time displayed when you know it is an integral part of the GPS system.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Agreed that syncing with GPS would be ideal.

Is this a huge problem? Not really, but it’s hard to convince my kids in the morning that they aren’t late for school!

Dealership can put in new clock for me, but I’m also hesitant to have them rip open the dash and end up with squeaks and noises.
 

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Ours will gain 1 min over 3-4 months, but we'll get to reset it in 2 weeks for daylight time on Mar 8th.
 

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Ours will gain 1 min over 3-4 months, but we'll get to reset it in 2 weeks for daylight time on Mar 8th.
There's a button for H and another one for M.
Clock running fast is 58x more effort to correct than if it runs slow. (assuming you do this every 6 months)
 

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In my 2017 SE, I found the clock (top of dash) to run fast. I set the clock to the second in Nov 2019 when I adjusted it for daylight savings. 3 months later, I checked and the clock it is running 70sec too fast. Quartz clocks shouldn’t be this inaccurate.

Anyone else experience the same?

Thanks.
I replaced my headunit with an alpine one that hides the factory clock. Whenever I see the factory clock that was accurate in August, it freaks me out until I remember I haven’t touched it and can’t see it in normal operation.
It is like 20-30 minutes fast now. It’s really inaccurate.
 

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Speaking of clocks, I'll have to remember to set the DST in the navigation head unit in 2 weeks in order to get the proper arrival time in the nav screen.
 

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There is nothing wrong with your clock.
Just reset it periodically.
It takes just a few seconds (pun intended) to do so.

With that said, both my cars have a feature which synchronizes the vehicle clock with my phone.
 

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In my 2017 SE, I found the clock (top of dash) to run fast. I set the clock to the second in Nov 2019 when I adjusted it for daylight savings. 3 months later, I checked and the clock it is running 70sec too fast. Quartz clocks shouldn’t be this inaccurate.

Anyone else experience the same?

Thanks.
You have to be kidding right?
 

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You have to be kidding right?
All of the cars I previously or currently own have accurate clocks, while my HL's clock will drift almost 5 minutes fast in a year. The HL's clock isn't decorative or anything - its purpose is to tell time. Being inaccurately defeats its purpose, no?
 

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All of the cars I previously or currently own have accurate clocks, while my HL's clock will drift almost 5 minutes fast in a year. The HL's clock isn't decorative or anything - its purpose is to tell time. Being inaccurately defeats its purpose, no?
And yet, you asked me, in reply to my previous post, if this is a huge problem. Evidently it is to you. Having said that, I do agree with you. It would be nice to have it be accurate all the time and, IMO, the only way to have that is to have it be GPS time.
 

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You have to be kidding right?
Everything must be perfect right. I have wrist watches that cost nearly as much as my 19 XLE and not a one of them is perfect, they all either gain or lose a few seconds a month. My XLE is in truth a really low priced vehicle, to expect a perfect clock for this kind of money is a real stretch.
 

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Everything must be perfect right. I have wrist watches that cost nearly as much as my 19 XLE and not a one of them is perfect, they all either gain or lose a few seconds a month. My XLE is in truth a really low priced vehicle, to expect a perfect clock for this kind of money is a real stretch.
Didn’t say everything has to be perfect, but I find the inaccuracy excessive for me. Maybe the inaccuracy is acceptable to you, and that’s fine. Reading my original post, I was simply asking fellow HL owners about their experience, hopefully I didn’t offend anyone.

Don’t tell me you bought your fancy watches to simply tell time, because you bought the wrong watch then.
 

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Didn’t say everything has to be perfect, but I find the inaccuracy excessive for me. Maybe the inaccuracy is acceptable to you, and that’s fine. Reading my original post, I was simply asking fellow HL owners about their experience, hopefully I didn’t offend anyone.

Don’t tell me you bought your fancy watches to simply tell time, because you bought the wrong watch then.
I possibly did buy the wrong watches but that doesn't seem to bother me at all while your inexpensive Toyota clock is making you tear your hair out.
 
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