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post #1 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Setting VIC clock without OEM headunit

I was just thinking ahead, is it possible to set the minutes on the VIC without having the Chrysler radio installed? If I replaced the headunit I'd lose that connection to the CCD bus and I'm pretty sure that's the only way to set the minutes.

I'd rather not lose the VIC, I like having it.

EDIT: I guess I could disconnect the battery and reconnect it right when the hour changes. Nevermind, figured it out myself!


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post #2 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 11:06 AM
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Huh? Chrysler radio and the VIC aren't talking between each other.. you set the VIC time from VIC, radio is set from head unit..

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 12:00 PM
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96-98 VICs can talk to Chrysler head units over the CCD bus to set the time and date. However, if you have a non-Chrysler head unit, then you can just use the SELECT and SET buttons to set the time and date manually.
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Well, not my VIC then '98 niner with VIC and Chyrsler stock head unit. Won't set time either way, have to set it up manually on both.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 02:36 PM
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The VIC will just let you set the clock if it doesn't get the time from the radio, thats how it is in the 96. My niner vic communicates with the stock head unit.

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post #6 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 04:27 PM
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On my 98 setting the time on the vic simultaniously changes the time on the radio.
Just push and hold set button for 5 secs, it will begin to flash the display, use the other button to scroll through functions and use set button to change, something like that anyhow.
Ok nevermind you updated your post as I was typing.
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Right I understand everything said here, but when setting the time on the VIC (not by using the headunit), it only gives the option to adjust the hours and to set the date. It won't let me adjust the minutes. Normally what I do after unplugging my battery is set the date and hour on the VIC and then adjust the minutes on the headunit which updates the VIC simultaneously. Without a Chrysler headunit, there would be no conceivable way to adjust the minutes on the VIC, and I was curious as to whether the VIC will let you set the minutes when it doesn't detect a Chrysler headunit on the CCD bus.

Better yet, those of you who still use the OEM Chrysler headunit, how do you handle the buttons not working? I removed the headunit from the car and resoldered every single contact on that circuit board (which didn't help), and cleaned the bass, treble, mid, and speaker fader switches, which made those faders work better. But I don't understand why the rest of the buttons need to be mashed so hard to get them to work. If all the buttons worked nicely I would have no need to replace the headunit and therefore wouldn't be concerned with setting the clock on the VIC.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 09:21 PM
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Without a Chrysler headunit, there would be no conceivable way to adjust the minutes on the VIC, and I was curious as to whether the VIC will let you set the minutes when it doesn't detect a Chrysler headunit on the CCD bus
As has been said, it sure will. Looks like you've got a slightly weird problem with your VIC.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-24-2013, 01:38 PM
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If the head unit isn't there the Vic will let you set the time hours and minutes.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-24-2013, 06:28 PM
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To set the VIC time, you press and hold the Set button until the hours start blinking, press the set button until you get the hour you want, then press the Select button to get to minutes. Repeat the process to get all of the settings done and the final press of the Select button will complete the process. Repeat the process if you make a mistake.

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Right I understand everything said here, but when setting the time on the VIC (not by using the headunit), it only gives the option to adjust the hours and to set the date. It won't let me adjust the minutes. Normally what I do after unplugging my battery is set the date and hour on the VIC and then adjust the minutes on the headunit which updates the VIC simultaneously. Without a Chrysler headunit, there would be no conceivable way to adjust the minutes on the VIC, and I was curious as to whether the VIC will let you set the minutes when it doesn't detect a Chrysler headunit on the CCD bus.

Better yet, those of you who still use the OEM Chrysler headunit, how do you handle the buttons not working? I removed the headunit from the car and resoldered every single contact on that circuit board (which didn't help), and cleaned the bass, treble, mid, and speaker fader switches, which made those faders work better. But I don't understand why the rest of the buttons need to be mashed so hard to get them to work. If all the buttons worked nicely I would have no need to replace the headunit and therefore wouldn't be concerned with setting the clock on the VIC.

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