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Honda GPS Daylight Saving Time Update Impossible

I have less than two months before the warranty on my Honda Accord runs out. I was hoping that the DST start/end dates change would be addressed while my car was still under warranty. When I searched on the internet, it seemed as if there would be a fix, at least for the Acura, around this time from the dealers.

However, I found a faq on the website that sells the GPS Navi update DVDs.

The answer was “The Daylight Savings schedule is stored in the navi, and cannot be changed.” :( The answer continues with instructions on how to change the time manually. It ends with “Then, on the new Daylight Savings scheduled dates, adjust the navi clock plus or minus one hour like the rest of the clocks in your house.”

I don’t know about them, but “the rest of the clocks” in my apartment that require manual time-changes aren’t part of systems that cost thousands of dollars.

Update 2007-10-31: This past Sunday was the day that Daylight Saving Time would have ended. I was supposed to go to the airport at 8:15am. After driving for a bit, I looked at the time to see how late I was going to be and saw that it was 7:15am! It had happened before where I ended up leaving to go somewhere an hour earlier, so I really thought that I was going to be one hour early. Then I realized that it was the day that the time was going to change under the old policy. Whew! But it’s not cool that my car’s clock is out of sync because of a law to change DST.