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How to Change the Time on a Ford Mustang Car Clock

by Marissa Abernathy

Setting the time and date on the car clock of your Ford Mustang will depend on the specific model and year of your vehicle. Older models from the 1980s and 1990s that are still in popular use generally have "H" and "M" buttons that are used to set the hours and minutes on the car clock. More recent instrument panels in newer Mustangs have "Clock" or "Menu" buttons that are used to change the time.

Mustang Models to 1997

Step 1

Press the "H" button to designate the correct time in hours. Hold the button down until the hour indicated matches the correct time.

Step 2

Press the "M" button to designate the correct time in minutes. Hold the button down until the minutes indicated match the correct time.

Repeat as needed to adjust for daylight savings time or other regional time changes. Note that many older models do not include a setting for AM or PM.

1998 through 2004 Models

Step 1

Press and hold the "CLOCK" button while using the left and right "SEEK" controls to set the time. The clock button on more recent models will be indicated by the letters "CLK."

Step 2

Press the left arrow on the "SEEK" button until the correct hour is shown.

Press the right arrow on the "SEEK" button until the correct time in minutes is shown.

2005 through 2009 Models

Step 1

Press the "MENU" button repeatedly until the time clock panel reads "SELECT HOUR."

Step 2

Use the up or down arrow buttons to set the correct hour.

Step 3

Press the "MENU" button again so that the panel reads "SELECT MINUTES."

Step 4

Use the up or down arrow buttons to set the correct time in minutes.

Press the "MENU" button again to confirm the clock time and disengage the time setting function.

2010 and Newer Models

Step 1

Press the "CLOCK" button so that the display panel reads "SET TIME."

Step 2

Enter the correct time in hours and minutes using the numbers on the instrument panel of the dash.

Repeat the process to adjust if necessary. Once the digits have been entered, the clock will immediately run from the time specified.

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