How to Change Time on Vehicles

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

The Vehicles sporty design and number of options set it apart from other compact crossover Vehicles in its class. This helps explain its massive success in a segment that is filled to the brim with choices. Changing the clock on all models without MyFord Touch is the same process, but the position of the buttons may vary. The MyFord Touch system has its own process that uses the touchscreen instead of buttons to set the clock.

Under The Hood:

 How to Change Time on a Dodge Magnum Car Radio

Sales Codes "REQ" and "RES"

Find the "Time" button on the upper bank of buttons. Press and hold "Time" until the hour display blinks. Use the tuning knob on the right to change the hour by turning it clockwise or counterclockwise to change the hours forward or backward. Once hours are set, press the tuning knob and then set the minutes the same way.

Sales Code "RER"

You don't have to set the time manually on this radio. The receiver gets the time data from GPS satellites, so all you need to set is your time zone. Touch the time display to open the settings menu. If “Time: GPS Time” is displayed, touch “Set Time Zone” then select your time zone from the zone menu. If “Time: User Clock” is displayed at the top, touch “User Clock” at the bottom, then touch to select your time zone. If your time zone doesn't appear in the list, touch "Page" to go to the next page. Touch "Save" to save your settings.

 How to Change the Time in a Ford Escape

Non-MyFord Touch Audio Systems

Turn the Escape's ignition on. Press and release the "Clock" button on the audio system head unit -- the button with the image of a clock on it -- to access the clock-setting program. Push the up or down arrow key to set the hour. Press the left or right arrow key to move to the minute setting. Change the minute setting by pressing the up or down arrows until the clock displays the correct minutes. Press the "Ok" button to accept the clock setting you inputted.

MyFord Touch System

Turn the Escape's ignition on. Press the clock display on the top of the MyFord Touch display. This brings you into the clock-adjustment program. Press the "+" or "-" keys on the left of the screen to adjust the hours of the clock and those on the right to adjust the minutes. Press the "AM" or "PM" keys to choose the correct setting. Press the "Home" button -- the one shaped like a house on the bottom of the page -- to return to the main screen.

 How to Change the Time on a Ford Mustang Car Clock

Mustang Models to 1997

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

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

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Set the Clock

Press the "Time" button on your Uconnect unit and hold it until the hours digits flash. Turn the tuning knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the hour value. Once the hour is correct, press and release the tuning knob and the minutes digits will flash. Turn the tuning knob to set the minutes, and then press and release the tuning knob to save the changes. To exit the clock-setting mode, press any key on the Uconnect unit or wait 5 seconds for the settings mode to time out.

 How to Change the Time on a Dodge Nitro Radio

Standard Radio

Start your Nitro's engine and turn on the radio (you can also turn the key to "Acc" without cranking the engine).

Press and hold the button on the radio marked "Time." After five to 10 seconds, the display will begin to blink.

Turn the "Tune" knob to the right to advance the hour display or turn it to the left to go backwards. Push the "Tune" knob when the hour is correct.

Turn the "Tune" knob again to change the minute display. Press the "Tune" knob to set the minutes.

DVD Navigation Radio

Turn on the navigation radio. Touch the part of the screen that displays the time.

Touch the tab labeled "User Clock" then touch "Hour." Press the "Up" or "Down" arrow next to "Hour" to set the hour display.

Touch the tab labeled "Min." Press the "Up" or "Down" arrow next to "Min" to set the minute display.

Touch the "Save" button on the clock setting screen.

 How to Change the Time on a 2001 Toyota Corolla

Locate the "AM/FM" button on the audio system panel in your 2001 Toyota Corolla. Press and hold the "AM/FM" button throughout the clock-setting process.

Press the "Radio Preset 1" button repeatedly to advance the hours digits on the digital display to the correct time.

Press the "Radio Preset 2" button repeatedly to increase the minutes digits to the desired value.

Release the "AM/FM" button when the clock on the digital display reflects the correct time.

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