How to Set the Clock on General Cars

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

When choosing a stereo for your vehicle, the process for operating all of its features should be easy enough to learn quickly. Most often we think of the more advanced functions of our new deck, like CD playback or satellite radio control, rather than the most basic functions. JVC stereos require a rather elementary process for setting the clock once the basics for all of the controls are learned. You can have a technician at an aftermarket retailer walk you through the setting of the clock, or you can do it yourself.

Under The Hood:

 How to Set the Clock on a JVC Stereo

Turn on the JVC stereo by pressing the "Power" button at the top left corner of the stereo's face.

Press the "AV Menu" button, found at the top of the stereo's face, next to the display window. The menu will open on the screen and the "settings" option will be highlighted.

Press the "Enter" button located on the bottom left of the stereo's face, near the bottom left corner of the stereo's display window.

Press the down arrow on the selector (circular button on the left side of the stereo's face) until "clock" is highlighted. Press "Enter."

Use the selector to adjust the hours up or down by pressing the selector's up arrow and down arrow. Press "Enter."

Use the selector's arrows to adjust the minutes. Press "Enter." Use the selector to choose between AM or PM. Press "Enter" to complete the clock setting and return to the main display page.

 How to Set the Clock on an Aftermarket JVC Stereo KD-S33

Push and hold the "Sel" button until the "Settings" menu appears on the JVC stereo's screen.

Rotate the "Tune" knob, or pres "Skip Forward" until the screen shows "Clock H." Press "Sel" to begin setting the clock's hour.

Turn the "Tune" knob or press "Skip Forward" to set the hour. AM and PM are not displayed. Press "Sel" to set the hour.

Turn the "Tune" knob or press "Skip Forward" to select "Clock M." Press "Sel," then turn the "Tune" knob or press "Skip Forward" to set the minute. Press "Sel" to finalize the clock's time.

 How to Set the Clock on an Auto Jensen Radio

Press the "Disp" button on your Jensen radio receiver to bring up the clock on the digital display.

Press and hold the "Disp" button until the clock on the digital display begins flashing.

Use the "Left" arrow button to set the clock's hours digits to the correct current time.

Adjust the clock's minutes digits with the "Right" arrow button.

Note that, after five seconds of inactivity, the changes to the clock will be saved automatically.

 How Do You Set the Clock on a Pioneer Car Stereo?

Turn on your car ignition. Turn your car stereo "OFF".

Press and hold the "MULTI-CONTROL" button (looks like a round dial) for a few seconds until the display pop up. Rotate the "MULTI-CONTROL" button until it says "CLOCK." If you have an older model without a "MULTI-CONTROL" button, press and hold the "FUNCTION" or "AUDIO" button until the display pops up, then immediately release the button. Press the "FUNCTION" or "AUDIO" button again until the display reads "CLOCK."

Push the "MULTI-CONTROL" button upward and downward to adjust the hours and minutes. For older models, first press the "UP" and "DOWN" buttons to adjust the hours. Use the "LEFT" and "RIGHT" arrows to move to the minutes, then press the "UP" and "DOWN" buttons to adjust the minutes.

Press the "ESCAPE" or "SOURCE" button to exit.

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 How to Set the Clock on a Pioneer DEH-P3600 Car Stereo

Locate the Source ("SRC-OFF") button at the lower left corner of the DEH-P3600. Press the button until the unit turns off.

Locate the Function ("FUNC") button at the upper right corner of the DEH-P3600. Press and hold it until the clock appears.

Locate the four directional triangles on the tuner knob next to the function button, pointing up and down, right and left. Use the right and left triangles to move between hours and minutes. Use the up and down triangles to adjust the number of hours and minutes. When done press the "FUNC" button to exit.

 How to Set the Clock on a Kenwood KDC MP335 Car Radio

Push the down arrow on the control knob located on the right end of the Kenwood car radio. Push it repeatedly until the center display shows "CLK ADJ." Wait about one second. The clock display will start to flash.

Push the up arrow on the control pad to increase the hour setting. Push the down button on the control pad to decrease the hour setting.

Push the right arrow on the control pad to increase the minutes. Push the left arrow to decrease the minutes.

Push the "Menu" button. This saves the time change and exits the clock-setting mode.

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