Ford Explorer: How To Set The Clock

Setting the clock in your Ford Explorer is required after every battery change, and for some models, if you travel to a different time zone. Following the instructions for the YEAR which suits your vehicle below, here are the uncomplicated steps to set the time on the clock.

NOTE: If you are unable to set the Time on the first try, REPEAT the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.

1995-2004

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine. 
  2. Press and HOLD the CLK button while at the SAME time pressing the right or left of the SEEK button to input the HOUR.
  3. Continue to press and HOLD the CLK button while at the SAME time pressing the right or left of the TUNE button to input the MINUTES.
  4. Release the CLK button to finish.

2005

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine. 
  2. Press the MENU button to locate SELECT HOUR.
  3. Press the UP and DOWN SEL arrows to set the HOUR.
  4. Press the MENU button again to locate SELECT MINS.
  5. Press the UP and DOWN SEL arrows to set the MINUTES.

You are all set!


2006- 2010

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine. 
  2. Press the MENU button to highlight HOUR.
  3. Use the UP and DOWN arrows to enter the HOUR.
  4. Press the MENU button again to highlight SET MINUTES.
  5. Use the UP and DOWN arrows to enter the MINUTES.
  6. Press the MENU button one last time to finalize your chosen time.

2011-2019

  1. Press the start button but do not start the engine. 
  2. Touch SETTINGS.
  3. Touch CLOCK.
  4. To the LEFT of the time touch PLUS and MINUS to adjust the HOUR.
  5. To the RIGHT of the time touch PLUS and MINUS to adjust the MINUTES.
  6. Touch HOME to set the clock.

**The correct time should now appear on your home screen. If so, YOU ARE ALL SET!

TIP: For vehicles with digital navigation screens: Turning on the GPS TIME will allow the system to automatically adjust your time dependent on your present location. This feature will change your clock when you cross into a different time zone.

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