How to Set the Time on the Subaru Forester

Setting the time on the Subaru Forester is a bit quirky. Fortunately, we figured out how to set the clock.

Multi-Function Navigation Display Clock

If your Forester is equipped with the navigation system, use these steps.

  1. Park the vehicle in a safe spot. Ensure the gear is shifted to “P“.
  2. Turn the ignition to “ON“, but do not start the vehicle.
  3. Press and hold the “Enter” button located in the center of the console until a menu is displayed.
    Subaru Forester Enter Button
  4. Time/Date” should already be highlighted. Press “Enter“, then press “Enter” again.
  5. Move the cursor around by flipping the “Enter” button up or down.

Standard Clock

If you have the standard clock without navigation system, use these steps.

  1. Park the vehicle in a safe spot. Ensure the gear is shifted to “P“.
  2. Turn the ignition to “ON“, but do not start the vehicle.
  3. Locate the + and buttons near the clock. Use these buttons to set the time.
    Subaru Forester Standard Clock

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