Jeep Patriot: How to Set The Time

Setting the clock in your Jeep Patriot is required after every battery change. You may also need to set the clock if you travel to a different time zone. Following the instructions below, you will find quick, uncomplicated steps to set the time on the clock.

2015 – 2017 Models

  1. Locate and press the Time button found outside the Uconnect unit.
  2. Hold the Time button for a few seconds until the display starts to flash (This shows the time is ready to be set).
  3. Turn the infotainment knob clockwise or counterclockwise to set the time.
  4. Press and release the knob to set the new time.
  5. Wait for five seconds to exit.

2011- 2014 Models

Jeep Patriot Time Button and Stereo Knob

  1. Press and hold the Time button until the hours blink.
  2. To set the hours, turn the Tune/Scroll control knob.
  3. Press the Tune/Scroll control knob until the minutes begin to blink.
  4. Turn the Tune/Scroll control knob to set the minutes.
  5. Press the Tune/Scroll control knob to save the time change.
  6. To exit, press any button/knob or wait for five seconds.

**The correct time should now appear on your Main Screen. If so, you have successfully set the clock time on the Jeep Patriot.


Will my Jeep Patriot automatically update for different time zones?

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

Why is the clock on my Jeep Patriot running an hour behind/ahead?

Don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time! If your clock is running an hour behind or ahead, it might be off because of the time change. While some models will automatically adjust, yours may not. If it doesn’t, follow the steps above.

**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. 

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