Chevy Malibu: How To Set The Clock

Resetting the clock in your Chevy Malibu is required after every battery change and for some models, when traveling to a different time zone. Here are 3 uncomplicated options to follow to reset the clock.

Please read through each option to find the instructions suitable for your vehicle

Option 1

  • Turn the key to the ON position (DO NOT start the ignition).
  • Located under the TUNE knob/dial OR next to the AUDIO button, PRESS and HOLD the HR button for about 2-3 seconds.

Depending on the model of your vehicle, you can either: 

  1. Press and HOLD the HR button again to set the hour.
  2. When you reach the time you wish, you can release the button (Be mindful of the AM or PM displayed with the time).
  3. Press and HOLD the MN button to finalize the time you have set. RELEASE the button when you have set the proper time.

or

  • Use the UP and DOWN arrows to set the HOUR and MINUTE and then press the AUDIO button to finalize the time.

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. 


Option 2

  1. Turn the key to the ON position (DO NOT start the ignition).
  2. Located under the FAV button, press the button with a CLOCK or the word CLOCK on it.
  3. Next to the MENU button, press the buttons which correspond with the hour and minute on the display.
  4. Once you have adjusted the time, press the button with a CLOCK on it again to finalize the time you set.

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. 


For Models with a Navigation Screen:

  1. Turn the key to the ON position (DO NOT start the ignition).
  2. Tap the HOME button to access the main screen.
  3. Select SETTINGS.
  4. Select TIME and DATE, then tap SET TIME *Make sure to select the time format you prefer by tapping 12h or 24h.
  5. Set the proper time by pressing the UP and DOWN buttons for the HOUR MINUTE, as well as AM or PM
  6. If there is not a SAVE button, you can either tap the BACK ARROW in the top corner or tap the HOME button once you have entered the time.

The proper time should now appear on your home screen.

TIP: 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.

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. 

1 thought on “Chevy Malibu: How To Set The Clock”

  1. Is it possible to have the time set automatically when the time changes? Or when you drive into another time zone?

    I used to have a 2015 Cruze where the time was set automatically. Just wondered if this was available on the 2020 Malibu as well?

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