How To Change The Time On A Toyota Prius

Remembering which button does what in your car’s cabin can be challenging. It may be simple to remember to add an hour on the last Sunday in March and subtract an hour on the last Sunday in October.

So here’s how to change the clock in the current Toyota lineup to help make your life a little bit easier.

  • those with adjustable physical buttons, and
  • those modified using the in-car menus.

Changing the time by pressing actual buttons

The clock is altered using physical buttons typically found adjacent to the clock display on the Yaris, C-HR, GT86, and Land Cruiser. The Prius models are the main exception, as they have the buttons on the center console beneath the danger warning switch.

There are either two or three buttons: “H,” “M,” and maybe “:00,” depending on the model. The ‘H’ and ‘M’ buttons advance the clock by one hour and one minute, respectively, when pressed. The “:00” button, if it is present, rounds to the nearest hour.

To reach the proper settings menu on models where the clock is a component of the multi-information display in the instrument cluster, utilize the steering wheel buttons.

Start by pressing and holding the ‘DISP’ button on the steering wheel to activate the adjustment mode while your car is still moving.

By pushing and holding the “DISP” button, choose “CLOCK.” Every time you push the “DISP” button, the hours will be highlighted and the clock will go forward by one hour.

Use the same procedure to set the minutes after waiting five seconds to validate the hours. Wait five more seconds after setting the minutes before checking the time.

The Aygo equipped with a multimedia system similarly has a menu-based method for changing the clock. Press the “Menu/Select” knob to start, then choose “SETUP,” “GENERAL,” and “Clock” from the menu that appears on the screen. The next page allows you to change the 12- or 24-hour time format as well as cycle through the hours and minutes and set the minutes to 00.

The majority of Toyotas from recent years should be covered by the instructions above. The MyToyota owner’s portal makes it easy to download an owner’s manual for your specific vehicle if you need more detailed instructions.