How to adjust the time on your Toyota’s clock

With UK clocks jumping between British Summer Time (BST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) each year, we’re faced with the challenge of remembering how to adjust the time on our cars’ digital clock.

It might be easy to remember to add one hour on the last Sunday of March and go back one hour on the last Sunday of October, but it can be tough to remember which button does what in your car’s cabin.

So to make your life a little bit easier, here’s how to adjust the clock in all of our current Toyota range.

The vast majority of new models have clocks that are integrated into the multi-information display and are therefore adjusted via in-car menus. But there are some that still use physical buttons.

Adjusting the time using physical buttons

Land Cruiser is now the only model where the clock is adjusted using physical buttons, which on this model are located directly under the clock display in the centre console.

Here you will find either three buttons: ‘H’, ‘M’ and ‘:00’. Pressing the ‘H’ button advances the clock by one hour, and the ‘M’ button by one minute. The ‘:00’ button rounds to the nearest hour.

Adjusting the time using in-car menus

On models where the clock is part of the instrument cluster’s multi-information display you need to use the steering wheel buttons to access the correct settings menu.

With your vehicle stopped, begin by pressing and holding the ‘DISP’ button on the steering wheel to enter the adjustment mode.

Select ‘CLOCK’ by pressing and holding the ‘DISP’ button. The hours will be highlighted, and each press of the ‘DISP’ button will advance the clock by one hour. Wait five seconds to confirm the hours, and then use the same process to set the minutes. After setting the minutes, wait another five seconds to confirm the time.

The Aygo fitted with a multimedia system also uses a menu-based process for clock adjustment. Begin by pressing the ‘Menu/Select’ knob, select ‘SETUP’, then select ‘GENERAL’, and select ‘Clock’ from the onscreen menu. On the following screen you can cycle through the hours and minutes, set minutes to 00, and also amend the 12- of 24-hour time format.

What if I own an older Toyota?

The instructions above will probably cover most Toyotas from recent years. But for specific instructions relating to your vehicle, it’s simple to download an owner’s manual from the MyToyota owner’s portal. If you’ve not already set up your MyToyota account, simply sign up, register your vehicle and you’ll be able to download the correct manual for your car straight away.

Remember that if you have any query about the operation of your Toyota, feel free to pop in to your local dealer for help from their trained technicians or contact us on social media and we’ll try to help!

86 comments

  1. Hi I’ve just punched a Toyota Yaris 19 plate when I adjusted the clock ,I can’t get back to screen that it was on before I started

    1. Hi Rob,

      Sorry, we don’t know what you mean. Please try explaining again and we’ll do our best to help/

      Thanks

  2. I bought a 69 plate Camry on 1 October 2020. At the end of October last year I adjusted the clock on the multimedia display, but the clock on the instrument cluster didn’t change. After March 2021 the 2 clocks show the same time but I will have this problem again come October. Help!!

    1. Hi Pamela,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us.
      Please could you provide us with your UK reg?
      Thanks.

      1. Hi Pam,

        We have checked the owner’s manual for your vehicle, and there is only one way to change the clock, and that is in the General Settings, on the main multimedia screen. That should change the clock in both locations. We are surprised to hear that it doesn’t do that. At this stage, we can only recommend demonstrating the issue to a Toyota centre, so they can take a look. We know that’s not convenient, so we’re really sorry about that.

        Thanks

  3. We cannot set time input 19plate yaris bg19wpp we press general but nothing on screen or any info

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for your comment.
      On the multi-information display/TFT screen, the time can be adjusted through the settings.
      Firstly, use the up or down on the meter control switches to select clock, and press the middle enter button.
      Then, use the left or right arrows on the meter control switches to select hours, minutes, 12/24 hour clock. Use the up or down arrows to adjust.
      When the adjustments have been made, press the return button and check the time.
      All information relating to changing the clock time can be found in your Owner’s Manual on page 147: https://we.tl/t-4fJBMqDxzm.
      Thanks.

  4. I bought a 20 plate Camry last November WG20XOS. In March I adjusted the clock on the multimedia display, but the clock on the instrument cluster didn’t change, I assumed it would? Is this a known fault with this model? where half the year the passenger and driver are on different time zones. Please help!!

    1. Hi Mark,

      Sorry about that. We’ve checked the owner’s manual and there is one method to change the time, and it should change both screens. We’re not sure why only one screen is being changed. We can only recommend that you contact your nearest Toyota centre so they can take a look.

      Thanks

  5. I can’t reset the time on clock in my 2018 Auris automatic hybrid model Luna. Can anybody out there help me please? It seems Toyota keep changing the display according to year of manufacture so UTube suggestions are pointless!

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for your comment.
      We are only able to advise on UK specification vehicles.
      Please contact Toyota in your region.
      Thanks.

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