Toyota Yaris Clock

How to adjust the time on your Toyota’s clock

With UK clocks reverting to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) this weekend, we’re faced with the twice-yearly challenge of remembering how to adjust the time on the many clocks in our possession.

So to make your life a little bit easier, here’s how to adjust the clock in all of our current Toyota range. Broadly speaking, the clocks fall into two categories – those with physical buttons for adjustment, and those adjusted via in-car menus.

Adjusting the time using physical buttons

On the Yaris, Auris, C-HRGT86 and Land Cruiser, the clock is adjusted using physical buttons usually located close to the clock display. The main exception is Prius models, where the buttons are located on the the centre console below the hazard warning switch.


Dependent on the model, you’ll find either two or three buttons: ‘H’, ‘M’, and possibly ‘:00’. As you’d expect, pressing the ‘H’ button advances the clock by one hour, and the ‘M’ button by one minute. If present, the ‘:00’ button rounds to the nearest hour.

Adjusting the time using in-car menus

On models like the Avensis, Verso and RAV4, the clock is part of the instrument cluster’s multi-information display. To adjust these clocks, 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 at your local dealer for help from their trained technicians or contact us on social media and we’ll try to help!

Comments (50)

    1. Hi Indi,

      Thanks for contacting us. The Toyota tank is not something we distribute in the UK. Please contact Toyota in your region for further guidance.


  1. Rav4, new model, is it possible to change the time in the clock of cluster?? without change the time in navigation system?? are both clocks independents? or, if i change navigation system time, should the time in the cluster change?

    1. Hi Sylvia,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      We can confirm that the clocks are separate and the clock on the navigation system auto changes based on the GPS signal and the other clock can be changed via the steering wheel controls and dashboard settings menu.
      Hope this helps.

  2. Hi.
    I have a 2012 Toyota Verso S with a Touch system. If the battery is disconnected does the radio need a code to unlock it. If so what is the procedure for entering the code?

  3. I have got a Toyota hilux d4d 2013, the clock watch losses memory each time I switch off the ignition key and I will have to reset it each time I start the car. What could be the problem and how best can I sort this out?

    1. Hi Onward,
      Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the delayed response. The clock is loosing its permanent 12v feed. So has any accessories been fitted that have touched the wiring? If not then trace back from the clock the perm 12v feed and see where the wire is broken or damaged. If you need further assistance, we’d advise going to your local Toyota dealer. You can find your local dealer here:

    1. Hi Vinod,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you provide your Reg or VIN number so we can looking further into this for you. Thanks.

    1. Hi Peter,
      Thanks for getting in touch. As we are Toyota GB and don’t sell the Toyota Vista, we’d advise contacting Toyota in your region. Many thanks.

  4. Got a new toyota hilux 2017. Can i change time to 12 hr. And the toyota link well cant even get on .been back 5 times

    1. Hi Shane,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have spoken to our technical team, and they have advised that this is not possible. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  5. How do I change the clock settings in a Rav 4 Icon model (2017)?The manual is not clear .Can I get the manual in hard copy? It didn’t come when I bought the car.

    1. Hi Mayu,
      We can get a manual sent out to you. Can you please provide us with a VIN or registration number? Many thanks in advance.

      1. Not true. Information NOT on pages 111/112….. I’ve gone thru manual and no information found on how to change time…..

        1. Hi Mary,
          Apologies for the confusion. The owners manuals on My Toyota seem to have been updated since we published that comment.
          You can change the time by following these simple steps:
          Via the steering wheel, scroll across to settings on the combination meter and then scroll down to clock.
          Hope this helps!

  6. Hi there. I have a 2008 Yaris T3 spirit. i am having problems with the fuel range and temperature display by the clock bay, which it isn’t activated or displayed. Is there any way in which i could solve this issue?

    1. Hi Tejen,
      We’re investigating your query with our technical team and as soon as we hear something we will advise you further. Many thanks for your patience.

    2. Hi Tejen,
      Judging from the symptoms, we do not think that this is something you can do in order to resolve the issue.
      Therefore, we believe that the safest option would be for you to take the vehicle to a Centre for further diagnosis.
      Hope this helps!

  7. Hi, what about the new C-HR. Can that be changed from 12-hour to 24 hour format? I have seen photos that suggest it can be either but cant see how to change it.

    1. Hi Alex,
      Unfortunately, on UK spec cars this isn’t possible. We can see the brochure suggests otherwise and we can only assume (due to the vehicle in the brochure being left hand drive) this is available on other European market vehicles. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

      1. Hello, we are owner of Toyota CHR (Austrian Version :)), but we can´t change from 12 hour to 24 hour format. Can you please help us? Is there any Manual? The Austrian dealer didn´t know either. Many thanks for your help!

        1. Hi Mira,
          Thanks for getting in touch.
          Unfortunately, you are not able to change the clock from 12 hours to 24 hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
          You should be able to access a User Manual by contacting your local Toyota Centre in Australia or alternatively by contacting Toyota Australia Customer Relations Team here:
          We hope this helps.


    1. Hi Tariq,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, the clock format is in 24 hour format only. Many thanks.

    1. Hi there,
      Sorry for the delay in response. We have spoken with our technical team and unfortunately there is no way to stop the colon from flashing. Many thanks 🙂

  9. Can I set the clock in Landcruiser 2016 to 24H? It only shows 12h format and hopefully a car in this class could manage 24h?

    1. Hi Mike,
      Thanks for your post. After checking with our technical team we can confirm that the clock is 12hr format only! Many thanks.

  10. Just taken delivery of a 2016 Prius Bus Ed +. The clock is displaying the wrong time and I’ve read the manual from cover to cover – nothing to tell me how to set it!

    1. Hi Mike,
      Thank you for your post. If you use the arrows to the right of your steering wheel and press the left or right arrow to access the menu on the dashboard. Using the right arrow, scroll across to the cog symbol. Once on the settings scroll down until you reach the clock settings this will then allow you to change the time of your clock. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

  11. Still not clear how to change time on the new Prius in spite of trawling through manual several times

    1. Hi John,
      Thank you for your post. If you use the arrows to the right of your steering wheel and press the left or right arrow to access the menu on the dashboard. Using the right arrow, scroll across to the cog symbol. Once on the settings scroll down until you reach the clock settings this will then allow you to change the time of your clock. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

      1. Not what it says up the top of the page here! No reference to the 2016 Prius…..And it’s buried in the manual under Multidisplay (p108)

        1. I still cannot believe that a car with so much gadgetry (2016 Prius) doesn’t update time via RDS, something that has been around for years!

    1. Hi Will,
      Thank you for your post and your interest in the CamAtte. CamAtte was a concept car we developed for the Tokyo Toy Show, and we are currently not marketing this for sale. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Ahmet,

      Thanks for getting in touch today. The vehicle handbook supplied with your car will detail all the steps to adjust your in car clock. If you have problems doing this our nationwide Toyota dealerships are on hand to assist you. We would recommend getting in touch with your nearest one using our online ‘find your dealer’ tool here: . Let us know if we can be of any more assistance.

    1. Hi Andrew,
      Thank you for your post. Sat nav times should change automatically, if this has not happened we would recommend speaking with your local Toyota dealer. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

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