How To Set the Clock On A Pioneer Car Stereo

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Last Updated on February 4, 2022 by John Robinson

If you have a Pioneer car stereo, then you may be wondering how to set the clock. This can be done in a few different ways, depending on the model of stereo that you have. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of setting the clock on your Pioneer car stereo. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions!

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Understanding the different buttons

If you have a Pioneer car stereo, then you will want to familiarize yourself with the different buttons on the unit. This will help you when it comes time to set the clock.

There are a few different buttons on Pioneer car stereos, and each one has a specific function.
The OK button or VOLUME button is the biggest button, and it is used to confirm any changes that you have made. The Exit or BAND key takes you back to the main screen, and you can scroll through options by volume button or lever in some models. The Main Screen is activated when you press the SRC button.

How to Set Clock on Pioneer car radio – General Method

Step 1: Go to the main screen

To set the clock on a Pioneer car stereo, you first need to go to the main screen. This can be done by pressing the SRC button. The “SRC” button is usually located in the top left-hand corner of your car stereo screen. Once you have pressed this button, the main screen will appear.

Step 2: Finding the Clock settings

Once you are on the main screen, you will want to scroll through the two options until you find “system.”

Step 3: Setting up the clock

Scroll through the menu until you find “Clock”. This is where you will set the time for your car stereo. You can change the hours by scrolling the volume button and then hitting the volume button to change the minutes. Once you have set the time, press the SRC button to go back to the main screen.

Note: In some pioneer models you do not have to go into the system menu to set the clock, you can just go into the general settings and the clock will be there. It means you can skip step 2.

Troubleshooting – Clock not displaying after setting up the time

If you have followed the steps above and your clock still isn’t displaying on your Pioneer car stereo then you’re required to press the “CLOCK” button which is usually located on top of your car stereo.


How to Set Clock on Pioneer Car Stereo: Different Models

If you have followed the steps above and still can’t set the clock on your Pioneer car stereo, don’t worry – we have a few more steps for you to try! Keep reading below for two different methods that will help you get your clock up and running.

We have listed two different methods for you to set the clock on your Pioneer car stereo. If one does not work, try the other one.

How to Set Clock on Pioneer Car radio [Method 1]

This method works on Pioneer FH-X731BT, FH-X730BS, DEH-150MP, DEH-S1200UB, DEH-6400BT, DEH-S1200UB, DEH-2400UB, DEH-X7500S, and some other models.

Step 1: Turn off the FM radio by pressing and holding the src button

Step 2: Press and hold the volume button until you get into setup

Step 3: Use the volume buttons to scroll down to SYSTEM and press OK

Step 4: Use the arrow buttons to scroll down to CLOCK SET and press OK

Step 5: Change the time using the Volume button

Step 6: Press the BAND or src key to exit

How to Set Clock on Pioneer Car radio [Method 2]

For Pioneer DEH-P8400BH, DEH-80PRS, DEH-X9500BHS, DEH-P7400HD, DEH-X9500BHS, DEH-6400BT and some other models.

Step 1: Enter setup mode by pressing and holding the volume button.

Step 2: To get to the clock, use the lever control to go to it and hit enter.

Step 3: Now here use the lever to set the hours and minutes.

Step 4: Once you’ve finished setting the time, just hit the source button to exit (Sometimes you need to press the back button)


How to Set Clock on Pioneer In-Dash Receivers 2018, 2020

Step 1: The first step is to go to the menu by pressing the big volume button (You may have to press the SRC button before)

Step 2: Scroll down until you find ‘”CLOCK SET”

Step 3: Press the volume button to get into the clock setting.

Step 4: Now set the time and press the “SRC” button to exit.


How to set Clock on Pioneer AVH-NEX touchscreen car stereo

Setting up the clock on this touchscreen pioneer stereo is very simple. You can apply the same instructions to all Pioneer touch screen models.

Step 1: Go to the home screen by pressing the “HOME” button. This is usually located at the bottom of your car stereo’s screen.

Step 2: Press the “SETTINGS” icon, which is usually located in the top right-hand corner of your car stereo screen.

Step 3: Once you are on the settings page, scroll down, and find the “THEME” icon.

Step 4: Click on the “Clock” option, and then set up the time.

Step 5: Once you have set the time, press the “X” icon to go back to the main screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to change the time format on Pioneer Car stereo?

You can change the time format by going into settings and then clock settings. From here you have to select the 24h or 12h clock format.

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