Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Manual Didn't Mention This!

It was time to set our clocks ahead last Sunday and we did, all except the one in our car because it wouldn't work!  We just got our Ford Escape last May so this was the first we had to deal with it.  I am the person who follows directions so I naturally read my car manual when I bought the car.  When it came time to reset the clock, I looked up in the manual how to do it and it sounded really easy.  This is what it said:
Press "clock" button, "reset time" will show on the display.  Use the radio buttons 0-9 to set the time, then hit "OK."  
So, that sounds simple enough.  I looked for the buttons and found them all, hit the "clock" button and nothing happened.  I tried holding it in . . . nothing happened.  I hit it again, harder . . . nothing happened.  I gave up and asked my husband if he would take it somewhere and ask them to fix it.

He took it to the KIA dealer where we bought the car and the girl there reset it very easily.  She turned the radio on first though and then it worked.  That should have been right at the beginning of those instructions!  I should have known that since it used the radio buttons that it was connected to the radio so it would make sense to turn it on.  It just didn't occur to me.  I'll be writing "turn on radio" in the manual just in case we forget next time.

Did you remember to set all your clocks ahead?   Hope you didn't have trouble with any of your clocks like I did!

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Sandee said...

I can't set the clock in my Mercedes. Never have been able too, but hubby can. All our other clocks are a breeze and we have tons of clocks.

Who would have thought you need to turn the radio on to change your clock settings?

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the babies. ☺

Lin said...

I will admit to going to the manual for my new car too. Ugh. These cars and all the gadgets are so complicated now!

Kara said...

If only car manuals could be more specific, right? I had no trouble resetting my clock, but there've been other things I've had to change or fix in my car that required the manual. And ended up very frustrated til I got them accomplished!

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