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There is 2 different radios. With or without rds. Here are the instructions for both.
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
To set the hour, press the clock button. The clock symbol displays and the hour flashes. Turn the ADJ (adjust) knob to increase or to decrease the hours. To set the minutes, press the clock button again. The minutes. Turn the ADJ knob to increase or to decrease the minutes. The time can be set with the ignition on or off.
To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) information, press and hold the clock button to enter the clock set mode, then press and hold the clock button for three seconds until UPDATED displays. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDATE displays.
RDS time is broadcast once a minute. After tuning to an RDS broadcast station, it can take a few minutes for the time to update.
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
To set the hour, press the clock button. The clock symbol displays and the hour flashes. Turn the ADJ (adjust) knob to increase or to decrease the hours. To set the minutes, press the clock button again. The minutes flash. Turn the ADJ knob to increase or to decrease the minutes. The time can be set with the ignition on or off.
I constantly read frequent requests for RADIO CODES referring to the disconnection of battery power ( whether its for changing the battery, etc.) and the radio is nowINOP. Here is a simple way to save radio codes, radio stations, clock time and computer settings. Purchase from an auto parts dealer, a 9 volt battery powered lighter socketconnector. Plug into lighter, do your battery work, After work is completed, disconnect, and radio will work as before. Unit will cost less than 20.00 and well worth it.
Nearly every auto stereo has a two power wires. One is switched on and off with the ignition so it will shut off automatically when leaving the car and a second that has power all the time. This second power wire is used to keep time on the clock and to maintain your chosen station memory presets.
If you have wired both power wires to the switched power source, the clock and station memories will be reset each time the car is shut off. You will need to identify the wire that the radio that needs to have powered constantly and connect it to an "always on" 12 volt source (such as the (+) post of the battery).
Additionally, a car battery that is failing can cause the same problem with station memories. Look for indicators such as hard starting or interior lights that dim significantly or go out nearly completely when cranking the engine. This is a visual indicator of an excessive amount of current the battery is trying to supply - often due to a low voltage on the battery. This can be a result of a poor connection at the battery itself, a cable between the battery, starter, fuse box, etc. or a dead cell in the battery. Have the battery checked and replace if needed.
Once your radio power wiring, battery & cable connections and battery health have been verified or corrected - the problem should go away.
You can disconnect the cars battery but that's also going to reset all the radio stations, clock, and more importantly, the drive data stored in the cars computer. The best way to do it is to connect a diagnostic scanner to the cars diagnostic port and reset it through the scanner. This leaves the rest of the cars "memory" alone and just resets the check engine light. Scanners can be purchased for relatively cheap prices, however, many service stations or auto parts stores will do this for you for free. Try AutoZone. They scanned my sons car for free and saved him an expensive and time consuming trip to the dealer. Hope this helps.
There are normally two wires that provide power to the radio. One is hot only when the car's ignition is in the the RUN or ACCESSORY position. The other is connected to a constant hot voltage in order to preserve clock and station presets. Most likely you have connected the always hot wire to a switched power source. You need to rewire that wire to a constant hot power source to correct the issue.
Try turning the radio off and disconnecting the battery for 2 min then reconnect the battery and turn on the radio. This may reset the radio to default so you can eject the CD and reset your station preset and clock. make sure the radio is off before disconnecting the battery or your going to be prompt to program a radio code. Good luck and this should work.
The radio uses a constant power to retain memory(stations,settings,ect.) and switched power to run on. It sounds like there is a problem with the constant power connection. You can first check the fuse box for any blown fuses and replace any that are found. Also look around the battery for any wires with an inline fuse that could be broken. Try looking under the dash near the radio for any inline fuse holders that could have a blown fuse. You might need to pull the radio and start tracing the constant 12v power wire. First verify that it does have power and if it does then the radio may have been damaged from a voltage spike when the new battery was installed. If the wire does not have power then you will need to start tracing the wire back to the source of the short. It sounds to me like a blown fuse somewhere....
setting stations on Fords are easy,put it on the station you want to program and push the channel button in and hold for about 2 seconds then it should flash,now the channel is set..now for the clock,with the key on and radio turned off,press the clock button,then press the seek or scan forward or reverse to adjust the time,then hit the clock button again to make sure it sets.
Does your radio stations also reset at start-up or sometimes do they reset? If you battery is weak and it takes a lot of power to start your vehicle it could reset your clock and sometimes clear your radio stations as well.
Turn the radio off and then disconnect the battery, wait 2 min then reconnect the battery. Turn on the radio and hit eject, that should reset the radio and you have to set the stations and clock. Note: radio must be off before disconnecting the battery, os your going to have to re-enter the radio code to have the radio active again.
Good luck and keep me posted.