With British Summer Time coming into effect 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 Lexus range. Broadly speaking, the clocks fall into two categories – those with physical buttons for adjustment, and those adjusted via the car’s Remote Touch Interface.
Adjusting the time using physical buttons
For the CT, the digital clock has three buttons located beside it – two to the left, one to the right. The two on the left – ‘H’ and ‘M’ – correspond to hours and minutes, and pressing the button will advance the relevant digit. The button on the right is marked ‘:00’, and when pressed will round the clock to the nearest hour.
The IS, GS, NX and RC F all have analogue clocks which are flanked on either side by small buttons. Press the button on the left to move the hands anti-clockwise and rewind the time, or the button on the right to make the hands advance clockwise until the desired time is reached.
Adjusting the time using the Remote Touch Interface
On the RX and LS, the clock is set in line with the navigation’s GPS, so you may find that it automatically changes. However, to set it up or manually adjust the time, you will need to using the car’s Remote Touch Interface.
On the Remote Touch, press the ‘MENU’ button and then select ‘Setup’. On that next screen, select ‘General’ and then the ‘Clock’ option. Here there are three options that you can set: your time zone, whether you want daylight saving to be active, and whether you wish the clock to auto-adjust.
If you still need to manually adjust the clock, turn off the ‘Auto adjust clock’ option, and exit the menu. When you return to the clock settings, selecting the ‘Auto adjust clock’ setting will then give you the option to set the time manually.
What if I own an older Lexus?
Adjusting the time in Lexus cars from recent years is likely to be similar to the processes set out above, but for instructions relating to your specific vehicle, it’s simple to download an owner’s manual from the My Lexus customer portal. If you’ve not already set up your My Lexus account, simply sign up, log in and head for the e-Manuals section to download the correct manual for your car straight away.
Remember that if you’ve any query as to the operation of your Lexus, feel free to pop in at your local Lexus centre for help from their trained technicians or contact us on social media and we’ll try to help!