Set clock on '89 Caravan

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tony Sivori, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Tony Sivori

    Tony Sivori Guest

    Can anyone tell me how to set the clock on a 1989 Caravan? It is the AM/FM
    one with a cassette deck and Infinity speakers.
    Tony Sivori, Jun 16, 2004
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    N.Cass Guest

    If there isn't any pushbuttons marked "H" and "M" beside the clock, try
    pushing the "SET" button, then the "SELECT" (or "PROGRAM" button on some
    radios) button. This should bring up just the hour number, and you set
    it by using the "TUNE" up/down button.

    I hope this applies to your radio, if not I cannot be of any more help :)

    Good Luck!
    N.Cass, Jun 16, 2004
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  3. Tony Sivori

    Tony Sivori Guest

    That was my guess also. But none of that seemed to work for the clock,
    although setting stations was straightforward.

    To set the clock, I've tried holding the set and select button while
    trying the volume and tuner dials. Nothing I've tried works, and I've
    tried various combinations (like hold the set button for five seconds or
    so, release and then press it again). Nor are there any tiny holes by the
    clock, to set it with a paperclip.

    I'm starting to think there are exactly two ways to set this clock - one
    way is to disconnect and then reconnect the battery at 12 noon and the
    other way is to do the same at 12 midnight.
    Tony Sivori, Jun 16, 2004
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    Ted Guest

    Did you make sure the radio was on when you tried the set, select.........?
    Ted, Jun 16, 2004
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    sparks065 Guest

    No instructions in your owner's manual??

    sparks065, Jun 16, 2004
  6. Tony Sivori

    Tony Sivori Guest

    I tried it mostly with the radio off. With the radio on, all I
    accomplished was discovering how to save a radio station preset.
    Tony Sivori, Jun 16, 2004
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    Tony Sivori Guest

    The owner's manual says to check the sound system manual, which is
    Tony Sivori, Jun 16, 2004
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    Doug Guest

    My 2002 Caravan's manual gives the info for every model stereo system
    offered by the factory.

    Doug, Jun 16, 2004
  9. Tony Sivori

    N.Cass Guest

    Do not hold any of the buttons while hitting another one. Make sure the
    radio is ON, or it will not work. With the radio on, hit "set". This
    should come up with a "P" (or "P1" for 10 preset radios)on the display.
    When this "P" is on, hit the "sel" button, this should now show "12:"

    You said this is an infinity radio in an '89 van, so I am guessing it is
    the one with all buttons and no knobs, with the "ON/OFF" button in the
    lower left corner; is this correct?
    This method works too, although it is annoying ;)

    Hope this helps!
    N.Cass, Jun 17, 2004
  10. Tony Sivori

    Tony Sivori Guest

    Only 5 preset buttons on mine.
    That did it! Thank you! After the "12" was up, the "tune" button advanced
    the hours. Pressing "sel" again brought up the minutes.

    I'd have never figured this out on my own because as soon as I saw the
    "P1" I assumed that was only for the radio preset.

    Yes, that's the one. Thanks again.
    Tony Sivori, Jun 17, 2004
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    N.Cass Guest

    Glad to hear that you got it set!
    If your display read "P1" as you have said, this radio is capable of
    storing 10 presets. If you hit the "SET" button a second time, the
    display should read "P2", and pick one of your preset buttons to store
    the station in.

    So, if there are two similar genre stations you want on the same button
    (say, jazz on 92.5 and 101.7 to be stored on preset "1"), you can store
    both stations on one button. To access the second preset (101.7), just
    simply hit button "1" a second time.
    N.Cass, Jun 17, 2004
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    Carl Keehn Guest

    In 88-9, the cars came with a separate manual for the sound systems. It
    included all of the sound systems that Chrysler offered.

    I'm sorry I couldn't have been of help. I had an 88 Reliant Wagon with the
    premium radio (very similar to the Infinity System, but with regular
    speakers). Unfortunately, I got rid of it so long ago, I couldn't remember
    how to set it. It sounds like everything worked for the best.

    Carl Keehn, Jun 17, 2004
  13. Tony Sivori

    Tony Sivori Guest

    I had no idea, thanks for telling me about that.
    Tony Sivori, Jun 17, 2004
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