Is there a way to change the settings on a factory-installed CD-radio unit that came with my 2004 Honda Element to display the clock in 24-hour mode?

Looked in the owners manual, but no mention there.

  • What year is your Element? Which radio came with it? Jun 26, 2016 at 23:58
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mine is year 2004, but it would be nice if an Answer could list the various methods for all units. Hopefully there is only one or a very few ways to set such a preference assuming Honda sources their radios from a single supplier. Jun 27, 2016 at 0:48
  • I don't beleive this is possible for US LX, Canadian DX, and all EX models. The clock isn't smart enough, it's not just a preference to display that way. I can't speak for vehicles outside of North America.
    – SteveRacer
    Jun 27, 2016 at 1:48
  • Really this question is too broad to answer, unless the answer is you cannot do it. I agree with @SteveRacer as well, I don't think the clock is smart enough to do this as you are suggesting. Jun 27, 2016 at 1:54
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    I take it "Use the car before one o'clock in the afternoon only" isn't the answer you're looking for? Jun 27, 2016 at 10:15

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This post seems to suggest that no Honda supports this function and that their inbuilt clocks only provide AM/PM display.

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