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Cannot set clock after jump start

I have a 2016 transit 250 and had to jump start it after the battery died from having the doors open all day (work vehicle). The clock reset after jumping and I am unable to set to the current time. The clock will only pass time when the vehicle is running.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Not sure about the clock but the interior lights should have turned themselves off after about a half hour.
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I have a 2016 transit 250 and had to jump start it after the battery died from having the doors open all day (work vehicle). The clock reset after jumping and I am unable to set to the current time. The clock will only pass time when the vehicle is running.

Any help would be appreciated.
Did you jump start it per the owners manual? It may be in transport mode. It should come out of that after you drive it 50 miles but if not you can take it to a dealer and they can put it back to normal.

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I've had this bug twice. Remove the ground from the battery for a minute and reconnect. It will fix it.
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Not sure about the clock but the interior lights should have turned themselves off after about a half hour.
Yes, however in Ford's ultimate wisdom, that 30 minutes restarts every time a door is opened. Not only do the lights come on, but the computers fire up too. I've had this happen twice in a year and a half. This last time I too have a clock glitch, can't set time and it gains a minute every twelve hours. Service manager agreed to replace the battery next time I bring it in.

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Thanks for the replies. I disconnected the negative battery terminal for a couple minutes and reconnected and it now works. I am not a big fan of the battery compartment. Access to the battery is poorly designed.
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Yes, however in Ford's ultimate wisdom, that 30 minutes restarts every time a door is opened.
Can't figure either why someone at Ford thought it was a good idea to turn on previously timed out lights when a door is closed.
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This just hit me, too. I can confirm that 15 seconds wasn't enough to reset the clock. I retried disconnecting the ground for 2 minutes (just 1 would probably have worked) and it was fine. It's probably no coincidence that the time was reset to 12:00 AM after waiting for so long, whereas after 15 seconds it still had a garbage reading. Clearly the clock circuit has power-on reset issues.

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I actually had this happen with my last van, an E250.
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