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Ram 1500/2500/3500: Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays - 7" Display

Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)

The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the cluster and consists of eight sections:

1. Main Screen - The inner ring of the display will illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for non critical warnings, red for critical warnings and white for on demand information.

2. Audio/Phone Information and Sub-menu Information - Whenever there are sub-menus available, the position within the sub-menus is shown here.

3. Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range to Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG, Trailer Trip (distance only), Trailer Brake Gain).

4. Telltales/Indicators

5. Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)

6. Selectable Menu Icons

7. Air Suspension Status - If Equipped

8. 4WD Status

9. Selectable Gauge 2

10. Selectable Gauge 1

11. Selectable Gauge 1

The main display area will normally display the main menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main menu. The main display area also displays "pop up" messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall into several categories:

  • Five Second Stored Messages

When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of message takes control of the main display area for five seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the condition that activated it remains active) and can be reviewed from the "Messages" main menu item. As long as there is a stored message, an "i" will be displayed in the EVIC's compass/outside temp line. Examples of this message type are "Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out" and "Low Tire Pressure".

  • Unstored Messages

This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples of this message type are "Turn Signal On" (if a turn signal is left on) and "Lights On" (if driver leaves the vehicle).

  • Unstored Messages Until RUN

These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are "Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar" and "Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start".

  • Five Second Unstored Messages

When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of message takes control of the main display area for five seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An example of this message type is "Automatic High Beams On".

EVIC Amber Telltales

This area will show reconfigurable amber caution telltales.

These telltales include:

  • Low Fuel Telltale

When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal (11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until fuel is added.

  • Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator

This telltale will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.

  • Low Coolant Level Indicator

This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle coolant level is low.

  • Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale

This telltale indicates that the transmission fluid temperature is running hot. This may occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.

If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.

CAUTION! Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause severe transmission damage or transmission failure.

WARNING! If you continue operating the vehicle when the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust components and cause a fire.

  • Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale - If Equipped

This telltale will turn on to indicate that the maximum payload may have been exceeded or load leveling cannot be achieved at its current ride height.

Protection Mode will automatically be selected in order to "protect" the air suspension system, air suspension adjustment is limited due to payload.

  • Service Stop/Start System Telltale - If Equipped

This telltale will turn on to indicate that the Stop/Start is Unavailable, service Stop/Start system.

  • Loose Fuel Filler Cap

This telltale will turn on to indicate that the fuel filler cap may be loose.

EVIC White Telltales

  • Electronic Speed Control Ready

This light will turn on when the electronic speed control is ON. For further information, refer to "Electronic Speed Control" in "Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle."

EVIC Red Telltales

This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These telltales include:

  • Door Ajar

This light will turn on to indicate that one or more doors may be ajar.

  • Oil Pressure Warning Light

This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound when this light turns on.

Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.

This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.

The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.

  • Oil Temperature Warning Light

This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is high. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible.

  • Charging System Light

This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle's non-essential the charging system light remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.

If jump starting is required, refer to "Jump Starting Procedures" in "What To Do In Emergencies".

  • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light

This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The light will come on when the ignition is first turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.

If the light remains lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required. You may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may require towing.

  • Engine Temperature Warning Light

This light warns of an overheated engine condition.

As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H, a continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool.

If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle.

If the temperature reading does not return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for service. Refer to "If Your Engine Overheats" in "What To Do In Emergencies" for more information.

  • Electric Power Steering Malfunction Warning Light

This telltale is on when the Electric Power Steering is not operating and needs service.

  • Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light

This telltale is on when the Trailer Brake has been disconnected.

EVIC Green Telltales

  • Electronic Speed Control SET

This telltale will illuminate green when the electronic speed control is SET. For further information, refer to "Electronic Speed Control" in "Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle."

Fuel Filter Life Reset

The cluster will display the "Fuel System Service Required - See Dealer" or "Service Fuel Filter" message when the fuel filter maintenance life is less than 5%. To verify if this is a fuel filter change event, go to the "Fuel Filter Life" screen in the "Vehicle Info" menu. When this message appears, dealers should replace both frame mounted and engine mounted fuel filters.

NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the following procedure(s)

Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry

1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)

2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll downward through the main menu to "Vehicle Info".

3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access the "Fuel Filter Life" screen.

4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one second to access the "Fuel Filter Life Reset" screen.

5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select "Yes", then press and release the Right arrow button to select reset of the Fuel Filter Life.

6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC screen.

Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry

1. Without pressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)

2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll downward through the main menu to "Vehicle Info".

3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access the "Fuel Filter Life" screen.

4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one second to access the "Fuel Filter Life Reset" screen.

5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select "Yes", then press and release the Right arrow button to select reset of the Fuel Filter Life.

6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC screen.

NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.

Oil Life Reset

Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The "Oil Change Required" message will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent upon your personal driving style.

NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the following procedure(s)

Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry

1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)

2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll downward through the main menu to "Vehicle Info".

3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access the "Oil Life" screen.

4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one second to access the "Oil Life Reset" screen.

5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select "Yes", then press and release the Right arrow button to select reset of the Oil Life.

6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC screen.

Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry

1. Without pressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)

2. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll downward through the main menu to " Vehicle Info".

3. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to access the " Oil Life" screen.

4. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one second to access the " Oil Life Reset" screen.

5. Press and release the DOWN arrow button to select "Yes", then press and release the Right arrow button to select reset of the Oil Life.

6. Press and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC screen.

NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.

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