Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual
Information DisplaysInstruments andControls / Information Displays
Driver Information Center (DIC)
The vehicle may have a Driver Information Center (DIC). It displays information about the vehicle and warning messages if there is a system problem detected. DIC messages display in the center of the instrument panel cluster.
The vehicle may also have features that can be customized through the controls on the radio.
DIC Operation and Displays
Use the DIC buttons located in the center of the instrument panel to access different displays. The DIC displays trip, fuel, vehicle system information, and warning messages.
It also shows the shift lever position, the odometer, and the direction the vehicle is driving.
MENU: Press this button to get to the Trip/Fuel Menu and the Vehicle Information
SET/CLR (Set/Clear): Use this button to set or clear the menu item when it is displayed.
Trip/Fuel Menu Items
Press the MENU button until Trip/ Fuel Information Menu is displayed.
Then press to scroll through the following
• Digital Speedometer
. Trip 1
. Trip 2
. Fuel Range
. Average Fuel Economy
. Best Average Fuel Economy
. Average Vehicle Speed
. Blank Display
The speedometer shows how fast the vehicle is moving in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer cannot be reset.
Trip 1 and Trip 2
This display shows the current distance traveled, in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since the last reset for the trip odometer.
The trip odometer can be reset to zero by pressing SET/CLR while the trip odometer display is showing.
This display shows the approximate distance the vehicle can be driven without refueling. The fuel range estimate is based on an average of the vehicle's fuel economy over recent driving history and the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. Fuel range cannot be reset.
Average Fuel Economy
This display shows the approximate average liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg). This number is calculated based on the number of L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the last time this menu item was reset.
The fuel economy can be reset by pressing SET/CLR while the Average Fuel Economy display is showing. The display may not reset to zero.
Best Average Fuel Economy
The right hand side displays the best average fuel economy (AFE) that is achieved for a selected distance. The left hand side displays a running average of fuel economy for the most recently traveled selected distance. The center of the Best AFE menu includes a digital readout and bar graph to show the instantaneous fuel economy.
Quickly press the SET/CLR button to display a page for selecting one of the distance options. Move the up/down arrow to choose the selection, and SET/CLR to change the setting.
When viewing best AFE, a several second press and hold of SET/CLR will reset the best value. The best value will show “- - -” until the selected distance has been traveled.
The display provides feedback on how current driving behavior in the bar graph affects the running average in the left display and how well recent driving compares to the best that has been achieved.
Average Vehicle Speed
This display shows the average speed of the vehicle in kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). This average is calculated based on the various vehicle speeds recorded since the last reset of this value. The average speed can be reset by pressing SET/CLR while the Average Vehicle Speed display is showing.
This display can be used as a timer.
To start the timer, press SET/CLR while Timer is displayed. The display will show the amount of time that has passed since the timer was last reset, not including time the ignition is off. Time will continue to be counted as long as the ignition is on, even if another display is being shown on the DIC. The timer will record up to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds (99:59:59) after which the display will return to zero.
To stop the timer, press SET/CLR briefly while Timer is displayed. To reset the timer to zero, press and hold SET/CLR.
This display is used for the OnStar or Navigation System Turn-by-Turn guidance.
This display shows no information.
Vehicle Information Menu Items
Press the MENU button until Vehicle Information Menu is displayed. Then press to scroll through the following menu items:
. Tire Pressure
. Remaining Oil Life
. Blank Display
Press SET/CLR to enter the unit menu. Then press
The display will show a vehicle with the approximate pressures of all four tires. Tire pressure is displayed in either kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds per square inch (psi).
Remaining Oil Life
This display shows an estimate of the oil's remaining useful life.
If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is displayed, that means 99% of the current oil life remains.
When the remaining oil life is low, the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will appear on the display. In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual.
Remember, the Oil Life display must be reset after each oil change. It will not reset itself. Also, be careful not to reset the Oil Life display accidentally at any time other than when the oil has just been changed.
It cannot be reset accurately until the next oil change. To reset the engine
oil life system, press SET/ CLR while the Oil Life display is active. The display
will ask for confirmation of a reset. Press
This display shows no information.
The vehicle may have a compass in the Driver Information Center (DIC).