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dunger 01-07-2013 06:33 PM

MDS/ECO Indication in 2013 Ram 1500
Hi, question for everyone regarding MDS in the 2013 Rams. I have a new 2013 Ram 1500, and I have never seen an MDS or ECO indication come on. I've put about 2000km on so far, so if it was disabled while the seals were breaking in I would expect it to have activated by now.

Does the MDS have any indication when it comes on? Or is it maybe not working?

Cruising at highway speeds, I was getting about 16mpg (14.5 l/100) if that gives any indication about whether or not the MDS is working.


GTyankee 01-07-2013 06:48 PM

There is another thread about that, that someone posted within the last couple of days
I think it depends on the radio that you have, or the steering wheel controls
The 2013s are a new beast as far as electronics go

Here is the other post

boomer135 01-09-2013 01:19 AM

I never saw it come on until I set up the EVIC to show ECO mode. Now the little green "ECO" comes on In the Lower Left hand corner just outside the EVIC

brad12kx 01-09-2013 01:31 AM

That is new for 2013 with the new EVIC. You can now select where or not to show ECO mode. If it were mine, that indicated would be turned off. I prefer to only have the information that is important to me and I could care less about 'ECO'. It's a 6000Lbs full size truck....there is nothing 'ECO' about it! :shakehead:

dunger 01-09-2013 12:48 PM

Thanks guys, I was looking in the console setup, never thought to look in the Radio's display settings :i_rolleyes:

I like to have this display when I am doing a long highway drive and not towing, and I want to set the cruise so that it stays on 4 cylinder most of the time.

GTyankee 01-09-2013 01:02 PM

If you look at my EVIC on my 2009, back then it was called FUEL SAVER, not ECO
I had my Cruise Control set, it was quite warm out, ( 45 C ) 125.5 KPH, i was driving on fairly flat terrain

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