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Old 01-06-2013, 01:16 PM
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Hey so I've got a 2013 Sport. How do I know if/when my MDS kicks in? I thought an "eco" light would turn on or something? I don't even know if it's ever come on yet. And I cant find any options for it in the trip computer. Any insight??
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:45 PM
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The light doesnt come on by default. It is a setting that you have to select to make it turn on. Don't remember where exactly its at, but just go to settings on the radio, and you'll find it. Has to be in park.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:49 PM
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Ohh it's in the radio computer? I was looking at the speedo/odo computer. I'll check that out right away.
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Not sure but mine ( 2012 sport) as well as all the ones I test drove had the Eco light come on without me changing any settings
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On my 12 Express, it is in the EVIC screen.
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When I bought my 13 the ECO light didn't come on at all until the second tank of gas. Right after I filled it up it started coming on. It may not come on as part of the breaking in process?

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Mine was on when I bought the truck, but I had the option to turn it off, which I did.
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It is definitely in the settings in the radio.
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I knew the radio on the 2013 Ram was going to be different, but if you now control some of the EVIC settings using the radio...... jeez

it is no longer just a way to listen to entertainment
make a cell phone call,
do simple Navigation

I believe the 2013 fancy radio is also a tattletale, just like ONSTAR in GM vehicles
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On the radio display, select:
>Apps Icon
>>Settings
>>>Display
"Fuel Saver Display In Cluster" Check the box to turn on, uncheck to remove

The ECO light is small and green, appears in the lower left of the center stack EVIC.


BTW in the same "Display" area, please let me know if you get the option to:
"Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster"

I have Ram Sport and it does not appear in my settings.
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