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Old 04-29-2013, 08:20 PM
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So I have around 1,000 km on my truck and so far I have yet to see anything relating to the eco mode come on. I have done highway driving ranging in speeds from 80 km/h to 115 km/h to see if it would turn on, still nothing. Has anybody seen there eco light come on showing them they are using 4 cylinders? I spoke to my dealer who said it doesn't start working until the engine is broken in, but the break in period mentioned in the owners manual is 500 km. Wondering if this is an 8 speed issue, all new rams or just mine. Any advice would be appreciated.

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You have to turn on the Eco light. It is under display on your Nav screen. During a test drive I asked the same question. After hunting around a bit that is where they hid it.
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Yep, go into the settings and turn it on or you'll never see it. My eco light comes on all the time. This truck is actually pretty good on gas...for a truck
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Please excuse the ignorance.
Are you referring to the 8.4 uconnect screen or the one between the speedo & RPM gauge?
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Please excuse the ignorance.
Are you referring to the 8.4 uconnect screen or the one between the speedo & RPM gauge?
You'll see the Eco light in the EVIC (which is the display between the speedo and RPM guage), but in order to turn on the Eco notification light, you need to go into the settings in the Uconnect system.
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Great info! Didn't realize where to find it!

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Thanks shaner82 !
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According to other posts on this forum, the eco light does not mean that MDS is active.
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I didn't notice MDS until about two weeks after picking mine up. Now I notice it almost everytime I'm cruising and it kicks in.
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So the light does not indicate when MDS kicks in if it is not turned on? I remember reading somewhere that you can tell when it kicks kicks into 4 cylinder mode? Is this no longer the case and they managed to make it smooth?
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