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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Information Displays

Driver Information Center (DIC)

The vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC).

All information appears in the DIC display in the instrument cluster.

The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. After a short delay, the DIC displays the information that was last displayed before the engine was turned off.

The DIC displays trip, fuel, and vehicle system information, and warning messages if a system problem is detected.

The DIC also displays the compass direction, outside air temperature, and shift position indicator at the top of the DIC display. If there is a problem with the system that controls the temperature display, the numbers will be replaced with dashes. If this occurs, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer.

If an abnormal temperature reading is displayed for an extended period of time, consult your dealer. Under certain circumstances, especially when the engine is idling, a delay in updating the temperature display is normal.

See Compass on page 5-4 and Automatic Transmission on page 9-21.

The DIC has different displays which can be accessed by pressing the DIC buttons on the instrument panel, below the exterior lamps control.

DIC Buttons

The buttons are the trip/fuel, vehicle information, customization, and set/ reset buttons. The button functions are detailed in the following pages.

(Trip/Fuel): Press this button to display the odometer, trip odometer, fuel range, average economy, fuel used, and elapsed time. Some vehicles also display instantaneous economy. The compass and outside temperature will also be shown in the display.

The temperature will be shown in °C or °F depending on the units selected.

(Vehicle Information): Press this button to display the oil life, rear park assist, units, tire pressure readings and tire pressure sensor learning for vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), compass zone setting, compass recalibration on vehicles with this feature, coolant temperature, and battery voltage.

(Customization): Press this button to customize the feature settings on the vehicle. See Vehicle Personalization on page 5-36 for more information.

(Set/Reset): Press this button to set or reset certain functions and to turn off or acknowledge messages on the DIC.

Trip/Fuel Menu Items

(Trip/Fuel): Press this button to scroll through the following menu items:

Odometer

Press until ODOMETER displays. This display shows the distance the vehicle has been driven in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi). Pressing the trip odometer reset stem will also display the odometer.

To switch between metric and English measurements, see "Units" later in this section.

Trip Odometer

Press until TRIP A or TRIP B displays. This display shows the current distance traveled in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi) since the last reset for the trip odometer.

Pressing the trip odometer reset stem will also display the trip odometer.

Each trip odometer can be reset to zero separately by pressing  while the trip odometer is displayed. You can also reset the trip odometer while it is displayed by pressing and holding the trip odometer reset stem.

Fuel Range

Press until RANGE displays.

This display shows the approximate number of remaining kilometers (km) or miles (mi) the vehicle can be driven without refueling. This display will show LOW if the fuel level is low.

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. This estimate will change if driving conditions change.

For example, if driving in traffic and making frequent stops, this display may read one number, but if the vehicle is driven on a freeway, the number may change even though the same amount of fuel is in the fuel tank. This is because different driving conditions produce different fuel economies. Generally, freeway driving produces better fuel economy than city driving. Fuel range cannot be reset.

If the vehicle is low on fuel, the FUEL LEVEL LOW message will be displayed. See "FUEL LEVEL LOW" under Fuel System Messages on page 5-32.

Average Fuel Economy

Press until AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY displays. This display shows the approximate average liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or kilometers per liter (km/L) or miles per gallon (mpg). This number is calculated based on the number of L/100 km (km/L) (mpg) recorded since the last time this menu item was reset. To reset the AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY, press and hold . The display will show zero.

Fuel Used

Press until FUEL USED displays. This display shows the number of liters (L) or gallons (gal) of fuel used since the last reset of this menu item. To reset the fuel used information, press and hold while FUEL USED is displayed.

Elapsed Time

Press until ELAPSED TIME displays. This display can be used as a timer.

To start the timer, press the set/ reset button while ELAPSED TIME 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   briefly while ELAPSED TIME is displayed.

To reset the timer to zero, press and hold   while ELAPSED TIME is displayed.

Instantaneous Fuel Economy

If the vehicle has this display, press until INSTANT FUEL ECONOMY displays. This display shows the current fuel economy at a particular moment and will change frequently as driving conditions change. This display shows the instantaneous fuel economy in liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg). Unlike average fuel economy, this display cannot be reset.

Blank Display

This display shows no information.

Vehicle Information Menu Items

(Vehicle Information): Press this button to scroll through the following menu items:

Oil Life

Press until OIL LIFE REMAINING displays. This display shows an estimate of the oil's remaining useful life. If you see 99% OIL LIFE REMAINING on the display, that means 99% of the current oil life remains. The engine oil life system will alert you to change the oil on a schedule consistent with the driving conditions.

When the remaining oil life is low, the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will appear on the display.

See "CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON" under Engine Oil Messages on page 5-31. You should change the oil as soon as you can. See Engine Oil on page 10-8. In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11-2 for more information.

Whenever the oil is changed, the Oil Life System will need to be reset. To reset the system through the DIC, press and hold   while this display is shown. When the system is reset, the display will show 100% OIL LIFE REMAINING.

Park Assist

If the vehicle has the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system, press until PARK ASSIST displays. This display allows the system to be turned on or off. Once  in this display, press   to select between ON or OFF. The URPA system automatically turns back on after each vehicle start. When the URPA system is turned off and the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park), the DIC will display the PARK ASSIST OFF message as a reminder that the system has been turned off. See Object Detection System Messages on page 5-33 and Ultrasonic Parking Assist on page 9-32 for more information.

Units

Press until UNITS displays. This display allows you to select between metric or English units of measurement. Once in this display, press   to select between METRIC or ENGLISH units. All of the vehicle information will then be displayed in the unit of measurement selected.

Coolant Temperature

Press until the coolant temperature is displayed. The temperature will be shown in °C or ° F depending on the units selected.

If the coolant temperature display shows dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with the vehicle. If this happens often, see your dealer for service.

Battery Voltage

Press until the battery voltage is displayed.

If the battery voltage display shows dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with the vehicle.

If this happens often, see your dealer for service.

Tire Pressure

If the vehicle has the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), the pressure for each tire can be viewed in the DIC. The tire pressure will be shown in either kilopascals (kPa) or pounds per square inch (psi). Press until the DIC displays FRONT TIRES kPa (PSI) LEFT ## RIGHT ##. Press again until the DIC displays REAR TIRES kPa (PSI) LEFT ## RIGHT ##.

If a low or high tire pressure condition is detected by the system while driving, a message advising you to check the pressure in a specific tire will appear in the display. See Tire Pressure on page 10-44 and Tire Messages on page 5-34 for more information.

If the tire pressure display shows dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with the vehicle.

If this consistently occurs, see your dealer for service.

For information on relearning tire positions see "TPMS Sensor Matching Process" under Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on page 10-47.

Compass Zone Setting

This display allows for setting the compass zone. See Compass on page 5-4 for more information.

Compass Recalibration

This display allows for calibrating the compass. See Compass on page 5-4 for more information.

Blank Display

This display shows no information.

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