The Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) contains one driver information center (DIC) and provides visual information to the driver for a number of vehicle functions such as trip computer, audio functions, warnings and reminders.
When the ignition is switched to the ON position, a vehicle system check is performed and the status is shown on the DIC.
A number of IPC features will be tested in order to verify the features are working correctly. The following occurs at key ON.
The supplementary restraint system warning lamp illuminates briefly (not IPC controlled).
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning lamp illuminates briefly.
The charging system warning lamp illuminates briefly.
The brake warning lamp illuminates briefly.
The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminates until the engine is running (not IPC controlled).
The seat belt warning lamp will stay illuminated until the driver seat belt is latched (not IPC controlled).
If there are no warnings or service reminders the DIC shows a series of welcome screens. If the system check detects a problem, the DIC displays the appropriate warning immediately. If a warning is displayed, press the TRIP button to acknowledge it (once for each warning). The DIC then reverts to the original trip computer display.
Pressing the TRIP button any time during the system check causes the DIC to jump ahead to the last trip computer screen displayed before the ignition was last switched off. The system check continues to run in the background
To display the odometer screen, if not already displayed on the DIC, press the TRIP button until the screen appears
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the odometer appears on the DIC, unless a service reminder is active. Active service reminders will be displayed on the DIC for 10 seconds before reverting back to the odometer for a short period of time and then turning off completely. The odometer will be displayed on the DIC again when the drivers door is opened.