Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Information Displays

Driver Information Center (DIC)

The DIC displays information about the vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. See Vehicle Messages on page 5-26. All messages appear in the DIC display in the instrument cluster.

DIC Operation and Displays

The DIC has different displays, which can be accessed by using the DIC buttons on the right side of the instrument cluster.

DIC Buttons

Chevrolet Spark. DIC Buttons


MENU: Press to display the DIC menus. Some items display in the upper display area, some in the lower display area, and others use both the upper and lower display areas.

or
: Use to scroll through the menus.


SET/CLR: Press to set or clear the menu item displayed.

Odo/Trip Menu Items

Press MENU until the upper display area flashes. Use or
to scroll through the menu items.
Not all items are available on every vehicle.

The following is a list of all possible menu items:

  • Odometer
  • Trip A
  • Trip B

Odometer

This displays the current distance traveled, in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi). This display cannot be reset.

Trip A or B

This displays the current distance traveled, in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi), from the last reset for the trip odometer. To reset the trip odometer, press and hold SET/CLR while the trip odometer is being displayed.

Menu 1

Press MENU until the lower display area flashes. Use or
to scroll through the menu items.
Not all items are available on every vehicle.

The following is a list of all possible menu items:

  • Average Fuel Economy
  • Fuel Range
  • Instantaneous Fuel Economy
  • Average Speed
  • Timer

Average Fuel Economy

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English Shown, Metric Similar

This display shows the approximate average liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg). This number is calculated based on the number of L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the last time this menu item was reset.

This number reflects only the approximate average fuel economy that the vehicle has right now, and will change as driving conditions change. To reset the average fuel economy, press and hold the SET/ CLR button while the average fuel economy is displayed.

Fuel Range

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Metric Shown, English Similar

This displays the approximate distance the vehicle can be driven without refueling. 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. When the range is low, FILL FUEL will be displayed.

Instantaneous Fuel Economy

This display shows the current fuel economy in liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg). This number reflects only the fuel economy that the vehicle has right now and changes frequently as driving conditions change. Unlike average economy, this display cannot be reset.

Average Speed

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English Shown, Metric Similar

This display shows the average speed. To reset the average speed to zero, press and hold the SET/ CLR button while the average speed is displayed.

Timer

Chevrolet Spark. Timer


This display can be used as a timer.

To start the timer, press SET/CLR while the timer 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. The timer will record up to 99:59 hours, after which the display will return to 0:00. To reset the timer to 0:00, press and hold SET/CLR.

Menu 2

Press MENU until one of the following items is displayed on the upper and lower display areas.

Use  or 
to scroll through the menu items.
Not all items are available on every vehicle. The following is a list of all possible menu items:

  • Remaining Oil Life
  • Units
  • Tire Learn

Remaining Oil Life

This display shows an estimate of the oil's remaining useful life.

If 99   % is displayed, that
means 99% of the current oil life remains.

When the remaining oil life is low, the Code 82 message, or % CHANGE, will appear on the display.
The oil should be changed as soon as possible. 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. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11-3.

Remember, the oil life display must be reset after each oil change. It will not reset itself. Also, be careful not to reset the oil life display accidentally at any time other than when the oil has just been changed.

It cannot be reset accurately until the next oil change. To reset the engine oil life system, see Engine Oil Life System on page 10-10.

Units

Press SET/CLR and move or
to change units when UNIT is displayed.
Select 1, 2, or 3 for the unit display. 1 is Imperial units, 2 is US units, and 3 is metric units.

Press and hold SET/CLR to confirm the setting. The number will flash.

This will change the displays on the cluster and DIC to the type of measurements selected.

Tire Learn

This display allows for matching of the TPMS sensors. See Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 10-44 and Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on page 10-45.

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