Buick Regal: Driver Information Center (DIC) - Information Displays - Instruments and Controls - Buick Regal Owners ManualBuick Regal: Driver Information Center (DIC)

The Driver Information Center (DIC) displays information about the vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. See Vehicle Messages  for more information.

All messages appear in the DIC display located in the center of the instrument panel cluster.

On some models, the DIC may have some warning lights or indicators shown in the top portion of the display. See Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators  for more information.

The vehicle may also have features that can be customized through the controls on the radio. See Vehicle Personalization  for more information.

DIC Operation and Displ

The DIC has different displays which can be accessed by using the DIC buttons located on the turn signal lever located on the left side of the steering wheel. The DIC displays trip, fuel, and vehicle system information, and warning messages if a system problem is detected.

The bottom of the DIC display shows the position of the shift lever and the odometer. It may also show the direction the vehicle is driving.

In cold weather the DIC display may change slowly. This is normal and will move more quickly as the vehicle's interior temperature rises.

DIC Buttons

MENU: Press to get to the Trip/ Fuel Menu and the Vehicle Information Menu.

MENU: Press to get to the Trip/ Fuel Menu and the Vehicle Information Menu.

A small marker will move across the bottom of the page as you scroll through the items. This shows where each page is in the menu. (Thumbwheel): Use to scroll through the items in each menu.

A small marker will move across the bottom of the page as you scroll through the items. This shows where each page is in the menu.

SET/CLR (Set/Clear): Press to set or clear the menu item when it is displayed.

Trip/Fuel Menu Items

Press MENU on the turn signal lever until Trip/Fuel Information Menu is displayed. Use w x to scroll through the following menu items:

► Trip 1
► Trip 2
► Fuel Range
► Fuel Economy
► Average Vehicle Speed
► Timer
► Digital Speedometer
► Turn-by-Turn

Trip 1 and Trip 2

This display shows the current distance traveled, in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since the last reset for the trip odometer.

The trip odometer can be reset to zero by pressing SET/CLR while the trip odometer display is showing.

Fuel Range

This display shows 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. Fuel range cannot be reset

Fuel Economy

This display shows both the average fuel economy and the instantaneous fuel economy.

They are shown in liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg).

Average fuel economy is calculated based on the number of L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the last time this menu item was reset.

The average fuel economy can be reset by pressing SET/CLR while the Fuel Economy display is showing.

The instantaneous fuel economy reflects only the current fuel economy and changes frequently as driving conditions change. Unlike average economy, this display cannot be reset.

Average Vehicle Speed

This display shows the average speed of the vehicle in kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). This average is calculated based on the various vehicle speeds recorded since the last reset of this value. The average speed can be reset by pressing SET/CLR while the Average Vehicle Speed display is showing.

Timer

This display can be used as a timer.

To start the timer, press SET/CLR while 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. 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 SET/CLR briefly while Timer is displayed.

To reset the timer to zero, press and hold SET/CLR.

Digital Speedometer

The speedometer shows how fast the vehicle is moving in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer cannot be reset.

Turn-by-Turn

This display is used for the Navigation System Turn-by-Turn guidance. See the Navigation manual, if the vehicle has navigation, for more information.

Vehicle Information Menu Items

Press MENU on the turn signal lever until Vehicle Information Menu is displayed. Use ► Unit to scroll through the following menu items:

► Unit
► Tire Pressure
► Remaining Oil Life

Unit

Move Tire Pressure to switch between Metric or US when the Unit display is active. Press SET/CLR to confirm the setting. This will change the displays on the cluster and DIC to either metric or English (US) measurements.

Tire Pressure

The display will show a vehicle with the approximate pressures of all four tires. Tire pressure is displayed in either kilopascal (kPa) or pounds per square inch (psi). See Tire Pressure Monitor System  and Tire Pressure Monitor Operation  for more information.

Remaining Oil Life

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

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

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

See Engine Oil Messages . The oil should be changed as soon as possible. See Engine Oil . In addition to the Engine Oil Life System monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance  for more information.

Remember, the Remaining Oil Life display must be reset after each oil change. It will not reset itself.

Also, be careful not to reset the Remaining 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, press SET/ CLR while the Remaining Oil Life display is active. See Engine Oil Life System .

Compass

The vehicle has a compass display in the DIC. See Compass  for more information.

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