Chrysler Ram 2500 2012 User guide

RAM TRUCKS
1500/2500/3500
USER GUIDE
2012
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Ram Trucks 1500/2500/3500
First Edition
User Guide
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retail owner of your vehicle,
you may obtain a complimentary
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Manual, Navigation/Media Center
Manuals or Warranty Booklet by
calling 1-866-726-4636 (U.S.)
or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or
by contacting your dealer.
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The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle.
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, resulting
in a collision and personal injury. Chrysler Group LLC strongly
recommends that the driver use extreme caution when using any
device or feature that may take their attention off the road. Use of any
electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios,
vehicle navigation or other devices by the driver while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous and could lead to a serious collision. Texting while
driving is also dangerous and should never be done while the vehicle is
moving. If you find yourself unable to devote your full attention to
vehicle operation, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your
vehicle. Some States or Provinces prohibit the use of cellular
telephones or texting while driving. It is always the driver’s
responsibility to comply with all local laws.
IMPORTANT: This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the
important features of your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your
Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals, Warranty Booklets,
Tire Warranty and 24-Hour Towing Assistance (new vehicles purchased
in the U.S.) or Roadside Assistance (new vehicles purchased in Canada)
in electronic format. We hope you find it useful. Replacement DVD kits
may be purchased by visiting www.techauthority.com.
Copyright 2011 Chrysler Group LLC.
This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with your new
RAM and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions.
However, it is not a substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important
safety messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Media Center
Manuals, Multimedia User Manual and other Warning Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle. For additional
information on accessories to help personalize your vehicle, visit www.mopar.com
or your local RAM dealer.
Driving and Alcohol: Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
collisions. Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol
levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a
designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to a collision. Your perceptions are less sharp,
your reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Welcome From Chrysler Group LLC . . . 2
OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
Four-Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . 72
Driver Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
UTILITY
GETTING STARTED
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) — Air Bags . . . . . . . . .
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . .
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated/Ventilated Seats . . . . .
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . .
Tilt Steering Column / Adjustable
Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Engine Break-In Recommendations . .
Turn Signals/Wiper/Washer/High
Beams Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed Control Lever . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Range Select (ERS)
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Climate Controls . . . . . . . .
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) .
Parksense® Rear Park Assist . . . . .
Parkview® Rear Back-Up Camera . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) –
2500 Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Sliding Rear Window . . . . . .
Power Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ELECTRONICS
Your Vehicle's Sound System . . . . .
Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) .
Media Center 130 With Satellite Radio
(Sales Code RES + RSC) . . . . . . . .
Media Center 430/430N (Sales Code
RBZ/RHB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Center 730N (Sales Code RHR)
Sirius Satellite Radio/Travel Link . . . .
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . .
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control . . . . . . . .
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . .
Uconnect™ Voice Command . . . . . .
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio . . . . . .
Video Entertainment System (VES)™ .
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programmable Features . . . . . . . .
Universal Garage Door Opener
(HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Easy-Off Tailgate . . . . . . . .
Rambox® . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing & Payload . . . . . . . .
Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . .
Integrated Trailer Brake Module
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DIESEL
Engine Break-In Recommendations . .
Diesel Engine Starting Procedures . .
Diesel Exhaust Brake (Engine Braking)
Idle-Up Feature (Automatic
Transmission Only) . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Filter/Water Separator . . . . . . .
Exhaust Regeneration . . . . . . . . .
Cool–Down Idle Chart . . . . . . . . . .
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . .
Instrument Cluster Warning Lights
If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . .
Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . .
Jump-Starting . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency Tow Hooks . . . . . . .
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . .
Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . .
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Opening The Hood . . . . .
Engine Compartment . . . .
Fluids And Capacities . . . .
Maintenance Chart . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressures . . . . . . . .
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center .135
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Assistance For The Hearing Impaired .135
Publications Ordering . . . . . . . . . .135
Reporting Safety Defects In The
50 United States And
Washington, D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . .136
MOPAR ACCESSORIES
Authentic Accessories By MOPAR® . .137
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
FAQ (How To?)
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . .141
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
WELCOME FROM CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Be assured
that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
Your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle has characteristics to enhance the driver's
control under some driving conditions. These are to assist the driver and are never
a substitute for attentive driving. They can never take the driver's place. Always
drive carefully.
Your new vehicle has many features for the comfort and convenience of you and
your passengers. Some of these should not be used when driving because they
take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving. Never text while driving
or take your eyes more than momentarily off the road.
This guide illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that
are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This guide may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer available or were not
ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features and equipment described in
this guide that are not available on this vehicle. Chrysler Group LLC reserves the
right to make changes in design and specifications and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install
them on products previously manufactured.
This User Guide has been prepared to help you quickly become acquainted with
the important features of your vehicle. It contains most things you will need to
operate and maintain the vehicle, including emergency information.
The DVD includes a computer application containing detailed owner's information
which can be viewed on a personal computer or MAC computer. The multimedia
DVD also includes videos which can be played on any standard DVD player
(including the Media Center Touch-Screen Radios). Additional DVD operational
information is located on the back of the DVD sleeve.
For complete owner information, refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD in the
owner’s kit provided at the time of new vehicle purchase. For your convenience,
the information contained on the DVD may also be printed and saved for future
reference.
Chrysler Group LLC is committed to protecting our environment and natural
resources. By converting from paper to electronic delivery for the majority of the
user information for your vehicle, together we greatly reduce the demand for
tree-based products and lessen the stress on our environment.
Vehicles Sold In Canada
With respect to any vehicles sold in Canada, the name Chrysler Group LLC shall be
deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
therefore.
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WARNING!
• Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of vehicle control and
increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the driver foot well while
the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle control.
• Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or mounting can cause
interference with the brake pedal and accelerator pedal operation
causing loss of control of the vehicle.
• Never use the ‘PARK’ position as a substitute for the parking brake.
Always apply the parking brake fully when parked to guard against
vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
USE OF AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS (ELECTRONICS)
The use of aftermarket devices including cell phones, MP3 players, GPS systems,
or chargers may affect the performance of on-board wireless features including
Keyless Enter-N-Go and Remote Start range. If you are experiencing difficulties
with any of your wireless features, try disconnecting your aftermarket devices to
see if the situation improves. If your symptoms persist, please see an authorized
dealer.
CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM TRUCK, ATF+4, MOPAR and Uconnect are
registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.
COPYRIGHT ©2011 CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
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DRIVER COCKPIT
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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− Electronic Stability Control pg. 91
− Hazard Switch
D. Headlight Switch pg. 20
E. Turn Signal/Wiper/Washer/High
Beams Lever (behind steering wheel)
pg. 19
I. Audio System (touch-screen-radio
shown) pg. 30
H. Transmission Gear Selector
G. Instrument Cluster pg. 6
F. Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) Display pg. 65
− Tow/Haul pg. 80
L. Power Inverter Outlet pg. 69
K. Climate Controls pg. 24
− Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) Light Load pg. 26
− Park Assist pg. 25
− Power Inverter pg. 69
− Diesel Exhaust Brake pg. 86
C. Power Mirrors
J. SWITCH PANEL
B. Power Windows
A. Power Door Locks
U. Parking Brake Release
T. Integrated Trailer Brake Module pg. 81
S. Hood Release (below steering wheel
at base of instrument panel) pg. 115
R. EVIC Controls pg. 65
Q. Speed Control pg. 21
P. Ignition Switch
O. Transfer Case Position Switch pg. 72
N. Power Outlet pg. 70
− Heated Steering Wheel pg. 17
− Ventilated Seats pg. 16
− Heated Seats pg. 16
M. SWITCH PANEL
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Warning Lights
BRAKE
- Low Fuel Warning Light
- Charging System Light**
- Oil Pressure Warning Light**
- Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light**
- Air Bag Warning Light**
- Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
- Engine Temperature Warning Light
- Transmission Temperature Warning Light
- Seat Belt Reminder Light
- Brake Warning Light**
- Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)**
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light**
- SVC (Service) 4WD Indicator Light
(See page 91 for more information.)
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Indicators
- Turn Signal Indicators
- High Beam Indicator
- Front Fog Light Indicator
- Vehicle Security Indicator*
- TOW/HAUL Indicator
- Four-Wheel Drive LOW Mode
Indicator
- Four-Wheel Drive and 4LOCK
Mode Indicator
- 4WD Auto Indicator
- Electronic Stability Control
(ESC) Off Indicator
- Cargo Lamp On Indicator
- Exhaust Brake Indicator
(Diesel Only)
- Door Ajar Indicator
- Electronic Speed Control Set
Indicator
- Loose Gas Cap Indicator
Odometer Messages
ECO - Fuel Saver Indicator Off
ECO-ON - Fuel Saver Indicator On
LoW tirE - Low Tire Pressure
ESCOFF - Electronic Stability Control
Off
gASCAP - Gas Cap Loose
* If equipped
** Bulb Check with Key On
noFUSE* - Fuse Fault
CHANgE OIL* - Change Engine Oil
(Diesel Only)
Water in Fuel (Diesel Only)
Wait to Start HOTOIL - Engine Oil Too Hot
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KEY FOB
Locking And Unlocking The Doors
• Press the LOCK button once to lock
all the doors. Press the UNLOCK
button once to unlock the driver’s
door only and twice within five
seconds to unlock all the doors.
• All doors can be programmed to
unlock on the first press of the
UNLOCK button. Refer to
Programmable Features in this
guide.
Panic Alarm
• Press the PANIC button once to turn the panic alarm on.
• Wait approximately three seconds and press the button a second time to turn
the panic alarm off.
Emergency Key
• Should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob transmitter go dead, there is
an emergency key located in the Key Fob that can be used for locking and
unlocking the doors. To remove the emergency key, slide the button at the top
of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
CAUTION!
• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your Key Fob will become
locked in the ignition.
• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in this condition, damage
could occur to the Key Fob or ignition module. Only remove the
emergency key for locking and unlocking the doors.
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
• Contact your dealer for assistance on how to remove the Key Fob
using the manual over ride method.
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WARNING!
• Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of
reasons. A child or others could be severely injured or killed. Children
should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal, or the
shift lever. Do not leave the Key Fob inside the vehicle or in the ignition. A
child could start the vehicle, operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather.
Interior heat build-up may cause them to be severely injured or killed.
REMOTE START
• Press the REMOTE START button x2 twice within five seconds. Pressing the
REMOTE START button a third time shuts the engine off.
• In order to allow proper engine pre-heating (diesel engine only), depending on
engine temperature, there may be a delay of up to 30 seconds before the
engine starts.
• To drive the vehicle, press the UNLOCK button, insert the Key Fob in the
ignition and turn to the ON/RUN position.
• With remote start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes (timeout) unless the
ignition Key Fob is placed in the ON/RUN position.
• The vehicle must be started with the Key Fob after two consecutive timeouts.
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area.
Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and
colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause you or others to
be severely injured or killed when inhaled.
• Keep Key Fob transmitters away from children. Operation of the Remote
Start System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause you and
others to be severely injured or killed.
THEFT ALARM
To Arm
• Press the Key Fob LOCK button or the power door lock switch while the door
is open.
To Disarm
• Press the Key Fob UNLOCK button and turn the ignition to the ON/RUN
position.
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SEAT BELT
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.
• Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack
in the lap portion, pull up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it
is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the
risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
• Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not
resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a
collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear
your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you
could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat
belt snugly.
• A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no
protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or
loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not
disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced
after a collision if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
• The seat belts for both front seating positions may be equipped with
pretensioning devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat belt in
the event of a collision.
• A deployed pretensioner or a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if
you are not buckled up properly. You can strike the interior of your vehicle
or other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be
sure you and others in your vehicle are buckled up properly.
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) — AIR BAGS
• This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and right front
passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system. The Advanced
Front Air Bags will not deploy in every type of collision.
• Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by
supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal collisions depending on the
severity and type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to
reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
• This vehicle may be equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable
Curtains to protect the driver, front and rear passengers sitting next to a
window.
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• This vehicle may be equipped with Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags
to provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a side
impact.
• If the Air Bag Warning Light
is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on
while driving, have the vehicle serviced by an authorized service center
immediately.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details regarding the
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a
collision. The air bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won't deploy at all. Always wear your seat
belts even though you have air bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during
Advanced Front Air Bag deployment could cause serious injury, including
death. Air bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending
your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains and Supplemental
Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean against
the door or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
and/or Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag during deployment could cause you
to be severely injured or killed.
• Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed. If you are
involved in another collision, the air bags will not be in place to protect
you.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer
immediately.
CHILD RESTRAINTS
• Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if
available. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in the rear seats rather than in the front.
• Every state in the United States and all Canadian provinces require that small
children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be
prosecuted for ignoring it.
Installing The LATCH - Compatible Child Restraint System
• Your vehicle’s second row passenger seats are equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors
and Tether for CHildren. LATCH child restraint anchorage systems are installed
in the rear seat outboard positions.
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• LATCH equipped seating positions have both lower anchor bars, located at
the back of the seat cushion, and tether strap anchorages, located behind the
seat back.
Installing The Lower Attachments:
• The vehicle lower anchorages are round bars located at the rear of the seat
cushion where it meets the seatback. The rear seat lower anchors can be
readily identified by the symbol
located on the seatback directly above the
anchorages and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the
child restraint.
• Loosen the child seat adjusters on
the lower straps and on the tether
strap so that you can attach the
hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchors more easily.
• Attach the lower hooks or
connectors over the top of the
seatcover material.
• Then tighten the straps as you push
the child restraint rearward and
downward into the seat.
Installing The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) Regular Cab - Front Seat:
• Place the child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether strap so that it will
reach over the seat back under the head restraint to the tether anchor directly
behind the seat.
• Lift the cover (if equipped), and
attach the hook to the square
opening in the sheet metal.
• Install the child restraint and remove
the slack in the tether strap
according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
Installing The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt) Quad Cab®/Crew Cab - Rear Seats:
• Obtain tether straps by raising the head restraints and reaching between the
rear glass and rear seat. The tether strap may be retained with an elastic band.
Accessibility to the tether strap is greatly improved by raising the seat cushion
to the “up” position. Remove the elastic before use.
• Place a child restraint on either outboard rear seat and adjust the tether strap
so that it will reach under the head restraint to the tether anchor directly
behind the seat and then to the anchor directly behind the center rear seat.
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• Pass each tether strap hook under the head restraint and through the loop of
webbing behind the child seat.
• Route each tether strap to the anchor behind the center seat, and attach the
hooks to the anchor loop.
• Place a child restraint on the center rear seat and adjust the tether strap so
that it will reach under the head restraint to the tether anchor directly behind
the seat and to the anchor directly behind the right seat.
• Install the child restraint and remove the slack in the tether strap according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
1. Anchor Loops
2. Snap Hook
3. Tether Strap
4. Passenger's Side Rear Child Seat
5. Rear Center Child Seat
6. Driver's Side Rear Child Seat
Installing The Child Restraint Using The Vehicle Seat Belts
• To install a child restraint, first, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
retractor to route it through the belt path of the child restraint and slide the
latch plate into the buckle.
• Next, extract all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and then allow the
belt to retract into the retractor. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten
the lap portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system will loosen with
time, so check the belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
• Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for the strap between
the anchor and the child seat, preferably between the head restraint posts
underneath the head restraint.
• Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the tether anchor and
remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions.
NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the opening between the
seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap.
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GETTING STARTED
WARNING!
• In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on
your lap could become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others could be severely
injured or killed. Any child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper
restraint for the child's size.
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the LATCH anchorages can
lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. The child could be severely
injured or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when
installing an infant or child restraint.
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion
and possible injury to the child. Use only the anchor positions directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
• Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in the front seat of a
vehicle with a front passenger air bag. An air bag deployment could
cause infants in this position to be severely injured or killed.
FRONT SEATS
Power Seats
• The seat switch controls
forward/backward and up/down.
• The recline switch controls the angle
of the seatback. Push switch forward
or rearward and the seatback will
move in either direction.
Power Lumbar
• The lumbar controls are located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. The
lumbar support can be increased by pressing the front of the switch and
decreased by pressing the back of the switch.
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Memory Seats
• The memory seat feature allows you
to save the driver's seat position
(excluding lumbar position), driver's
outside mirror position, adjustable
brake and accelerator pedals,
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
temperature setting and radio station
preset settings. The driver's memory
buttons are located on the outboard
side of the driver's seat cushion.
• Adjust all memory profile settings, press the SET button, then press 1 or 2
within five seconds.
• To program a Key Fob to the memory position, place the ignition switch in the
LOCK position and remove the Key Fob, press and release the LOCK button
on the Key Fob to be programmed within 5 seconds of pressing button 1 or 2.
• Press 1 or 2 to recall the saved positions, or press UNLOCK on the
programmed Key Fob.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
Manual Seats
Forward/Rearward
• Lift up on the adjusting bar located
at the front of the seat near the floor
and release at the desired position,
then release the handle to lock the
seat into position.
Recliner
• Lift the recliner lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back
and release at the desired position.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or impede its ability to move as
it may cause damage to the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited
if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path.
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden
movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt
might not be properly adjusted, and you could be severely injured or
killed. Only adjust a seat while the vehicle is parked.
• Actuating the recliner handle will allow the seatback to swing (dump)
forward on manual recliner seats. Do not stand or lean in front of the seat
while actuating the handle. The seatback may swing forward and hit you,
causing injury. This dump feature allows access to the storage bin behind
the seat. To avoid injury, place your hand on the seatback and actuate
the handle, then position the seatback in the desired position.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat belt is no longer
resting against your chest. In a collision, you could slide under the seat
belt and be severely injured or killed. Use the recliner only when the
vehicle is parked.
HEATED/VENTILATED SEATS
Front Heated Seats
• The controls for front heated seats
are located on the center instrument
panel below the climate controls.
• Press the switch once to select
High-level heating. Press the switch
a second time to select Low-level
heating. Press the switch a third time
to shut the heating elements Off.
• If the High-level setting is selected, the system will automatically switch to
Low-level after approximately 60 minutes. The Low-level setting will turn Off
automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
Front Ventilated Seats
• Located in the seat cushion and seatback are small fans that draw the air from
the passenger compartment and blow air through fine perforations in the seat
cover to help keep the driver and front passenger cooler in higher ambient
temperatures.
• The ventilated seat switches are located in the switch bank in the center stack
of the instrument panel, just below the climate controls. The fans operate at
two speeds, HIGH and LOW. Press the switch once to select High speed.
Press the switch a second time to select Low speed. Press the switch a third
time to turn the fans Off.
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Rear Heated Seats
• Second row heated seat switches
are located on the rear of the center
console.
• Press the switch once to select
High-level heating. Press the switch
a second time to select Low-level
heating. Press the switch a third time
to shut the heating elements Off.
• If the High-level setting is selected, the system will automatically switch to
Low-level after approximately 60 minutes. The Low-level setting will turn Off
automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced
age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use,
exhaustion or other physical conditions must exercise care when using
the seat heater. It may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially
if used for long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, such as a
blanket or cushion. This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in
a seat that has been overheated could cause serious burns due to the
increased surface temperature of the seat.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
• The steering wheel contains a
heating element that heats the
steering wheel to one temperature
setting.
• The heated steering wheel switch is
located on the center instrument
panel below the climate controls.
• Press the switch once to turn the
heating element On. Press the switch
a second time to turn the heating
element Off.
• Once the heated steering wheel has been turned on, it will operate for
approximately 58 to 70 minutes before automatically shutting off. The heated
steering wheel can shut off early or may not turn on when the steering wheel is
already warm.
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TILT STEERING COLUMN / ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
Tilt Steering Column
• The tilt lever is located on the
steering column, below the turn
signal lever.
• Pull forward on the lever and move
the steering wheel up or down as
desired.
• Release the lever to lock the steering
wheel into position.
Adjustable Pedals
• Press the switch located on the left side of the steering column forward to
move the brake and accelerator pedals away from the driver and press the
switch rearward to move the pedals closer to the driver.
NOTE: The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in REVERSE or when
the Electronic Speed Control is set.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals or impede its ability to
move, as it may cause damage to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may
become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the adjustable
pedal's path.
WARNING!
• Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.
Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle
and have a collision. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure it is locked before driving.
• Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving. You could lose
control and have a collision. Always adjust the pedals while the vehicle is
parked.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
• A long break-in period is not required for the engine and drivetrain
(transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
• Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles
(100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
• While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic
laws contributes to a good break-in. Wide-open throttle acceleration in low
gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
• The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high-quality energy
conserving type lubricant. Oil changes should be consistent with anticipated
climate conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For the
recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE
USED.
• A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles
(kilometers) of operation. This should be considered a normal part of the
break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
TURN SIGNALS/WIPER/WASHER/HIGH BEAMS LEVER
Turn Signals/Lane Change Assist
• Tap the lever up or down once and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three
times and automatically turn off.
Wipers
Intermittent, Low And High Operation
• Rotate the end of the lever to the first detent position for one of five
intermittent settings, the second detent for low wiper operation and the third
detent for high wiper operation.
Washer Operation
• Push the end of the lever inward to the second detent and hold for as long as
spray is desired.
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Mist Feature
• When a single wipe to clear off road mist or spray from a passing vehicle is
needed, push the washer knob, located on the end of the multifunction lever,
inward to the first detent and release. The wipers will cycle one time and
automatically shut off.
High Beams
• Push the lever away from you to activate the high beams.
• A high beam symbol will illuminate in the cluster to indicate the high beams
are on.
NOTE: For safe driving, turn off the high beams when oncoming traffic is present
to prevent headlight glare and as a courtesy to other motorists.
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
Automatic Headlights/Parking
Lights/Headlights
• Rotate the headlight switch, located
on the instrument panel to the left of
the steering wheel, to the first detent
and to the
for parking lights
.
second detent for headlights
• With the parking lights or low beam
headlights on, push the headlight
switch once for fog lights.
• Rotate the headlight switch to
“AUTO” for AUTO headlights.
• When set to AUTO, the system automatically turns the headlights on or off
based on ambient light levels.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
• Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme left position to fully dim the
instrument panel lights and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
• Rotate the dimmer control right to increase the brightness of the instrument
panel when the parking lights or headlights are on.
• Rotate the dimmer control right to the next detent position to fully brighten the
odometer and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on. Refer to your
Media Center/Radio User Manual on the DVD for display dimming.
• Rotate the dimmer control right to the last detent position to turn on the
interior lighting.
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Cargo Light
• The cargo light is strategically placed lighting that helps illuminate the bed
area of the truck. A cargo light symbol will illuminate in the cluster to indicate
the light is on.
• Push the button to turn ON/OFF the cargo lighting.
SPEED CONTROL LEVER
• The speed control switches are located on the steering wheel.
Cruise ON/OFF
• Push the ON/OFF switch to activate the Speed Control.
• The cruise symbol
Speed Control is on.
will appear on the instrument cluster to indicate the
• Push the ON/OFF switch a second time to turn the system off.
Set
• With the Speed Control on, push and release the SET switch to set a desired
speed.
Accel/Decel
• Push and hold the RESUME/ACCEL switch to accelerate or push and hold the
DECEL switch to decelerate the vehicle; release the switch to save the new set
speed.
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• Once a speed is set, pushing the RESUME/ACCEL switch once or the DECEL
switch once will increase or decrease the set speed approximately 1 mph
(2 km/h).
Resume
• To resume a previously selected set speed in memory, push the RESUME/
ACCEL switch and release.
Cancel
• Push the CANCEL switch or apply the brakes to cancel the set speed and
maintain the set speed memory.
• Push the ON/OFF switch to turn the system off and erase the set speed
memory.
WARNING!
• Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on when not in use is
dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster
than you want. You could lose control and have a collision. Always leave
the Electronic Speed Control system off when you are not using it.
• Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the system cannot
maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the
conditions, and you could lose control. A collision could be the result. Do
not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are
winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
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ELECTRONIC RANGE SELECT (ERS) OPERATION
• Electronic Range Select (ERS) allows
you to limit the highest available
transmission gear, and can be
activated during any driving
condition. When towing a trailer or
operating the vehicle in off-road
conditions, using ERS shift control
will help you maximize both
performance and engine braking.
• Move the console shift lever left (-) or
right (+), or toggle the switch on the
column shift lever down (-) or up (+)
to select the desired top gear.
• For maximum deceleration (engine braking) move the console shift lever left (-)
and hold, or toggle the switch on the column shift lever down (-) and hold.
Your vehicle will automatically select the lowest safe gear for optimal engine
braking.
• To disable ERS, push and hold the console shift lever to the right (+) or push
and hold the column shift lever switch up (+) until “D” is displayed in the
odometer.
• Switching between ERS and DRIVE mode can be done at any vehicle speed.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
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MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS
Air Recirculation
/Max A/C
• Rotate the Temperature Control to the MAX A/C position to automatically turn
on both Air Conditioning and Recirculation.
• For window defogging, turn the recirculation button off.
• Recirculation is not allowed in defrost, floor, defrost/floor (mix) modes.
Heated Mirrors
• The mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever
you turn on the rear window defroster.
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC)
• Rotate both the Mode Control and Blower Control to the AUTO position.
• Select the desired temperature by pushing the up or down temperature
buttons for the driver or passenger.
• The system will maintain the set temperature automatically.
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Air Conditioning (A/C)
• If the A/C button is pushed while in the AUTO mode, the indicator light may
flash three times to indicate the cabin air is being controlled automatically.
SYNC Temperature Button
• Push the SYNC button once to control the driver and passenger temperatures
simultaneously. Push the SYNC button a second time to control the
temperatures individually.
Air Recirculation
• Use recirculation for maximum A/C operation.
• For window defogging turn the recirculation button off.
• If the recirculation button is pushed while in the AUTO mode, the indicator
light may flash three times to indicate the cabin air is being controlled
automatically.
Heated Mirrors
• The mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever
you turn on the rear window defroster.
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST
• If an object is detected behind the rear bumper while the vehicle is in
REVERSE, a warning will display in the instrument cluster and a tone, that
changes speed depending on the distance of the object from the bumper, will
sound.
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
• When the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System is malfunctioning, the
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it
will display the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICE PARK
ASSIST SYSTEM” message.
• If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” appears in the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) and the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of
snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction, see your authorized dealer.
• If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see your authorized
dealer.
Enable/Disable ParkSense®
• ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with a switch located in the switch
bank of the instrument panel or through the Customer-Programmable Features
section of the EVIC. When the switch is pressed to disable the system, the
instrument cluster will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
approximately five seconds.
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PARKVIEW® REAR BACK-UP CAMERA
• You can see an on-screen image of the rear of your vehicle whenever the shift
lever is put into REVERSE. The ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera image will
be displayed on the radio display screen, located on the center stack of the
instrument panel.
• If the radio display screen appears foggy, clean the camera lens located on the
tailgate.
WARNING!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using the ParkView®
Rear Back-Up Camera. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, and be
sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or
blind spots before backing up. You must continue to pay attention while
backing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) – 2500 MODELS ONLY
Tire Light Load Inflation Switch Description
• The Tire Pressure Monitoring System on your vehicle has two different tire
pressure settings based on vehicle loading. The Tire Light Load Switch is
located on the Instrument Panel above the climate controls.
• The “Light Load Inflation” and “Max Load Inflation” tire pressures
recommended for your vehicle based on vehicle loading are found on the
Supplemental Tire Pressure Information Label located on the rear face of the
driver front door.
• When the vehicle is in the “Light Load Inflation” setting, the Tire Light Load
Inflation switch is On. The indicator light is Off when in the “Max Load
Inflation” setting.
Light Load Inflation (Indicator Light On)
• If the passenger and cargo weights are less than the Light Load Pressure
Definition shown on the Supplemental Tire Pressure Information Label, inflate
or deflate tires to the correct “Light Load Inflation” pressure. If the indicator
light is not on, the mode can be changed by pushing the switch once.
• If the light on the switch flashes On and Off, after the button is pressed to
switch between modes, this indicates conditions are not correct to switch
modes. The system will not allow switching modes until the tire pressures
have been set to Light Load Inflation as indicated on the Supplemental Tire
Pressure Information Label.
• IF THE LIGHT STARTS FLASHING TO SHOW LOW AIR PRESSURE, BRING
THE AIR PRESSURE IN THAT TIRE TO THE PLACARD VALUE SHOWN ON
THE LABEL ON THE DRIVER DOOR. NOTE: AFTER INFLATION, THE
VEHICLE MAY NEED TO BE DRIVEN FOR UP TO 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE
FLASHING LIGHT WILL GO OFF.
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Max Load Inflation (Indicator Light Off)
• If the passenger and cargo weights exceed the Light Load Pressure Definition
shown on the Supplemental Tire Pressure Information Label, adjust tires to the
correct “Max Load Inflation” pressure. If the indicator is on, reset by pushing
the switch once.
• If the tire pressure monitoring light and a “low tire” message appears in the
cluster, inflate the tire pressures to the “Max Load Inflation” setting as
indicated in the Supplemental Tire Pressure Information Label.
• After any tire pressure adjustment, the vehicle may need to be driven for up
to 20 minutes at speeds over 15 mph for the tire pressure information to be
updated, or for a low tire pressure warning to go out.
• For additional information, refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD.
POWER SLIDING REAR WINDOW
• The switch for the power sliding rear
window is located on the overhead
console.
• Push the switch right to open the
glass and pull the switch left to close
the glass.
POWER SUNROOF
• The power sunroof switch is located on the overhead console.
Opening Sunroof
Express
• Press the switch rearward and release. The sunroof will fully open and stop
automatically.
Closing Sunroof
Express
• Press the switch forward and release. The sunroof will close automatically
from any position.
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Manual Open/Close
• Press and hold the switch rearward to open or forward to close the sunroof.
Any release of the switch will stop the movement, and the sunroof will remain
in a partially open or closed position until the switch is pressed again.
Venting Sunroof
• Press and release the "VENT" button, and the sunroof will open to the vent
position. This is called “Express Vent” and will occur regardless of sunroof
position. During Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Pinch Protection Feature
• This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of the sunroof during
Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is
detected, the sunroof will automatically return to the open position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is pressed and held during
manual opening and closing of the sunroof.
WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch.
Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by
the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown from a vehicle with an
open sunroof. You could also be severely injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly
secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your
fingers, other body parts, or any object to project through the sunroof
opening. Injury may result.
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WIND BUFFETING
• Wind buffeting can be described as a helicopter-type percussion sound. If
buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, adjust the front and rear
windows together.
• If buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening, or adjust
any window. This will minimize buffeting.
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YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM
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Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES)
NOTE:
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you
and your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when
driving because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
Clock Setting
• Press and hold the “TIME” button until the hours blink; turn the “TUNE/
SCROLL” control knob to set the hours.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob until the minutes begin to blink; turn
the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to set the minutes.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to save the time change.
• To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and BASS, MID, TREBLE, BALANCE
and FADE will display. Rotate the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the
desired setting.
Radio Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through radio stations in AM, FM, or SAT bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
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Store Radio Presets
• Press the “SET/RND” button once and SET 1 will show in the display. Then
select button (1–6).
• A second station may be added to each push button. Press the “SET/RND”
button twice and SET 2 will show in the display. Then select button (1–6).
CD/DISC Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through CD tracks.
• Hold either button to bypass tracks without stopping.
SET/RND Button (Random Play)
• Press this button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
• This feature plays the selections on the CD in random order to provide an
interesting change of pace.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system,
using a 3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle
speakers.
• Pressing the “AUX” button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the
Audio Jack is connected, allowing the music from your portable device to play
through the vehicle's speakers.
• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons.
The volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
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Media Center 130 with Satellite Radio (Sales Code RES +
RSC)
NOTE:
• Your radio may not be equipped with the Uconnect™ Voice Command and
Uconnect™ Phone features. To determine if your radio has these features, press
the Voice Command button on the radio. You will hear a voice prompt if you have
the feature, or see a message on the radio stating “Uconnect Phone not
available” if you do not.
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you
and your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when
driving because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
Clock Setting
• Press and hold the “TIME” button until the hours blink; turn the “TUNE/
SCROLL” control knob to set the hours.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob until the minutes begin to blink; turn
the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to set the minutes.
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to save the time change.
• To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
• Press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and BASS, MID, TREBLE, BALANCE
and FADE will display. Rotate the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the
desired setting.
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Radio Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through radio stations in AM, FM, or SAT bands.
• Hold either button to bypass stations without stopping.
Store Radio Presets
• Press the “SET/RND” button once and SET 1 will show in the display. Then
select button (1–6).
• A second station may be added to each push button. Press the “SET/RND”
button twice and SET 2 will show in the display. Then select button (1–6).
Music Type
• Press the “MUSIC TYPE” button to activate this mode. Press the “MUSIC
TYPE” button again or turn the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to select the
desire music type (Adult Hits, Country, Jazz, Oldies, Rock, etc.).
• Once a music type is chosen and the icon is displayed, press either “SEEK”
button and the radio will only search for stations with the selected music type.
NOTE: The Music Type function only operates when in FM mode.
SETUP Button
• Pressing the “SETUP” button allows you to select between items that are
available in that particular mode.
• Turn the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob to scroll through the entries. Push the
“AUDIO/SELECT” button to select an entry and make changes.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio gives you over 130 channels, including 100%
commercial-free music from nearly every genre, plus all your favorite sports,
news, talk and entertainment channels –all with crystal clear, coast-to-coast
coverage, all in one place and all at your fingertips.
• To access SIRIUS Satellite Radio, press the “SAT” hard-key.
CD/DISC Operation
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press to seek through CD tracks.
• Hold either button to bypass tracks without stopping.
SET/RND Button (Random Play)
• Press this button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
• This feature plays the selections on the CD in random order to provide an
interesting change of pace.
LIST Button
• Press the “LIST” button to bring up a list of all folders on the CD. Scroll up or
down the list by turning the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob.
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• To select a folder from the list, press the “TUNE/SCROLL” control knob and
the radio will begin playing the files contained in that folder.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system,
using a 3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle
speakers.
• Pressing the “AUX” button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the
Audio Jack is connected, allowing the music from your portable device to play
through the vehicle's speakers.
• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons.
The volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
Media Center 430/430N (Sales Code RBZ/RHB)
NOTE:
• Your radio may not be equipped with the Uconnect™ Voice Command and
Uconnect™ Phone features. To determine if your radio has these features, press
the Voice Command button on the radio. You will hear a voice prompt if you have
the feature, or see a message on the radio stating “Uconnect Phone not
available” if you do not.
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you
and your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when
driving because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
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Clock Setting
• Turn the radio on, then touch the screen where the time is displayed.
• Touch the “USER CLOCK” soft-key (Navigation radio only).
• To adjust the hours, touch either the “HOUR FORWARD” or “HOUR
BACKWARD” soft-key.
• To adjust the minutes, touch either the “MINUTE FORWARD” or “MINUTE
BACKWARD” soft-key.
• To save the new time setting, touch the screen where the word “Save” is
displayed.
Menu
• Press the “MENU” hard-key to access the System Setup menu and the My
Files menu.
• Press the “MENU” hard-key in an active mode (SAT, CD, AUX, etc.) in order to
change mode specific settings.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
Audio Control Menu
• Press the “AUDIO” hard-key on the
right side of the radio.
• Use either the arrow soft-keys or the
cross-hair on the screen to change
Balance and Fade. The “CENTER”
soft-key resets the settings.
• Touch the “Equalizer” soft-key and use either the arrow soft-keys or the sliders
on the screen to adjust BASS, MID, and/or TREBLE.
Display Settings
• Press the “MENU” hard-key and
touch the “Display Settings” soft-key
to access the Display Settings menu.
• Select the “Daytime Colors” soft-key
to switch to manual daytime mode
and to adjust the brightness of the
display using daytime colors.
• Select the “Nighttime Colors” soft-key to switch to manual nighttime mode
and to adjust the brightness of the display using nighttime colors.
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• Select the “Auto Color Mode” soft-key to switch to automatic daytime/
nighttime mode and to control the brightness of the display using the dimmer
switch of the vehicle.
• Touch the “EXIT” soft-key to save your settings.
Radio Operation
• To access Radio Mode, touch the “RADIO” hard-key on the right side of the
faceplate, then touch the “AM,” “FM” or “SAT” soft-key at the top of the
screen to select the band.
Seek Up/Seek Down
• Press the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down” soft-keys to seek through radio stations
in AM, FM, or SAT bands. Hold either Seek to bypass stations without
stopping.
Store Radio Presets
• Select the radio band by touching either the “AM,” “FM,” or “SAT” soft-key.
• Find the station to store by either pressing the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down”
soft-keys, touching the “SCAN” soft-key, or by using the “DIRECT TUNE”
soft-key.
• Once the station is found, touch and hold one of the “PRESET” soft-keys in
the list to the right, until you hear a confirmation beep.
NOTE: If the Presets are not visible on the right side of the screen, press the
“Presets” soft-key.
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CD/DVD Disc Operation
• Press the “MEDIA” hard key to display the media source tabs at the top of the
screen. Select the source by touching the “HDD,” “DISC,” or “AUX” media
source soft-key tab.
NOTE: Your Touch-Screen Radio will usually automatically switch to the
appropriate mode when something is first connected or inserted into the system.
Insert a CD/DVD Disc
• To insert a disc, press the or “LOAD” hard-key.
• With the printed side upwards, insert the disc into the disc slot of the radio.
The radio pulls the disc in automatically and closes the flip screen. The radio
selects the appropriate mode after the disc is recognized, and starts playing
the first track. The display shows “Reading...” during this process.
Seek Up/Seek Down
• Press the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down” soft-keys to seek through tracks in Disc
Mode. Hold either Seek to bypass tracks without stopping.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system,
using a 3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle
speakers.
• Pressing the “MEDIA” hard-key and then the “AUX” soft-key to change the
mode to auxiliary device if the Audio Jack is connected, allowing the music
from your portable device to play through the vehicle's speakers.
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• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons.
The volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Operation
• The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) mode gives you access to the audio files on the
internal hard disk drive. It functions similar to a CD player, with the exception
that the internal HDD can hold more tracks.
• It is also possible to import display pictures to the internal hard disk drive. The
pictures can be displayed on the right half of the radio screen.
• Before using the HDD mode, you will need to copy songs and pictures to the
internal hard drive. Songs and pictures can be added to the hard drive by
using a CD or USB device (e.g. thumb drive or memory stick).
NOTE: WMA/MP3 Files and Selective Songs from a CD can also be added to the
HDD. See the Media Center 430/430N User's Manual for more information.
Copying Music From CD
• Press the “LOAD” hard-key.
• Insert a disc, then press the “MENU” hard-key.
• Touch the “MY FILES” soft-key, then
select “MY MUSIC.”
• Touch the “Add Music Files to HDD” soft-key, then touch the “From Disc”
soft-key in the next screen to start the process.
NOTE:
• You might need to select the folder or
title depending on the CD, then press
“DONE” to start the copy process.
• The copy progress is shown in the
lower left corner of the screen.
Copying Music From USB
• The USB port on the radio face plate allows you to copy files to your hard
drive. To access, lift up on the cover.
• Insert a USB device (e.g. thumb drive or memory stick), then select “MY
MUSIC.”
• Touch the “Add Music Files to HDD” soft-key, then touch the “From USB”
soft-key in the next screen.
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• Select the folders or titles you would
like to copy, then touch the “DONE”
soft-key to start the copy process.
NOTE: The copy progress is shown in
the lower left corner of the screen.
Copying Pictures To The HDD
• Insert either a CD or a USB device containing your pictures in JPEG format.
• Press the “MY FILES” hard-key.
• Touch the “My Pictures” soft-key to get an overview of the currently stored
images, then touch the “Add” soft-key.
• Touch the “DISC” or “Front USB”
soft-key, then select the folders or
pictures you wish to copy to the
HDD. Use the “PAGE” soft-keys to
page through the list of pictures.
• Touch the desired pictures or press
the “All” soft-key for all pictures.
Confirm your selections by touching
the “SAVE” soft key.
NOTE: The copy progress is shown in the lower left corner of the screen.
Display a Picture on the Radio Screen
• Once the import is complete, the pictures will then be available in the “MY
PICTURES” screen.
• Press the “MY FILES” hard-key, then touch the “My Pictures” soft-key. Touch
the desired picture, then touch the “Set as Picture View” soft-key and then
touch the “Exit” soft-key. Lastly press the “MENU” hard-key and then touch
the “Picture View” soft-key to display the chosen picture on the radio screen.
NOTE:
• A check mark in the My Pictures screen indicates the currently used picture.
• You can also delete pictures by touching the “Delete” soft-key.
Playing Music From The HDD
• Press the “MEDIA” hard key to
display the media source tabs at the
top of the screen. Touch the “HDD”
soft-key tab. Touch the desired track
soft-key to play or touch the
“SEARCH/BROWSE” soft-key to
search by artist, by album, by song,
by genre, from a folder, or from
Favorites.
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Cleaning Your Touch-Screen Radio
• Do not spray any liquid or caustic
chemicals directly on the screen.
Use a clean and dry micro fiber lens
cleaning cloth in order to clean the
touch-screen.
• If necessary, use a lint-free cloth dampened with a cleaning solution such as
isopropyl alcohol or an isopropyl alcohol and water solution ratio of 50:50. Be
sure to follow the solvent manufacturer's precautions and directions.
Garmin® Navigation
• Media Center 430N integrates Garmin’s consumer-friendly navigation into your
vehicle. Garmin Navigation includes a database with over 6 million points of
interest.
• Touch the “NAV” soft-key in the upper right corner of the screen to access the
Navigation system
NOTE: For your own safety and the safety of others, it is not possible to use the
certain features while the vehicle is in motion.
Main Navigation Menu
Finding Points Of Interest
• From the main Navigation menu,
touch “Where To?,” then touch
“Points of Interest.”
• Select a Category and then a
subcategory, if necessary.
• Select your destination and touch
“Go.”
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Finding A Place By Spelling The Name
• From the Main Navigation Menu, touch “Where to?,” then touch “Points of
Interest” and then touch “Spell Name.”
• Enter the name of your destination.
• Touch “Done.”
• Select your destination and touch “Go.”
Entering A Destination Address
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch “Address.”
• Follow the on-screen prompts to enter the address and touch “Go.”
Searching Near Another Location
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch a destination
and then touch “Near.”
• Select an option from the available choices.
Following Your Route
• Your route is marked with a magenta line on the map. If you depart from the
original route, your route is recalculated. A speed limit icon could appear as
you travel on major roadways.
Adding A Via Point
• To add a stop (Via Point) you must be navigating a route.
• Touch the “back arrow icon” to return to the Main Navigation menu.
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• Touch “Where To?,” then search for the extra stop. Then select the stop to add
from the search results.
• Touch “Go,” then touch “Add to Current Route.”
Taking A Detour
• To take a detour you must be navigating a route
• Touch the “back arrow” icon to return to the Main Navigation menu.
• Touch “Detour.”
NOTE: If the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the
device might not calculate a detour.
Setting Your Home Location
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch “Go Home.”
• You may enter your address directly, use your current location as your home
address, or choose from recently found locations.
Edit Home Location
• From the main Navigation menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch “Favorites.”
• Next, touch the location you would like to edit, then touch “Press for More,”
and then “Edit.”
Go Home
• A Home location must be saved in the system. From the Main Navigation
menu, touch “Where To?,” then touch “Go Home.”
Acquiring Satellites
• The GPS Satellite strength bars indicate the strength of your satellite
reception.
• Acquiring satellite signals can take a few minutes. When at least one of the
bars is green, your device has acquired satellite signals.
• You may experience delays in acquisition of satellite signals when in areas
with an obstructed view to the sky, such as garages, tunnels, or large cities
with tall buildings.
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Media Center 730N (Sales Code RHR)
NOTE: Your radio may not be equipped with the Uconnect™ Voice Command and
Uconnect™ Phone features. To determine if your radio has these features, press
the Voice Command button on the radio. You will hear a voice prompt if you have
the feature, or see a message on the radio stating “Uconnect Phone not available”
if you do not.
• Your radio has many features that add to the comfort and convenience of you
and your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when
driving because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from
driving.
Clock Setting
• Turn the radio on, then touch the screen where the time is displayed.
• Touch the “USER CLOCK” soft-key.
• To adjust the hours, touch either the “HOUR FORWARD” or “HOUR
BACKWARD” soft-key.
• To adjust the minutes, touch either the “MINUTE FORWARD” or “MINUTE
BACKWARD” soft-key.
• To save the new time setting, touch the screen where the word “Save” is
displayed.
Menu
• Press the “MENU” hard-key to access the System Setup menu and the My
Files menu.
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• Press the “MENU” hard-key in an active mode (SAT, CD, AUX, etc.) in order to
change mode specific settings.
Equalizer, Balance And Fade
Audio Control Menu
• Press the “MENU” hard-key on the
right side of the radio. Then press
the “Audio Control” soft-key to get to
the audio control menu.
• Use either the arrow soft-keys or the
cross-hair on the screen to change
Balance and Fade. The “CENTER”
soft-key resets the settings.
• Touch the “Equalizer” soft-key and use either the arrow soft-keys or the sliders
on the screen to adjust BASS, MID, and/or TREBLE.
Display Settings
• Press the “MENU” hard-key and
touch the Display Settings soft-key
to access the Display Settings menu.
• Select the “Daytime Colors” soft-key
to switch to manual daytime mode
and to adjust the brightness of the
display using daytime colors.
• Select the “Nighttime Colors” soft-key to switch to manual nighttime mode
and to adjust the brightness of the display using nighttime colors.
• Select the “Auto Color Mode” soft-key to switch to automatic daytime/
nighttime mode and to control the brightness of the display using the dimmer
switch of the vehicle.
• Touch the “EXIT” soft-key to save your settings.
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Radio Operation
• To access Radio Mode, touch the “RADIO/MEDIA” hard-key on the right side
of the faceplate repeatedly until AM/FM/SAT appears at the top of the screen,
then touch the “AM,” “FM” or “SAT” soft-key to select the band.
Seek Up/Seek Down
• Press the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down” hard-keys to seek through radio stations
in AM, FM, or SAT bands. Hold either Seek to bypass stations without
stopping.
Store Radio Presets
• Select the radio band by touching either the “AM,” “FM,” or “SAT” soft-key.
• Find the station to store by either pressing the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down”
hard-keys, touching the “SCAN” soft-key, or by using the “DIRECT TUNE”
soft-key.
• Once the station is found, touch and hold one of the PRESET soft-keys in the
list to the right, until you hear a confirmation beep.
NOTE: If the Presets are not visible on the right side of the screen, press the
“Presets” soft-key.
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CD/DVD Disc Operation
• Press the “RADIO/MEDIA” hard key until the media source tabs are displayed
at the top of the screen. Select the source by touching the “HDD,” “DISC,” or
“AUX” media source soft-key tab.
NOTE: Your Touch-Screen Radio will usually automatically switch to the
appropriate mode when something is first connected or inserted into the system.
Insert a CD/DVD Disc
• To insert a disc, press the “OPEN/CLOSE” hard-key
• With the printed side upwards, insert the disc into the disc slot of the radio.
The radio pulls the disc in automatically and closes the flip screen. The radio
selects the appropriate mode after the disc is recognized, and starts playing
the first track. The display shows “Reading...” during this process.
Seek Up/Seek Down
• Press the “Seek Up” or “Seek Down” hard-keys to seek through tracks in Disc
Mode. Hold either Seek to bypass tracks without stopping.
Audio Jack Operation
• The Audio Jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system,
using a 3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle
speakers.
• Pressing the “RADIO/MEDIA” hard-key and then the “AUX” soft-key to change
the mode to auxiliary device if the Audio Jack is connected, allowing the
music from your portable device to play through the vehicle's speakers.
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• The functions of the portable device are controlled using the device buttons.
The volume may be controlled using the radio or portable device.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Operation
• The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) mode gives you access to the audio files on the
internal hard disk drive. It functions similar to a CD player, with the exception
that the internal HDD can hold more tracks.
• It is also possible to import display pictures to the internal hard disk drive. The
pictures can be displayed on the right half of the radio screen.
• Before using the HDD mode, you will need to copy songs and pictures to the
internal hard drive. Songs and pictures can be added to the hard drive by
using a CD or USB device (e.g. thumb drive or memory stick).
NOTE: WMA/MP3 Files and Selective Songs from a CD can also be added to the
HDD. See the Media Center 730N User's Manual for more information.
Copying Music From CD
• Press the “OPEN/CLOSE” hard-key.
• Insert a disc, then press the “MENU” hard-key.
• Touch the “MY FILES” soft-key, then
select “MY MUSIC.”
• Touch the “Add Music Files to HDD”
soft-key, then touch the “From Disc”
soft-key in the next screen to start
the process.
NOTE:
• You might need to select the folder or
title depending on the CD, then press
“Done” to start the copy process.
• The copy progress is shown in the
lower left corner of the screen.
Copying Music From USB
• The USB port on the radio face plate allows you to copy files to your hard
drive. To access, lift up on the cover.
• Insert a USB device (e.g. thumb drive or memory stick), then select “MY
FILES”.
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• Touch the “MY MUSIC” soft-key,
then touch the “Add Music Files” to
HDD soft-key.
• Touch “Front USB” soft-key, then
select the folders or titles you would
like to copy, and then touch the
“SAVE” soft-key to start the copy
process.
NOTE: The copy progress is shown in
the lower left corner of the screen.
Copying Pictures To The HDD
• Insert either a CD or a USB device containing your pictures in JPEG format.
• Press the “MENU” hard-key to access the Settings Menu, then touch the “My
Files” soft-key.
• Touch the “My Pictures” soft-key to get an overview of the currently stored
images, then touch the “Add” soft-key.
• Touch the “DISC” or “Front USB”
soft-key, then select the folders or
pictures you wish to copy to the
HDD. Use the “PAGE” soft-keys to
page through the list of pictures.
• Touch the desired pictures or press
the “All” soft-key for all pictures.
Confirm your selections by touching
the “SAVE” soft key.
NOTE: The copy progress is shown in the lower left corner of the screen.
Display a Picture on the Radio Screen
• Once the import is complete, the pictures will then be available in the “MY
PICTURES” screen.
• Press the “MENU” hard-key to access the Settings Menu, then touch the “My
Files” soft-key and then touch the “My Pictures” soft-key. Touch the desired
picture, then touch the “Set as Picture View” soft-key and then touch the
“Exit” soft-key. Lastly press the “MENU” hard-key and then touch the “Picture
View” soft-key to display the chosen picture on the radio screen.
NOTE:
• A check mark in the My Pictures screen indicates the currently used picture.
• You can also delete pictures by touching the “Delete” soft-key.
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Playing Music From The HDD
• Press the “RADIO/MEDIA” hard key
until the media source tabs are
displayed at the top of the screen.
Touch the “HDD” soft-key tab. Touch
the desired track soft-key to play or
touch the “SEARCH/BROWSE”
soft-key to search by artist, by
album, by song, by genre, from a
folder, or from Favorites.
Cleaning Your Touch-Screen Radio
• Do not spray any liquid or caustic chemicals directly on the screen. Use a
clean and dry micro fiber lens cleaning cloth in order to clean the
touch-screen.
• If necessary, use a lint-free cloth dampened with a cleaning solution such as
isopropyl alcohol or an isopropyl alcohol and water solution ratio of 50:50. Be
sure to follow the solvent manufacturer's precautions and directions.
NAVIGATION
• Your navigation system receives GPS signals from up to 16 satellites to display
the position of your vehicle. Map and database information is supplied through
a hard disk drive.
• Touch the “NAV” hard-key on the radio face plate to access the Navigation
system and the NAV – Main Menu
NOTE: For your own safety and the safety of others, it is not possible to use the
certain features while the vehicle is in motion.
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Main Navigation Menu
Finding Points Of Interest
• From the NAV main menu, touch the “Points of Interest” soft-key.
• Select a Category and then a subcategory, if necessary.
• Select your destination and touch “GO.”
Finding A Place By Entering The Street Address
• From the NAV main menu, touch “New Destination,” then touch “Street
Address.”
NOTE: If the wrong State and/or Country displayed are incorrect, touch the
corresponding soft-key to make the correction.
• Once the Country and State are set and the Street Address screen is
displayed, begin spelling the street name in the speller. In the upper right
corner the number of possible roads decreases.
• Touch the “LIST” soft-key to display a list of possible street names. Select the
correct street name.
• Next input the number
• In the Confirm Route screen the navigation radio displays the complete
address, a map of the destination area, and the current routing method for you
to verify.
• Touch the “GO” soft-key to activate the route guidance.
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Where Am I Now?
• From the NAV main menu, touch “Where Am I Now?.” The Where Am I Now?
menu displays location information for the current vehicle position.
• Touch the “NEARBY POI”soft-key to search for a local Point of Interest.
• Touch the “SAVE LOCATION” soft-key to save the current location in the
Saved Locations memory.
Route Guidance
• After starting route guidance, the system calculates the route and announces:
“Follow the arrows on the display.” You will receive navigation
recommendations by voice messages and screen displays.
Route Options
• After pressing the “OPTIONS” soft-key in the Route Guidance Menu, the
following information is displayed:
• In the left half of the screen, the current position and the current routing
method are displayed.
• “Take Detour” will allow you to calculate a different route.
• Touch “Find Nearby POI” to search for a local POI.
• “Destination Info” displays destination information.
• “View Turn List” lists streets utilized for the current route.
• Touch the “Save Destination” to save the destination address.
• “Change Method” will allow you to change the routing method.
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Entering Your Home Location
• Press the “NAV” hard-key on the right side of the radio.
• From the Nav – Main Menu, touch Guide Me Home to enter your home
address. If no home address has been set, touch “YES” to access the Enter
Home Address menu.
• Touch “Street Address” to enter your address. Touch the soft-key with your
state’s name and enter your street name into the speller.
• Once the street name has been input, touch “CONTINUE” to confirm. Enter the
house number into the next screen. If more than one city has this address, you
will then need to select your city from a list.
• Once the address is entered completely, the system shows a map of your
home address area. Touch “SAVE” to confirm the address. The system will
then ask if you want to go there, yes or no.
Change Home Address
• This procedure will allow you to change your Home Address if one has already
been entered.
• Press the “MENU” hard-key, touch “My Files” and then touch “My Address
Book.”
• Touch “Home,” then touch “Edit Contacts” and then “Change Address.”
• Touch the soft-key with your state’s name and enter your street name into
the speller.
• Once the street name has been input, touch “CONTINUE” to confirm.
• Enter the house number into the next screen. If more than one city has this
address, you will then need to select your city from a list.
• Touch the “SAVE” soft-key to confirm the address.
Go Home
• From the NAV main menu, touch “Guide Me Home” when you want to route to
your home destination.
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO/TRAVEL LINK
• The following describes features that are available when in SIRIUS Satellite
Radio mode.
Info
• Touch the “i” soft-key to view detailed information about the current SIRIUS
Satellite channel.
SIRIUS Parental Controls
• SIRIUS offers the option to permanently block selected channels. Call
1-888-539-7474 and request the Family Package.
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• Media Center 430/430N and 730N: Press the “MENU” hard-key while in SIRIUS
Satellite Radio Mode, then touch the “Channel Lock” to enable and/or disable
desired channels. The SEEK and SCAN function will then only display
channels without Channel lock.
Search/Browse
• Touch the “magnifying glass”
soft-key to search/browse the
SIRIUS channel listing by Favorites
and Categories such as Song, Artist
and Channel Name. The
Search/Browse also allows you
manage your Favorites.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Favorites (SAT
Favorites)
• You can save 50 favorite songs and
50 favorite artists.
• Touch the “add favorite” soft-key to
add either the song or the artist of
the currently playing program to the
SAT Favorites list.
• You will see a favorite star indicator in the lower left side of the screen and a
pop up will alert you that a favorite song or artist is currently playing on one of
the SIRIUS satellite radio channels.
NOTE: Refer to your Media Center 730N
or Media Center 430/430N User's Manual
for more information.
Display SAT Favorites List
• Touch the “Search/Browse” soft-key
and select “Favorites” from the SAT
Browse screen.
• Touch the desired favorites soft-key
to switch the SAT tuner to the
corresponding channel.
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• You may use the “LIST” soft-key to
toggle between:
• Favorite Songs.
• Favorite Artists.
• Currently playing favorites.
Replay
• While you are in SAT mode, you can
replay 44 minutes of the current
SIRIUS channel (when the channel is
changed, this audio buffer is erased).
Press the REPLAY button to listen to
the stored audio.
• You can touch the on-screen controls to pause and rewind audio playback,
touch the SCAN button to preview each of the tracks stored in the buffer, or
select a track from the list.
• The time displayed below the bar indicates how much time is present between
the current buffer play position and the live broadcast.
Replay Option
Play/Pause
Rewind/RW
Fast
Forward/FW
Replay Time
Live
Option Description
Touch to Pause content playback. Touch Pause/Play again to
resume playback.
Rewinds the channel content in steps of 5 seconds. Touch and
hold to rewind continuously, then release to begin playing
content at that point.
Forwards the content, and works similarly to Rewind/RW.
However, Fast Forward/FW can only be used when content has
been previously rewound
Displays the amount of time in the upper center of the screen
by which your content lags the Live channel.
Resumes playback of Live content at any time while replaying
rewound content.
SIRIUS Travel Link (Media Center 730N (RHR) & Media Center 430N (RHB)
Only)
• SIRIUS Travel Link brings a wealth of useful information into your vehicle and
right to your fingertips.
• To access Travel Link, press the MENU hard-key, then the Travel Link soft-key.
NOTE: SIRIUS Travel Link requires a subscription, sold separately after the 1 year
trial subscription included with your vehicle purchase.
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1 – Favorites
2 – Forecast
3 – Ski Info
4 – Fuel Prices
5 – Movies
6 – Sports
View and store your favorite location, theater and sport
teams for quick access.
View detailed weather conditions, forecasts and
ski/snowboarding conditions at local resorts.
View ski and snowboarding conditions at local ski resorts.
View detailed price information for fuel stations near your
current location.
View information on movies that are playing at theaters
near your current location.
View sports scores and upcoming events for all major
sports.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
• The steering wheel audio controls
are located on the rear surface of the
steering wheel.
Right Switch
• Press the switch up or down to
increase or decrease the volume.
• Press the button in the center to
change modes AM/FM/CD/SAT.
Left Switch
• Press the switch up or down to
search for the next listenable station
or select the next or previous CD
track.
• Press the button in the center to select the next preset station (radio) or to
change CDs if equipped with a CD Changer.
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iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL
• There are many ways to play music from iPod® players or other portable
devices through your vehicle's speakers.
• The USB port located inside the
upper glove box, allows you to plug
an iPod® into the vehicle's sound
system.
• To hear audio from devices
connected to this port from a
non-touch-screen radio, press the
AUX button on the radio faceplate.
From a touch-screen radio, press the
MEDIA hard-key, then touch the AUX
or iPod® soft-key.
• When connected to this feature:
• The iPod® audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound system.
• The iPod® can be controlled using the radio buttons to Play, Browse, and
List the iPod® or external devices contents. Refer to the Owner's Manual on
the DVD for details.
• The iPod® battery charges when plugged into the USB port (if supported by
the specific audio device).
NOTE:
• The USB port supports certain Mini, Classic, Nano, Touch, and iPhone® devices.
The USB port also supports playing music from compatible external USB Mass
Storage Class memory devices. For supported audio file formats, refer to the
USB Port section on the Owner's Manual on the DVD. Refer to
www.ramtrucks.com/uconnect website for a list of tested iPod®s. Some iPod®
software versions may not fully support the USB port features. Please visit
Apple’s website for iPod® software updates.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod® or external device while driving. Failure
to follow this warning could result in a collision.
Uconnect™ Phone
• To determine if your vehicle is equipped with Uconnect™ Phone, press the
. If your vehicle has this feature, after a
“Uconnect™ Phone” button
couple seconds you will hear a voice prompt. If not, you will see a message on
the radio “Uconnect phone not available”.
• The Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in-vehicle
communications system with Voice Command Capability (see Voice Command
section).
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NOTE: To access the tutorial, press the “Uconnect™ Phone” button
. After
the BEEP, say “tutorial”. Press any hard-key/button or touch the display
(Touch-Screen radio) to cancel the tutorial.
• The Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone using simple voice commands.
• Refer to your vehicle Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a mobile phone equipped with the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Profile, Version 1.0 or higher. For Uconnect™ customer
support, call 1–877–855–8400 or visit www.ramtrucks.com/uconnect.
Phone Pairing
NOTE: Pairing is a one-time initial setup before using the phone.
• Press the “Phone” button
to begin.
• Wait for the “ready” prompt and BEEP.
• (After the BEEP), say ”setup” or “Uconnect device setup”.
• (After the BEEP), say “device pairing”.
• (After the BEEP), say “pair a device”.
• Follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit
Personal Identification Number (PIN),
which you will later need to enter
into your mobile phone. You can say
any four-digit PIN. You will not need
to remember this PIN after the initial
pairing process.
• You will then be prompted to give the phone pairing a name (each phone
paired should have a unique name).
• Next you will be asked to give this new pairing a priority of 1 thru 7 (up to
seven phones may be paired); 1 is the highest and 7 is the lowest priority. The
system will only connect to the highest priority phone that exists within the
proximity of the vehicle.
• You will then need to start the pairing procedure on your cell phone. Follow the
Bluetooth® instructions in your cell phone Owner's Manual to complete the
phone pairing setup.
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Phonebook
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook Transfer From Mobile Phone
If equipped and specifically supported by
your phone, Uconnect™ Phone
automatically downloads names (text
names) and number entries from your
mobile phone’s phonebook. Specific
Bluetooth® Phones with Phone Book
Access Profile may support this feature.
Automatic Transfer is indicated by a green
arrow at the bottom of the screen. See
Uconnect™ website for supported phones.
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins as soon as the
Bluetooth® wireless phone connection is made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for
example, after you start the vehicle.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every
time a phone is connected to the Uconnect™ Phone.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downloaded, there may be a
short delay before the latest downloaded names can be used. Until then, if
available, the previously downloaded phonebook is available for use.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile phone is accessible.
• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded. SIM card phonebook is
not part of the Mobile phonebook.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or deleted on the Uconnect™
Phone. These can only be edited on the mobile phone. The changes are
transferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next phone connection.
Phonebook Edit
• Press the “Phone” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “phonebook”.
• (After the BEEP), say “new entry” or “list names” or “delete”.
• Follow the prompts.
Making A Phone Call
• Press the “Phone” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “dial” (or “call” a name).
• (After the BEEP), say number (or name).
Receiving A Call – Accept (And End)
• When an incoming call rings/is announced on Uconnect™, press the Phone
button
.
• To end a call, press the Phone button
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Mute (Or Unmute) Microphone During Call
• During a call, press the “Voice Command” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “mute” (or “mute off”).
Transfer Ongoing Call Between Handset And Vehicle
• During a call, press the “Voice Command” button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “transfer call”.
Changing The Volume
• Start a dialogue by pressing the “Phone” button
during a normal call.
, then adjust the volume
• Use the radio ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the volume to a
comfortable level while the Uconnect™ system is speaking. Please note the
volume setting for Uconnect™ is different than the audio system.
WARNING!
• Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving
conditions following local laws and phone use. All attention should be
kept on the roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing you and others to be severely injured or killed.
• In an emergency, to use Uconnect™ Phone, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to Uconnect™ Phone,
• and have network coverage.
Uconnect™ VOICE COMMAND
• The Uconnect™ Voice Command system allows you to control your AM, FM
radio, satellite radio, disc player, HDD, Uconnect™ Phone, a memo recorder,
and supported portable media devices.
• When you press the “Voice Command” button
located on the radio
faceplate or steering wheel, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to
give a command. If you do not say a command within a few seconds, the
system will present you with a list of options. If you ever wish to interrupt the
system while it lists options, press the “Voice Command” button
, listen
for the BEEP, and say your command.
Voice Command Operation
• Start a dialogue by pressing the
,
“Voice Command” button
you will hear a beep. The beep is
your signal to give a command.
Below are a list of voice commands
for each of the different modes.
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Common Voice Commands (Examples)
Main Menu
Radio Mode
SIRIUS Satellite
Radio Mode
Disc Mode
Memo Mode
“Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
“Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
“Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
“System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
“Frequency” (to change the frequency)
“Next Station” (to select the next station)
“Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
“Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
“Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
“Channel Number” (to change the channel by its spoken
number)
“Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
“Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
“List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
“Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
“Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
“Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
“Track” (#) (to change the track)
“Next Track” (to play the next track)
“Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
“Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. The
following are common voice commands for this mode:
“New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
recording, you may press the Voice Command button
to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of the
following commands:
— “Save” (to save the memo)
— “Continue” (to continue recording)
— “Delete” (to delete the recording)
— “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) —
During the playback you may press the Voice Command
button
to stop playing memos. You proceed by saying one
of the following commands:
— “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
— “Next” (to play the next memo)
— “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
— “Delete” (to delete a memo)
— “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
Voice Command for Text Messaging
• If equipped with Uconnect™ Voice Command, your Media Center 430N &
730N radios may be able to play incoming Short Message Service (SMS)
messages (text messages) through the vehicle's sound system.
• It also allows you to respond by selecting from various pre-defined phrases.
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• Not all phones are compatible with this feature. Refer to the phone
compatibility list at www.ramtrucks.com/uconnect. Connected mobile phones
must be bluetooth-compatible, and paired with your radio.
• Press the “Voice Command” button
get started.
and after the BEEP, say “SMS” to
NOTE: To access the tutorial, press the “Voice Command” button
the BEEP, say “tutorial”. Press any hard-key/button or touch the display
(Touch-Screen radio) to cancel the tutorial.
. After
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving
conditions following local laws and phone use. All attention should be kept
on the roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in a collision causing you
and others to be severely injured or killed.
Bluetooth® STREAMING AUDIO
• If equipped with Uconnect™ Voice
Command, your Bluetooth-equipped
iPod® devices, cell phones or other
media players, may also be able to
stream music to your vehicle's
speakers. Your connected device
must be Bluetooth-compatible, and
paired with your Media Center radio
(see Uconnect™ Phone for pairing
instructions). Non-Touch-Screen
Radios: Press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate until "BT" or “Audio
Streaming” is displayed on the radio screen. Touch-Screen-Radios: Press the
“RADIO/MEDIA” or “MEDIA” hard-key and then touch the “AUX” soft-key tab.
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VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™
System Operation
• The screen is located on the
headliner behind the front seat. To
lower the screen, press the release
button located in the rear of the
overhead console.
• The system may be controlled by the
front seat occupants using the
touch-screen radio, or by the rear
seat occupants using the remote
control.
• The video screen displays information in a split screen format. The left side of
the screen is referred to as Channel 1 and the right side of the screen is
referred to as Channel 2. All modes except video modes are displayed in a
split screen format.
• To use the headphones, press the power button located on the right ear cup.
Select the channel on the headphones (1 or 2) that corresponds to the channel
selected on the VES™ screen.
Operation Of The Touch-Screen Radio
• To view a DVD video press the OPEN/CLOSE or LOAD hard-key and insert the
disc. Playback will begin automatically after the DVD is recognized by the disc
drive. If playback does not begin automatically follow these steps:
• Press the MENU hard-key, then touch the Rear VES™ soft-key. If a chapter
list appears on the right side of the screen touch the HIDE LIST soft-key to
display the Rear VES™ Control screen.
• Touch the 1 soft-key to select an audio channel, then touch the DISC
soft-key in the MEDIA column.
Operation Of The Remote
• The remote control operates similarly to any DVD remote you have used
before and allows the rear seat passengers to change stations, tracks, discs
and audio/video modes.
• The remote control is designed to control either channel by using the selector
switch located on the right side of the remote.
• Pressing the power button will turn the VES™ system ON/OFF.
• Pressing the MODE button causes the Mode Selection menu to appear on the
VES™ screen. Use the remote control arrow buttons to scroll through the
available modes, then press ENTER to select the desired mode.
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Auxiliary Audio/Video Input Jacks
• The Aux jacks are located on the rear of the center console.
• Connect the video game or other external media devices to the AUX jacks
following the color coding for VES™ jacks.
• Using either the touch-screen radio or remote control, select AUX from the
Rear VES™ Control or Mode Selection screen.
• Refer to your vehicle Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
• The EVIC features a driver interactive
display that is located in the
instrument cluster. Pressing the
controls on the left side of the
steering wheel allows the driver to
select vehicle information and
Personal Settings. For additional
information, refer to Programmable
Features in this guide.
button to scroll upward through the main
• Press and release the UP
menus (Fuel Economy, Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Units, System
Setup) and sub menus.
• Press and release the DOWN
menus and sub menus.
button to scroll downward through the main
• Press and release the SELECT
button for access to main menus, sub
menus or to select a personal setting in the setup menu.
• Press the BACK button to scroll back to a previous menu or sub menu.
Compass Calibration
• This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to set the compass
manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the
EVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated.
• You may also calibrate the compass by completing one or more 360 degree
turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”
message displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
ECO
• The ECO message will appear in your EVIC display whenever you are driving in
a fuel efficient manner.
• This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving in a fuel efficient
manner, and it can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase fuel
economy.
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PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) – If Equipped
• The EVIC can be used to view or change the following settings. Press the
or DOWN
button until System Setup displays, then press the
UP
button. Scroll through the settings using the UP or DOWN
SELECT
button to change the setting. Press the BACK
buttons. Press the SELECT
button to scroll back to a previous menu or sub menu.
• Select Language
• Nav-Turn By Turn
• Park Assist System
• Auto Unlock Doors
• Remote Unlock Sequence
• RKE Linked To Memory
• Remote Start Comfort Sys.
• Horn With Remote Start
• Sound Horn With Lock
• Flash Lamps With Lock
• Headlamp Off Delay
• Headlamps With Wipers
• Automatic High Beams – If
Equipped
• Intermittent Wiper Options – If
Equipped
• Easy Entry/Exit Seat – If Equipped
• Key-Off Power Delay
• Illuminated Approach
• Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Display Fuel Saver – If Equipped
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Sensitivity – If Equipped
• Compass Variance
• Calibrate Compass
Key Fob Programmable Features
• The following features may also be programmed by using the Key Fob
transmitter or the ignition switch and driver's door lock switch.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
Unlock On First Press
• To unlock either the driver's side, or all doors, on the first press of the
UNLOCK button:
• Press and hold the LOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button while still holding the
LOCK button.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
Auto Unlock Doors On Exit
• To have all of the vehicle doors unlock when any door is opened:
• Enter your vehicle, close all the doors and fasten your seat belt.
• Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON
position a minimum of four times, ending in the OFF position (do not start
the engine).
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• Within 30 seconds, press the driver’s door lock switch in the UNLOCK
direction. A single chime will indicate that programming is complete.
Sound Horn With Lock
• To turn the horn chirp on or off when the doors are locked:
• Press the LOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
10 seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding the LOCK
button.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
Flash Lamps With Lock
• The turn signal lights flashing feature, when the doors are locked or unlocked,
can be turned on or off. To turn this feature on or off:
• Press and hold the UNLOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while still holding
the UNLOCK button.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (HomeLink®)
• HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters that operate devices
such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
systems. The HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt battery.
• The HomeLink® buttons that are located in the overhead console or sunvisor
designate the three different HomeLink® channels.
• The HomeLink® indicator is located above the center button.
Before You Begin Programming
HomeLink®
• Be sure that your vehicle is parked
outside of the garage before you
begin programming.
• For more efficient programming and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal it is
recommended that a new battery be
placed in the hand-held transmitter
of the device that is being
programmed to the HomeLink®
system.
• Erase all channels before you begin programming. To erase the channels,
place the ignition switch into the ON/RUN position, then press and hold the
two outside HomeLink® buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
indicator flashes.
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NOTE:
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when programming HomeLink®
for the first time. Do not erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free
1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for information or
assistance.
Programming A Rolling Code
• For programming Garage Door Openers that were manufactured after 1995.
These Garage Door Openers can be identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN”
button located where the hanging antenna is attached to the Garage Door
Opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to open and close the door.
The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.
• Place the ignition switch into the ON/RUN position.
• Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink®
button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
view.
• Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink button you want to program
and the hand-held transmitter button.
• Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink®
indicator will flash slowly and then rapidly after Homelink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after
the indicator light changes from slow to rapid.
• At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate the “LEARN” or
“TRAINING” button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire
is attached to the garage door opener motor. Firmly press and release the
“LEARN” or “TRAINING” button.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next step after the LEARN
button has been pressed.
• Return to the vehicle and press the programmed HomeLink® button twice
(holding the button for two seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and
activates, programming is complete.
NOTE: If the device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two
seconds) to complete the training.
• To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, repeat each step for each
remaining button. DO NOT erase the channels.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
• For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured before 1995.
• Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink®
button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
view.
• Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink button you want to program
and the hand-held transmitter button.
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• Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink®
indicator will flash slowly and then rapidly after Homelink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after
the indicator light changes from slow to rapid.
• Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button and observe the indicator
light.
NOTE:
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the
garage door (or device) should activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons, repeat each step for each
remaining button. DO NOT erase the channels.
Using HomeLink®
• To operate, press and release the programmed HomeLink® button. Activation
will now occur for the programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate
operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The
hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time.
WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are
programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if
people or pets are in the path of the door or gate.
• Do not run your vehicle in a closed garage or confined area while
programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas from your vehicle contains
Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous when inhaled and can cause you and others to
be severely injured or killed.
POWER INVERTER
• A 115 Volt, 150 Watt power inverter
outlet is located on the lower
instrument panel next to the climate
control knob. This outlet can power
cellular phones, electronics and
other low power devices requiring
power up to 150 Watts.
• To turn on the power outlet, press
the switch once.
• Press the switch a second time to
turn the power outlet off. The status
indicator of the AC power inverter
indicates whether the inverter is
producing AC power.
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NOTE: The power inverter is designed with built-in overload protection. If the
power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded, the power inverter will automatically shut
down. Once the electrical device has been removed from the outlet, the inverter
should automatically reset. If the power rating exceeds approximately 170 Watts,
the power inverter may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter manually,
unplug the device and plug it in again. To avoid overloading the circuit, check the
power ratings on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death: Do not use a three-prong adapter. Do not
insert any objects into the receptacles. Do not touch with wet hands. Close
the lid when not in use. If this outlet is mishandled it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
POWER OUTLETS
• The auxiliary 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets can provide power for in-cab
accessories designed for use with the standard “cigar lighter” plug. The 12
Volt power outlets have a cap attached to the outlet indicating “12V DC”,
together with either a key symbol or a battery symbol.
• The auxiliary power outlets can be found in the following locations:
• Lower left and lower right of the center stack — without floor mounted
shifter.
• Inside the top storage tray — with floor mounted shifter.
• Inside the upper lid of the center storage compartment — if equipped.
• Rear of the center console storage compartment — Quad Cab® or Crew
Cab.
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NOTE:
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160
Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system will
need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other
object in the power outlet as this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse.
Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your new
vehicle warranty.
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OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE
OPERATION
Four-Position Transfer Case
• Shifting between 2H or 4H and 4L
must be made with the
transmission in NEUTRAL and the
vehicle stopped or rolling at 2 to
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
Five-Position Transfer Case
• The transfer case provides four
mode positions:
• Two-wheel drive high range
(2WD)
• Four-wheel drive high range
(4WD LOCK)
• NEUTRAL (N)
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD
LOW)
• This transfer case is intended to be
driven in the 2H position for normal
street and highway conditions,
such as dry, hard-surfaced roads.
• When additional traction is
required, the 4H and 4L positions
can be used to lock the front and
rear driveshafts together.
• When operating your vehicle in 4L,
do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Shifting Procedure
• Shifting between 2H and 4H can be
made with the vehicle stopped or
in motion at speeds up to 55 mph
(88 km/h).
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• This electronically shifted transfer
case provides five mode positions:
• Two-wheel drive high range
(2WD)
• Four-wheel drive automatic
range (4WD AUTO)
• Four-wheel drive lock range
(4WD LOCK)
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD
LOW)
• NEUTRAL (N)
• This electronically shifted transfer
case is designed to be driven in the
two-wheel drive position (2WD) or
four-wheel drive position (4WD
AUTO) for normal street and
highway conditions on dry,
hard-surfaced roads.
• Driving the vehicle in 2WD will have
greater fuel economy benefits as
the front axle is not engaged in
2WD.
OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
Shifting Procedure
• Shifting between 2H and 4WD
AUTO or 4WD LOCK can be made
with the vehicle stopped or in
motion.
• Shifting between 2H or 4H and 4L
must be made with the
transmission in NEUTRAL and the
vehicle stopped or rolling at 2 to
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
NOTE: It is preferred to have the
engine running and the vehicle moving
at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if
you leave the vehicle unattended
with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first
fully engaging the parking brake.
The transfer case NEUTRAL
position disengages both the front
and rear driveshafts from the
powertrain and will allow the
vehicle to move regardless of the
transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied
when the driver is not in the
vehicle.
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UTILITY
EASY-OFF TAILGATE
• To simplify mounting of a camper
unit with an overhang, the tailgate
can be removed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with
a rear camera the electrical connector
must be disconnected prior to
removing the tailgate.
Removing the Tailgate
• Disconnect the wiring harness for
the rear camera (if equipped).
• Unlatch the tailgate and remove
the support cables by releasing the
lock tang from the pivot.
• Raise the right side of the tailgate
until the right side pivot clears the
hanger bracket.
• Slide the entire tailgate to the right
to free the left side pivot.
• Remove the tailgate from the
vehicle.
NOTE: Do not carry the tailgate loose
in the truck pickup box.
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Locking Tailgate
• The lock is located next to the
tailgate handle. The tailgate can be
locked using the vehicle key.
WARNING!
To avoid inhaling carbon
monoxide, which is deadly, the
exhaust system on vehicles
equipped with “Cap or Slide-In
Campers” should extend beyond
the overhanging camper
compartment and be free of leaks.
UTILITY
RAMBOX®
• The RamBox® system is an
integrated pickup box storage and
cargo management system
consisting of three features:
• Integrated box side storage bins
• Cargo extender/divider
• Bed rail tie-down system
RamBox® Integrated Box Side
Storage Bins
• The cargo storage bins provide
watertight, lockable, illuminated
storage for up to 150 lbs (68 kg) of
evenly distributed cargo.
• To open a storage bin, press and
release the pushbutton located on
the lid.
• The interior of the RamBox® will
automatically illuminate when the
lid is opened. Pushing the switch
once will turn off the bin lights,
pushing the switch again will turn
the lights back on.
• Storage bins feature two
removable drain plugs (to allow
water to drain from bins). To
remove plug, pull up on the edge.
To install, push plug downward into
drain hole.
• The RamBox® storage bins can be
locked using the vehicle key.
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NOTE: Provisions are provided in the
bins for cargo dividers and shelf
supports. These accessories (in
addition to other RamBox®
accessories) are available from
MOPAR®.
RamBox® Storage Bin Cover
Emergency Release Lever
• As a security measure, a Storage
Bin Cover Emergency Release is
built into the storage bin cover
latching mechanism.
NOTE: In the event of an individual
being locked inside the storage bin, the
storage bin cover can be opened from
inside of the bin by pulling on the
glow-in-the-dark lever attached to the
storage bin cover latching mechanism.
Bed Extender
• The bed extender has three
functional positions:
• Storage Position
• Divider Position
• Extender Position
Storage Position
• The storage position for the bed
extender is at the front of the truck
bed.
• To install the bed extender into the
storage position, perform the
following:
• Make sure the center handle is
unlocked using the vehicle key
and rotate the center handle
vertically to release the extender
side gates.
• With the side gates open,
position the extender fully
forward in the bed against the
front panel.
• Rotate the side gates closed
allowing the outboard ends to be
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positioned in front of the cargo
tie-down loops.
• Rotate the center handle
horizontally to secure the side
gates in the closed position.
• Lock the center handle using the
vehicle key to secure the panel
into place and assist against
theft.
Divider Position
• There are 11 divider slots along the
bed inner panels which allow for
various positions to assist in
managing your cargo.
• To install the bed extender into a
divider position perform the
following:
• Make sure the center handle is
unlocked using the vehicle key
and rotate the center handle
vertically to release the extender
side gates.
• With the side gates open,
position the extender so the
outboard ends align with the
intended slots in the sides of the
bed.
• Rotate the side gates closed so
that the outboard ends are
secured into the intended slots
of the bed.
• Rotate the center handle
horizontally to secure the side
gates in the closed position.
• Lock the center handle to secure
the panel into place and assist
against theft.
Extender Position
• The bed extender will add an
additional 15 in (38 cm) in the back
of the truck when additional cargo
room is needed.
UTILITY
• To install the bed extender into the
extender position, perform the
following:
• Lower the tailgate.
• Make sure the center handle is
unlocked and rotate the center
handle vertically in order to
release the extender side gates.
• Fit the end of the side gate ends
onto the pin and handle.
• Rotate the handles to the
horizontal position to secure into
place.
Bed Rail Tie-Down System
• There are two adjustable cleats on
each side of the bed that can be
used to assist in securing cargo.
• Each cleat must be located and
tightened down in one of the
detents, along either rail, in order
to keep cargo properly secure.
• To move the cleat to any position
on the rail, turn the nut
counterclockwise, approximately
three turns. Then, pull out on the
cleat and slide it to the detent
nearest the desired location. Make
sure the cleat is seated in the
detent and tighten the nut.
• To remove the cleats from the
utility rail, remove the end cap by
pushing up on the locking tab,
located on the bottom of the end
cap. Slide the cleat off the end of
the rail.
CAUTION!
• Failure to follow the following
items could cause damage to
the vehicle:
• Assure that all cargo inside
the storage bins is properly
secured.
• Do not exceed cargo weight
rating of 150 lb (68 kg) per
bin.
• Leaving the lid open for
extended periods of time could
cause the vehicle battery to
discharge. If the lid is required
to stay open for extended
periods of time, it is
recommended that the bin lights
be turned off manually using the
on/off switch.
• Ensure cargo bin lids are closed
and latched before moving or
driving vehicle.
• Loads applied to the top of the
bin lid should be minimized to
prevent damage to the lid and
latching/hinging mechanisms.
• Damage to the RamBox® bin
may occur due to heavy/sharp
objects placed in bin that shift
due to vehicle motion. In order
to minimize potential for
damage, secure all cargo to
prevent movement and protect
inside surfaces of bin from
heavy/sharp objects with
appropriate padding.
• The maximum load per cleat
should not exceed 250 lbs
(113 kg) and the angle of the
load on each cleat should not
exceed 60 degrees above
horizontal, or damage to the
cleat or cleat rail may occur.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
• Always close the storage bin
covers when your vehicle is
unattended or in motion.
• Do not allow children to have
access to the storage bins.
Once in the storage bin, young
children may not be able to
escape. If trapped in the storage
bin, children can die from
suffocation or heat stroke.
• In a collision, serious injury
could result if the storage bin
covers are not properly latched.
• Do not use a storage bin latch
as a tie down.
• To reduce the risk of potential
injury or property damage:
• Cargo must be secured.
(Continued)
• Do not exceed cargo load
rating of your vehicle.
• Secure all loads to truck
utilizing cargo tie-downs.
• Extender should not be used
as cargo tie-down.
• When vehicle is in motion do
not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg)
load on the tailgate.
• The bed extender is not
intended for off road use.
• When not in use, the
extender/divider should be in
stowed or divider position
with the tailgate closed.
• When in use, all handles are
to be in the locked position.
(Continued)
TOWING & PAYLOAD
Ram 1500 4x2
ST
3.7L V-6 4–Speed
Automatic
Transmission
4.7L V-8 6–Speed
Automatic
Transmission
5.7L HEMI®V-8
6–Speed
Automatic
Transmission
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Towing: 3750 lbs max
Payload: 1860 lbs
- max
Towing: 5000 lbs std 7600 lbs - max
Payload: 1700 lbs
- max
Towing: 5000 lbs std 10400 lbs max
Payload: 1660 lbs
- max
SLT/
Outdoorsman/
Sport
–
Towing: 5000 lbs std 7650 lbs - max
Payload: 1730 lbs
- max
Towing: 5000 lbs std 10450 lbs max
Payload: 1670 lbs
- max
Laramie
—
—
Towing: 5000 lbs std 10050 lbs max
Payload: 1610 lbs
- max
UTILITY
Ram 1500 4x4
ST
4.7L V-8 6–Speed
Automatic
Transmission
5.7L HEMI®V-8
6–Speed
Automatic
Transmission
Towing: 5000 lbs std 7400 lbs - max
Payload: 1540 lbs
- max
Towing: 5000 lbs std 10250 lbs max
Payload: 1510 lbs
- max
SLT/
Outdoorsman/
Sport
Towing: 5000 lbs std 7450 lbs - max
Payload: 1560 lbs
- max
Towing: 5000 lbs std 10250 lbs max
Payload: 1530 lbs
- max
Laramie
2500 ST SLT
Bighorn/Lonestar
Laramie
Outdoorsman
Towing: 12,300 lbs
- max
Payload: 3120 lbs
- max
Towing: 13350 lbs
- max
Payload: 2490 lbs
- max
Towing: 15,450 lbs
- max
Payload: 2580 lbs
- max
3500 ST SLT
Bighorn/Lonestar
Laramie
Outdoorsman
—
Towing: 5000 lbs std 9850 lbs - max
Payload: 1610 lbs
- max
Ram 2500 & 3500
2500 Power
Wagon®
5.7L HEMI® V-8
6-Speed
Automatic
Transmission
6.7L Cummins®
Turbo Diesel I-6
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6.7L Cummins®
Turbo Diesel I-6
6-Speed
Automatic
Transmission
Towing: 10,100 lbs
- max
Payload: 1780 lbs
- max
—
—
—
Towing: 14,050 lbs
- max
Payload: 5050 lbs
- max
Towing: 22,700 lbs
- max
Payload: 5130 lbs
- max
NOTE: For additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings)
refer to the following website addresses:
• http://www.ramtrucks.com.
• http://www.ramtruck.ca (Canada).
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UTILITY
TOW/HAUL MODE
• When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a heavy load, etc., and
frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL switch to select
TOW/HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce the potential for
transmission overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. When operating
in TOW/HAUL mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the transmission
will automatically downshift (for engine braking) during steady braking
maneuvers.
• The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the instrument cluster to
indicate that TOW/HAUL mode has been activated. Pressing the switch a
second time restores normal operation. If the TOW/HAUL mode is desired, the
switch must be pressed each time the engine is started.
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INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE
MODULE
• The Integrated Trailer Brake
Controller allows you to
automatically or manually activate
the electronic brakes on properly
equipped trailers for greater
stopping power on downhill
grades. The controller and status
display are on the instrument panel
to the left of the steering wheel,
and the included control lever can
activate the trailer brakes
independent of the truck's brakes.
GAIN Adjustment Buttons (+/-)
• Pressing the +/- buttons, located
on the left side of the module, will
increase/decrease the brake
control power output to the trailer
brakes in 0.5 increments. The GAIN
setting can be increased to a
maximum of 10 or decreased to a
minimum of 0.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on
the DVD for further details.
WARNING!
The ITBM module has been
designed and verified for electric
trailer brakes. Connecting a trailer
that is not compatible with the
ITBM system may result in
reduced or complete loss of trailer
braking. There may be a increase
in stopping distance or trailer
instability which could result in
personal injury.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition Wheels OFF
The Ground
Two-Wheel
Drive
Models
Four-Wheel Drive Models
See Instructions
• Automatic transmission
in PARK
Flat Tow
NONE
NOT
ALLOWED
• Manual transmission in
gear (NOT in NEUTRAL)
• Transfer case in
NEUTRAL (N)
Front
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Rear
ALL
NOT
ALLOWED
OK
OK
Recreational Towing – Two-Wheel
Drive Models
• DO NOT flat tow this vehicle.
Damage to the drivetrain will
result.
• Recreational towing (for two-wheel
drive models) is allowed ONLY if
the rear wheels are OFF the
ground. This may be accomplished
using a tow dolly or vehicle trailer.
If using a tow dolly, follow this
procedure:
• Properly secure the dolly to the
tow vehicle, following the dolly
manufacturer's instructions.
• Drive the rear wheels onto the tow
dolly.
• Firmly set the parking brake. Place
automatic transmission in PARK,
manual transmission in gear (not in
Neutral).
• Properly secure the rear wheels to
the dolly, following the dolly
manufacturer's instructions.
• Remove the key fob from the
ignition switch.
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• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
• Install a suitable clamping device,
designed for towing, to secure the
front wheels in the straight
position.
Recreational Towing – Four-Wheel
Drive Models
NOTE: Both the manual shift and
electronic shift transfer cases must be
shifted into NEUTRAL (N) for
recreational towing. Automatic
transmissions must be shifted into
PARK for recreational towing. Manual
transmissions must be placed in gear
(NOT in NEUTRAL) for recreational
towing. Refer to the following for the
proper transfer case NEUTRAL (N)
shifting procedure for your vehicle.
UTILITY
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
• Towing with the rear wheels on
the ground will cause severe
transmission damage. Damage
from improper towing is not
covered under the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
• Do not disconnect the driveshaft
because fluid may leak from the
transmission, causing damage
to internal parts.
• Front or rear wheel lifts should
not be used. Internal damage to
the transmission or transfer
case will occur if a front or rear
wheel lift is used when
recreational towing.
• Tow only in the forward
direction. Towing this vehicle
backwards can cause severe
damage to the transfer case.
• Automatic transmissions must
be placed in the PARK position
for recreational towing.
• Manual transmissions must be
placed in gear (not in Neutral)
for recreational towing.
(Continued)
• Before recreational towing,
perform the procedure outlined
under “Shifting Into NEUTRAL
(N)” to be certain that the
transfer case is fully in
NEUTRAL (N). Otherwise,
internal damage will result.
• Towing this vehicle in violation
of the above requirements can
cause severe transmission
and/or transfer case damage.
Damage from improper towing is
not covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Do not disconnect the rear
driveshaft because fluid will leak
from the transfer case, causing
damage to internal parts.
• Do not use a bumper-mounted
clamp-on tow bar on your
vehicle. The bumper face bar
will be damaged.
(Continued)
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DIESEL
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
• The Cummins® turbocharged diesel engine does not require a break-in period
due to its construction. Normal operation is allowed, providing the following
recommendations are followed:
• Warm up the engine before placing it under load.
• Do not operate the engine at idle for prolonged periods.
• Use the appropriate transmission gear to prevent engine lugging.
• Observe vehicle oil pressure and temperature indicators.
• Check the coolant and oil levels frequently.
• Vary throttle position at highway speeds when carrying or towing significant
weight.
NOTE: Light duty operation such as light trailer towing or no load operation will
extend the time before the engine is at full efficiency. Reduced fuel economy and
power may be seen at this time.
• Because of the construction of the Cummins® turbocharged diesel engine,
engine run-in is enhanced by loaded operating conditions which allow the
engine parts to achieve final finish and fit during the first 6,000 miles
(10 000 km).
DIESEL ENGINE STARTING PROCEDURES
Engine Block Heater
• For ambient temperatures below 0°F (-18°C), engine block heater usage is
recommended.
• For ambient temperatures below –20°F (-29°C), engine block heater usage is
required.
• The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood to the right side and
can be located just behind the grille near the headlamp.
• Connect the heater cord to a ground-fault interrupter protected 110–115 volt
AC electrical outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension cord.
NOTE: The block heater will require 110 volts AC and 6.5 amps to activate the
heater element.
• The block heater must be plugged in at least one hour to have an adequate
warming effect on the coolant.
Water In Fuel Message
• If a Water In Fuel message or
indicator appears in the cluster and a
chime sounds five times, the fuel/water separator will need to be drained
immediately to prevent engine damage.
• Refer to Maintaining Your Vehicle in this guide for draining instructions or see
your dealer.
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Cold Start Procedure
• Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. If the Wait To Start
appears in the cluster, wait for the light to turn off before starting.
light
• In extremely cold weather below 0°F (-18°C) it may be beneficial to cycle the
manifold heaters twice before attempting to start the engine. This can be
accomplished by turning the ignition OFF for at least five seconds and then
back ON after the “Wait To Start Light” has turned off, but before the engine is
started. However, excessive cycling of the manifold heaters will result in
damage to the heater elements or reduced battery voltage.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual Diesel Supplement on the DVD for further details.
Engine Idling
• Avoid prolonged engine idling. Long periods of idling may be harmful to your
engine because combustion chamber temperatures can drop so low that the
fuel may not burn completely.
• Incomplete combustion allows carbon and varnish to form on piston rings,
engine valves, and injector nozzles. Also, the unburned fuel can enter the
crankcase, diluting the oil and causing rapid wear to the engine.
• If the engine is allowed to idle, under some conditions the idle speed may
increase to 900 RPM then return to normal idle speed. This is normal
operation.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving. Damage to the
110–115 volt electrical cord could cause electrocution.
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DIESEL
DIESEL EXHAUST BRAKE (ENGINE BRAKING)
• The exhaust brake feature will only function when the driver turns the exhaust
brake switch to the ON position.
• The switch is located on the switch bank below the audio system.
• Once the switch is in the ON position and the vehicle is moving faster than
5 mph (8 km/h), the exhaust brake will automatically operate when the driver
removes pressure from the accelerator pedal.
• Exhaust braking is most effective when the engine RPM is higher.
NOTE: For optimum braking power, it is recommended to use the exhaust brake
while in TOW/HAUL mode.
CAUTION!
Use of aftermarket exhaust brakes is not recommended and could lead to
engine damage.
WARNING!
Do not use the exhaust brake feature when driving in icy or slippery
conditions as the increased engine braking can cause the rear wheels to
slide and the vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of vehicle
control, which may cause a collision possibly resulting in personal injury or
death.
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DIESEL
IDLE-UP FEATURE (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ONLY)
• The Idle-Up Feature uses the speed control switches to increase engine idle
speed and quickly warm the vehicle’s interior. This feature must be enabled by
your dealer. See your local dealer.
• With the transmission in PARK, the parking brake applied, and the engine
running, push the speed control ON/OFF switch on, then push the SET switch.
• The engine RPM will go up to 1100 RPM. To increase the RPM, push and hold
the ACCEL/RESUME switch and the idle speed will increase to approximately
1500 RPM. To decrease the RPM, push and hold the DECEL switch and the
idle speed will decrease to approximately 1100 RPM.
• To cancel the Idle Up Feature, either push the CANCEL switch, push the
ON/OFF switch or push the brake pedal.
FUEL FILTER/WATER SEPARATOR
Draining Fuel/Water Separator
• If the “Water in Fuel” indicator light
is illuminated and an audible chime is
heard five times, you should stop the engine and drain the water from the
separator.
• The drain is located on the bottom of the Fuel Filter and Water Separator
assembly which is located on the driver's side of the engine.
• Turn the drain valve (located on the side of the filter) counterclockwise 1/4
turn, then turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position to allow any
accumulated water to drain.
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• When clean fuel is visible, close the drain and switch the ignition to OFF.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
Fuel Filter Replacement
• With the engine off and a drain pan under the fuel filter drain hose, open the
water drain valve 1/4 turn counterclockwise and completely drain fuel and
water into the approved container.
• Close the water drain valve and remove the lid using a socket or strap wrench;
rotate counterclockwise for removal. Remove the used o-ring and discard it.
• Remove the used filter cartridge from the housing and dispose of according to
your local regulations.
• Wipe clean the sealing surfaces of the lid and housing and install the new
o-ring into ring groove on the filter housing and lubricate with clean engine oil.
• Install a new filter in the housing. Push down on the cartridge to ensure it is
properly seated. Do not pre-fill the filter housing with fuel.
• Install the lid onto the housing and tighten to 22.5 ft lbs (30.5 Nm). Do not
overtighten the lid.
• Start the engine and confirm no leaks are present.
CAUTION!
• Diesel fuel will damage blacktop paving surfaces. Drain the filter into an
appropriate container.
• Do not prefill the fuel filter when installing a new fuel filter. There is a
possibility debris could be introduced into the fuel filter during this
action. It is best to install the filter dry and allow the in-tank lift pump to
prime the fuel system.
• If the “Water In Fuel Indicator Light” remains on, DO NOT START the
engine before you drain water from the fuel filter to avoid engine damage.
EXHAUST REGENERATION
• Under certain conditions, your Cummins® diesel engine and exhaust
after-treatment system may never reach the conditions required to remove the
trapped particulate matter. If this occurs, the “Exhaust System —
Regeneration Required Now” message will be displayed on the EVIC screen in
your cluster and you will hear one chime to alert you of this condition. Driving
your vehicle at highway speeds for as little as 45 minutes can remedy the
condition and allow the engine and exhaust after-treatment system to remove
the trapped particulate matter.
• PLEASE NOTE: Under typical operating conditions, NO indications of
regeneration state will be displayed. If you do reach 80% of filter capacity, the
following messages will assist you in inducing and understanding the
regeneration process.
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DIESEL
Perform Service
• Your vehicle will require emissions maintenance at a set interval. To help
remind you when this maintenance is due, the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) will display “Perform Service”. When the “Perform Service”
message is displayed on the EVIC it is necessary to have the emissions
maintenance performed. Emissions maintenance may include replacing the
Closed Crankcase Ventilation (CCV) filter element, and cleaning of the EGR
Cooler. The procedure for clearing and resetting the "Perform Service"
indicator message is located in the appropriate Service Information.
Exhaust System — Regeneration Required Now
• “Exhaust System—Regeneration Required Now” will be displayed on the EVIC
if the exhaust particulate filter reaches 80% of its maximum storage capacity.
Exhaust Filter XX% Full
• Indicates that the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is approaching full.
Exhaust System — Regeneration in Process
• Indicates that the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is self-cleaning. Maintain your
current driving condition until regeneration is completed.
Exhaust System — Regeneration Completed
• Indicates that the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) self-cleaning is completed. If
this message is displayed, you will hear one chime to assist in alerting you of
this condition.
Exhaust Service Required — See Dealer Now
• Regeneration has been disabled due to a system malfunction. The Powertrain
control Module (PCM) will register a fault code and the instrument panel will
display the MIL light.
Exhaust Filter Full — Power Reduced See Dealer
• The PCM derates the engine in order to limit the likelihood of permanent
damage to the after-treatment system. If this condition is not corrected and a
dealer service is not performed, extensive exhaust after-treatment damage
can occur. Have your vehicle serviced by your local authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
• See your authorized dealer, as damage to the exhaust system could
occur soon with continued operation.
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DIESEL
COOL–DOWN IDLE CHART
Driving Conditions
Stop and Go
Stop and Go
Highway Speeds
City Traffic
Highway Speeds
Uphill Grade
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TURBOCHARGER "COOL DOWN" CHART
Load
Turbocharger
Temperature
Empty
Medium
Medium
Max. GCWR
Max. GCWR
Max. GCWR
Cool
Warm
Warm
Warm
Warm
Hot
Idle Time (in
minutes) Before
Shut Down
Less than 1
1
2
3
4
5
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
24-HOUR TOWING ASSISTANCE
• Dial toll-free 1-800-521-2779 or 1-800-363-4869 for Canadian residents.
• Provide your name, vehicle identification number and license plate number.
• Provide your location, including telephone number, from which you are calling.
• Briefly describe the nature of the problem and answer a few simple questions.
• You will be given the name of the service provider and an estimated time of
arrival. If you feel you are in an “unsafe situation”, please let us know. With
your consent, we will contact local police or safety authorities.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WARNING LIGHTS
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light
• If this indicator light flashes during acceleration, apply as little throttle as
possible. While driving, ease up on the accelerator. Adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions. To improve the vehicle's traction
when starting off in deep snow, sand or gravel, it may be desirable to switch
the ESP system off.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
• Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly, when
cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your
vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
• As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale
when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly,
when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire
failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may
affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
• IF THE LIGHT STARTS FLASHING INDICATING A LOW TIRE PRESSURE,
ADJUST THE AIR PRESSURE IN THE LOW TIRE TO THE AIR PRESSURE
SHOWN ON THE VEHICLE PLACARD OR TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE
LABEL LOCATED ON THE DRIVER'S DOOR. NOTE: AFTER INFLATION, THE
VEHICLE MAY NEED TO BE DRIVEN FOR 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE
FLASHING LIGHT WILL TURN OFF.
• Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and
it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if
under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction
indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system
detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and
then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue each time
the vehicle is restarted as long as the malfunction exists.
• When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to
detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur
for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate
tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires
or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and
wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.
NOTE: Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per 12° F (7° C) of air
temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a
garage, especially in the Winter. Example: If garage temperature is 68°F (20°C) and
the outside temperature is 32°F (0°C), then the cold tire inflation pressure should
be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa), which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for
this outside temperature condition.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels.
TPMS pressures and warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage
may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not
use tire sealant from a can, or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped
with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
- Engine Temperature Warning Light
• This light warns of an overheated engine condition.
• If the light turns on and a warning chime sounds while driving, safely pull over
and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the
transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading
does not return to normal, turn the engine off immediately.
• We recommend that you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will
occur. Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly
burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call an authorized
service center for service if your vehicle overheats.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
BRAKE - Brake Warning Light
• The Brake Warning light illuminates when there is either a system malfunction
or the parking brake is applied. If the light is on and the parking brake is not
applied, it indicates a possible brake hydraulic malfunction, brake booster
problem or an Anti-Lock Brake System problem.
• Please have your vehicle serviced immediately.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake
system may have failed. It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could
have a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
- Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
• Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc.,
may illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the
light stays on through several typical driving cycles. In most situations, the
vehicle will drive normally and not require towing.
• If the MIL flashes when the engine is running, serious conditions may exist
that could lead to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter
damage. We recommend you do not operate the vehicle. Have the vehicle
serviced immediately.
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light
• If the ESC indicator light comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected.
• If this light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been
driven several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), we
recommend you drive to the nearest service center and have the vehicle
serviced immediately.
- Charging System Light
• This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the charging
system light remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a problem
with the charging system.
• We recommend you do not continue driving if the charging system light is on.
Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
- Oil Pressure Warning Light
• This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving,
stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will
sound for four minutes when this light turns on.
• We recommend you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur.
Have the vehicle serviced immediately.
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- Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
• This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS).
• If the light is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, we
recommend you drive to the nearest service center and have the vehicle
serviced immediately.
- Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
• This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
system.
• If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the engine is running.
Cycle the ignition when the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever
is placed in the PARK position; the light should turn off.
• If the light remains lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be
drivable; however, see an authorized service center immediately. If the light is
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you
may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall
and your vehicle may require towing.
- Air Bag Warning Light
• If the light is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, have
the vehicle serviced by an authorized service center immediately.
- SVC (Service) 4WD Indicator Light
• The SVC 4WD light monitors the electric shift four-wheel drive system. If the
SVC 4WD light stays on or comes on during driving, it means that the
four-wheel drive system is not functioning properly and that service is
required.
• For vehicles equipped with a premium cluster this indicator will display in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
- Transmission Temperature Warning Light
• This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that
might occur with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this light turns on, stop
the vehicle and run the engine at idle, with the transmission in NEUTRAL, until
the light turns off. Once the light turns off, you may continue to drive normally.
- Fuel Cap/Loose Gas Cap Message
• If a “gas cap” message (shown as gASCAP) appears, tighten the gas cap until
a “clicking” sound is heard.
• Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off.
• If the message continues to appear for more than three days after tightening
the gas cap, see your authorized service center.
Oil Change Indicator
Message
• If an “oil change” message (shown as CHANgE OIL) appears and a single
chime sounds, it is time for your next required oil change.
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Resetting The Light After Servicing
• Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do not start engine).
• Fully depress the accelerator pedal three times within 10 seconds.
• Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
• In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating
by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission in NEUTRAL, but do not
increase engine idle speed.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down an impending overheat
condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C system adds heat to the
engine cooling system and turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum heat, the mode control to
floor and the blower control to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling
system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the
temperature gauge reads 240°F (116 °C) or greater pull over and stop the
vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range 200–230°F (93–110°C). If the pointer
remains at 240°F (116°C) or greater and you hear a chime, turn the engine
off immediately and call for service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine coolant (antifreeze) or
steam from your radiator. If you see or hear steam coming from under the
hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has had time to cool. Never
try to open a cooling system pressure cap when the radiator or coolant
bottle is hot.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
Jack Location
• The jack and jack tools are stored under the front passenger seat.
Removal
• To access the jack and jack tools you must remove the plastic access cover,
located on the side of the seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part of the
cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you to release a locking tab.
Once the front of the cover is loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat
until it is free from the seat frame.
• Remove the jack and tools by removing the wing bolt and sliding the assembly
from under the seat.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
1. Lower the jack all the way down by turning the jack turn-screw until the jack
is snug.
2. Position the jack and tool bag (unrolled). Make sure the lug wrench is under
the jack near the jack turn-screw.
3. Fold the flap and roll the jack tool kit into a cylindrical package (in direction of
arrows) and tie to the jack using the tie straps.
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4. Place the jack and tools in the storage position holding the jack by the jack
turn-screw, slip the jack and tools under the seat so that the bottom slot
engages into the fastener on the floor, and then secure to the floor pan using
the wing bolt. Reinstall the plastic cover.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Removing The Spare Tire
• Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the truck. Attach the wheel
wrench to the jack extension tube. Insert the tube through the access hole
between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the winch
mechanism tube. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise until the
spare tire is on the ground with enough cable slack to allow you to pull it out
from under the vehicle. When the spare is clear, tilt the retainer at the end of
the cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.
NOTE: Always stow the spare tire with the valve stem facing the ground.
• It is recommended that you stow the
flat or spare to avoid tangling the
loose cable.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is
designed for use with the jack extension
tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can
damage the winch.
1 — Wheel Wrench
2 — Spare Tire
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Preparations
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or slippery areas.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK. On four-wheel drive vehicles, shift the transfer
case to the 4L position.
5. Turn the ignition OFF.
• Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite the
jacking position. For example, if the
right front wheel is being changed,
block the left rear wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in
the vehicle when the vehicle is being
jacked.
Instructions
1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and
tools from storage.
2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but
do not remove, the wheel nuts by
turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
3. Placement of the jack:
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• 1500 Series Trucks
When changing a front wheel, place the scissors jack under the rear portion of
the lower control arm as shown below.
Operate the jack using the jack drive tube and the wheel wrench. The tube
extension may be used but is not required.
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For 4x2 and 4x4 trucks, when changing a rear wheel, assemble the jack drive tube
to the jack and connect the drive tube to the extension tube. Place the jack under
the axle between the wheel and the shock bracket with the drive tubes extending
to the rear.
Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
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• 2500/3500 Series Trucks
For 2500/3500 4x2 series trucks, when changing a front wheel, place the bottle
jack under the frame rail behind the wheel. Locate the jack as far forward as
possible on the straight part of the frame.
Operate the jack using the jack drive tube and the wheel wrench. The tube
extension, may be used, but is not required.
For 2500/3500 4x4 series trucks, when changing the front wheel, assemble the jack
drive tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the extension tube. Place the
jack under the axle as close to the tire as possible with the drive tubes extending
to the front. Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
For 4x2 and 4x4 trucks, when changing a
rear wheel, assemble the jack drive tube
to the jack and connect the drive tube to
the extension tube. Place the jack under
the axle between the spring and the
shock absorber with the drive tubes
extending to the rear.
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Connect the jack tube extension and
wheel wrench.
NOTE: If the bottle jack will not lower by
turning the dial (thumbwheel) by hand, it
may be necessary to use the jack drive
tube in order to lower the jack.
4. By rotating the wheel wrench
clockwise, raise the vehicle until the
wheel just clears the surface.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. On single rear-wheel (SRW)
trucks, install the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of
the wheel nuts toward the wheel. On 3500 dual rear-wheel models (DRW) the
wheel nuts are a two-piece assembly with a flat face. Lightly tighten the wheel
nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully tighten
the wheel nuts until the vehicle has been lowered.
6. Using the wheel wrench, finish tightening the wheel nuts using a crisscross
pattern. The correct wheel nut tightness is 130 ft lbs (177 N·m) torque (1500
Series), 135 ft lbs (183 N·m) torque for 2500/3500 single-rear wheel (SRW)
models, and 145 ft lbs (197 N·m) for 3500 dual rear-wheel models. If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your
authorized dealer or at a service station.
7. Install the wheel center cap and remove the wheel blocks. Do not install
chrome or aluminum wheel center caps on the spare wheel. This may result in
cap damage.
8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. If the bottle jack will not lower by
turning the dial (thumbwheel) by hand, it may be necessary to use the jack
drive tube in order to lower the jack. Stow the replaced tire, jack, and tools as
previously described.
9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do not substitute with chrome
plated wheel nuts.
Hub Caps/Wheel Covers
• The hub caps must be removed before raising the vehicle off the ground.
• For 2500/3500 single rear-wheel (SRW) models, use the blade on the end of
the lug wrench to pry the hub cap off. Insert the blade end into the pry-off
notch and carefully pop off the hub cap with a back-and-forth motion.
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• On 3500 models with dual rear wheels (DRW), you must first remove the hub
caps. The jack handle driver has a hook at one end that will fit in the pry off
notch of the rear hub caps. Position the hook and pull out on the ratchet firmly.
The hub cap should pop off. The wheel skins can now be removed. For the
front hub cap on 3500 models use the blade on the end of the lug wrench to
pry the caps off. The wheel skin can now be removed.
• You must use the flat end of the lug wrench to pry off the wheel skins. Insert
the flat tip completely and using a back-and-forth motion, loosen the wheel
skin. Repeat this procedure around the tire until the skin pops off.
• Replace the wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When replacing the hub
caps, tilt the cap retainer over the lug nut bolt circle and strike the high side
down with a rubber mallet. Be sure that the hub caps and wheel skins are
firmly seated around the wheel.
Wheel Nuts
• All wheel nuts should be tightened occasionally to eliminate the possibility of
wheel studs being sheared or the bolt holes in the wheels becoming
elongated. This is especially important during the first few hundred
miles/kilometers of operation to allow the wheel nuts to become properly set.
All wheel nuts should first be firmly seated against the wheel. The wheel nuts
should then be tightened to recommended torque. Tighten the wheel nuts to
final torque in increments. Progress around the bolt circle, tightening the wheel
nut opposite to the wheel nut just previously tightened until final torque is
achieved. Recommended torques are shown in the following chart.
Disc
Wheels
TypeNut
StudSize
Hex Size
Torque Ft
Lbs
Cone
Flanged
M14 x 1.5
M14 x 1.5
22 mm
22 mm
120-150
130-160
Torque
Newton
Meters
160-200
190-220
8-Stud — Dual Rear Wheels
• Dual wheels are flat-mounted and center-piloted. The lug nuts are a two-piece
assembly. When the tires are being rotated or replaced, clean these lug nuts
and add two drops of oil at the interface between the hex and the washer.
• Slots in the wheels will assist in
properly orienting the inner and outer
wheels. Align these slots when
assembling the wheels for best
access to the tire valve on the inner
wheel. The tires of both dual wheels
must be completely off the ground
when tightening, to ensure wheel
centering and maximum wheel
clamping.
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• Dual wheel models require a special heavy-duty lug nut tightening adapter
(included with the vehicle) to correctly tighten the lug nuts. Also, when it is
necessary to remove and install dual rear wheels, use a proper vehicle lifting
device.
NOTE: When installing a spare tire as part of a dual rear wheel end combination,
the tire diameter of the two individual tires must be compared. If there is a
significant difference, the larger tire should be installed in a front location. The
correct direction of rotation for dual tire installations must also be observed.
These dual rear wheels should be tightened as follows:
1. Tighten the wheel nuts in the
numbered sequence to a snug fit.
2. Retighten the wheel nuts in the
same sequence to the torques listed
in the table. Go through the
sequence a second time to verify
that specific torque has been
achieved. Retighten to
specifications at 100 miles (160 km)
and after 500 miles (800 km).
• It is recommended that wheel stud nuts be kept torqued to specifications at all
times. Torque wheel stud nuts to specifications at each lubrication interval.
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels cannot be stored under the
vehicle because the wheel retainer will not fit through the wheel pilot hole. Secure
the flat tire in the bed of the truck. Have the flat tire repaired or replaced
immediately.
• Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is down. Slide the wheel retainer through
the center of the wheel and position it properly across the wheel opening.
• For convenience in checking the spare tire inflation, stow with the valve stem
toward the rear of the vehicle.
• Attach the wheel wrench to the extension tube. Rotate the winch mechanism
until the wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the vehicle.
Continue to rotate until you feel the winch mechanism slip, or click three or
four times. It cannot be overtightened. Push against the tire several times to
be sure it is firmly in place.
CAUTION!
• Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than
those indicated in the Jacking Instructions for this vehicle.
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CAUTION!
(Continued)
• Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure that the jack will not
damage surrounding truck parts and adjust the jack position as required.
• Use a back-and-forth motion to remove the hub cap. Do not use a
twisting motion when removing the hub cap, damage to the hub cap
finish may occur.
• The rear hub caps on the dual rear wheel has two pry-off notches. Make
sure that the hook of the jack handle driver is located squarely in the cap
notch before attempting to pull off.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving
traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off
the jack and fall on you. You could be crushed. Never put any part of your
body under a vehicle that is on a jack.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. If you need to
get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be
raised on a lift.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for changing tires only. The jack
should not be used to lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or slippery areas.
• After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them in the original carrier
and location. While driving you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid
acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or other objects
in the vehicle may move around with force, resulting in serious injury.
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving
traffic, pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent personal
injury or damage to your vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of the roadway
as possible before raising the vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transmission in PARK;
a manual transmission in REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
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WARNING!
(Continued)
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle
during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are securely stowed, spares
must be stowed with the valve stem facing the ground.
• Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle unstable
and cause a collision. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it.
Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
• A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could injure
someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the extra tire and
wheel in the places provided.
• A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could injure the
occupants in the vehicle. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced
immediately.
JUMP-STARTING
• If your vehicle has a discharged
battery it can be jump-started using
a set of jumper cables and a battery
in another vehicle or by using a
portable battery booster pack.
• Jump-starting can be dangerous if
done improperly so please follow the
procedures in this section carefully.
NOTE: When using a portable battery
booster pack follow the manufacturer’s
operating instructions and precautions.
Preparations for Jump-Start
• The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the engine compartment,
behind the left headlight assembly.
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a protective cap. Lift up on the
cap to gain access to the positive battery post.
• Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK and turn the
ignition to LOCK.
• Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
• If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park the vehicle within the
jumper cables reach, set the parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
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Jump-Starting Procedure
• Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the positive (+) post of the
discharged vehicle.
• Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+)
post of the booster battery.
• Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the negative (-) post of the
booster battery.
• Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper cable to a good engine
ground (exposed metal part of the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the
battery and the fuel injection system.
• Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let the engine idle a
few minutes, and then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in the reverse sequence:
• Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the engine ground of the vehicle
with the discharged battery.
• Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable from the negative (-) post
of the booster battery.
• Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable from the positive
(+) post of the booster battery.
• Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable from the positive (+) post
of the discharged vehicle.
• If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle you should have the
battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
• Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any other booster source
with a system voltage greater than 12 Volts or damage to the battery,
starter motor, alternator or electrical system may occur.
• Failure to follow these procedures could result in damage to the charging
system of the booster vehicle or the discharged vehicle.
• Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle power outlets draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e., cellular
phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery
will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the
engine from starting.
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WARNING!
• When temperatures are below the freezing point, electrolyte in a
discharged battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump-starting because
the battery could rupture or explode and cause personal injury. Battery
temperature must be brought above the freezing point before attempting
a jump-start.
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It
can start anytime the ignition switch is on. You can be injured by moving
fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry, such as watch bands or bracelets, that might
make an inadvertent electrical contact. You could be severely injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your skin or eyes and
generate hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep open
flames or sparks away from the battery.
• Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a
ground connection and personal injury could result.
• Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property
damage due to battery explosion.
• Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the discharged
battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode
and could result in personal injury.
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS
• If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, they are mounted in the front.
• For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use both of the front tow hooks to
minimize the risk of damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a vehicle stranded
off-road. Do not use tow hooks for tow truck hookup or highway towing.
You could damage your vehicle. Tow straps are recommended when towing
the vehicle; chains may cause vehicle damage.
WARNING!
• Chains are not recommended for freeing a stuck vehicle. Chains may
break, causing serious injury or death.
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks. Tow straps and
chains may break, causing serious injury.
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SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
• If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be moved out of the PARK
position, you can use the following procedure to temporarily move the shift
lever.
• Have your vehicle inspected by your local authorized dealer immediately if the
shift lever override has been used.
Column Shifter
• Tilt the steering wheel to the full up
position and firmly set the parking
brake.
• Turn the Key Fob to the ACC or
ON/RUN position without starting the
engine.
• Press and maintain firm pressure on
the brake pedal.
• Using a screwdriver, press and hold
the override tab through the access
port (ringed circle) on the bottom of
the steering column.
• Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position and start the vehicle.
• Release the parking brake.
Center Console Shifter
• Firmly set the parking brake.
• Turn the Key Fob to the ACC or
ON/RUN position without starting the
engine.
• Press and maintain firm pressure on
the brake pedal.
• Using a screwdriver, press and hold
the override tab through the access
port on the center console.
• Move the shift lever into the
NEUTRAL position and start the
vehicle.
• Release the parking brake.
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Wheels OFF
the Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
Towing
Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift or
Dolly Tow
Flatbed
2WD Models
BEST METHOD
OK
If transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h)max
• 15 miles (24 km) max distance
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
BEST METHOD
• Auto Transmission in PARK
• Manual Transmission in gear ( NOT
NEUTRAL)
• Transfer Case in NEUTRAL
• Tow in forward direction
4WD Models
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
• If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can often be moved by
a rocking motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear the area
around the front wheels. Then, move the shift lever back and forth between
REVERSE and DRIVE. Using minimal accelerator pedal pressure to maintain
the rocking motion, without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
• Allow the engine to idle with the transmission shift lever in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize
overheating and reduce the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or
, turn the system off before attempting to “rock” the vehicle.
Traction Control
CAUTION!
Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not
spin the wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission
shifting occurring).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive
wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and
injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph
(48 km/h) when you are stuck. Do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no
matter what the speed.
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EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
• This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose
of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as
an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to
record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period
of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/
fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake
pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
• These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in
which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no
personal data (e.g. name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However,
other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type
of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.
• To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access
to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer,
other parties such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can
read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
OPENING THE HOOD
• Reach into the opening beneath
the center of the hood and move
the safety latch lever while lifting
the hood at the same time.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched
before driving your vehicle. If the
hood is not fully latched, it could
open when the vehicle is in motion
and block your vision. Failure to
follow this warning could result in
serious injury or death.
• Pull the hood release lever located
below the steering wheel at the
base of the instrument panel.
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3.7L Engine
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
4.7L Engine
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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5.7L Engine
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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6.7L Diesel Engine
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
Gasoline Versions
Fluid, Lubricant, or
Genuine Part
Engine Coolant 3.7L, MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Coolant Five
4.7L
Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic
Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
Engine Coolant 5.7L MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Coolant Five
1500 Models
Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic
Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
Engine Coolant 5.7L MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Coolant Five
2500/3500 Models
Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic
Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
Engine Coolant 5.7L MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Coolant Five
2500/3500 Models
Year/100,000 Mile Formula
w/Heavy Duty
HOAT (Hybrid Organic
Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
Engine Oil with Filter API certified 5W-20 engine
3.7L, 4.7L, 5.7L
oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-6395.
Refer to your oil filler cap
for correct SAE grade.
Engine Oil with Filter Use API Certified SAE
5.7L For 2500/3500
5W-30 engine oil, meeting
trucks operating with the requirements of
a gross combined
Chrysler Material Standard
weight rating greater MS-6395. Refer to your
than
engine oil filler cap for
14,000 lbs/(6,350 kg). correct SAE grade.
Component
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Capacities
14 Quarts (13 Liters)
16 Quarts (15 Liters)
18.7 Quarts (17.7 Liters)
19.2 Quarts (18.2 Liters)
3.7L 5 Quarts (4.7 Liters)
4.7L 6 Quarts (5.7 Liters)
5.7L 7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)
5.7L 7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Component
Fuel Selection 3.7L,
4.7L
Fuel Selection 5.7L
Fluid, Lubricant, or
Genuine Part
87 Octane
87 Octane Acceptable.
89 Octane Recommended.
Engine Oil Filter 3.7L, MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter
or equivalent.
4.7L, 5.7L, 6.7L
Spark Plug 3.7L
ZFR6F-11G (Gap 0.043 in
[1.09 mm])
Spark Plug 4.7L
Upper Bank — FR8TE2
(Gap 0.039 in [0.99 mm])
Lower Bank — FR8T1332
(Gap 0.051 in [1.30 mm]).
Spark Plug 5.7L
LZFR5C-11 (Gap 0.043 in
[1.09 mm])
Automatic
MOPAR® ATF+4®
Automatic Transmission
Transmission
Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4® product.
Clutch Linkage
MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
Grease, NLGI Grade 2 E.P.
or equivalent.
Manual Transmission MOPAR® ATF+4®
Automatic Transmission
G-56
Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4® product.
Capacities
1500 Regular Cab
Shortbed/Crew Quad Cab 26 Gallons (98 Liters)
(Approximate) 1500 Regular
Cab Longbed/Crew Quad
Cab (Optional) - 32 Gallons
(121 Liters) (Approximate)
2500/3500 Shortbed 34 Gallons (129 Liters)
(Approximate) 2500/3500
Longbed - 35 Gallons
(132 Liters) (Approximate)
1500 Regular Cab
Shortbed/Crew Quad Cab 26 Gallons (98 Liters)
(Approximate) 1500 Regular
Cab Longbed/Crew Quad
Cab (Optional) - 32 Gallons
(121 Liters) (Approximate)
2500/3500 Shortbed 34 Gallons (129 Liters)
(Approximate) 2500/3500
Longbed - 35 Gallons
(132 Liters) (Approximate)
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Component
Transfer Case
Transfer Case NVG
246 Only
Front Axle 1500
Four-Wheel Drive
Models
Rear Axle 1500
Models
Front and Rear Axle
2500/3500 Models
Brake Master
Cylinder
Power Steering
Reservoir
122
Fluid, Lubricant, or
Genuine Part
MOPAR® ATF+4®
Automatic Transmission
Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4® product.
MOPAR® NVG 246
Automatic Transmission
Fluid or equivalent.
GL-5 SAE 75W-90 MS-9763
or equivalent.
MOPAR® Synthetic Gear
Lubricant SAE 75W-140
MS-8985. Limited-Slip Rear
Axles require the addition of
118 ml (4 oz.) MOPAR®
Limited Slip Additive
MS-10111 or equivalent.
Synthetic, GL-5 SAE,
75W-90 or equivalent.
Limited-Slip 10.5/11.5 inch
Rear Axles Limited slip
additive is not required.
MOPAR® DOT 3 and SAE
J1703 should be used or
equivalent. If DOT 3 is not
available, then DOT 4 is
acceptable. Use only
recommended Brake
Fluids.
MOPAR® Power Steering
Fluid +4 or MOPAR®
ATF+4® Automatic
Transmission Fluid or
equivalent licensed ATF+4®
product.
Capacities
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Diesel Versions
Component
Engine Coolant 6.7L
Turbo Diesel Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant Five
Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT
(Hybrid Organic Additive
Technology) or equivalent.
Engine Oil with Filter In ambient temperatures below
6.7L Turbo Diesel
0°F (-18°C), 5W-40 synthetic
Engine
engine oil that meets Chrysler
Materials Standard MS-10902 and
the API CJ-4 engine oil category is
required. In ambient temperatures
above 0°F (-18°C), 15W-40 engine
oil that meets Chrysler Materials
Standard MS-10902 and the API
CJ-4 engine oil category is
required.
Fuel Selection 6.7L
Use good quality diesel fuel from a
Turbo Diesel
reputable supplier in your vehicle.
Federal law requires that you must
fuel this vehicle with Ultra Low
Sulfur Highway Diesel fuel (15
ppm Sulfur maximum) and
prohibits the use of Low Sulfur
Highway Diesel fuel (500 ppm
Sulfur maximum) to avoid damage
to the emissions control system.
For most year-round service, No. 2
diesel fuel meeting ASTM
specification D-975 Grade S15 will
provide good performance. If the
vehicle is exposed to extreme
cold (below 20°F or -7°C), or is
required to operate at
colder-than-normal conditions for
prolonged periods, use climatized
No. 2 diesel fuel or dilute the No. 2
diesel fuel with 50% No. 1 diesel
fuel. This will provide better
protection from fuel gelling or
wax-plugging of the fuel filters.
This vehicle is fully compatible
with biodiesel blends up to 5%
biodiesel meeting ASTM
specification D-975.
Engine Oil Filter 3.7L, MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter or
equivalent.
4.7L, 5.7L, 6.7L
Capacities
5.7 Gallons
(21.4 Liters)
12 Quarts
(11.4 Liters)
2500/3500 Shortbed
- 34 Gallons
(129 Liters)
(Approximate)
2500/3500 Longbed 35 Gallons
(132 Liters)
(Approximate)
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Component
Engine Fuel Filter
6.7L Turbo Diesel
Crankcase
Ventilation Filter 6.7L
Turbo Diesel
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
– Chassis Cab Only
124
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR® Fuel Filter or equivalent.
Must meet 5 micron rating. Using
a fuel filter that does not meet the
manufacturers filtration and water
separating requirements can
severely impact fuel system life
and reliability.
MOPAR® CCV Filter or equivalent.
Capacities
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MOPAR® Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(API Certified) (DEF) or equivalent
that has been API Certified to the
ISO 22241 standard. Use of fluids
not API Certified to ISO 22241
may result in system damage. You
can receive assistance in locating
DEF by calling 866-RAM-INFO
(866-726-4636).
8 Gallons (30 Liters)
(Approximate)
X
X
X
91,000
42
56,000
54
72,000
60
80,000
66
88,000
72
96,000
78
104,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
104,000 117,000 130,000 143,000 156,000 169,000
48
64,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
78,000
36
48,000
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter
if using your vehicle for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet or frequent trailer towing.
X
X
X
65,000
30
40,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
52,000
24
32,000
Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle
for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or
frequent trailer towing.
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
Inspect the front and rear axle fluid, change if
using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or
frequent trailer towing.
X
X
X
Inspect the exhaust system.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
X
X
X
X
X
39,000
18
24,000
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
X
X
Lubricate the front drive shaft fittings (2500/3500
4x4 models only).
X
X
X
X
26,000
12
16,000
If using your vehicle for any of the following: dusty
or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air
cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
X
Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular
wear, even if it occurs before scheduled
maintenance.
Or Kilometers: 13,000
6
Miles: 8,000
Or Months:
Change the engine oil and filter.
Gasoline Engine
MAINTENANCE CHART
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
125
126
54
72,000
60
80,000
66
88,000
72
96,000
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for the complete maintenance schedule.
Flush and replace the engine coolant if not done
at 60 months.
Flush and replace the engine coolant if not done
at 104,000 miles (173 000 km).
78
104,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
104,000 117,000 130,000 143,000 156,000 169,000
48
64,000
X
91,000
42
56,000
X
X
X
78,000
36
48,000
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
65,000
30
40,000
Replace ignition cables (4.7L Engine).
Replace ignition cables (3.7L Engine).
Replace the top row and side row of spark plugs
(4.7L Engine).
Replace top row of spark plugs (4.7L engine).
X
X
52,000
24
32,000
Replace the spark plugs (3.7L and 5.7L engine).
39,000
18
24,000
X
X
26,000
12
16,000
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with
four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and
boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
Or Kilometers: 13,000
6
Miles: 8,000
Or Months:
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Maintenance Record (Gasoline Engine)
Odometer
Date
Signature, Authorized Service Center
8,000 Miles
(13,000 km)
or 6 Months
16,000 Miles
(26,000 km)
or 12 Months
24,000 Miles
(39,000 km)
or 18 Months
32,000 Miles
(52,000 km)
or 24 Months
40,000 Miles
(65,000 km)
or 30 Months
48,000 Miles
(78,000 km)
or 36 Months
56,000 Miles
(91,000 km)
or 42 Months
64,000 Miles
(104,000 km)
or 48 Months
72,000 Miles
(117,000 km)
or 54 Months
80,000 Miles
(130,000 km)
or 60 Months
88,000 Miles
(143,000 km)
or 66 Months
96,000 Miles
(156,000 km)
or 72 Months
104,000 Miles
(169,000 km)
or 78 Months
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128
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
36,000
18
22,500
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40,000
24
30,000
X
X
X
X
60,000
30
37,500
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
72,000
36
45,000
X
X
X
X
84,000
42
52,500
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for the complete maintenance schedule.
X
X
X
24,000
12
15,000
X
Or Kilometers: 12,000
6
Miles: 7,500
Or Months:
When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System, the engine oil and filter must be changed.
If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System
within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since
the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil
and engine oil filter. Under no circumstances
should oil change intervals exceed 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months, whichever comes first.
Rotate the tires.
Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
Replace fuel filter element.
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect and adjust parking brake.
Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if
using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or
frequent trailer towing.
Inspect drive belt; replace as required.
Check the transfer case fluid (4x4).
Change the transfer case fluid (4x4).
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add if
necessary.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and
boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
Inspect wheel bearings.
Change automatic transmission fluid.
Diesel Engine
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
96,000
48
60,000
60
75,000
66
82,500
72
90,000
78
97,500
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
108,000 120,000 132,000 144,000 156,000
54
67,500
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Maintenance Record (Diesel Engine)
Odometer
Date
Signature, Authorized Service Center
7,500 Miles
(12,000 km)
or 6 Months
15,000 Miles
(24,000 km)
or 12 Months
22,500 Miles
(36,000 km)
or 18 Months
30,000 Miles
(40,000 km)
or 24 Months
37,500 Miles
(60,000 km)
or 30 Months
45,000 Miles
(72,000 km)
or 36 Months
52,500 Miles
(84,000 km)
or 42 Months
60,000 Miles
(96,000 km)
or 48 Months
67,500 Miles
(108,000 km)
or 54 Months
75,000 Miles
(120,000 km)
or 60 Months
82,500 Miles
(132,000 km)
or 66 Months
90,000 Miles
(144,000 km)
or 72 Months
97,500 Miles
(156,000 km)
or 78 Months
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
FUSES
Integrated Power Module (fuses)
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine compartment near the
battery. This center contains cartridge fuses and mini fuses. A description of each
fuse and component may be stamped on the inside cover, otherwise the cavity
number of each fuse is stamped on the inside cover that corresponds to the
following chart.
Cavity
J01
J02
J03
Cartridge Fuse
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
J04
J05
J06
25 Amp Natural
25 Amp Natural
40 Amp Green
J07
30 Amp Pink
J08
J10
J11
J12
J13
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
60 Amp Yellow
J14
J15
J17
J18
20 Amp Blue
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
20 Amp Blue
J19
60 Amp Yellow
J20
J21
J22
M1
M5
M6
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
25 Amp Natural
Mini Fuse
15 Amp Blue
25 Amp Natural
20 Amp Yellow
M7
20 Amp Yellow
M8
20 Amp Yellow
M9
M10
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
M11
10 Amp Red
Description
Trailer Tow
Electric Brake
Diesel Powertrain Control
Module – If Equipped
Driver Door Node
Passenger Door Node
Antilock Brakes Pump/Stability
Control System
Antilock Brakes Valve/Stability
Control System
Power Seat
Sway Bar Module – If Equipped
Transfer Case Module
Rear Defroster
Main Ignition Off Draw (IOD)
Fuse
Trailer Tow Lamps/Park Lamps
Front Blower
Starter Motor Solenoid
Powertrain Control Module
Transmission Range
Rad Fan Motor HI/Rad Fan
Motor Low
Front Wiper Ground/Low/High
Washer Control
Sunroof Module
Stop Switch Lamp
115V AC Inverter
Power Outlet (Instrument Panel
or Front Console)/Rain Snsr
Power Outlet (Rear Console or
Center Seat)
Front Heated Seat & Steering
Wheel
Rear Heated Seats
Hands Free Module/Vanity
Lamp/Universal Garage Door
Opener Module
Climate Control System
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cavity
M12
M13
132
Cartridge Fuse
Mini Fuse
30 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
M14
20 Amp Yellow
M15
20 Amp Yellow
M16
M18
M19
M20
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
25 Amp Natural
15 Amp Blue
M21
M22
M23
M25
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
M26
M27
M28
M29
M30
M31
M32
M33
M34
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
M35
M36
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
M37
10 Amp Red
M38
25 Amp Natural
Description
Radio/Amplifier
Main #2 Instrument
Cluster/Wireless Control
Module/ITM/Siren/Multifunction
Switch (Steering Column
Module)
Back Up Camera (Domestic
Only)
Power Seat Module(s)/Audio
Telematics/Daytime Running
Lights Relay/Instrument
Cluster/Transfer Case Module
Airbag Module
Center Stop Lamp
Automatic Shutdown 1 and 2
Instrument Cluster Interior
Lighting /Sw Steering Wheel/Sw
Bank
Automatic Shutdown 3
Horns (Low/High) – Right
Horns (Low/High) – Left
Fuel Pump Motor/Diesel Lift
Pump – If Equipped
Driver's Door Switch
Ignition Switch
Powertrain Control Module
Tire Pressure Monitor
J1962 Diag Connector
Back-Up Lamps
Airbag Module
Powertrain Control Module
Park Assist Module/Climate
Control System Module/IR
Sensor/Compass Module
Left Front & Rear Parklamps
Power Outlet (Instrument Panel
or Center Console)
Antilock Brakes/Stability Control
System Module/Stoplamp
Switch
All Door Lock &Unlock
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION!
• When installing the totally integrated power module cover, it is important
to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do
so may allow water to get into the totally integrated power module and
possibly result in a electrical system failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use only a fuse having the
correct amperage rating. The use of a fuse with a rating other than
indicated may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a
properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates a problem in the circuit
that must be corrected.
TIRE PRESSURES
• Check the inflation pressure of each tire, including the spare tire, at least
monthly and inflate to the recommended pressure for your vehicle.
• The tire pressures recommended for your vehicle are found on the “Tire and
Loading Information” label located on the driver’s side door opening.
NOTE: Refer to the Owner's Manual on
the DVD for more information regarding
tire warnings and instructions.
WARNING!
• Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure,
affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of
the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them.
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause collisions.
Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may result in severe
cracking, component separation, or “blow out”. Over-inflation reduces a
tire’s ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can
cause damage that results in tire failure. Unequal tire pressures can
cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can
fail suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle control.
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WHEEL AND WHEEL TRIM CARE
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and chrome plated wheels,
should be cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR® Wheel
Cleaner or equivalent or select a non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush, or metal polishes. Do
not use oven cleaner. These products may damage the wheel's protective
finish. Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or harsh
brushes that may damage the wheel's protective finish. Only MOPAR®
Wheel Cleaner or equivalent is recommended.
EXTERIOR BULBS
LIGHT BULBS – Exterior
Dual Headlamp
Quad Headlamp – Low Beam
Quad Headlamp – High Beam
Front Turn Signal Lamp (Dual
Headlamp)
Front Turn Signal Lamp (Quad
Headlamp)
Fog Lamp
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL)
Rear Cargo Lamp
Cab Roof Marker Lamps
Rear Tail/Turn and Stop Lamp
Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker Lamp
Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels)
Backup Lamp
Rear License Plate Lamp
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Bulb Number
H13
H11
9005
3157K
3157NA
9145
921
921
194NA
3157K
194
194
921
194
CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: 1–866–726–4636
CHRYSLER CANADA INC. CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: 1–800–465–2001 (English)
Phone: 1–800–387–9983 (French)
ASSISTANCE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
• To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has
installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at
its customer center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who has
access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter (TTY) in the United States,
can communicate with the manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require assistance can use the
special needs relay service offered by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter
users, dial 711 and for Voice callers, dial 1–800–855–0511 to connect with a
Bell Relay Service operator.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain
fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear
contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
PUBLICATIONS ORDERING
• If you are the first registered retail owner of your vehicle, you may obtain one
free printed copy of the Owner's Manual, Warranty Booklet or Radio Manuals
on your DVD by calling 1–866–726–4636 (U.S.) or 1–800–387–1143 (Canada) or
by contacting your dealer.
• Replacement User Guide kits or DVDs or, if you prefer, additional printed
copies of the Owner's Manual, Warranty Booklet or Radio Manuals may be
purchased by visiting www.techauthority.com or by calling 1–800–890–4038
(U.S.) or 1–800–387–1143 (Canada). Visa, Master Card, American Express and
Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your order, please call the
above numbers for an order form.
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
NOTE:
• The Owner's Manual and User Guide electronic files are also available on the
Chrysler, Jeep, Ram Truck and Dodge websites.
• Click on the "For Owners" tab, select "Owner/Service Manuals", then select your
desired model year and vehicle from the drop down lists.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND
WASHINGTON, D.C.
• If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could cause a collision or
cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
• If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and
remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your authorized dealer, and the manufacturer.
• To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll free at
1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or
write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
In Canada
• If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should contact the
Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to
report a safety defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport
Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or
go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/
• French Canadian customers who wish to report a safety defect to the
Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect
Investigations and Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to
http://www.tc.gc.ca/securiteroutiere/
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MOPAR ACCESSORIES
AUTHENTIC ACCESSORIES BY MOPAR®
• The following highlights just some of the many Authentic Ram Truck
Accessories by Mopar featuring a fit, finish, and functionality specifically for
your Ram Truck.
• In choosing Authentic Accessories you gain far more than expressive style,
premium protection, or extreme entertainment, you also benefit from
enhancing your vehicle with accessories that have been thoroughly tested and
factory-approved.
• For the full line of Authentic Ram Truck Accessories by Mopar, visit your local
Ram Truck dealership or online at mopar.com.
CHROME:
• Exhaust Tip
• Front Air Deflector
EXTERIOR:
• Bedliners
• Fiberglass Tonneau
Cover
• Snapless Tonneau
Cover
• Molded Splash Guards
INTERIOR:
• Premium Carpet Floor
Mats
• Ambient Light Kit
• Tubular Side Steps
• Grille
• Fuel Filler Door
• Running Boards
• Bed Extender
• Fender Flares
• Bed Mat
• Bed Step
• Tool Boxes
• Hitch Receiver
• Sports Performance
Hood
• Door Sill Guards
• Slush Mats
• Bright Pedal Kit
• Heated Seats
ELECTRONICS:
• Portable Navigation
• Uconnect™ Web (WiFi)
Systems
• Media Center upgrades
• iPod® Adapter
• Kicker® Sound Systems • Head Restraint DVD
Rear Seat Video
CARRIERS:
• Bed Mounted Bike
Carrier
• Bed Mounted Ski and
Snowboard Carrier
• Bed Mounted Cargo
Basket With Cargo Net
• Cargo Bed Divider
• Electronic Vehicle
Tracking System
• DVD Rear Seat Video™
• Cargo Ramps
• iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
• Kicker® is a registered trademark of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.
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INDEX
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . 24,25
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . 94
Arming Theft System (Security
Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Audio Settings . . . . 32,33,34,36,39,48
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . 20,94
Automatic Temperature Control
(ATC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Automatic Transmission
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Auxiliary Audio/Video Input Jacks . 65
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Back-Up Camera . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Battery
Charging System Light . . . . . . . 93
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Brake System
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Break-In Recommendations, New
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 134
Calibration, Compass .
Cargo Light . . . . . . .
Change Oil Indicator .
Charging System Light
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65
21
94
93
Check Engine Light (Malfunction
Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . 11
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Clock Setting . . . . . . . . 32,34,37,45
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . 65
Cooling System
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . 120,123
Crankcase Emission Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . 21
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . 135
138
Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . 136
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . 24
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . 24
Dimmer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . 9
Dual Rear Wheels . . . . . . . . . . 105
ECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Electronic Range Select (ERS) . . . 23
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise
Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Electronic Stability Program
(ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91,93
Electronic Throttle Control
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,66
Electronics
Your Vehicle's Sound System . . . 30
Emergency Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Emergency, In Case of
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Engine
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Break-In Recommendations . 19,84
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Malfunction Indicator
(Check Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . 114
Exhaust Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . 106
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Four Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . 72
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . 113
Front Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fuel
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . 94
Specifications . . . . . . . . 120,123
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . 67
INDEX
Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . .
Dimmer Switch . . . . . . .
High Beam . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . .
Heated Steering Wheel . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select
(Dimmer) Switch . . . . . . . .
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24,25
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HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener)
Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Hub Caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Idle Up Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Instrument Cluster Warning
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,91
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . 130
Integrated Trailer Brake Controls . . 81
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . 19
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Inverter Outlet (115V) . . . . . . . . . 69
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control . . . . . . . 58
Bluetooth Streaming Audio . . . . 63
Jack Location
Jump Starting
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Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Key Fob Programmable Features . . 66
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . 19
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . 19
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Lights
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Warning (Instrument Cluster
Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Maintenance Record . . . . . . 127,129
Maintenance Schedule . . . . 125,128
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Media Center Radio . . . . . . . . 32,34
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Message Center
Water in Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Mirrors
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,25
MOPAR® Accessories . . . . . . . . 137
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,51
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . 19,84
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . 94
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . 94
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Oil, Engine
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Outlet
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . 95
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . 25
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . 18
Phone (Pairing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Phone (Uconnect) . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Placard, Tire and Loading
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Power
Glass Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical
Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Sliding Rear Window . . . . . . . . 27
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Programmable Electronic Features . 66
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . 36,45
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . 19
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Rear Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . 17
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . 25,26
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . 82
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . 9
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . 134
139
INDEX
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 136
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . 14
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Seek Button . . . . . . . . . . . 32,33,35
Setting the Clock . . . . . . 32,34,37,45
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . 111
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
SIRIUS Travel Link . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . 21
Starting
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Starting Procedures (Diesel
Engines) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Steering
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . 57
Store Radio Presets . . . . . . . . 33,35
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Supplemental Restraint System Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Temperature Control,
Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Temperature Gauge, Engine
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . 9
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . 9
140
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . 9
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . 18
Tires
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Dual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . 91
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . 110
Tow/Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Towing
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . 91
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 112
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Transfer Case
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,123
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . 58
Uconnect™ Voice Command . . . . 61
Ventilated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Video Entertainment System™
(Rear Seat Video System) . . . . . . 64
Voice Command . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . 19
Water in Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . 134
Wheel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . 105
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . 19
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . 19
FAQ (How To?)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
GETTING STARTED
• How do I install my LATCH Equipped Child Seat? pg. 11
• How do I program my Front Seat Memory? pg. 15
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
• How does the Electronic Range Select (ERS) operate? pg. 23
• Where is the Light Load Inflation switch located? pg. 26
ELECTRONICS
• Which radio is in my vehicle? pg. 32, 34, 36, 45
• How do I activate the Audio Jack? pg. 33, 36, 39, 48
• How do I set the clock on my radio? pg. 32, 34, 37, 45
• How do I use the Navigation feature? pg. 51
• How do I pair my cell phone via Bluetooth® with the UConnect™ Hands-Free
Voice Activation System? pg. 58
• How do I use my iPod®? pg. 58
• How do I use my USB port to listen to audio through my touch-screen radio?
pg. 58
• What does the ECO message mean on the EVIC display? pg. 65
• How do I configure my Universal Garage Door Opener (HomeLink)? pg. 67
OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
• How do I shift into different four-wheel drive selections? pg. 72
DIESEL
• How do I operate my diesel? pg. 84
UTILITY
• How do I know how much I can tow with my Ram Truck? pg. 78
• How do I adjust the gain on the Integrated Trailer Brake Module? pg. 81
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• What do I do if my TPMS warning light is blinking? pg. 91
• How do I change a flat tire? pg. 96
• How do I Jump-Start my vehicle? pg. 108
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• Where is my Fuse Block located? pg. 130
• What type of oil do I use? pg. 120
• How often should I change my engine’s oil? pg. 125
• What should my tire pressure be set at? pg. 133
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NOTES
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If you are the first registered
retail owner of your vehicle,
you may obtain a complimentary
printed copy of the Owner’s
Manual, Navigation/Media Center
Manuals or Warranty Booklet by
calling 1-866-726-4636 (U.S.)
or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or
by contacting your dealer.
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The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle.
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, resulting
in a collision and personal injury. Chrysler Group LLC strongly
recommends that the driver use extreme caution when using any
device or feature that may take their attention off the road. Use of any
electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios,
vehicle navigation or other devices by the driver while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous and could lead to a serious collision. Texting while
driving is also dangerous and should never be done while the vehicle is
moving. If you find yourself unable to devote your full attention to
vehicle operation, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your
vehicle. Some States or Provinces prohibit the use of cellular
telephones or texting while driving. It is always the driver’s
responsibility to comply with all local laws.
IMPORTANT: This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the
important features of your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your
Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals, Warranty Booklets,
Tire Warranty and 24-Hour Towing Assistance (new vehicles purchased
in the U.S.) or Roadside Assistance (new vehicles purchased in Canada)
in electronic format. We hope you find it useful. Replacement DVD kits
may be purchased by visiting www.techauthority.com.
Copyright 2011 Chrysler Group LLC.
This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with your new
RAM and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions.
However, it is not a substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important
safety messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Media Center
Manuals, Multimedia User Manual and other Warning Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle. For additional
information on accessories to help personalize your vehicle, visit www.mopar.com
or your local RAM dealer.
Driving and Alcohol: Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
collisions. Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol
levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a
designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to a collision. Your perceptions are less sharp,
your reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
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