The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) uses both non-switched and ignition switched sources of battery current so that some of its features remain operational at any time, while others may only operate with the ignition switch in the ON position. When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the EVIC display will return to the last function being displayed before the ignition was turned to the OFF position.
The EVIC system consists of several different components that communicate over the Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interface Network (LIN) data buses. If the system is inoperative, a scan tool and the appropriate diagnostic information must be used to diagnose the system.
The EVIC switch pod push buttons on the left spoke of the steering wheel are used to operate the available functions of the EVIC system. Pressing and releasing the MENU push button (6) allows the operator to select the Compass/Temperature, Trip Computer, Navigation (if equipped), Personal Settings (also known as customer programmable features) or System Status functions. The DOWN / SCROLL push button (4) is used to scroll through options or features of the Trip Computer, Personal Settings or System Status functions. Pressing and releasing the SELECT / RESET push button (3) enables the selection or resetting of the feature or function presently displayed in the EVIC. Pressing and releasing the COMPASS push button (5) will provide instant access to the compass/temperature display mode from any other mode.
In addition, if the vehicle is so equipped, the EVIC switch pod will include a VR (Voice Response) push button (1) to activate the optional Uconnect™ Voice Command system and a PHONE push button (2) to activate the Uconnect™ Phone system.