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Instead of outside temperature, my dash display lately reads "System OK".
I realize that is a lot better than "System is About to Self Destruct and Meltdown into Tiny Little Particles of Solder and Plastic" or "System has Decided You are a Bad Driver and is Electronically Alerting Authorities".
But exactly what does it mean? :confused:
 

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Good question and I'll look forward to the response from someone more knowledgable than me, but to get it off you just need to hit the compass button on your steering wheel. "System OK" is one of the things that comes up as you scroll through the mileage computer, personal setting and other things on the EVIC.
 

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SilverHemi said:
Instead of outside temperature, my dash display lately reads "System OK".
I realize that is a lot better than "System is About to Self Destruct and Meltdown into Tiny Little Particles of Solder and Plastic" or "System has Decided You are a Bad Driver and is Electronically Alerting Authorities".
But exactly what does it mean?
You are lucky. Mine has spit out long strings of German phrases on occasion. I think my car is becoming a rebellious teen.

My advice? Maintain eye contact; say "Bad Hemi!" in firm, clear tones. Park the car. Turn key off. Ensure all systems shut down. Exit and lock. Walk away in a steady measured stride. Don't look back. Ignore the car for several hours.

If this dosen't work, we will have to start a new emergency topic. ;)
 

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SilverHemi said:
Instead of outside temperature, my dash display lately reads "System OK".
I realize that is a lot better than "System is About to Self Destruct and Meltdown into Tiny Little Particles of Solder and Plastic" or "System has Decided You are a Bad Driver and is Electronically Alerting Authorities".
But exactly what does it mean? :confused:
Somehow, you managed to put your EVIC into diagnostic mode. You can scroll through that with the up and down arrows.

To get out of it, just press the compass button.

"System OK" means just that. Your EVIC system is fine, etc. It summarizes the items following.
 

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Actually, the "Systems OK" refers to systems monitored by OBDII (the ones EVIC will report to you). I don't know exactly WHICH systems EVIC is reporting on, but it's likely all of the major systems on the car.

Here's a brief definition of OBDII:
What is OBD-II?

On-Board Diagnostic systems are in most cars and light trucks on the road today. During the '70s and early 1980's manufacturers started using electronic means to control engine functions and diagnose engine problems. This was primarily to meet EPA emission standards. Through the years on-board diagnostic systems have become more sophisticated. OBD-II, a new standard introduced in the mid-'90s, provides almost complete engine control and also monitors parts of the chassis, body and accessory devices, as well as the diagnostic control network of the car.

More info here...
 

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Thanks for the replies. Evidently the wife, who seems have taken over the car while I'm stuck with the 99 Expedition, has been playing with the steering wheel buttons, probably mistaking them for the horn. Will get out the old manual and see how this EVIC thing works. WHile I'm at it, I'll set the mirrors to dive in reverse and see how I like it. :D
 
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