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dorough 11-03-2012 10:00 PM

Info screen icons & compass
 
Does anyone know: 1) what the little circle with a slash thru it next to the fuel symbol is? 2) if the compass really works? Mine always indicates N with the arrow on top pointing up.

VAfromMN 11-03-2012 10:28 PM

I think that just means that an indicated NORTH

dorough 11-03-2012 10:38 PM

Yeah, but it never changes.

FordIVTteam 11-06-2012 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dorough (Post 4438456)
Does anyone know: 1) what the little circle with a slash thru it next to the fuel symbol is? 2) if the compass really works? Mine always indicates N with the arrow on top pointing up.

Hey, dorough -

I'm not exactly sure which symbol you're referring to, do you have a pic? From what I see in your owners manual, it looks like it may be the symbol for avoiding smoking, flames, or sparks. Check out page 11:

https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...OwnerGuidePage

In regards to the compass, it should be working. PM me your VIN so I can confirm your Focus is equipped with the latest software.

Jaclyn

dorough 11-06-2012 11:37 AM

Thanks Jaclyn. I'll PM you my VIN. Here's a pic to help...

And while we're at it, are the flower petals supposed to change with driving conditions? I've yet to see anything but all 5 petals.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5055327/focus.jpg

FordIVTteam 11-08-2012 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dorough (Post 4442617)
Thanks Jaclyn. I'll PM you my VIN. Here's a pic to help...

And while we're at it, are the flower petals supposed to change with driving conditions? I've yet to see anything but all 5 petals.

I received your PM, dorough, thanks! I'm looking into it now.

The flower pedals are part of the EcoMode operation. This system assists the driver in more efficient driving by monitoring: shifting, driving speeds and anticipation of start/stop (traffic conditions). Better economy is displayed by more solid pedals in the flower graphic; the more efficiently you drive, the
more pedals will be earned. Resetting the average fuel economy value will reset the EcoMode also.

• Anticipation: adjusting your vehicle’s speed and the distance to other
vehicles without the need for heavy braking or acceleration will
improve fuel economy.

• Speed: higher speeds use more fuel. Reducing your cruising speed on
open roads will improve fuel economy.

• Shifting: early shifting saves fuel and using the proper gear for a given
speed increases fuel economy.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Jaclyn

mrpeaches 11-09-2012 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dorough (Post 4442617)
Thanks Jaclyn. I'll PM you my VIN. Here's a pic to help...

And while we're at it, are the flower petals supposed to change with driving conditions? I've yet to see anything but all 5 petals.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5055327/focus.jpg

That symbol is what's called a "slashed zero" and represents the mathematical concept of "average". Basically it's redundant, but I guess they wanted to say "Average Fuel" in both letters and pictures.

Further reading here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashed...imilar_symbols

Yeah, it's pretty obscure. I'm not entirely sure why Ford used it since many people aren't familiar with that particular symbol.

dorough 11-11-2012 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FordIVTteam (Post 4445954)
I received your PM, dorough, thanks! I'm looking into it now.

Jaclyn, any ideas about my compass? I have an SEL without Nav and it just stays stuck on North. It never changes.

FordIVTteam 11-15-2012 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrpeaches (Post 4447824)
That symbol is what's called a "slashed zero" and represents the mathematical concept of "average". Basically it's redundant, but I guess they wanted to say "Average Fuel" in both letters and pictures.
Further reading here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashed...imilar_symbols
Yeah, it's pretty obscure. I'm not entirely sure why Ford used it since many people aren't familiar with that particular symbol.

Thanks for the insightful information, mrpeaches! Wikipedia never fails. LOL

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Originally Posted by dorough (Post 4450483)
Jaclyn, any ideas about my compass? I have an SEL without Nav and it just stays stuck on North. It never changes.

I recommend performing a Master Reset on your system:

http://support.ford.com/sync-technol...c-myford-touch

Note: this will restore settings to factory defaults.

If that doesn't take care of it, please see your dealership.

Jaclyn


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