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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Retains Accessory Power For Up To 10 Minutes After Engine Shutdown

June 23, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

This week I discovered another of our 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's many configurable settings, this time for retained accessory power.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Turns out, the amount of time accessory power is available after shutting down the engine can be adjusted to one of four settings: 0 seconds, 45 seconds, 5 minutes and 10 minutes. Retaining the accessory power after switching off the engine allows the audio system, windows and other power accessories to function for the specified period of time.

I frequently find it handy to have those items operable for a bit, but I don't want them left on for long enough to deplete the battery. I set it to 5 minutes.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ about 32,000 miles


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