Then disconnect the connector from the compass mini trip computer. Its strong structure and four-wheel independent suspension system enhance. I adjusted mine to the proper zone, then recalibrated the compass. The Compass Mini-Trip Computer is located in the instrument cluster and features a driver-interactive display displays information on outside temperature, compass direction, and trip information. A label that identifies each component is.
Repeat as necessary until the desired variance is achieved. Prior to calibrating the compass, make sure the proper zone is selected. I had to set mine and drove around in circles at a Walmart parking lot a few times :smileup: Manual Compass Calibration If the compass appears erratic or inaccurate, and the variance has been properly set, you may wish to manually recalibrate the compass. This is where the compass module is located, and it can cause interference with the compass sensor, and it may give false readings. If this occurs, the variance should be set.
Up to ten complete circles in both clockwise and counterclockwise direction may be required for a complete calibration. I'm going to try and recalibrate away from buildings and road signs, and on a flatter surface. Once properly set, the compass will automatically compensate for the differences and provide the most accurate compass heading. Might have to take it to the dealer. On top of each head lamp towards the rear of them you will see to T10 or T15 Torx or star shaped screw heads.
Zones 1 through 15 are available. This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually reset the compass. I tried the car not running, running, in the acc position and just in the on position. My problem is when in the menu you can scroll down through all the other options but it doesn't show the compass calibrate option. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. To adjust for compass variance, use the following procedure: Compass Variance Zone Procedure 1. The trip odometer and the elapsed time on the compass mini trip computer can display erroneous numbers in the third digit from the right.
The 2010 should have it. To compensate for the differences the variance should be set for the zone where the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic North and Geographic North. The Default Variance is Zone 8. To compensate for the differences, the variance should be set for the zone where the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Service Manuals are available which include detail.
If you don't set the variance, your compass will seem to work, but will be off depending on how far east or west you are of its default, which is in the mid-west. Once properly set, the compass will automatically compensate for the differences and provide the most accurate compass heading. See also: The check gages light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. Both headlamps may also have small levels on each of them. If the light comes on and stays on while you are driving, check your coolant temperature and engine oil pressure. See Compass Magnetic Variation Adjustment below. Do not set the compass zone when the vehicle is moving.
To manually calibrate the compass: 1. Repeat the calibration a different location. I'm going to try and recalibrate away from buildings and road signs, and on a flatter surface. Thanks for bringing this up btw. Compass variance is the difference between the earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. Then I put it in 'Drive' and drove around slowly in tight circles until the 'Cal' indicator went out. My 2009 did the same thing untill I adjusted the compass.
There was a lampost about 100ft. Compass Variance Map See also: The Totally Integrated Power Module is located in the engine compartment near the battery. This is where the compass sensor is located. Even though this is an old question I wanted to post the answer because I've been looking at this issue for a year and haven't found the solution online. Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic North and Geographic North. If you do not know your zone, you might have to contact your dealer for this information.