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How do you calibrate the compass on a 1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible JXI?


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2015-07-15 21:17:20
2015-07-15 21:17:20

To set the compass, find a LARGE empty parking lot.

Drive counterclockwise around 10-12 mph; about the second revolution you'll see the compass go into "--" display; by the fifth or so you'll see it pick up the proper headings and you're done.

On the other hand, if it's like mine, there's a sensor somewhere that went out. I can drive in circles all day and no matter what, I'm still driving SW regardless of direction!

This worked on my 2000 Chrysler Town & Country. THANKS!!


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It is inside the same part that displays the compass direction.

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To calibrate compass you need to drive two full 360 degrees turns and this will calibrate your compass. If the calibration is not successfully completed, then you have to go to dealer to install a magnetic plate to help calibration

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I know this sounds stupid but drive around in a circle 3-6 times one way then the other.

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This means that the compass is in the calibration mode. If you have a Chrysler Sebring owners manual, it will help you finish the calibration for the area you live in. When you look it up, go to the "Index" section of the manual and you will find it. If I remembered or have my manual on me as I type this, I would just write what to do. Just read through it and you will find the section to get you back to "normal" operation. Take care and good luck :)

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