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!!
It is inside the same part that displays the compass direction.
The compass needs calibrated.
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
I know this sounds stupid but drive around in a circle 3-6 times one way then the other.
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 :)
In most cases you press the reset button on the compass and then drive in circles (in a parking lot) while it calibrates.
I would imagine you are trying to set the on board compass, these require to circle on full lock whilst they self calibrate.
Small magnets are rotated to "null out" local magnet fields so the compass will accurately align to magnetic North.
It is part of the unit that displays the direction.
It should tell you how in the car owner's manual. It's probably a different process in the 2000 and later models.
Jeep Compasses are made by Chrysler at their Toledo Ohio plant
If the compass is indicating incorecctly, you are using it wrong, or it is mis-magnetised. Read the instructions or have the compass replaced. If the compass is in a automobile follow the manufacurers installctions and calibrate it. If it is still wrong, trouble shoot excessive magnetism and have the compss replaced; If the compass is in an aircraft, have an A&P (Aricrafe and Powerplant) certified machanicr replaci it If it is still wrong, troubl shoot excessive magnetism and have the compss replaced;
Find a parking lot with some room and drive in circle's it usually take about 3 or 4 circles. You only need to be going at idle speed.
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Your automatic dimming rear view mirror may not be working as well. If so, you have a blown fuse. A 5 amp fuse I believe.
It depends on which 2.4L. The one used in the wrangler has a belt. The one in the Patriot and Compass has a chain.
AnswerMy compass lost orientation on vacation and I thought it was a dealer fix only thing. Real pain not knowing my south from north!The procedures for re-calibrating the compass is detailed & illustrated in the Owners Manual.See "Related Questions" below for convenient links to free Owners Manual downloads - very handy to have an electronic version.Your owner's manual has a calibration procedure for the compass. If you don't have your manual then go to www.vehiclerepair.org/windstar/ and you can download a manual for free.
HI, You usually have to pick your Zont in time and then hit the calibrate button.......Then you drive slowly in a very small circle till it calibrates. This doesnt work for me for some reason so I set the compass manually. Find North where you are. Point the car to North Keep pushing the Zone button till the North needle points to North. When you have the needle at North you are done!! Works great, fast to setup, easily changed when you go on a long trip.........Drive Safe
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Compass Calibration The Automatic Compass Calibration feature eliminates the need for the operator intervention under normal conditions. If the CAL indicator is lit, the compass needs to be calibrated. A good calibration requires a level surface and an environment free of large metal objects such as large buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks, etc. Manual Compass Calibration Compass calibration can also be requested. To manually calibrate the compass, use the STEP button to step to the compass/ temperature display and then hold down both the STEP and US/M buttons simultaneously until the CAL symbol is displayed. Release the buttons once the CAL symbol appears. Manual compass calibration has been initiated at this point. Drive the vehicle in circles in an area free from large metal objects until the CAL symbol is extinguished. When the CAL indicator goes off, the compass is calibrated and should display correct headings. Verify proper calibration by checking North (N), South (S), East (E), and West (W). If the compass does not appear accurate, repeat the calibration procedure in another area. Compass Variance Variance is the difference between magnetic North and geographic North. For proper compass function, the correct variance zone must be set. Setting the Compass Variance Refer to the variance map for the correct compass variance zone. To check the variance zone, the ignition must be on and the compass / temperature displayed. Hold down both the US / M and STEP buttons simultaneously until the VAR symbol is lit and then immediately release both buttons. The current variance zone will now be displayed. To change the zone, press the STEP button until the correct zone is displayed. Wait for about 5 seconds. The trip computer will store this variance in memory and the compass will resume normal operation.
In the owners manual they tell you how to calibrate this. Check out the website www.motorcraftservice.com On the left side of your computer screen click on owner guides Select your year and model Select which guide you wish to look at Click on VIEW CONTENT The instructions for calibrating the compass are available for viewing on-line
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