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Compass out of whack

With my truck pointed north, compass reads NW! anybody know how to fix this????

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  • handyman189 Dec 19, 2008

    THANKS FOR THE REPLY ! MAYBE YOU CAN FURTHER HELP ME, I NO LONGER HAVE THE OWNERS MANUAL , CAN YOU TELL ME WHICH ZONE ARIZONA IS LISTED AS SO THAT I CAN COMPLETE THE RECALIBRATION



    THANKS!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    Do you know what Zone Colorado is???

  • Marc Gautreaux Mar 07, 2013

    Colorado is split. The western third of the state is in zone 5, The eastern 2/3rds of Colorado is in zone 6. Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs are all in zone 6.

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You need to recalibrate the compass. The procedure is in your owners manual. Here are the basic steps.

First, you will need to verify that your compass zone is set to your current geographic location. Since I do not know where you are located, I cannot tell you the code. They are listed in the manual. (For example, So Cal is zone 5.)

Second, here is the compass calibration adjustment procedure:

Perform this adjustment in an open area free from steel structures and high voltage lines. For optimum calibration, turn off all electrical accessories (heater/air conditioning, wipers, etc.) and make sure all vehicle doors are shut.
1. Start the vehicle.
2. To enter the compass calibration mode, press and hold the button for greater than eight seconds. The display will then show CAL in the display window.
3. Drive the vehicle slowly (less than 3 mph) in circles until CAL indicator turns off. As many as 5 complete circles may be required.
4. The compass is now calibrated.

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  • Marc Gautreaux Dec 19, 2008

    All of Arizona is also Zone 5. To set the Zone:

    1. Turn ignition to the ON position.
    2. Start the engine.
    3. From Info menu, select the Compass/Odometer function. (Do
    not select Trip, DTE, or AFE. The top of the message center must be blank).
    4. Press and hold the SETUP and RESET controls until the message center display changes to show the current zone setting (XX).
    5. Press the RESET, then press SETUP control repeatedly until the correct zone setting for your geographic location is displayed on the message center. The range of zone values are from 01 to 15 and “wraps” back to 01.
    6. To exit the zone setting mode, and to “lock in” your change, press and release the RESET control.

    Then perform the compass calibration adjustment procedure as above.

  • Marc Gautreaux Dec 19, 2008

    Step 2 of the compass calibration adjustment procedure should say:

    2. To enter the compass calibration mode, press the RESET button.

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I have a ford F-150 2008 and the compass keeps on goton out of calibration how do i fix this?

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