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Trying to recalibrate my compass, can anyone tell which "zone" ARIZONA is in??? I dont have the owners manual anymore so i cant look it up,SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    here's what we had to do on some big dollar motorhomes at one time, maybe it will work? use a parking lot if needed. Shut vehicle off, start, put in gear, turn wheels all the way one way and do a complete circle, min. 360 degrees & stop, wait couple of seconds, then turn the other way all the way, and do another 360 degrees. Stop, wait 5 seconds or so, shut vehicle off. wait 5 seconds or so & start back up. That was it, the compass was then reading correct. probably not the case here, but what the heck, doesn't cost nothing to try.

  • warlock61
    warlock61 May 11, 2010

    where in Arizona? Does the vehicle have a message center?

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    You can't do this yourself, it requires a degaussing coil, the whole car must be de-magnetized. This is a dealer repair.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Have you tried service dept at dealership yet?



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Just looked in my manual it say`s arizona is in zone 5

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