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My 2007 checy impala read "calibration complete" what does that mean ????

Refer to Electronic Compass Calibration do you have an owners manual ?
Compass Calibration
The compass direction will show CAL if it needs to be calibrated. Before calibrating the compass, drive the vehicle to an area that is magnetically clean (free of large metallic objects).
  1. Turn ON the ignition.
  2. Before calibrating the compass, make sure the compass is set to the variance zone in which the vehicle is travelling. See Compass Magnetic Variation Adjustment below.
  3. Press the vehicle information button until the PRESS TO CALIBRATE COMPASS screen is displayed.
  4. Press the set/reset button to start the compass calibration.
  5. The DIC will display CALIBRATING: DRIVE IN CIRCLES. Drive the vehicle in circles at less than 8 km/h (5 mph) to complete the calibration. The DIC will display CALIBRATION COMPLETE when the calibration is complete.

Oct 02, 2016 | 2007 Chevrolet Impala

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How to "Turn" a Centrios digital compass mod. 63-8162

It is a fun thing calibrating a vehicle compass. Find a large EMPTY car parking lot. Press the Calibration buttons and drive in 10 tight circles clockwise and then 10 tight circles anticlockwise. The light on my compass flashes as you start the circles.

May 31, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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How do you slow circles to calibrate on a 2006 ford 500

Calibrating the compass? Drive to an empty car parking lot and drive 5 circles one way and then 5 circles the other way. Not too fast.

That light is an engine malfunction light. You need a code reader to tell where the fault is.

Dec 02, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2007 Eddie Bauer Explorer how do I fix the message center that keep flashing circle slowly then it flashes calibrate complete.

Do you have base instrument cluster) or high series instrument cluster) ?
Symptom Chart Condition Possible Sources Action
  • The message center is not operating correctly (base instrument cluster)
  • Instrument cluster
  • OBSERVE the operation of the message center when pressing the TRIP/SELECT button. Does the message center display change when the TRIP/SELECT button is pressed?
    • If the message center display changes, the system is operating normally at this time.
    • If the message center display does not change, INSTALL a new instrument cluster. REFER to Section 413-01 . TEST the system for normal operation.
  • The message center is not operating correctly (high series instrument cluster)
  • Message center switch
  • Instrument cluster
  • Go To Pinpoint Test A .

Jan 24, 2015 | 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

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My towncar is showing the message slowly circle to calibrate how can i fix it?

Your Towncar wants you to drive it around the block a few times to adjust the ECM/PCM to your driving habits.

Apr 11, 2013 | Lincoln Town Car Cars & Trucks

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2006 Expedition overhead compass reads "N" when heading "E". Wonder how to reset it so it indicates the direction accurately.

Yes. Wish I could tell you which button for sure, but to reprogram the Compass you hold one of the buttons and drive in a circle one or two times to reacquire your position.

Apr 08, 2013 | 2006 Ford Expedition XLT

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How do you calibrate the compass on a 2002 Ford Windstar

Copied from for 2002 Ford Truck Windstar V6-3.8L.....

Compass Calibration

1. Start the vehicle and locate the compass module mounted on the base of the mirror.

NOTE: For optimum calibration, drive to an open, level location away from large metallic objects or structures. Switch off all non-essential electrical accessories (rear window defrost, heater, A/C, map lamps, wipers, etc.) and make sure all doors are shut.

2. Press the RESET button until RESET to CAL is displayed in the message center display.

NOTE: To exit the calibration adjustment mode before carrying out a compass adjustment, turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.

3. Slowly drive the vehicle in a circle no more than five times at no more than 5 km/h (3 mph) until CIRCLE slowly changes to CALIBRATION COMPLETED in the message center display.

Jun 21, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Calibrating compass

Yes you can.What you have to do is press the mode button on the driver info center(DIC).Press and hold the set button for 3 seconds.The DIC will display the zone.This is what part of the country you live in.What state your in.I don`t know what Zone your in so I don`t know if it is in the correct zone or not.They go from i-15.This will determine how accurate your compass will be.If you press set it will change the zones.If it is the correct zone then press the mode set button til the DIC displays calibrate compass.Press set and the DIC will tell you to drive in circles.Find a large empty parking lot to do this.I just crank the steering wheel and keep going in circles.The DIC will say calibrating.When the compass shows direction and temperature it is done calibrating and you can stop driving in circles.Hope this helps.Good luck.If you need to know what Zone your in Just post back with the state you live in and I can tell you the zone.

Mar 29, 2010 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous

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Compass calibration

im taking an educated guess- ive done it maybe once or twice in a chrysler- try to go into the MENU by hitting the buttons for menu and reset. if u luck out it will say something like calibrate or calibrate compass on the screen. now it will either tell u what to do or if not drive carefully in a small circle slowly clockwise and then counterclockwise several times. as youre doing this it might suddenly pop up "calibration complete" or something similar. i almost forgot- IF U HAVE THE OWNERS MANUAL ,LOOK IN THERE 1ST. if not try what i said.

Aug 09, 2009 | 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Compass out of whack

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.

Dec 19, 2008 | 2005 Ford F-150

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