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I just got an Airguide auto dashboard compass. How do I calibrate it? And what battery is need for the light? I tried a AAA but the top won't close. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

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  • gingit96 Jun 02, 2010

    I still cannot get the Airguide working properly. And I still please need the answer to what is the gold line on one side of the dome of this Airguide auto compass. PLEASE PLEASE HELP. Even if I can figure out approximate north - the directions just don't make sense to me.

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I couldn't find any information about the battery, but here is a blog about calibrating the compass:

ADJUSTING THE COMPASS
DO NOT USE STEEL SCREWDRIVER (THIS WILL AFFECT THE COMPASS MAGNETS) USE A DIME TO TURN REGULATOR SCREWS
1. Head North. Turn the regulator marked NS, very slowly, until the dial reads either N or S.
2. Head East. Turn the regulator marked EW, slowly, until the dial reads E.
3. Head South. If the compass does not read exactly on "S" -- Then turn the NS regulator just enough to remove only one-half of error.
4. Head West. Turn EW regulator just enough to remove only one-half of the error. Follow the same procedure as in step 3.

I'm not sure what the problem is with the battery. I saw units that took the AAA battery, so it might be a question of seating the battery fully into the compartment. Did the unit have a AAA in it before? My suggestion would be to take it into an Auto Shop or Boat Shop- they will often know about the unit, and how to replace the battery. Without being able to see the unit, that's all the help I can offer. Good luck, and hope this helps.

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  • gingit96 Jun 02, 2010

    That's what was sent to me before - but it doesn't help. Also -
    and I repeat - there is a gold vertical line on one side of the
    dome. What is it for? Do you actually know the item/

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*To Calibrate the compass,
DO NOT USE STEEL SCREWDRIVER (THIS WILL AFFECT THE COMPASS MAGNETS) USE A DIME TO TURN REGULATOR SCREWS

* 1. Head North. Turn the regulator marked NS, very slowly, until the dial reads either N or S.
* 2. Head East. Turn the regulator marked EW, slowly, until the dial reads E.
* 3. Head South. If the compass does not read exactly on "S" -- Then turn the NS regulator just enough to remove only one-half of error.
* 4. Head West. Turn EW regulator just enough to remove only one-half of the error. Follow the same procedure as in step 3.

For Battery, it is surely AAA. check properly your fitting.

Regards

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  • gingit96 Jun 02, 2010

    OK - I had seen those directions on-line - but how do I truly know what is precisely

    north?? And there is a line on the plastic dome - what is that to indicate? The

    directions you gave (and I saw online) are totally confusing. Can you please be

    clearer about what to do? I'm generally quite good at instructions - but these are

    just not helpful. HELP!

    Thanks.



  • Muzahura Frank Jun 02, 2010

    Instructions are ok. and for the north issue, check here.

  • gingit96 Jun 02, 2010

    What is the line on one side of the dome of the compass for?

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