2001 Toyota Prado (exported from Japan). Compass reset procedure.
2001 Toyota Prado (exported from Japan). The compass does not move at all. Holding up and down arrows and then pushing the up arrow makes the declinometer blink. No combinaitn of buttons seem to make teh compass respond. Is there a reset button anywhere?
Re: 2001 Toyota Prado (exported from Japan). Compass...
Hi, don't know if you figured it out, but I just (literally 10 minutes ago) calibrated the compass on my 2001 LandCruiser Prado by doing the following:
- Press the up and down arrows together until the inclinometer starts to blink. - Then press the "Mode" button to switch to compass. The compass should start to blink. - Drive your car in a 360 degree circle until the compass stops blinking. - And that's about it.
Even though this is an old question I wanted to post the answer because I've been looking at this issue for a year and haven't found the solution online.
Please note that this page http://www.tlocuk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2302&sid=327bc81ab3b0160e82d7863b3e6417f5 pointed me in the right direction although the instructions there caused the inclinometer to be re-calibrated in my car. I had to tinker around and I figured out that if I pressed "mode", it switched to compass calibration.
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Calibrate the compass built into the upper-right corner of the rearview mirror by holding the compass button (an "N" with two crossing lines) until your zone number appears. Determine your zone number by looking at the map in the owner's manual. Press the compass button until a "C" appears. Then drive in a circle three times at 5 mph or less in an uncongested area. The compass will automatically orient as a result of the circling.
Hi Roger, I'm glad to help. Below is the procedure for resetting the compass on your vehicle.
COMPASS VARIATION ADJUSTMENT
Compass variance, also known as magnetic declination, is the difference in angle between magnetic north and true geographic north. In some geographic locations, the difference between magnetic and geographic north is great enough to cause the compass to give false readings. If this problem occurs, the compass variance setting may need to be changed.
To set the compass variance:
I had to just Reset my Clock after the battery was disconnected on my Prado 120 series Grande, firstly turn ignition on and press the 2 outer buttons (of 4) in front of the clock for several seconds, ILLU will appear on the face, with the inner buttons you can turn the brightness/illumination of the clock up to down, then press the left hand button again and by using the inner buttons.....using the left hand inner button to adjust hours and the right hand inner to do minutes, then press the out right button several times to set. (during the last procedure be careful not to reset the Altimeter and the compass)
I hope this helps as this is the only thread on here about this
If it's a Donnelly or Gentex try Pressing the compass button until it displays a "C". Do this in a area where you can drive slowly in a circle several times. Like a empty parking lot. That should reset the unit. the owners manual should give you the correct procedure too.
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.
I've been resetting pajero's compasses but try to get to an area where you can do 360 degrees turns (empty car parks, ) press the reset button and make 2 complete 360 turns slowly and normally this should set the compass bearing.
Let us know how you get on. Cheers.