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Old 08-24-2002, 02:29 AM   #1
Hank
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Question How does one recalibrate the Rearview Mirror Compass?

I moved a good distance from any Subaru dealership in the northern sticks of Louisiana. My compass is stuck on SE at the moment. Before I moved, I threw away the Subaru magazine that included a small tech article on how to recalibrate the compass. I think it mentioned if I move far enough north, that the zone might need to be changed. I know if I push the left button for 3 seconds, the calibrate word comes up, but I don't know what to do after that. I believe the next step might have been to drive slowly in a complete circle, but I didn't read any further. Well, I've since moved and thrown that away. I searched, but didn't find a single thread on the compass. I did find a few showing how it worked, but not how to recalibrate it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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Old 08-24-2002, 11:03 AM   #2
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I can't answer your question, but I believe the answer is in your owner's manual. Did oyu throw that out too?
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Old 08-24-2002, 11:48 AM   #3
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Push and hold the left button until you see the CAL led. Then slowly drive around in a continual circle until the CAL goes away (it takes approximately 3 revolutions). And wallah, you're calibrated!
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Old 08-24-2002, 07:12 PM   #4
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My fiancee had taken her keys with the master WRX key, so I could not get into the glove box. I locked it before she took the keys. So, that's why I couldn't get to my manual. I didn't feel that I needed to explain a few wasted paragraphs for such an easy procedure.

Thanks for the information, but it turns out a wire has torn loose in the mirror itself. The compass is still stuck on SE, even after I changed the zone to 7. I tried to calibrate, but noticed the loose wire soon afterwards. It's actually inside the back of the mirror, but I didn't want to destroy the mirror trying to get to it. I'll let warranty take care of it.

Thanks for the criticism, Oh and the help too!
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