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Old 12-19-2003, 01:16 AM   #1
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Subaru Stars Rear View Mirror Compass stuck

I own a 2002 WRX, I have been noticing lately that the compass is always showing NW N or NE I can go towards the south all day and it never changes. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this and if there is a way to "recalibrate" it or anything?

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Old 12-19-2003, 02:28 AM   #2
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Check your manual. There is a process where you hold down the right button (I think) and drive around in circles in an empty parking lot like 2 or 3 times. Funny, I know. It allows the compass to recalibrate to magnetic north. My description is probably not 100% accurate, but it is in your manual.
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:56 AM   #3
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haha, I remember reading that also. It should also mention something about which geographic "zone" you live in, you can select that also.
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help guys, I will check in the manual for this. As for driving in circles.... shoot, I feel like I do that everyday, so that will be nothing new!!
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:35 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Check your manual. There is a process where you hold down the right button (I think) and drive around in circles in an empty parking lot like 2 or 3 times. Funny, I know. It allows the compass to recalibrate to magnetic north. My description is probably not 100% accurate, but it is in your manual.
Yep that's what you have to do. It really surprised my passengers when I started driving around in circles without any warning.
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Old 12-20-2003, 08:07 AM   #6
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Look in your manual for what zone you're in. Hold the right button until the zone menu apears.

After setting the zone, hold the left button until the display says "CAL" then slowly drive around in tight circles until CAL goes away.
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Old 12-21-2003, 12:47 AM   #7
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i had to do about 10 circles before the CAL light went off.

people were lookin at me like while i was
going in circles in the parking lot.

It was embarrassing, but got the job done.
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:36 PM   #8
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I had the same experience... except I COULDN'T calibrate it.. it didn't work.. Subaru had to replace it... just to let you know in case the calibrate thing don't work..
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Old 12-22-2003, 12:43 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, I did the "merry-go-round" rutine and it seems to have worked. I had to go around about 4 times before it was done. Thanks again for the help, you guys all rock! As I am pretty new to "WRX'ing" I am sure I will have more questions to post soon.

I would like to start off slow with a few minor mods, as of now my car is completely stock, was thinking of a K&N air filter to replace the paper one in there now, Do you think it is worth the $45, or should I just wait and put that $45 towards a "cold air intake" system I have been reading about, on that note any recommendations on any particular cold air intake systems over others??

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Old 12-22-2003, 05:51 PM   #10
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save your money and get a set of eibach's proline drop springs.
then set of wheels/tires.
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:17 PM   #11
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Do some research on the cold-air intake (CAI) systems.. I hear some different things on those and replacement ("drop-in")filters... so much so that I just keep mine stock... there have been some serious people out there that have done some pretty extensive tests (air flow, oiling, particulates, etc...) with the same result: a K&N or other aftermarket filters are marginal at best for flow performance... I remember in one test the stock subaru filter actually filtered better then the aftermarkets... just my 2 cents man...
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:21 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input, I was thinking the same thing for just the drop ins, thinking they could not make that big of a difference. I was just looking at the Injen CAI, seems to be popular. What other companies are making quality CAIs? I think I will start a new thread, seeing how this is getting off original subject. Thanks again for all your help.
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