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      05-23-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Flickering Compass

Noticed mine doing this last night on a little road trip. Anyone else have this issue? I doubt CPO will cover it and justing wondering what the fix includes.
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      05-23-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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I've noticed this a few times now as well. I haven't talked to the dealership about it. I'm interested to know what the fix is.
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      05-31-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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Noticed mine doing this last night on a little road trip. Anyone else have this issue? I doubt CPO will cover it and justing wondering what the fix includes.
I have also had this on long road trips...I just convinced myself it was recalibrating and I felt warm and fuzzy
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I've had this happen twice in the past year. I think it's just a bug in the software that everyone has. It goes away and comes back every few months for a few minutes.
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      06-07-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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I've noticed it as well a couple times. Even recorded it for dealership purposes but haven't ever mentioned it (lazy lol).
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Thanks for the replies. I haven't noticed it since and forgot about it - I'm happy too, I doubt that's a CPO item
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There's a way to recalibrate the compass....not sure if it will help but it's worth a shot.

On the bottom, right side of the DWA indicator (clown nose LED), there is a small slit you can insert a small flat head screw driver.

There is a button you depress until "C" is displayed in the compass display.

Drive the car 2-3 times in a circle at approximately 10mph.

The calibration is complete when the direction appears.
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