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Old 10-24-2005, 08:05 PM   #11
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Wow, I must be lucky then. Both my DIC and compass work pretty much flawlessly. They are both accurate as well.
ditto *knock on wood*, in terms of whatever lights up. Only one of four doors register as being ajar though But on the rare occasion that they do work, everything'* a-ok.
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Wow, I must be lucky then. Both my DIC and compass work pretty much flawlessly. They are both accurate as well.
ditto *knock on wood*, in terms of whatever lights up. Only one of four doors register as being ajar though But on the rare occasion that they do work, everything'* a-ok.
Do those three doors make the courtesy light come on and trigger the security light? I would assume the door ajar alarm is triggered by the little button that gets pressed down for those other things to work...
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the DIC doesnt use the jamb pluger, there is a microswitch inside the hinge that does teh DIC.... which is why the DIC knows if your door is partially open, whereas the lights wont be on...
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^double post, lol


but anywho, I think the courtesy light(*) come on as required, but I don't spend too much time with the car at night (when one would notice these things more), and being the family car, usually when the light IS on, more than one door is open. It'* one of the rear doors that will never fail to register on the DIC. Though I have a hunch that courtesy lights and DIC not registering are seperate events.
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I Have the same problem with my compass. When you turn the ignition on it seems to work and then it stops at the same location every time. It started when I replaced my rear speakers. I beleve since the speakers have larger magnets they disturb the compass sender wich is located close to the passenger side speaker. My DIC work as supposed though. Maybe you are dealing with two problems here. Take a look and see if your rear speakers are original.
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I Have the same problem with my compass. When you turn the ignition on it seems to work and then it stops at the same location every time. It started when I replaced my rear speakers. I beleve since the speakers have larger magnets they disturb the compass sender wich is located close to the passenger side speaker. My DIC work as supposed though. Maybe you are dealing with two problems here. Take a look and see if your rear speakers are original.
also, if you have any subs in the trunk, this can effect it to.
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I've never added any new rear speakers since I got the car, but will look there first and see if I can atleast get the Compass going. So if I remove the rear speaker cover in the trunk I'll see a box close to one of them???
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I've never added any new rear speakers since I got the car, but will look there first and see if I can atleast get the Compass going. So if I remove the rear speaker cover in the trunk I'll see a box close to one of them???
You don't have to remove the speaker covers to see the compass box. It is mounted a little off center towards the passenger speaker. Just stick your head in the trunk and take a look!
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I've never added any new rear speakers since I got the car, but will look there first and see if I can atleast get the Compass going. So if I remove the rear speaker cover in the trunk I'll see a box close to one of them???
You don't have to remove the speaker covers to see the compass box. It is mounted a little off center towards the passenger speaker. Just stick your head in the trunk and take a look!
Ok done it. There is one large plastic cover over the back speakers in the trunk. I removed that and found the box. Looked it over, checked the wires and even moved it away from the speakers (stock) and no help. Though I found something interesting in a test I did.

Here is a pic of the Compass with the Module unplugged in the trunk..


It does it'* normal turning around a bit then stops left of center north and stays there. Even if you move the car it'* the same. Now after plugging in the compass module again, it spins around a bit then stops right of center north like the picture at the start of this thread. So only thing I can think of is the module is shot or something unless someone else has any idea'*.
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well there definatly has been speaker work on the car.. as on the SSE there was NEVER speakers in the front dash. there was the cut outs for them, but they only came on LE/SE models.
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