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Old 02-24-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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My compass in my 98 SSEi wonít hold a calibrate for more than a day.

It points to the west all the time now if I donít calibrate every day.

Thatí* gets pretty old quick.

Anybody have any suggestion on how to fix this problem?

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No subwoofer in the trunk? That'* usually the first question, but I don't see one in any of your pics.
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No sub, but I do have a radar detector next to my rear view mirror though.
But this problem with the compass was going on befor I put the detector there.


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The detector will have no effect. Any large metal objects in your trunk? Toolbox? Corrosion on the compass unit in your trunk (under the rear deck between the speakers)?
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The only thing I have in my trunk is a jump box.
Thanks for the info on where the compass box is though.
Is it easy to clean if there is corrosion or is that when I need to replace it?

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I think a few ppl have even had the stock speakers effect the compass.....even kno that it shouldnt
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Wait a minute, I did put higher powered 6X9s in the trunk about 3 months ago. They have huge magnets.



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Those 6X9'* could potentially be your problem. I'd remove them temporarily to see how the compass responds.
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Those 6X9'* could potentially be your problem. I'd remove them temporarily to see how the compass responds.

yes...or you can to try and relocate the compass module...many have done it
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