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Old 11-08-2004, 04:59 PM   #11
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It'* interesting how sensitive these units are. I have had to recalibrate mine probably at least a dozen times since new and yet, we also have a 1988 Caravan that in 16 years has never had to be recalibrated. Maybe GM should let Chrysler supply the compasses.
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IN our 98 Yukon we've only recallibrated it when we've driven accross the magnetic regions, as suggested in the Owner Manual. Dunno where the sensor is in that car, but it'* not nearly as exposed as the Bonneville'*.

Just keep it clear of magnetism, or objects that could harm it
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I think it'* weird that some cars of problems with it. I have a fair amount of electronics in my trunk and have only had to set the compass once. works perfect all the time even with two large magnets within 16in. of it.
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