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Old 11-04-2005, 08:37 AM   #1
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I was snooping arround in the tech articles here and if i understand correctly, the sub that i put in the car last night could be responcable for the compass not working correctly now... am i right? I'm not sure where the sensor is located in that car...
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You would be correct.

The compass module is located in between the rear speakers on the deck or under the deck. Many members have relocated their compass module to restore functionality.

Knew there was something on this.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=44
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thanks!

that sounds like an easy enough fix for me to handle.
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ha yah it wasnt as simple for me because i have subs in the back deck, the trunk, and the trunk is fully insulated for rattling so yah compass turned usless. I fixed it though because i ran it up the back pillar (extended the wires) and mounted it at the top of the rear windshield. yah ithat was a fun job, but if you dont have those problems like me its pretty simple, i just moved it further back in the trunk pretty much to the lip where the trunk lid meets the body and it worked well (untill i sound dampened it) just make sure you have the little box positioned in the right direction. good luck!
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right now i've got a 12" pioneer hooked up in there, but thats just till this evening cause i'm gettin my 10" MTX put in... i'll probibly wait and see if that causes any problems before i do anything... lets hope not...
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i moved my compass modual to under the back seat, but i did not centre it in the car, it still reads way off..i will get around to extending the wiring and mounting it..hmm..maybe tomorrow..will take pics if i do so
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has anyone been able to add a sub and not have compass problems? if so, where did you put it in the trunk?
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i really think that any configuration of large magnets like subwoofers will throw the compass because the manual says that golf clubs in the trunk may even throw it off.
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really? i must have missed that part!

those things must really be sensitive then... i guess i'll try relocating it to another part of the trunk as detailed in the tech article and if that doesn't work i'll just live with it! if it starts to work i know someone stole the subs!
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if it starts to work i know someone stole the subs!
good point, but im pretty sure there will be other tell tale signs
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