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Old 02-11-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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Its driving me nuts. I drive this car very little and almost everytime I drive it I have to re calibrate the compass..
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make sure that there is no large magnets (subwoofers) anywhere near the rear seat area in the trunk...that is where the compass is located on the 00+

and te recalibration should be in the owners manual
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Just go with it reclibrate it, I have down 3 times so far on my SLE, just drive in a circle see your owners manual for great detail or pm me. Hope you get it fixed!
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make sure that there is no large magnets (subwoofers) anywhere near the rear seat area in the trunk...that is where the compass is located on the 00+

and te recalibration should be in the owners manual
Yeah I have that blasted Infinity Subwoofer in the trunk on the left side. Guess that could be throwing it off.
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Just go with it reclibrate it, I have down 3 times so far on my SLE, just drive in a circle see your owners manual for great detail or pm me. Hope you get it fixed!
Yes I know the drive in circles deal. Thanks for the info
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Hard to find a place to drive in circles
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Seems like the Infinity Bass Box would be shielded? Seems like if it sets off compass error might screw with Onstar, Xm, and built in phone also. Do you have any problem with those three? After seeing your box mounted in trunk, I have been thinking to put one in each side of trunk in those recess'*. So let me know , please. (Like all I need is more stuff bolted in trunk, with nitrous bottle and custom chrome air ram compressor already to be bolted in. Thanks, John

the compass is magnetic, and fairly senitive...any thing like a sub will have some influence on the reading
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Maybe you should shield the box
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It might, but it might also render the compass non-functional... can you magnetically shield your sub box?
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Thats what I'm saying put some metallic stuff aroud and back side of subwoofer
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