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Old 05-29-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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I have a '96 SSE and the compass is acting up on me. I have tried to calibrate it several times. most of the time, It calibrates properly but the further i get from where i calibrated it, the worse off it gets. then when i come back the compass is right. wierd eh? also, sometimes it will just go out on its own and say calibrate instead of being wrong. so I do the calibration and it just keeps going around. i drive in circles until i get dizzy but it wont calibrate. any suggestions???
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Is it set for the correct geographic region? I assume it is, but still had to ask the question. The other thing that affects the compass is high energy magnetic fields such as high voltage transmission lines, possibly sub-stations. Have you installed any high powered sound systems or new speakers in the trunk area?
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Is it set for the correct geographic region? I assume it is, but still had to ask the question. The other thing that affects the compass is high energy magnetic fields such as high voltage transmission lines, possibly sub-stations. Have you installed any high powered sound systems or new speakers in the trunk area?
Or any good size metal object(*). Golf clubs, tool box....
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Subs and even replacement 6x9'* can mess with it. A few members have relocated it for that reason:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=86
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well then that is deffinately my problem. I have 2 high power amps and all the goodies in the back. thanks fo rthe link, i will check it out and let you know how it goes.
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Am I correct in assuming that this sensor must be firmly mounted and facing the same direction as it was before I took it off.
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Am I correct in assuming that this sensor must be firmly mounted and facing the same direction as it was before I took it off.
there is a mark on hte module that has an orientation mark
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thanks guys, worked like a charm. greatly appreciated!!!
I will deffinately have th check the techinfo page before asking questions again.
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Even my two MTX 6x9'* killed my compass...that thing is very sensative.
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