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Old 07-26-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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01 SLE compass demands recalibration a couple of times a day. Just started this last week. Haven't changed anything -no speakers or amps, nothing in trunk, driving where I have always driven - haven't moved. Seems to calibrate ok, but it won't stay calibrated. This evening I pulled the connector off and cleaned it, but it looked ok so I'm looking for any more suggestions. Is there a way to check the transducer?
How much would a new one cost? What about finding one in a junkyard? Are they one size fitzalls? Or is there a way to stop the incessent dinging when it needs recalibrated? Could I just leave it unplugged. I find compasses useless. Thanks in advance for responses.
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I unplugged mine. My stereo threw it off. I tried to recalibrate it with the stereo in place, and it went haywire, acting like yours.
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Bummer. I may just end unplugging it also. Would the DIC stop bothering me if i did?
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Would the DIC stop bothering me if i did?
Try disconnecting then see how the DIC responds. It seems as if your compass module is probably getting ready to give it up if it hasn't already.
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I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks.
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disconnected the transducer and reconnected - been working fine for 3 days. possible corrosion on connector or it needed rebooted??
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Thanks for the update. The Compass is in operation now? Good deal : )
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As of Monday AM, it'* still working fine.
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