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Old 12-08-2008, 02:14 PM
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Compass Zones

I recently pushed the trip odometer button to reset and ended up in the zone selector. I searched other threads and they said to set it to your zone from the manual. Well, I went to do that and it is stuck on "CAL". The threads didn't tell how you get back to the "zone" selector. Any advice?
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I think you might have already picked some zone, and for the CAL part, you have to drive around in a circle slowly so that it can calibrate itself. Re-read your manual about that part. After you get out of CAL, then you go can go back through the steps to make sure you pick your correct zone.
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Thanks! I just went out and tried that. It recalibrated but when I went to pick the zone it went back to "CAL" mode. Am I missing something to get back to the "zone" area. When this first happened I left it at zone 5 and I need to be in zone 7 according to the manual.
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I can't remember for sure, it tells you in the manual, so re-read those steps closely. I did this before too like you, accidently, and I followed the steps in the manual to recalibrate my zone area. I just remember the CAL part about driving around in a circle, but I don't have the manual in front of me to tell you all the steps.
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SteveVFX4 is exactly right: once you drive around in the circle slowly it will advise you that the calibration mode is finished. Then, you can go thru the necessary steps to get the correct zone, but you may have to calibrate it again after setting the proper zone.
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I finally got it back. I missed the step from the manual where you press the reset button for 6 seconds and RELEASE. Setting it to the CAL setting and then driving in a circle re-calibrated just like you suggested. Thanks for the help!
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So what are the different zones? I accidently pushed it while on a trip and never messed with it again. I will have to read the owners manual and see what zone I am supposed to have.
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The zones are for different magnetic fields and vary across the nation. They were on page 80 & 81 in my manual (2005).
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