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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Compass stuck with NW

Noticed my compass on my 2006 F150 FX4 is stuck on NW no matter what direction I am headed.
Everything else 'seems' to be working, odometer mileage is increasing, outside temp 'seems' to be accurate, at least the temp does update.

I was thinking a fuse but can't figure why just the compass and nothing else.
Thought I post here and see if anyone has any ideas.

Only change was a few weeks back I installed a K&N CAI. I did disconnect the battery when I did it, but can't figure how a reconnection of the battery could cause this.

Any one with any ideas??

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compass is compleately self contained on the circut board the display is attached to - there's no other part to it unlike the temp with the sensor outside up front somewhere

check your owner's manual there may be a way to reset it - if not I'd expect it's pooched

I do seem to remember there being a way to set the compass in an older dodge - it's still the same stuff from some supplier so there should be a way
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 01:41 AM
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My 03 F350 does have a way for doing the compass. First you have to set the zone then drive in circles till it is calibrated.

I don't know if yours is the same or not. I'm sure if you do a search you can find how to do it.

If that doesn't fix it there are places that repair them.

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Your truck wants you to drive to Orillia.

I'd do it, and see what happens next.

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Your truck wants you to drive to Orillia.

I'd do it, and see what happens next.
haha funny.
Yesterday the compass decided to indicate I was headed in a NE direction at one point, so now it is updating occasionally. WTF.

Orillia; been a few years since I've been there.

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I think zip had the right tip. I seem to recall having to calibrate my compass in a work truck some years ago (GMC). If I remember correctly, you had to put it in calibration mode through some magic sequence of button presses or something, and then drive it in a circle. So basically what he said. It was all in the owner's manual.

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My manual says to use the SET / RESET buttons to sync the compass. ONLY SET / RESET buttons my 2006 has are on the steering wheel used with cruise control. None the less I attempted to use these buttons as directed and got no where.

Anyone with a similar model ever have to 'reset' their compass and how did you accomplish??

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