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Old 22 Aug 2007, 03:36 pm
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Default How do I calibrate the compass on the 2006 Honda Civic EX?

I have the compass in my rearview mirror but I can't find in the owner's manual how I can calibrate it.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 03:40 pm
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You shouldn't have to calibrate it. If it's a new vehicle, it should still be under manufacturer's warranty, and they should be willing to take care of it for free. Also, just my personal view, a compass is almost as redundant as 4wd on public roads. Buy a map! LOL
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 03:44 pm
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I have a 2006 Civic Coupe EX with the same mirror. It seems to be a little off. I recently bought a similar mirror for my 2003 Miata, which came with instructions for setting the zone. The zones change from East to West, so the proper zone depends on where you live and drive. I suggest contacting Honda Customer service or the dealer service department.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 03:46 pm
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Zone VariationThe compass must be set to compensate for the variation between true north and magnetic north. To set variation:• Turn ignition on.• Using the map to find your geographic location, note the zone that you are in.• To select Zone, push in the Comp switch for 3 seconds until the Zone selection comes up. Release, then toggle until correct zone is found and release switch. After 5 seconds of no switch activity, display will return to normal reading.Found a zone map here:http://www.mitocorp.com/images/mirrop1.jpgCompass CalibrationThis compass automatically calibrates itself while the vehicle is driven as your route takes you in complete circles. Therefore no calibration should be required, though it may take up to an hour. A quicker method is listed below. If the vehicle's compass headings become inaccurate, the compass can be manually calibrated by:• Turn ignition on.• Zone variation needs to be changed to use in different areas of the country.• For a different Zone selection, push in the Comp switch for 3 seconds until the Zone selection comes up. Release, then toggle until correct zone is found and release switch.• To re-calibrate, hold the Comp switch for 6 seconds until a "C" is displayed. Drive your vehicle in at least 3 circles, allowing 45 seconds to complete one circle.































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