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    Thread: compass calibration

    1. 11-18-2003 12:16 PM #1
      Has anyone had a problem with the compass pointing in the wrong direction, even after calibrating it? Ie you *know* you're heading south, but the compass says west or something to that effect....

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      11-18-2003 12:20 PM #2
      Have you tried a manual calibration rather than the automatic calibration? MA looks like it is bordering on 11 to 12.

    3. 11-18-2003 02:25 PM #3
      yeah, we've done that too....

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      11-18-2003 03:15 PM #4
      solar flares?

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      11-18-2003 03:53 PM #5
      I have been needing to calibrate my compass because it is off. How do I know which zone I am in. I live in Birmingham.

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      11-18-2003 03:57 PM #6




      Modified by spockcat at 6:30 PM 1-26-2004


    7. 11-18-2003 04:57 PM #7
      Thanks for the details. Although I have not needed to calibrate the compass, it is interesting to at least know in which "zone" I am currently located, if I ever need it.

      You are an amazing source of information.

      Ron


    8. 11-18-2003 07:22 PM #8
      Thanks for putting the compass zone map in - I couldn't find it in my treg owner's manual - where is it?

    9. 11-18-2003 07:44 PM #9
      Where is the OK button?
      I live in Boca Raton Fl. Is that zone 8 or 9?

      Thanks-Henry


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      11-18-2003 08:28 PM #10
      Excellent question. I think Boca Raton might just barely be in zone 9, but the other 95% of the state of Florida is in zone 8. I'd go for 8, unless all your travel is on 95 from West Palm Beach to Boca. It's been a while, but I believe you push the button furthest to the right to indicate OK.

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      11-19-2003 12:10 AM #11
      It isn't in the manual. That's another reason why VW put it in a TSB. It is in my Dodge truck manual though.

    12. 11-19-2003 02:45 AM #12
      hehe i was told that to calibrate the compass on the Audi A4 manually, make 3 SHARP right turns. haha i guess the touareg is more high tech.

      -christina


    13. 11-19-2003 01:04 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by spockcat »
      It isn't in the manual. That's another reason why VW put it in a TSB. It is in my Dodge truck manual though.

      Yea, it's in my Escalade manual, too. I guess that would've worked for the treg as well, the compass zones wouldn't change by make of vehicle
      So, how does one access TSBs for treg? Is there a secret handshake or what....

      Thanks


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      11-19-2003 01:15 PM #14
      This one was faxed to me by a fantastic central California dealers on this site.

    15. 04-01-2005 12:23 AM #15
      Thanks for the detailed map, the '05 owners manual has the map but it is impossible to tell where Chicago is. Now I know, 8.

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