Honda Accord: Compass Calibration - Compass - Features - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Compass Calibration

The compass may need to be

The compass may need to be manually calibrated after exposure to a strong magnetic field. If the compass seems to be continually showing the wrong direction and is not self-calibrating, or the compass display is blinking with the CAL indicator on, do the following procedure.

NOTE: Do this procedure in an open

NOTE: Do this procedure in an open area, away from buildings, power lines, and other vehicles.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

2. Press and hold the MENU button for about 5 seconds until you hear a beep. The display shows you the compass setting menu items.

3. Turn the selector knob to select

3. Turn the selector knob to select CALIBRATION.

4. Press the selector knob (ENTER)

4. Press the selector knob (ENTER) to enter your selection. The display shows you PUSH CAL START.

While setting the compass, pressing the RETURN button will go back to the previous display.

Pressing the MENU button will cancel the compass setting mode.

5. Press the selector knob (ENTER).

The compass display is blinking and the CAL indicator is shown.

6. Drive the vehicle slowly in two complete circles.

When the calibration is successfully completed, the CAL indicator goes off and the compass display will stop blinking and show an actual heading.

The audio system is not related to the compass system. Even if the compass system is calibrating, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected.

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