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I've never really taken the time to verify if the compass on my rear view mirror is correct until this morning. I was heading due East and the compass said I was going NE. Is there a way to set the zone that I'm in? I bought the car at a dealership that is roughly 100 miles to the north.
 

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QUOTE (Upthewazzu @ Aug 23 2010, 02:24 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=351365
I've never really taken the time to verify if the compass on my rear view mirror is correct until this morning. I was heading due East and the compass said I was going NE. Is there a way to set the zone that I'm in? I bought the car at a dealership that is roughly 100 miles to the north.

There is TSB with respect to calibration and zones I think, bear with me while I try to locate it..
 

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TSB I could find only calls 2005, but might be worth a try..

PROCEDURE:
1. Start the vehicle and drive to an area where the vehicle can be driven in a circle.

CAUTION: Be sure the area is free of traffic, pedestrians and obstructions
before driving.

2. Press and hold the "M" button until the display
flashes. Drive one full circle within 2 minutes while
observing the compass display. When the display
stops flashing, the compass is calibrated to
magnetic North.

NOTE: If the compass displays the “C”, it is already
in the calibration mode. Simply drive in one
full circle until a direction is indicated.

NOTE: The direction of the circle may be clockwise
or counterclockwise.

3. To adjust the compass to display true North, locate
the area where the vehicle will be operated on the
map. Note the correction factor closest to your area
(the factors range from 30 degrees West to 30
degrees East in 5 degree increments).

4. Press and hold the "M" button for about 5 seconds,
until the compass displays the correction factor.
Use the up or down arrow to adjust the correction
factor. To complete the correction, press the “M”
button for 1 second.

NOTE: The compass correction factor will remain
stored even if the battery is disconnected.

The loop on the chart places Washington state in the "20E" area....
 
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It's different for a 2007+ model. From the owner's manual:

To adjust the Zone setting:
1. Determine the desired Zone Number
based upon your current location on the
Zone Map.
2. Press and hold the -N- button for more
than 3 but less than 6 seconds, the
current Zone Number will appear on the
display.
3. Pressing and holding the button
again will cause the numbers to increment
(Note: they will repeat …13, 14,
15, 1, 2, …). Releasing the button when
the desired Zone Number appears on
the display will set the new Zone.
4. Within about 5 seconds the compass
will start displaying a compass heading
again.

The map itself is shown in the owner's manual too. If you don't have one, go register for an account at hmaservice.com and you can access it there. From what I can tell you're pretty close to the border between zones 3 and 4--I'd say probably 4 though.
 

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Thanks to both for replying. I'll give it a shot when I get home.

Are the "zones" something that all compass's use or is it something that's proprietary to Hyundai?
 

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QUOTE (Upthewazzu @ Aug 23 2010, 02:56 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=351438
Thanks to both for replying. I'll give it a shot when I get home.

Are the "zones" something that all compass's use or is it something that's proprietary to Hyundai?
Chrysler uses it, too. Not sure who all else takes advantage of it. There are only a couple of manufacturers of the mirror/compass stuff.
 

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My 07 was frozen on SE so I looked up the mirror calibration in the owner's manual. For starts they incorrectly tell you to use the second button from the right with the I/O power symbol on it instead of the last button on the right with the compass symbol on it. I got into zone mode and found it on 8 when it had been set to 11. I corrected that and got the C on the screen. I drove in circles,both ways but I am still stuck on C. I had the battery disconnected the other day and probably didn't notice that the compass had quit. I have not seen another direction displayed since I cleared the frozen SE. Is it busted or is there anything else I can try?
 

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Update. Compass is working. I'm not sure what it was. If you leave the zone up too long it goes to "C" . Might have been the windshield wipers going the first attempt. Do you set North in C by driving in circles and then set the zone or do you set the zone first? Anyway, I'm good to go.
 
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