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My Jeep wont drive North!!!

Hey guys , looks like a great forum here. I stumbled upon it after I bought my 2006 Dark Khaki Commander

Anyway. I have been loving it , but I noticed that the compass readout on the dash is not always correct. For whatever reason it will almost never give a North reading. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. Probably time to take it to the dealer to check things out.
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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

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Hey guys , looks like a great forum here. I stumbled upon it after I bought my 2006 Dark Khaki Commander

Anyway. I have been loving it , but I noticed that the compass readout on the dash is not always correct. For whatever reason it will almost never give a North reading. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. Probably time to take it to the dealer to check things out.
If you want to possibly save a trip to the dealership, there is a procedure to recalibrate the electronic compass outlined in the owners’ manual. I would try that first, it may fix it.
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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

Hold down the CT button for about 10 seconds and it should display a number, 8 is the factory default and the compass variance for Detroit. Press the step button until it changes to the right setting for your area, ther should be a map in the owners manual showing the variance for the different areas. Holding CT even longer should get it to start flashing CAL, which is calibrate. Drive in very slow tight circles until it goes away and you should now be calibrated.
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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

Sounds like one smart Commander.

And welcome, fellow Dk. Khaki. Nice to have another drab brother here in the land of Black and Red Jeeps. :-)


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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

Thanks guys for the responses - I will give that a try. I bought mine slightly used and for whatever reason it did not come with the owners manual. Im going to see if I can pick one up on ebay. Im glad I went with the Dark Khaki. I have owned a black jeep in the past ( 81 Jeep CJ7 Laredo ) and my last truck was red so this color is perfect.
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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

owners manualsHere you go! Owners manuals to download.
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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

Here is one for $25.00 including shipping, Always nice to have in the car while on the road.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...QQcmdZViewItem





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owners manualsHere you go! Owners manuals to download.
Nice link to the FREE manual. Thanks

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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

The owners manual in my Overland is 146 pages long. Came in a nice green canvas bag. Since its really thick maybe its just not in your glove box. Have you looked everywhere, mine is in the tool box thingee in the back of the jeep. Maybe its under the seat? john
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Re: My Jeep wont drive North!!!

Well I calibrated it to region 6 and that did not fix the issue. Then I did the manual calibration and that worked great. Now I can find my way home!

Thanks for all the help guys. Im going on a camping trip in May... cant wait to get this thing off road.
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