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    Hello,

    I have a 93 MKVIII, I noticed that when I replaced the factory radio the compass eventually stops working.

    Is there any way to get in back?

    Thank U.
    Lyfe Et Cetera
    [XXXXXXX][--------------------/
    Black 93 Mark VIII Stock w/185k miles Name: Nyghtshayd

  • #2
    Do you have a subwoofer in the trunk?
    JP

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    • #3
      When you disconnect the battery, I believe you need to re-calibrate the compass. Look in your owners manual, it will tell you to drive in circles to get it to recognize North again.
      The infamous "Land Shark"

      Also Owned 97 Tan/Tan LSC
      Originally posted by driller
      OK, I've been owned. Educate me.
      Originally posted by DLF
      Was he just on vacation? Doubtful, but I suppose it's possible.

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      • #4
        Sub-Woofer = Why YES! I do! (^_^)

        Driving in circles... Yes, I did.

        Mind you that I replaced the OEM sterio with an after market. (what a sweet @$& unit)
        Lyfe Et Cetera
        [XXXXXXX][--------------------/
        Black 93 Mark VIII Stock w/185k miles Name: Nyghtshayd

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        • #5
          In the '93s the compass unit is in the rear shelf area and the magnetic field from a large subwoofer can cause issues with the compass.
          JP

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          • #6
            KHAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!
            Oh well, no compass for me then. Unless someone has a solution.
            Lyfe Et Cetera
            [XXXXXXX][--------------------/
            Black 93 Mark VIII Stock w/185k miles Name: Nyghtshayd

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            • #7
              You can try repositioning the subwoofer.

              In my '93 I have a simple closed single 12" sub enclosure. If I turn it around and/or position it in the trunk off center it causes no issue. Now if you have a dual 10" ported box like in my '96 - you're out of luck.
              JP

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              • #8
                KHAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!
                Lyfe Et Cetera
                [XXXXXXX][--------------------/
                Black 93 Mark VIII Stock w/185k miles Name: Nyghtshayd

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                • #9
                  YES! I got it to work again!

                  Factory Amp's gone so I didn't need the tray back there anyway.
                  So I simply remounted the compass away from the vent holes of my Bass box.
                  Vioulla! The compass returns.

                  Thanks again you all.
                  Lyfe Et Cetera
                  [XXXXXXX][--------------------/
                  Black 93 Mark VIII Stock w/185k miles Name: Nyghtshayd

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nyghtshayd View Post
                    Factory Amp's gone so I didn't need the tray back there anyway.
                    So I simply remounted the compass away from the vent holes of my Bass box.
                    Vioulla! The compass returns.
                    Kewl fix!
                    JP

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