Nissan Maxima: Compass display - Instruments and controls - Nissan Maxima Owners ManualNissan Maxima: Compass display

 Compass display
 Compass display

Push the button for about 1 second when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position to toggle the outside temperature and compass direction display on or off. The display will indicate the direction that the vehicle is heading.

N: North.

E: East.

S: South.

W: West.

If the display reads C, calibrate the compass by driving the vehicle in three complete circles at less than 5 MPH (8 km/h).

You can also calibrate the compass by driving your vehicle on your everyday route. The compass will be calibrated once it has tracked three complete circles.

 Zone variation
 Zone variation change procedure

The difference between magnetic north and geographical north is known as variance. In some areas, this difference can sometimes be great enough to cause false compass readings. Follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location if this happens:

1. Press and hold the about 8 seconds. The current zone number will appear in the display. Release the button for about 8 seconds. The current zone number will appear in the display. Release the button.

2. Find your current location on the zone map.

Refer to the illustration.

3. Press the toggle through the zone numbers until the desired number appears in the display. button repeatedly to toggle through the zone numbers until the desired number appears in the display. Once you have selected a zone number, the display will show a compass direction within a few seconds.

NOTE:

Use zone number 5 for Hawaii.

Inaccurate compass direction.

The compass display is equipped with automatic correction function. If the correct direction is not shown, follow this procedure.

1. With the display turned on, press and hold the the compass display will illuminate.for about 10 seconds. The C icon in the compass display will illuminate.

2. Calibrate the compass by driving the vehicle in three complete circles at a maximum speed of 5 MPH (8 km/h).

3. After completing the circles, the display should return to normal.

CAUTION:

- Do not install a ski rack, antenna, etc., which are attached to the vehicle by means of a magnet. They affect the operation of the compass.

- When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as it may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing.

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