Compass Variance

Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic North and Geographic North. To compensate for the differences, the variance should be set for the zone where the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly set, the compass will automatically compensate for the differences and provide the most accurate compass heading.

NOTE:
Magnetic and battery powered devices, (such as cell phones, iPod’s, radar detectors, PDA’s and laptops) should be kept away from the top of the instrument panel. This is where the compass module is located and such devices may interfere and cause false compass readings.

Compass Variance Map
Compass Variance Map

To Change Compass Variance:

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Leave the shift lever in PARK.

2. Press and release the MENU button until “Personal Settings” displays in the EVIC.

3. Press and release the DOWN button until “Compass Variance” and the current Variance Value displays in the EVIC.

4. Press and release the SELECT button to increment the Variance Value by one, (one button press per update), until the proper variance zone is selected according to the map.

NOTE:
The Variance Values will wrap around from 15 back to 1. The Default Variance is Zone 8.

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