Compass reset

jackie-0

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Hi all,

I´m a new, happy owner of a 2002 Prado 3.4 V6.

Only minor issue is that the compass on the dash only shows all directions as north.

Is there any way to do a simple reset of the compass or does it require more complicated work?

Happy for any advice!

cheers
 

Chris

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Someone will give you the way to do it properly, but the quick answer is that don't worry, it's easy. You have to press something and drive around in circle a couple of times in an Ikea car park and it will sort itself out. No clever nonsense necessary.
 

Bert

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What Chris said really. If I remember, it's a case of holding down the two buttons on the front simultaneously until the compass flashes, and then driving a figure of eight. It usually orientates without having to do the figure of eight though I have found.
 
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goodoldboy

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Nice one MODVRS .I was hoping someone would post this as i didn't fancy going out & getting the manual out of the Landcruiser.It hasn't got above 3 or 4 C here today although it was sunny. Once you're in and warm....
 

goodoldboy

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thanks mate but i'm good with the paper version & my 95 is the pre facelift model. Maybe a new thread with a dropbox link or similar would be a good idea ?
 

jackie-0

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Big thanks @MODVRS!

Reset worked perfectly although the shown direction deviates quite a bit from the direction shown on my iphone.
 

MODVRS

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Here's the following page which should enable you to correct it. All a bit complicated for me so I've never bothered. Can provide a link for the full manual if you don't have one. I've collected numerous factory service manuals and the like since I've owned mine if you need any in the future.
 

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Bob

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Hi @MODVRS

Would you be happy to share the link to the owners manual pdf? I've never had one for my truck, and more interested to have a read than anything else. Managed without it for 12 years so far!
 
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