Kia Sportage: Compass
To operate compass feature The vehicle compass is a convenient feature which displays the direction the vehicle is heading. Push the ON/OFF button (➀) on lower part of mirror to display the direction the vehicle is heading. Pushing the ON/OFF button (➀) again will turn off the display. Heading display (➁) - E : East - W :West - S : South - N : North ex) NE : North East Calibration procedure The compass may not indicate the correct compass direction when you are driving in certain areas (tunnel, parking garage, underground parking lot, near transformer substation, etc.), and the following may occur: вЂў The display read "C". вЂў The compass headings become inaccurate. вЂў The compass heading doesn't change when the vehicle changes direction. вЂў Some compass headings are not displayed. вЂў The compass headings are inaccurate in long distance driving. The compass will automatically recalibrate itself while you drive your every day route, after the system tracks the vehicle has completed three complete circles. If the vehicle's compass headings become inaccurate continuously, the compass should be manually calibrated as follows: 1) Move the vehicle away from any large steel structures or power generating cables or equipment. 2) Turn on the compass by pressing the ON/OFF button. 3) Check the zone number by pressing the ON/OFF button for 6~9 seconds until the current zone number appears in the display. To re-calibrate, hold the ON/OFF button for 9~12 seconds until C is displayed. If the zone number is different for your country, set the correct zone number referring to "Setting the compass zone" and perform the "Calibration procedure" again. 4) Make sure the vehicle windshield wipers are turned off. 5) Drive your vehicle in at least 2 complete (either clockwise or counter-clockwise) circles at less than 8 km/h (5 mph) until the compass heading appears. Driving in a circle in right-handed direction and opposite direction is possible and if possible, stop the wiper operation. 6) If the vehicle's compass headings become inaccurate again, repeat steps 1 through 6 above.
NOTICE If new vehicle is first driven or if the battery has been disconnected, do the calibration procedure as above.
Setting the compass zone This compass must be set to compensate for the variation between true north and magnetic north. To set variation: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the zone map. 2. Press and hold the ON/OFF button for 6~9 seconds. The current zone number will appear in the display. 3. Release and press the ON/OFF button until the new zone number appears in the display. After you stop pressing the button in, the display will show a compass direction within a few seconds.
NOTICE 1. Do not install a ski rack, antenna, etc. that are attached to the vehicle using a magnet as anything attached to the roof of the vehicle with a magnet will effect compass operation. 2. If the compass deviates from the correct indication soon after repeated adjustment, have the compass checked at an authorized dealer. 3. The compass may not indicate the correct compass point in tunnels or while driving up or down a steep hill. (The compass returns to the correct compass point when the vehicle moves to an area where the geomagnetism is stabilized.)
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