OK... This isn't really a "problem" with the car, but it has me
I have an 06 Civic Si. It is a great car, but it didn't come with a
compass, which I have always found invaluable, being that I do a lot of
on-site work all over Western NY and Northwestern PA.
So, I bought a little ball compass that can be stuck to the dash, suctioned
to the windshield or clipped to the visor. Simple solution.
The problem is that no matter which way I go, I am always pointed ENE
according to the compass, when it is anywhere inside the front section of
the car. I haven't checked it in the back, as I don't ever plan to drive
from there... ;-)
Before you ask, no there is nothing wrong with the compass. If I take it
out of the car and walk around, it works fine.
So, my question is simply if anyone knows what in the car could be causing
this. There must be something with a strong enough field that it is
pulling the compass, but I can't seem to narrow it down. I get the same
results with the compass in the passenger seat area or the drivers area, on
top of the dash or below, and even at the roofline.
I don't expect to be able to fix it. The only solution may be to buy the
stupid $200 option rearview mirror with a built-in digital compass, but I'd
still love to know what on earth is going on...
Joseph M. LaVigne
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