• The compass on your vehicle is self-calibrating, eliminating the need to manually calibrate the compass.

• If the vehicle is equipped with a Chrysler gps (Navigation Radio), the NAV system will provide the compass direction, and the variance and calibration menus will be unavailable. The compass will perform accurately, based on GPS signals instead of the Earth’s magnetic field.

The Compass Mini-Trip Computer is located in the instrument cluster and features a driver-interactive display (displays information on outside temperature, compass direction, and trip information).

NOTE: The system will display the last known outside temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to be driven several minutes before the updated temperature is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the displayed temperature, therefore temperature readings are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.

CMTC Reset Buttons

CMTC Reset Button

Press the left reset button located on the instrument cluster to scroll through sub menus (i.e., Trip Functions: AVG Fuel Economy, DTE, Elapsed Time, and Units).

To reset the display shown, turn the ignition switch to the ON position, then press and hold the reset button for approximately two seconds.

When the appropriate conditions exist, the following messages will display:

NE . . . . . . . Eight-point compass headings are displayed (N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW).

14°F. . . . . . . . . . . . Temperature (Fahrenheit or Celsius).

AVG. . . . . . . Average Fuel Economy (English or Metric).

DTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distance to Empty.

ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elapsed Time.

CMTC Trip Odometer (ODO) / ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped

This display shows the distance traveled since the last reset. Press and release the right button on the instrument cluster to switch from odometer, to Trip A or Trip B, or to ECO. Press and hold the right button while the odometer/trip odometer is displayed to reset.

Trip A

Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last reset.

Trip B

Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last reset.

ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped

The ECO-ON indicator will illuminate when you are driving in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.

The ECO display will toggle between ECO and ECO-ON depending on driving habits and vehicle usage.

Compass/Temperature Display

Compass Variance

• A good calibration requires a level surface and an environment free from large metallic objects such as buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks, etc.

• 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 Set the Variance

Start the engine and leave the transmission gear selector lever in the PARK position. Press and hold the CMTC reset button (for approximately ten seconds) until the current variance zone number is displayed. To change the zone, press and release the CMTC reset button to increase the variance one step. Repeat as necessary until the desired variance is achieved.

NOTE: The factory default zone is 8. During programming, the zone value will wrap around from zone 15 to zone 1.

Manual Compass Calibration

If the compass appears erratic or inaccurate, and the variance has been properly set, you may wish to manually recalibrate the compass. To manually calibrate the compass:
1. Start the engine and leave the transmission in the PARK position.

2. Press and hold the CMTC reset button (for approximately 10 seconds) until the current variance zone number is displayed.

3. Release the CMTC reset button, then press and hold again for approximately 10 seconds, until the direction is displayed, with the CAL indicator on continuously in the display.

4. To complete the compass calibration, drive the vehicle in one or more complete 360–degree circles, under 5 mph (8 km/h) in an area free from power lines and large metallic objects, until the CAL indicator turns off. The compass will now function normally.

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