V2000 Digital Vehicle Compass

[1/26/2002] Reviewed by: Chuck Pearson - cdp9@cornell.edu

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

This electronic compass has five buttons on the right side for light, calibration, temperature, point, and power. It displays a compass, cardinal point readout, numeric heading readout, and temperature. It can be powered from internal batteries or the vehicle 12 volt system. A power cord and temperature sensor and cord is included.

With the compass low on the windshield I couldn't get it to read anything but northerly directions. I had to attach it at the top of the windshield near the rear view mirror to get the correct direction. I routed the temperature cord through a grommet above the accelerator pedal. Initially the cord ran near the floor duct and gave a much too high temperature when it was warmed by hot air from the heater. When I routed the cord up the left side of the car away from the air outlet, it was fairly accurate. The double cigarette lighter adapter needed to power the compass and my Valentine I radar detector leave a tight fit for my shifter hand.

This compass works fairly well but is particular on location of components. The resulting tangle of wires and double lighter outlet make it a somewhat sloppy installation. It is sold by various mail order automotive accesory companies.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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