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Nissan Sentra Owners Manual: Compass display (if so equipped)

Nissan Sentra Owners Manual / Instruments and controls / Compass display (if so equipped)

This unit measures terrestrial magnetism and indicates heading direction of vehicle.

With the ignition switch in the ON position, press the chart below button as described in the
chart below to activate various features of the automatic antiglare rearview mirror.

For more information about the automatic antiglare


For more information about the automatic antiglare feature, refer to “Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror” in the “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.

Compass display

Push the  button for about 1


Push the second when button for about 1
second when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position to toggle the compass direction display 1 on or off. The display will indicate the direction that the vehicle is heading.

N: North

E: East

S: South

W: West

If the display reads “C”, calibrate the compass by driving the vehicle in three complete circles at less than 5 MPH (8 km/h).

You can also calibrate the compass by driving your vehicle on your everyday route. The compass will be calibrated once it has tracked three complete circles.

Zone variation change procedure

The difference between magnetic north and geographical


The difference between magnetic north and geographical north is known as variance. In some areas, this difference can sometimes be great enough to cause false compass readings. Follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location if this happens:

  1. Press and hold the for about button
    for about 11 seconds. The current zone number will appear in the display. Release the button.
  2. Find your current location on the zone map.

    Refer to the illustration.

  3. Press the to toggle button repeatedly
    to toggle through the zone numbers until the desired number appears in the display. Once you have selected a zone number, the display will show a compass direction within a few seconds.

Inaccurate compass direction:

The compass display is equipped with automatic correction function. If the correct direction is not shown, follow this procedure.

  1. With the display turned on, press and hold the button for about 13 seconds. The “C” icon in the compass display will illumi- nate.
  2. Calibrate the compass by driving the vehicle in three complete circles at a maximum speed of 5 MPH (8 km/h).
  3. After completing the circles, the display should return to normal.

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