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Q: How do you change zones on the compass?

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How do you change zones on the compass?

A: Your compass is designed to work on a “zone...

Your compass is designed to work on a “zone system” due to the fact that that magnetic north and true north are not always the same (it depends on where you’re at on the face of the planet). The good news is that changing the zone on your compass is simple. Here’s how you do it:

  1. See the zone map on page 2-8 of your owner’s manual.

  2. Determine what zone you are in currently.

  3. Turn your ignition to on.

  4. Press the compass button for five seconds.

  5. Once the current zone is displayed, press the compass button multiple times until it shows the correct zone.

  6. Leave the compass button alone and the zone will set.

Tip

If you’re in Hawaii, you’ll need to use zone 5.

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