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    Mirror's compass stuck...

    My compass seems to be stuck... I've seen it switch between sw and se, but not often, and nothing else. I will go through the calibration procedure soon, but the fact that it once worked, and problems going around in this thread suggest a deeper problem.

    I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar problem, or if anyone had any ideas...
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    Oddly enough the mirror on my bug eye is stuck on North or North West. Been like that since I got it in July but have always been to lazy to research it. I'll be interested to see if you are able to find a solution. Thanks for posting it haha.

    Edit: I did try the calibration a while ago but it did not fix it.

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    Definitely try the calibration first. Do it at least 2-3 times. I had an old car where this happened and I think I did the calibration 4 times and then it started working. I must have looked like a crazy person driving around in circles so many times.....

    If that doesn't do it, time to replace the part.
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    yup, did the calibration and it works... for now, at least.

    And I only got one funny look while doing it
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    Glad to hear that worked. How many times did you have to try the calibration?
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    Just once... it took about 3 full circles.
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