Interior Mirror & Compass
I n t e r i o r M i r r o r & C o m p a s s I N T E R I O R R E A R - V I E W M I R R O R
The compass is a direction aid only. While drivers may wish to observe the compass display while driving, it must not be allowed to distract from proper observation of traffic, road conditions and other hazards, either on the public highway or while driving off-road, in order to avoid an accident or personal injury.
The automatic rear view mirror is equipped with an automatic dimming function which operates whenever the starter switch is turned to position ‘II’. When powered, the mirror will automatically reduce glare from the headlights of following vehicles in dark or low light conditions.
For information about the compass display, see the following pages.
Whenever the starter switch is turned to position II, the vehicle's direction of travel - ‘N’, ‘NE’, ‘E’, ‘SE’, ‘S’, ‘SW’, ‘W’ or ‘NW’ - will be displayed in the mirror display. The display will change whenever the vehicle direction changes by more than 22.5 degrees from the midpoint of each compass segment (a short time delay is incorporated to prevent nuisance changes occurring).
To ensure accuracy, the compass must be calibrated and also set to the compass set zone in which the vehicle is to be used (see the appropriate map page that follows). Both operations will have been carried out before the vehicle was delivered. Re-calibration will not normally be necessary unless the vehicle battery has been disconnected for a period of time.