The upper right-hand corner of the rearview mirror contains a display that shows the compass direction in which the front of the car is pointing.
Eight different directions are shown with English abbreviations: N (north), NE (north east), E (east), SE (south east), S (south), SW (south west), W (west) and NW (north west).
The compass is activated automatically when the car is started or when key position II is active, see Key positions - functions at different levels. To deactivate/activate the compass - press in the button on the underside of the mirror using a paper clip for example.
The compass may need calibrating to show the correct compass direction.
The earth is divided into 15 magnetic zones. The compass should be calibrated if the car is moved across several magnetic zones.
Proceed as follows to perform calibration:
Stop the car in a large open area free from steel structures and high-voltage power lines.
Start the car and switch off all electrical equipment (air conditioning, wipers, etc.) and ensure that all doors are closed.
Calibration may fail or not start at all if electrical equipment is not switched off.
Hold the button on the underside of the rearview mirror depressed (use a paper clip or similar) for approx. 3 seconds. The number of the current magnetic zone is shown.
Press the button repeatedly until the required magnetic zone (1–15) is shown. See the map of magnetic zones for the compass.
Wait until the display returns to showing the character C, or hold the button on the underside of the rearview mirror depressed for approx. 6 seconds until the character C is shown.
Drive slowly in a circle at a speed of no more than 10 km/h (6 mph) until a compass direction is shown in the display, indicating that calibration is complete. Then drive a further 2 circles to fine-tune calibration.
Cars with heated windscreen*: If the C character is shown in the display when the heated windscreen is activated, perform a calibration as described in point 6 above with the heated windscreen activated; see Demisting and defrosting the windscreen.