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 rear side of the mirror using a paper clip for example.
The compass is deactivated when the heated windscreen is activated. When the heated windscreen is deactivated, the compass is reactivated.