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#1 OFFLINE   Old Vermonter

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 05:00 AM

I recently purchased a used 2013 Flex SEL and I happen to like it very much. Everything works as it should. But one thing I find unusual. The round compass on the display. When I'm heading north, logic tells me east should be to my right, and west should be to my left. So why is it backwards on my display?



#2 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 07:55 AM

When going North what happens when you turn the car to the right?  Does the compass then point to the East?



#3 OFFLINE   Old Vermonter

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:03 PM

Yes, the compass works fine. But it's just strange to look at it and see E where W should be and vice versa.

I turn east and see S where N should be and N where S should be.



#4 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 07:39 PM

When looking at a ball compass you can't see the North arrow pointer, so the ball compass is showing the heading, the direction you're going, the car rotates around the ball as a boat would.  

When you make a left turn to go from a west heading to a south heading you move from center toward the right.








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