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The MORE you love adventure, the more youll enjoy the benefits of the compass feature that is built into the rearview mirror of many Subaru vehicles. Whether youre in Toledo or Timbuktu, the compass helps drivers travel safely and confidently to their destinations. The compass is a great convenience, especially when navigating detours or exploring unfamiliar territory. And the auto-dimming feature automatically darkens the mirror when headlights are detected from the rear of the vehicle.
Genuine Subaru compass mirrors have a compass display located beneath the mirror glass which leaves the mirrors entire field of view uncluttered. The mirror is the ideal location for the compass display because the drivers eyes naturally glance at the mirror several times each minute.
Keep in mind that several compass zones exist, so moving from New York to Seattle would warrant a zone change for best results. Also, on rare occasions, you may need to recalibrate your compass. Youll realize this when the display shows only one direction, or a limited number of directions, no matter which way you are traveling.
Not to worry calibration is a cinch. Its a simple matter of verifying the zone setting and starting the calibration mode, as described in the Ask Technical section on this page and in your Owners Manual. This process should take only a few minutes to complete. See our Complete Instructions (In PDF format).
Most drivers agree that once you become accustomed to having a compass in your mirror, you simply feel lost without it.