2004 F350 Overhead Console Compass Problem - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Powerstroke Interior Discussion This Section is for interior discussion

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 08-11-2011, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
k.thed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2004 F350 Overhead Console Compass Problem

Ever since I bought my 2004 F350, I've had problems with the overhead console compass getting out of calibration. I know it's calibrated to the correct magnetic zone. But every 2-3 days, I'll look up and the compass is blank and says 'CAL' underneath it. So I'll drive around in slow circles and it won't pick up and fix itself. Then I'll notice it's fine a few days later and working. I don't ever use the compass, but it bothers me when something isn't working like it should in my truck. Does anyone have a solution or have you had this happen in your truck?


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
k.thed is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 08-14-2011, 06:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Lubbockguy1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: s. arlington, tx
Posts: 1,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Lubbockguy1979
I've heard it is soldering issue. Had the same problem in my 04. I figured that I'd probably do more damage trying to get it apart that fix it so I just left it alone.

Randy
2006 f250 4x4
crewcab shortbed
lariat auto
Some tuning, gauges and other assorted non factory dodads
Lubbockguy1979 is online now  
post #3 of 4 Old 10-31-2011, 09:19 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have the same problem it is super annoying!
Yukonsam is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 10-31-2011, 10:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Try google, here are the results:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=....,cf.osb&cad=b

Common issue, look at the images, Ebay offers repaired boards, but if you can solder, you can diy fairly easy.

Here are some descriptions on how to:
OH Display & Compass Repair - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

And here are some pics to it:
Webshots Rides offers thousands of the best car wallpapers.

I hope that helps or at least points you in the right direction.

Thx
FrankEGD
frankegd is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome