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Old 06-13-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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What does "CAL" mean ?

I started up my car today, and on the panel where it normal would have the compass, it says "CAL". Does anyone know what that means?
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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calibrate.....just drive the car it will go away
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:04 PM   #5
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is there any reason why this pops up?
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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Cal-U of California Berkeley

Did it say "Go Bears" under the word Cal? If so, I want your car.
If it ever says Stanford or USC, set your car on fiire and roll it down a hill.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:06 PM   #7
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is there any reason why this pops up?
The only time it pops up on my car is when I disconnect the battery for an extended period of time.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
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It should be the recalibration of your compass.....at least from what I can tell

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Old 06-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #9
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It should be the recalibration of your compass.....at least from what I can tell

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Their is a compass in the car?
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:55 PM   #10
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It is the recalibration for the compass. If the car has lost connection for being in a garage, under a roof or something it usually pops up. Happens all the time when put cars on the dyno!

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Old 06-13-2011, 06:24 PM   #11
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When I park under the canopy at work and don't move it all day, when I leave it will say CAL for a minute then correct itself.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:50 PM   #12
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In the owners manual it tells you that sometimes this will pop up in the DIC (drivers info center) when the satellite signal is lost for the GPS locator in your car, yo just have to move the car to another area and the signal will be picked up again..
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #13
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I almost freaked out today. I got the damn message also. I was like "oh hell no" with 4k miles on it.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:55 PM   #14
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Interesting, I've stored mine 2 winters (NY winters are 5 months), and other times it may sit in the garage for up to 2 weeks without being started, and I have never seen this.
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