Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Digital compass

Switching the compass on and off

Applies to: vehicles with digital compass

Lights and Vision
Fig. 48 Rearview mirror: digital compass is switched on

  • To turn the compass on or off, press the button 1 until the compass display in the mirror turns on or off.

The digital compass only works when the ignition is turned on. The directions are indicated with abbreviations: N (north), NE (northeast), E (east), SE (southeast), S (south), SW (southwest), W (west), NW (northwest).


To prevent inaccurate compass readings, do not bring any remote controls, electrical devices or metallic objects near the mirror.

Adjusting the magnetic zone

Applies to: vehicles with digital compass

The magnetic zone must be adjusted correctly for the compass to read accurately.

Lights and Vision
Fig. 49 Magnetic zone map

  • Press and hold the button 1 fig. 48 until the number of the magnetic zone appears in the interior rearview mirror.
  • Press the button 1 repeatedly to select the correct magnetic zone. The selection mode turns off after a few seconds.

Calibrating the compass

Applies to: vehicles with digital compass

You must recalibrate the compass if it does not display the correct direction.

  • Press and hold the button 1 until a C fig. 48 appears in the rearview mirror.
  • Drive in a circle at about 6 mph (10 km/h) until a direction is displayed in the rearview mirror.


To reduce the risk to yourself and other drivers, calibrate the compass in an area where there is no traffic.


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