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Homelink Compass Flicker 2020 GT1

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Picked up my new 2020 GT1 on Thursday and my compass on the Homelink mirror flickers. I recorded this fact while facing South and East, but it does it in other directions as well; sitting still or driving.
I have recalibrated the compass twice, but the problem persists.
A dealership visit is in my further for this Monday.
 

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Very strange...
Good luck. Hope you find a solution.
 
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Very strange...
Good luck. Hope you find a solution.
Exactly, very strange.
I read on another Stinger Forum a 20 GT1 is having the same type of issues that I am.
I also have read that when the compass display flickers, there maybe a loss of signal which if that is true makes me think the mirror needs to be replaced.
 

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Congratulations on your new Stinger. Sorry you’re already having a problem with it. Hope you get a resolution
 

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Congrats on your purchase, That could be a lose wire or the mirror assembly could just be bad..
 
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Thank You!
Well either way, I’m glad I have some video of it so when I’m at the dealership tomorrow morning they don’t pull that “can not duplicate the problem your are experiencing.”
After you press the button to recalibrate the system, you get a “C” showing up on the display that just won’t flicker, only on a valid compass reading.
 

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After you press the button to recalibrate the system, you get a “C” showing up on the display that just won’t flicker, only on a valid compass reading.
For shits an giggles, try disconnecting the battery for 10 seconds then reconnect it..
 
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I have a 820 Kia Service visit this morning, so I will see what they come up with.
 

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Let us know what they say. Thanks
 
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You got it
 
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Picked up my new 2020 GT1 on Thursday and my compass on the Homelink mirror flickers. I recorded this fact while facing South and East, but it does it in other directions as well; sitting still or driving.
I have recalibrated the compass twice, but the problem persists.
A dealership visit is in my further for this Monday.
The Kia dealerships tech saw the problem, they called Kia’s tech line and while they were waiting, I got a free Lyft ride home.
I just received a call from Kia and they just replaced the mirror since they actually had one in stock.
They will send a Lyft driver to come get me in a bit.
 

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That's great to hear the dealership took care of you..(y)
 
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Well guess what, the new one is doing the same exact thing.
I was nice enough to drop it off again to see if they can figure something else for me.
 
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Well guess what, the new one is doing no the same exact same thing.
I was nice enough to drop it off again to see if they can figure something else for me.
That was unexpected....

Now I'm really curious.

 
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Yikes
 
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The Kia Tech line is shipping a mirror directly to my dealers service department.
it seems they may have a secret stash somewhere for issues like mine; stay tuned.
 
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That second replacement mirror did the same thing.
A West Coast KIA Service Rep had some part replaced which I believe was called an IPM, but once again that did not work because the compass directions still flicker.
They wanted to take down the headliner and replace the assembly, but I was like no since I did not want to open up a new can of worms if the headliner was not reinstalled properly.
 

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Glen, did you get this resolved?

I suspected the problem was at the antennae connection-- which is not in the mirror assembly.
 


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