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OHC - CAL light? VAR?

Got my OHC installed this weekend and after having it run for about 10 minutes, a CAL light came on. What does this mean? Calibrate? Calibrating? Calories? California? The compass has been a little off-whack also.

And while trying to get the CAL light to go away, I held the MODE button for awhile and a VAR light lit up and gave me the option to select a number between 1 and 10. What does this mean? I tried changing it but nothing really happened that I could tell. Anyone know what any of this jazz means?
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the range of numbers is the location you are inthe US. and it will blink CAL Calibrate for a while where it learns.

that is short a sweet version. lol
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It means roadtrip to california. See if you can run it again and see if it says "nor cal" or "so cal" jus so ur roadtrip can be a lil more specific.

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the range of numbers is the location you are inthe US. and it will blink CAL Calibrate for a while where it learns.

that is short a sweet version. lol
Ahhhhh... So which location # is Texas? And how long is the CAL light gonna be on?
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All I can go on is my wife's expedition. When It says Calibrate, according to the manual, you have to drive around a few times in a circle well it gets it bearings. Don't know if it works for the explorer OHC but hey it's worth a try.

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Ahhhhh... So which location # is Texas? And how long is the CAL light gonna be on?
idk for how long couple days.

as far as the numbers not sure i went to the dealer and they set mine worked perfect.
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Does it have gps or something? What's it need US location for?

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so it knows where due north is. otherwise it wont be right.
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Isnt the "CAL" light similar to the "CEL" light? Instead of check engine its check air??? Right ZB?
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Isnt the "CAL" light similar to the "CEL" light? Instead of check engine its check air??? Right ZB?
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Airfilter? What? What is it? ***?
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NONO its a windshield washer fluid filter.
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Hey I have heated washer fluid now!!!! Really, I do..
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Hey does it do magnetic north or true north? That'd suck up here. If i drive true north i drive into a glacier, if I do magnetic north I drive into a river.

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There'd be no way for it to 'measure' true north without first sensing magnetic north. Which one it displays, I don't really know. Only 7* difference here anyways.
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i would put in a 4-6 for hte settings. its got to be close. its in the explorer manual for the the areas.
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i looked up an explorer owner's manual on ford.com and found it when I did mine. It's been posted on here a few times too..
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Looks like you're in zone 6, Kyle.

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dang i was a good geuss
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Thanks Bob! I think I have it set on 7 right now... oops!
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Bob beat me to the punch, but thats what I had to do to reset my zone. Then to calibrate it I just went to an open parking lot and as per the instructions in the explorer manual drove in a circle slowly 4-5 times and mine has been dead on since.
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What happens if you go around in circles for a REALLY long time and the CAL light stays on??
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