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How do I calibrate my Thrustmaster racing wheel?

Racing with a steering wheel is awesome, but everything must respond exactly to what you do with your steering wheel. In this article, I'll explain how to calibrate your Thrustmaster steering wheel and I give you some useful tips to prevent calibration problems.

Calibrate

The calibration differs per platform, so I'll start with the explanation on PC and then explain how to calibrate the steering wheel on your console. I also advise you to ensure that racing wheel also has the latest firmware.

Calibrate the steering wheel on PC

Tip: read all steps before calibrating.

Step 1: preparation

The Thrustmaster Control Panel
  • Don't connect your steering wheel to your PC yet. Press the windows key and open the Thrustmaster control panel (see the general steps).
  • Navigate to the 'Test input' tab. Set the value at rotation angle to 1080 degrees. Place the axis by dragging in the middle, at 50%. Repeat this for real and make sure that your steering wheel is physically in the middle. Now close the control panel.

Step 2: Calibrate

The Option and Share button
  • Connect your Thrustmaster steering wheel directly to the USB port of your PC or laptop. It'll now start its own calibration phase.
  • Done? Turn the racing wheel all the way to the right until it stops. Now return the steering wheel back to the exact middle and keep it in that position.
  • At the same time, hold the Share + Option + Mode buttons with your other hand. The light on your racing wheel will now change color briefly. The center point is calibrated.
  • The steering wheel remembers this setting, so you only have to do it once.

Step 3: Race

Have fun! If the steering wheel still doesn't feel accurate, please contact Thrustmaster customer service.

Calibrate the steering wheel on PS4

Tip: read all steps before calibrating.

Step 1: Prevent calibration problems

Calibrate on PS4

There are a number of steps to avoid calibration problems when racing on the PS4.

  • In the menu of your PS4 you navigate to Settings>Power Saving Settings?Set Function available in Rest Mode.
  • In this menu, you can disable the option Keep Application Suspended. Why? You must always first connect your racing wheel before you start your racing game. If it remains active in sleep mode, this can go wrong.

Step 2: Calibrate

The Start and Share button
  • Start up your PS4 and stay in the menu. Connect your Thrustmaster racing wheel and wait until the automatic calibration is complete.
  • Done? Turn the racing wheel all the way to the right until it stops. Now return the steering wheel to the exact middle and keep it in that position. At the same time, hold the Share + Option + Mode buttons with your other hand.
  • The light on your racing wheel will now change color briefly. This means that he has determined the new center. The steering wheel remembers this setting, so you only have to do it once.

Step 3: Race

Have fun! If the steering wheel still doesn't feel accurate, please contact Thrustmaster customer service.

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