Cobra 14 BAND XRS 9550G Operating instructions

Introduction
Important Information and
Customer Assistance
Important Information
Federal Laws Governing the Use of Radar Detectors
It is not against federal law to receive radar transmissions with your Cobra radar/
laser detector. The Communications Act of 1924 guarantees your right to receive
radio transmissions on any frequency. Local laws that contravene this Act, while illegal, may
be enforced by your local law enforcement officials until and unless
they are prohibited from doing so by federal court action.
Operating Instructions
The Cobra line of quality products includes:
Safety Alert
Use of this product is not intended to, and does not, ensure that motorists or passengers will
not be involved in traffic accidents. It is only intended to alert the motorist that an
emergency vehicle equipped with a Cobra Safety Alert transmitter is within range as defined
by that product. Please call local fire and police departments to learn if coverage exists in
your area.
CB Radios
Safe Driving
Motorists, as well as operators of emergency or service vehicles, are expected to exercise
all due caution while using this product, and to obey all applicable traffic
laws. Do not attempt to change settings of the unit while in motion.
microTALK® Radios
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Radar/Laser Detectors
Safety Alert® Traffic Warning Systems
Security of Your Vehicle
Before leaving your vehicle, always remember to conceal your radar detector
in order to reduce the possibility of break-in and theft.
Customer Information
Intro
Truck-Specific Navigation Systems
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Customer Assistance
Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand its many features, please
refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further assistance after reading this manual, Cobra
Electronics offers the following customer assistance services:
HighGear® Accessories
CobraMarine VHF Radios
For Assistance in the U.S.A.
Automated Help Desk English only. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
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Power Inverters
LED Lights
Jumpstarters
Accessories
For more information or to
order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
14 BAND™
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
DIGITAL RADAR/LASER
DETECTOR WITH XTREME RANGE
SUPERHETERODYNE® TECHNOLOGY AND
RED LIGHT / SPEED CAMERA GPS LOCATOR
XRS 9550G
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time
Mon. through Fri. (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Notice
Technical Assistance English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. product info@cobra.com (e-mail).
For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
Printed in China
Part No. 480-595-P
Version F
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©2010 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
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Controls, Indicators and Connections
Controls, Indicators and Connections
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Accessories Order Info and
Trademark Acknowledgement
Introduction
Intro
Display
Windshield Bracket
Mounting Slot
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Windshield Bracket
Release Button
LaserEye
For 360° detection
of laser and
Speaker
GPS Locator
Attaches to
USB Port.
12V DC
Power Jack
On-Off/
Volume Control
Allows you to adjust
the volume of the alerts.
Mark/Dim Button
Allows you to adjust
the DigiView Data Display
brightness for easy reading (Also sets
and deletes User Points.*)
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multiple
button functions.
IntelliMute Button
Customer
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Engine
RPM sensing
mute function
Assistance
which reduces false alerts. Button
turns IntelliMute On and Off. (Also enters
IntelliMute setting mode and turns VG-2
and Spectre alerts On and Off. *)
Operation
City/Hwy Button
For City or Highway
modes to reduce false
alerts. (Also turns
Ku alerts On and Off.*)
Mute Button
For manual mute or
auto mute of audio alerts.
(Also turns Voice Alert
On and Off.*)
FCC NOTICE This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules: Operation is
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subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Congratulations! You’ve made a smart choice by purchasing a high
performance radar/laser detector from Cobra. Just look at some of the
sophisticated features and capabilities your new unit includes:
Xtreme Range Superheterodyne Technology
With super-fast sweep circuitry, XRS provides
extra detection range and the best possible
advance warning to even the fastest radar guns
Detection and Separate Alerts For:
Radar signals (X, K, Ka and Ku bands, with
signal strength indicated), Laser signals,
Safety Alert signals, Spectre I & IV signals, VG-2
signals
LaserEye
For 360° detection of laser signals
Instant-On Ready
Detects radar guns with “instant-on”
(very fast) speed monitoring capabilities
Pop Detection
Detects the latest super-fast instant-on
single pulse radar guns
Tone Alert or Voice Alert
With adjustable volume
City or Highway
Modes to reduce false alerts
DigiView Data Display
With easy-to-read alpha/numeric dot matrix
text readout
Alert Programming
Easy setting of radar bands to be monitored
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For Credit Card Orders
Call 773-889-3087 [Press one from the main menu] 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Make Check or Money Order Payable To
Cobra Electronics, Attn: Accessories Dept.,
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
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Notice
Safety Alert
Traffic warning system distinguishes important
safety alerts from other
K band signals
Manual Mute or Auto Mute
A mute function of audio alerts
IntelliMute
A mute function which automatically
reduces false audio alerts by sensing
engine RPMs
IntelliMute Pro
Prevents detection by radar detector detectors
(RDDs) when traveling at
slower speeds
Mounting
Mounts easily on windshield or dashboard
GPS Ready
The GPS Locator unit adds: Photo Enforced,
Caution, Speed Trap and User Location Alerts;
and a GPS Compass
IntelliScope
Uses GPS Locator to show direction of LocationBased Alerts relative to your moving vehicle
Lifetime Updates
The GPS Locator includes free lifetime updates
of its Cobra-exclusive AURA database of
location-based alerts
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Customer
Assistance
Ordering
From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
Alpha/Numeric Dot Matrix Text Display
See pages 6 – 17 for more information
about display features.
Product Features
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To Order Online
Please visit our website: www.cobra.com
Item #
Description
RDA GPSL66
Plug-in GPS Locator Unit
420-030-N-001
Straight 12V Power Cord
420-030-N-001
Coiled 12V Power Cord
545-159-N-001
Windshield Mounting Bracket
CLP-2B
Dual Port Power Adapter
Trademark Acknowledgement
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Cobra®, DigiView®, EasySet®, Extra Sensory Detection®, IntelliMute®, IntelliMute® Pro, IntelliShield®,
LaserEye®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®, Safety Alert® Traffic Warning System, Strobe Alert®, VG-2
Alert®, Xtreme Range Superheterodyne® and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra
Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™, 14 Band™, 15 Band™, AURA™, Extreme Bright DataGrafix™,
IntelliLink™, IntelliScope™, IntelliView™, Revolution™ Series, SmartPower™, Spectre Alert™, SuperXtreme Range Superheterodyne™, S-XRS™, UltraBright™, and Voice Alert™ are trademarks of Cobra
Electronics Corporation, USA.
Opticom™ is a trademark of 3M Corporation. Instaclear® for Ford is a registered trademark of Ford
Motor Company, Inc. Electriclear® for GM is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation. LTI
Laser™ and LTI 20-20™ are trademarks of Laser Technology, Inc. Kustom Laser™, Kustom Laser
340™ and ProLaser II™ are trademarks of Kustom Signals, Inc. SpeedLaser™ is a trademark of Laser
Atlanta. Bee III™ and Pop™ are a trademarks of MPH Industries. Stalker™ LIDAR is a trademark of
Applied Concepts, Inc. Spectre I™ and Spectre IV™ are trademarks of Stealth Micro Systems Pty. Ltd.
Interceptor VG-2™ is a trademark of TechniSonic Industries LTD. Tomar® is a registered trademark of
TOMAR Electronics, Inc.
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Introduction
Contents
Introduction
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls, Indicators and Display . . . .
Display and Product Features . . . . . .
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Your Detector
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Windshield Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Dashboard Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Standby Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
City/Highway Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . 6
DigiView Data Display Brightness. . . . 8
Muting an Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Auto Mute Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
IntelliMute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
IntelliMute Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Voice/Tone Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
VG-2 and Spectre I & IV
Alert Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Radar Alert Settings . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Pop Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Signals Detected . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Audio Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Visual Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instant-On Detection . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Responding to Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Understanding Radar and Laser . . . . 22
Global Position System
Locator (GPS Locator)
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to your Detector . . . . .
Initial Satellite Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photo Enforcement Areas . . . . . . .
Caution Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Known Speed Traps . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GPS Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Visual Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliScope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Customer Information
and Warranty
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited 1-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . .
Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories Order Info . . . . . . . . . . .
Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . . .
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Installation
Intro
Operation
Customer
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Intro
Installation Assistance
Where to Mount Your Unit
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You will get optimum performance from your detector if you Mount it at a point
approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as possible on the front windshield
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without obstructing the unit’s view of the road either to the front or rear. You can also
mount it directly on the dashboard.
Windshield Mounting
Installation
Your Detector
Operation
The unit’s lens must not be blocked and the LaserEye should have a clear view
out the back window to allow 360° detection. If the GPS Locator unit is installed,
it must have a clear view of the sky to receive GPS signals.
The LaserEye Should Have a Clear View
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1. Attach the rubber cups
to the bracket.
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Dashboard Mounting
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Windshield Mounting
2. Make sure the rubber cups and your windshield are clean.
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3. Push the bracket firmly onto
the windshield.
4. Attach the detector to
the bracket. Check that
the unit is parallel to the
road’s surface.
5. To adjust the angle if
necessary, gently push or pull
on the bracket to bend it. DO
NOT use the detector to bend
the bracket.
6. Plug the power cord
into the detector.
Radar, laser and GPS signals pass through glass but not through other materials and
objects. Objects that can block or weaken incoming signals include:
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Windshield wiper blades
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Mirrored sun screens
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Dark tinting at the top of the windshield
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Heated windshields currently available on some vehicles
(Instaclear for Ford, Electriclear for GM). Consult your dealer
to see if you have this option.
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7. Plug the cigarette lighter
adapter on the power
cord into your vehicle’s
cigarette lighter.
8. You can temporarily remove the detector whenever
you wish by depressing the bracket release button
and sliding it off the bracket.
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Installation
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Dashboard Mounting
Getting Started
Your Detector
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Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Standby Screens
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Power On
Testing
1. Place the detector on the dashboard to find a location
where the unit has a clear, level view of the road and is
parallel to the road’s surface. The angle CANNOT be
adjusted after mounting
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System Ready
2. Remove the paper backing
from one side of the hookand-loop fastener.
On-Off/
Volume Control
Rotate clockwise
(away from you)
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To Turn On the Unit and Adjust the Audio Volume
3. Attach the pad to the dashboard at your chosen location
and remove the other paper
backing.
Rotate the On-Off/
Volume control
clockwise (away
from you).
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Three beeps
Testing, then
three beeps
The display will
sequentially show the
settings for any user
modes you have
changed from the
factory defaults.
If the GPS Locator
is connected, the
sequence will continue
with the database
version, whether the
GPS is locked on a
signal and the speed
units in effect.
System Ready
4. Attach the detector to the
hook-and-loop fastener. You
can remove and
reattach the unit as often
as you like
5. Plug the power cord into the
detector.
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6. Plug the cigarette lighter
adapter on the power
cord into your vehicle’s
cigarette lighter.
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Start-Up Complete
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Customer
Assistance
Start-up is complete when the display continuously
shows the letters indicating the current user settings
(c = City mode, h = Highway mode, i = IntelliMute On)
NOTE
In some vehicles, power is supplied to the cigarette lighter even while the ignition
is Off. If this is the case with your vehicle, you should turn Off or unplug your
detector when parking for lengthy periods.
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Your Detector
Intro
Settings
Operation
Settings
Customer
Assistance
Your Detector
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When changing the Settings on your detector, please keep in mind:
Intro
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Buttons can have multiple functions.
– Press means press and release (less than two seconds).
– Hold 2 means press and hold for two or three seconds before releasing.
– Hold 4 means press and hold for four seconds or more before releasing.
n Depending on your choice of Voice Alert or Tone Alert mode, you will hear
either voice
messages or tones confirming changes in settings.
Notice
n All settings will be stored in memory when the power is turned Off and
recalled when the power is turned back On.
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City Mode
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City/Hwy
Button
Press and
release
c
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To Change From Highway Mode to City Mode
Press and release
the City/Hwy button.
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Customer
Assistance
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
One beep
City
City X blinks, then c
appears in the display*
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To Change From City Mode Back to Highway Mode
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Press and release
the City/Hwy button
again.
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(continued)
h
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City/Highway Mode
To change settings, follow the procedure listed on the next page, which indicates what
you will see and hear (either in Voice Alert or Tone Alert mode) as you complete each
step. The factory setting is Highway mode.
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Highway Mode
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Setting your detector to City mode delays all X band audio alerts until the signal
strength reaches Level 3. (A single beep will sound when the signal is first detected.)
This will reduce false alerts while you are driving in, or near, urban areas where
there are many sources for conflicting X band signals such as microwave towers and
automatic door openers.
Customer
City/HighwayAssistance
Mode
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Two beeps
Highway
Highway blinks, then h
appears in the display*
NOTE
If the GPS Locator is connected, “c” or “h” will show
for two seconds, then be replaced by the GPS symbol.
See page 24 for GPS features.
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Your Detector
Intro
Settings
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Your Detector
Bright
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DigiView Data Display Brightness
You can choose from four (4) settings for Brightness
of the display. You can cycle through the settings by
repeatedly pushing the Mark/Dim button. The factory
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setting is Bright.
Press and
release
Mark/Dim
Button
Dimmer
.
Dark Indicator
Mark/Dim Button
Notice
Press and
release
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Customer
Assistance
Muting an Alert
Dim
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Your detector allows you to quickly turn Off an audio Alert by pressing the Mute button.
If you press the Mute button a second time during the Alert, the audio Alert will be turned
back On.
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Auto Mute Mode
Auto Mute will automatically reduce the audio volume of all alerts after four seconds for as
long as the signal is detected. The factory setting is Auto Mute On.
Notice
To Change the Brightness to Dim (50% of full brightness)
Press and release
the Mark/Dim
button once.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
One beep
Dim
Dim blinks, then
display dims
Mute Button
Press and
release
To Turn Auto Mute Off
Press and release
the Mute button
while no alert
is occurring.
To Change the Brightness to Dark (Off)
Press and release
the Mark/Dim
button a third time.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
One beep
Dark
Dark blinks, then display
goes dark (no visual
alerts will be seen)
To Change the Brightness to Bright (Full Brightness)
Press and release
the Mark/Dim
button a fourth time.
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Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Two beeps
Bright
Bright blinks, then display
turns to full brightness
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
One beep
Auto Mute Off
Auto Mute Off blinks
in the display
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Two beeps
Auto Mute On
Auto Mute On blinks
in the display
To Turn Auto Mute On
Press and release
the Mute button
again while no
alert is occurring.
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Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
IntelliMute
Your Detector
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Intro
IntelliMute is a unique feature that allows you to avoid alerts you don’t need to hear
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you are stopped
or moving slowly. By sensing the “revs” (RPMs) of your engine,
IntelliMute knows when you are at low speed and automatically mutes alerts.
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Before IntelliMute will work, you must set an activation point for your engine’s revs (see
page 11). Whenever the revs are below that point, IntelliMute will begin muting. The
activation point will be stored in memory and recalled each time the power is turned On.
The factory setting is IntelliMute Off.
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While Using IntelliMute
NOTENotice
IntelliMute may not work with some vehicles because it cannot sense the engine’s revs. In such cases, you can reduce unwanted audio alerts by
using Auto Mute and City mode when appropriate.
IntelliMute On
IntelliMute works with both City and Auto Mute modes. Whenever engine revs are
below the activation point, an arrow pointing down will appear in the display. Above the
activation point, an arrow pointing up will appear.
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Below Activation Point
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IntelliMute Button
Press and release
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If, for any reason,
the unit stops sensing your engine’s revs, IntelliMute will indicate an
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automatically
turn Off. The rev point you set will be stored
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in the unit’s
memory when power is turned Off and recalled each time the power
is turned On.
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ih
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Assistance
Notice
NOTE
The rev point must be reset if you use your detector in a different vehicle.
NOTE
When initially choosing your IntelliMute activation point, a setting of approximately
300 to 600 RPMs above idle is recommended. You can
reset the activation point at any time to fit your individual preferences
and driving style.
To Turn IntelliMute On
Press and release
the IntelliMute
button.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Setting the IntelliMute Activation Point
Two beeps
IntelliMute On
IntelliMute On blinks,
then i appears in the
display
Your detector must be installed in your vehicle.
To Turn IntelliMute Off
Press and release
the IntelliMute
button again.
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Tone
Voice
Visual Display
One beep
IntelliMute Off
IntelliMute Off blinks
in the display
CAUTION
Do not attempt to set the rev point while driving. Your vehicle should
be parked and idling.
IntelliMute must be turned On before setting the activation point. Depending on whether
the unit is in Tone Alert or Voice Alert mode, you will hear a series of
beeps or voice messages as you follow the steps on the next page.
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Your Detector
Intro
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Hold 2 IntelliMute
Customer
Button
Rev
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Your Detector
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button ag...
When IntelliMute Pro is turned On, and engine RPMs are below the IntelliMute activation
point, your detector’s radar detection circuits are turned Off to prevent detection by
RDDs.
IntelliMute Button
Press and release
Notice
To Set the IntelliMute Activation Point
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Two beeps
Set Engine Revs
Press IntelliMute
button again at
desired RPMs
None
None
None
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Rev your engine to
the level you wish
to set (recommend
slightly above idle)
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and hold revs steady
for two seconds.
At the desired
rev level, press
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and release
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IntelliMute button.
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Three beeps
IntelliMu...
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Off
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Before IntelliMute Pro can be turned On, you must have turned On and Set the
IntelliMute Notice
activation point. (See pages 11 through 12.)
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When IntelliMute Pro is On, NO radar signals will
be detected and
NO alerts will be given at RPMs below the IntelliMute activation point.
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IntelliMute Button
IntelliMute Pro On
City/Hwy Button
Press and Hold 4 both
i
buttons simultaneously
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IntelliMute Set
IntelliMute Set!
h
NOTE
The arrow up or down will continue
to show that engine RPMs are above
or below the user-set value.
To Turn IntelliMute Pro On
IntelliMute Not Set
Intelli...
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Mute
desired RPMs
Press and hold
the IntelliMute
button for two
seconds.
Customer
IntelliMute Pro prevents detection by radar detector detectors (RDDs) such as VG-2,
Spectre I and Spectre IV when traveling at slower speeds. It is intended for use by
experienced users only.
Intelli
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IntelliMute Pro
Level Set
NOTE If the unit is unable to sense usable pulses
within three seconds or if you do not set a rev point
within 20 seconds of beginning these steps, IntelliMute
will indicate an error and automatically turn Off.
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold both
the IntelliMute and
City/Hwy buttons for
four seconds.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Two beeps
IntelliMute Pro
On
i blinks continuously
in the display after
IntelliMute Pro On
blinks
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
One beep
IntelliMute Pro
Off
IntelliMute Pro Off
blinks in the display
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
To Turn IntelliMute Pro Off
Four beeps
IntelliMute Not
Set, Please Try
Again followed by
IntelliMute not set
IntelliMute Off
IntelliMute Off
Press and hold both
the IntelliMute and
City/Hwy buttons for
four seconds.
One Beep
Please try again
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Your Detector
Intro
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Customer
Assistance
Voice/Tone Setting
Your Detector
Warranty
Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
VG-2 and Spectre
I & IV Alert Settings
You can set your detector to sound alerts with either a Voice or a Tone.
You can change settings by using the Mute button.
In Voice Alert mode, you will first hear several tones, then a voice message announcing
the type of signal detected, followed by more tones. In Tone Alert mode, you will hear
the tones only. The factory setting is Voice Alert mode.
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Mute Button
Press and Hold 2
Notice
Police use radar detector detectors (RDDs) to spot users of radar detectors.
Your detector is able to identify signals from VG-2, Spectre I and Spectre IV
RDDs and can provide alerts when any of these or similar devices are in use
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near your vehicle.
Your detector can be spotted by Spectre IV RDDs, but is invisible to VG-2 and Spectre I
RDDs. You can choose whether you want to be alerted to VG-2 and Spectre I & IV RDD
signals. The factory setting for VG-2 and Spectre I & IV
alerts is Off.Notice
Spectre I & IV
and VG-2 On
To Change From Voice Alert to Tone Alert
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold
the Mute button
for two seconds.
Spectre
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
One beep
Tone Alert
Tone Alert blinks in
the display
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IntelliMute & Dim Button
Simultaneously press and hold
IntelliMute and Dim buttons for
four seconds
& VG2
& VG2
On
Off
To Turn VG-2 and Spectre I & IV Alerts On and Off
To Change From Tone Alert Back to Voice Alert
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold
the Mute button
for two seconds
again.
Spectre I & IV
and VG-2 Off
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
None
Voice Alert
Voice Alert blinks in
the display
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold the
IntelliMute button for
four seconds.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
On = Two beeps
Spectre VG-2 On
Spectre I/VI & VG2 On
blinks in the display
Off = One beep
Spectre VG-2 Off
Spectre I/VI & VG2 Off
blinks in the display
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Your Detector
Intro
Settings
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Radar Alert Settings
Your Detector
Warranty
Intro
To Turn X Band On and Off
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Tone
Voice
Visual Display
X On = Two beeps
X Band On
X On blinks in the
display
X Off = One beep
X Band Off
X Off blinks in the
display
To Turn K Band On and Off
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold both
the Mute and City
buttons for
four seconds.
Customer
Assistance
The Pop Mode Radar Gun is a single-pulse Doppler radar that is a feature of a
K and Ka (Bee III Ka radar gun) band Instant-On radar gun. It uses a single,
short-time pulse to measure the target vehicle’s speed.
XKKaKu
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold both
the Mark/Dim and
Mute buttons
for
Notice
four seconds.
Operation
Pop Alert
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
K On = Two beeps
K Band On
K On blinks in the
display
K Off = One beep
K Band Off
K Off blinks in the
display
The Pop mode receiver senses Pop signals beyond the effective range of Pop radar
guns. As the Pop mode receiver is so sensitive, you should limit the use
of Pop Detect mode to highway and rural driving.
Pop Alert will alert you to Pop radar signals. During the alert, the unit continues
Notice signals. The factory setting is Pop Detect Off.
to detect other
To Turn Pop Alert On and Off
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold both
the Mark/Dim and
City/Hwy buttons for
four seconds.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Pop On =
Two beeps
Pop Alert On
Pop Alert On blinks in
the display
Pop Off =
One beep
Pop Alert Off
Pop Alert Off blinks in
the display
To Turn Ka Band On and Off
With unit power Off,
press and hold the
Mute button. Then
turn the power On
and continue to hold
the Mute button for
two seconds.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Ka On = Two beeps
Ka Band On
Ka On blinks in the
display
Ka Off = One beep
Ka Band Off
Ka Off blinks in the
display
To Turn Ku Band On and Off
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold the
City/Hwy button for
four seconds.
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Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Ku On = Two beeps
Ku Band On
Ku On blinks in the
display
Ku Off = One beep
Ku Band Off
Ku Off blinks in the
display
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Detection
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Detection
Customer
Assistance
Detection
Your Detector
Warranty
Intro
•
Signals Detected
Operation
X Signal Detected
The tables on the following pages show you the types of Signals your detector
will
detect, as well as the voice and visual alerts it provides for each of them.
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Audio Alerts
x
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Ka Signal Detected
K Signal Detected
1
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K
3
Ka
Ku Signal Detected
5
Ku
4
Pop Signal Detected
In Voice Alert mode you will first hear several tones, then a voice message announcing
the type of signal detected, followed by more tones. In Tone Alert mode, you will hear
the tones only.
Notice
POP
Notice
In both Voice Alert and Tone Alert modes, a distinctly different alert tone is used for
each type of signal detected (including separate tones for each laser signal). For X, K,
Ka and Ku band radar signals, the tones will repeat faster as you approach the signal
source. The repeat rate of the tones gives you useful information about the signal
detected. (See responding to alerts on page 21.)
LTI Laser*
Laser
LTI Laser
Visual Display
Kustom Signals Laser 340*
Laser
Kustom Laser 340
An indication of the type of signal detected will appear in the DigiView Data Display.
During X, K, Ka and Ku alerts, you will also see from 1 to 5 vertical
bars, indicating the strength of the signal detected.
Single
Strength
Chart
Signal Strength = 1
(Weakest Signal)
Signal Strength = 2
Signal Strength = 3
Laser Signals, Voice and Visual Displays
Type of Signal
Voice
Visual Display
LTI 20-20*
Laser
Laser 20/20
Kustom Signals Laser*
Laser
Kustom Laser
Stalker LIDAR*
Laser
Stalker LIDAR
Laser Atlanta SpeedLaser/Kustom Signals-ProLaser II*
Laser
SpeedLaser/ProLaser II
* Your detector provides 360° detection of these signals.
LTI 20-20
Signal Strength = 4
Signal Strength = 5 (Strongest Signal)
Laser
20 /20
Radar Signals, Voice and Visual Displays
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Customer
Visual DisplayAssistance
(continued)
Type of Signal
Voice
Visual Display
X Band Radar
X Alert
X and Signal Strength
K Band Radar
K Alert
K and Signal Strength
Ka Band Radar
Ka Alert
Ka and Signal Strength
Ku Band Radar
Ku Alert
Ku and Signal Strength
Pop Radar
Pop Alert
POP
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Stalker LIDAR
LTI Laser
Kustom Signals
Laser 340
Kustom Signals Laser
LTI
Kustom
Kustom
Laser
Laser 340
Laser
Laser Atlanta – Speedlaser
Kustom Signals-ProLaser II
Stalker
Speedlaser
Lidar
ProLaser II
NOTE
Beep rate changes with
different laser alerts.
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Your Detector
Intro
Customer
Assistance
Your Detector
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Intro
Visual DisplayAssistance
(continued)
Type of Signal
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Voice
Visual Display
Emergency Vehicles
Emergency Vehicle Approaching
Emergency Vehicles
Road Hazards
Road Hazard Ahead
Road Hazard
Trains
Train Approaching
Train
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Notice
Road Hazard Alert
Signal Detected
Emergency...
NOTE
There are
different
tones
for each
Safety Alert.
Train Alert
Signal Detected
Road
Train
Hazard
Spectre I & IV+ Alert Signal, Voice and Visual Display
Type of Signal
Voice
Visual Display
Spectre I
Spectre Alert
Spectre1
Spectre Alert
Spectre4
Spectre IV
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Spectre I Alert
Signal Detected
Spectre IV Alert
Signal Detected
Spectre1
Spectre4
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
VG-2 Alert Signal, Voice and Visual Display
Type of Signal
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Interceptor VG-2
Voice
Visual Display
VG-2 Alert
VG-2
VG-2 Alert
Signal Detected
VG-2
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Notice
Warranty
Customer
Warranty
Your detector is designed to detect Instant-On speed monitoring signals, which can
suddenly appear at full strength.
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Notice
* Your detector provides 360° detection of these signals.
Emergency Alert
Signal Detected
Operation
Detection and
Responding to Alerts
Assistance
Instant-On Detection
Safety Alert Signals, Voice and Visual Displays
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Operation
NOTE
There are different tones for each for each radar
detector detector alert.
NOTE
You should take appropriate action immediately
whenever an Instant-On alert is given.
Responding
to Alerts
Notice
•
Description
Interpretation
Recommended
Response
Tone repeats slowly at first,
then speeds up rapidly.
Probably police radar.
FULL ALERT
Tone sounds one time only.
Probably a false alarm, but
possibly pulsed radar, Spectre I or IV or VG-2 nearby.
Exercise caution
Tone instantly begins
repeating rapidly.
Radar, Spectre I or IV, or
VG-2 nearby has been
activated suddenly.
FULL ALERT
Tone repeats slowly as you
approach a hill or bridge,
then speeds up sharply as
you reach it.
Probably police radar
beyond the hill or bridge.
FULL ALERT
Tone repeats slowly for a
short period.
Probably a false alarm.
Exercise caution
Any type of laser alert.
Laser alerts are never
false alarms.
FULL ALERT
Any Safety Alert.
You are nearing an
emergency vehicle, railroad
crossing or road hazard
(construction, accident,
etc.).
Exercise caution
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Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Understanding Radar and Laser
Customer
Your Detector
Warranty
Assistance
Understanding
Radar and Laser
Intro
•
Radar Speed Monitoring Systems
Three band frequencies have been approved by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) for use by speed monitoring radar equipment:
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X band
K band
Ka band
10.525 GHz
24.150 GHz
33.400 – 36.00 GHz
Notice
Your detector
detects signals in all three radar bands, plus Ku band (13.435 GHz), which
is an approved frequency used in parts of Europe and Asia.
VG-2 and Spectre I & IV
VG-2 and Spectre I & IV are radar detector detectors (RDDs) that work by detecting
low-level signals emitted by most radar detectors. Your detector does not emit signals
that can be spotted by VG-2 and Spectre I RDDs. However, your detector can be spotted
by Spectre IV RDDs. Your unit detects signals from these or similar devices and will alert
you when such a device is in use near your vehicle.
Safety Alert Traffic Warning System
FCC-approved Safety Alert transmitters emit microwave radar signals that
indicate the presence of a safety-related concern. Depending on the frequency
of the signal emitted, it can indicate a speeding emergency vehicle or train,
or a stationary road hazard.
Operation
Understanding Radar and Laser
Customer
LIDAR (Laser)Assistance
Warranty
The correct name for the technology that most people refer to as laser is actually
LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging.
LIDAR operates much like radar. Its signal spreads out like a radar signal, though
not as widely. Unlike radar, LIDAR must have a clear line of sight to its target vehicle
throughout the entire measurement interval. Obstructions such as sign posts, utility
poles, tree branches, etc., will prevent valid speed measurement.
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Some common questions about LIDAR include:
Notice
n Does weather
have any affect on LIDAR?
Yes. Rain, snow, smoke, fog or airborne dust particles will reduce the effective
range of LIDAR and can, if dense enough, prevent its operation.
n Can LIDAR operate through glass?
Yes. Newer LIDAR guns can obtain readings through most types of glass.
However, the laser pulse also can be received through glass to trigger an alarm
by your detector.
n Can LIDAR operate while in motion?
No. Because LIDAR operates by line of sight, the person using it cannot drive
the vehicle, aim and operate the gun all at the same time.
n Is it legal for police to use LIDAR?
Yes, LIDAR is allowed to be used in all 50 States by police. Your detector detects
LIDAR (laser).
Because these microwave signals are within the K band frequency, most conventional
radar detectors will detect Safety Alert signals as standard
K band radar. Your detector, however, is designed to differentiate between standard K
band and Safety Alert signals, and give separate alerts for each.
Safety Alert technology is relatively new. Safety Alert transmitters can be found in
limited numbers in all 50 states, but the number is growing. Depending on your
location, you may not receive these alerts regularly and may often encounter
emergency vehicles, trains and road hazards without being alerted. As the number of
transmitters increases, these alerts will become more common.
When you receive such an alert, please watch for emergency vehicles ahead of you, on
cross streets and behind you. If you see an emergency vehicle approaching, please pull
over to the right side of the road and allow it to pass.
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GPS Locator
Intro
Global Position System Locator
Operation
Customer
GPS Locator
Warranty
Assistance
Global Position
System Locator (GPS Locator)
Intro
•
Overview
The GPS Locator unit monitors vehicle location using the GPS satellite system to add
features to your detector. Whenever it is installed and GPS signals are available, it:
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n
n
n
Provides alerts as you approach photo-enforced intersections and locations with
fixed red light or speed cameras, as well as known speed traps and areas where
increased caution should be exercised (such as a high-accident intersection). The
built-inNotice
location database can be updated at Cobra’s website to stay current with
photo-enforced locations, known speed traps and caution areas. See www.cobra.
com/AURA for details.
Allows you to identify and store up to 1,000 User Alert Locations in addition
to those in the database.
Provides speed and direction of travel information (compass).
Registration
IMPORTANT
Operation
Initial Satellite Lock
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Registration and initial update:
IMPORTANT Do not plug the GPS
1. Go online to the official AURA
Locator into your PC’s USB port until
website – http://aura.cobra.com.
the GPS data updater is installed and
2. Select your detector model.
you are prompted to plug in the
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Complete the registration form
GPS Locator.
and click “Register.”
4. Click on “Update My Data” and follow the online instructions.
5. Once installed, launch the updater and follow on screen instructions.
6. When update is complete, remove the GPS Locator from the PC.
Notice
It is ready
to plug into your detector.
Subsequent updates:
1. Access the internet on your PC.
2. Plug your GPS Locator into your PC’s USB port
for automatic update of new data.
Connecting to your Detector
Simply plug the GPS Locator into the USB socket on right
side of the detector. No external power connection is needed
for the GPS Locator; it is powered from the detector unit.
Initial Satellite Lock
The database built into your GPS Locator is populated with the latest data available
during production. However, due to the time elapsed between production and
your purchase, the database may not be 100% up-to-date. Therefore it is highly
recommended that you register and update your product before you first use it. Then,
periodically perform AURA database updates to ensure that your GPS Locator works
as effectively as possible.
Registering your GPS Locator will immediately activate your lifetime database update
subscription to the AURA™ Camera and Driving Hazard Database. (Lifetime includes
life of product – cannot be transferred to other products.)
Minimum system requirements:
Windows® XP or Vista Operating System; Internet access; 64 MB System RAM; USB
(1.1 or above); 20 MB of available on hard drive.
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GPS Locator
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•
When the GPS Locator is first used (or after a prolonged period of nonuse), the
GPS Locator needs more time to detect the Global Position System satellites.
1. After installation of the GPS Locator, turn the detector unit On with the
vehicle in an area clear of obstructions to the sky.
2. Keep the detector turned On for at least 15 minutes to allow fast satellite acquisition
in subsequent power-ups. The vehicle can be moving as long
as it is in an area where the GPS Locator can “see the sky.”
GPS Locator Status
The status of the GPS Locator is shown
at start-up with Locked or No Lock
flashing on the screen during that
sequence (see page 5). When the GPS
Locator is connected, the standby
screen shows your vehicle’s compass
heading (eight point), speed and the
City or Highway symbol.
GPS Lock
NW 55
h
Headed northwest at
55 miles per hour with
GPS signal locked.
h
If GPS Lock is lost,
the Compass heading
and speed will change
to dashes.
GPS No Lock
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GPS Locator
Intro
Operation
User Locations and GPS Settings
Customer
Assistance
User Locations
GPS Locator
Warranty
The GPS Locator database is populated with all the Photo Enforcement, Caution Area
and Known Speed Trap locations known at the time of its last update.
Intro
•
You can add User Locations of your own to alert you to places other than those in the
Photo Enforcement, Caution Area, and Known Speed Trap categories. Whenever your
vehicle approaches a user set location, the alarm chime will
sound and the screen will show User Location.
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To set a User Location:
Notice
With the GPS Locator unit connected to the detector, press and hold the
Mark/Dim button for two seconds when your vehicle is at a Location
you want to set.
n To delete a specific User Location:
While a User Location Alert is sounding at a Location you have set,
press and hold the Mark/Dim button for two seconds.
n
GPS Settings
Photo Enforcement Areas
These are fixed red light and speed cameras.
Caution Areas
These are high-accident intersections and other dangerous locations.
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Warranty
These are areas where it is known that mobile enforcement units are frequently
deployed. If you do not want to receive Speed Trap alerts while the GPS Locator
is connected, you can turn them Off. The factory default is Speed Traps On.
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To Turn Off and On Speed Trap Alerts
With the GPS Locator
connected and unit
power Off, press and
Notice
hold the Mark/Dim
button. Then turn the
power On and
continue to hold the
Mark/Dim button
for two seconds.
•
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
Speed Trap Alerts Off Speed Trap Alerts
= One beep
Off
Speed Trap Alerts Off
blinks in the display
Speed Trap Alerts On Speed Trap Alerts
= Two beeps
On
Speed Trap Alerts On
blinks in the display
Speed units can be selected as miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h).
The factory default is mph.
To Toggle Between mph and km/h
With the GPS Locator
connected and unit
power Off, press and
hold the City/Hwy
button. Then turn the
power On and continue
to hold the City/Hwy
button for two seconds.
Tone
Voice
Visual Display
None
Miles per hour
mph
None
Kilometers per
hour
km/h
GPS Alerts
When a Location-Based Alert other than a Known Speed Trap is activated, the screen
will show the distance between your vehicle and the Location as Zones 1, 2, and 3 with
Zone 1 being the furthest from the location.
Location
Distance
Chart
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Customer
Known SpeedAssistance
Traps
Speed Units
All of the settings associated with the GPS Locator except Known Speed Trap Locations
and IntelliScope are always On and cannot be selectively turned Off.
If you do not want to hear or see alerts for Photo Enforcement, Caution Area
and User Locations, simply remove the GPS Locator from the unit. This will
also remove the Compass and Speed information.
All radar and laser alerts will continue to function even when the GPS Locator
is removed.
GPS Settings
Zone 1
Zone 2
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GPS Settings
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Visual Display
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GPS Locator
Warranty
Intro
In addition to distance from the Location, the screen will show the type of alert.
Intro
Photo Enforced Areas
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PE
Caution Areas
User Location
CA
SPEED TR
UL
Notice
IntelliScope
adds direction information to the distance and type of Location-Based
Alert (other than Known Speed Trap Locations) by showing an arrow at the right of the
screen.
Display while approaching a Photo Enforcement Location on your route and
directly ahead.
PE
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Zone 3
Zone 2
PE
PE
PE
PE
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NOTE The arrow disappears in Zone 3 when you are close to the Location.
Notice
IntelliScope
Signal Sequence When You Turn Toward the Location
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Warranty
Intro
Assistance
Zone 1
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PE
Notice
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PE
PE
Vehicle
Turns Right
Display while approaching a Photo Enforcement Location involving a turn onto
a cross street where it is located.
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Zone 3
PE
PE
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CA
CA
NOTENotice
The signal never enters zone 3 since you never get close
to the Location.
To Turn IntelliScope Off and On
With the GPS Locator Tone
connected and unit
power Off, press and IntelliScope Off
= One beep
hold the IntelliMute
button. Then
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Customerturn
Warranty
IntelliScope On
Assistance
the power
On and
= Two beeps
continue to hold the
IntelliMute button for
two seconds.
Voice
Visual Display
IntelliScope Off
Intelliscope Off blinks
in the display
IntelliScope On
Intelliscope On blinks
in the display
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NOTE The arrow changes to straight ahead after turning onto the cross
street where the Location is.
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CA
For example, if a particular red light camera operates only for vehicles going north
and your vehicle is going south, you will not receive an alert with IntelliScope
turned Off. With IntelliScope turned On, you will receive an alert at that Location
even though the camera does not operate in your direction.
Assistance
Zone 1
Assistance
When IntelliScope is turned Off, Location-Based Alerts will be sounded only when
the Location is ahead of you and in the direction of your vehicle’s travel. No arrow
will be shown on the screen.
IntelliScope
Signal For a Location Directly Ahead
Customer Alert
Warranty
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IntelliScope
Signal Sequence When Location Is Off Your Route
Customer Alert
Warranty
Operation
Notice
In zones 1 and 2 the arrow will point in the approximate direction of the Location. In
zone 3, the location is in front of you. The factory setting is IntelliScope On.
Operation
Warranty
Zone 1
IntelliScope
Intro
Customer
Display while approaching and passing a Caution Area that is some distance
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away to the right of your route.
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Operation
Assistance
IntelliScope (continued)
Notice
NOTE IntelliScope does not indicate the direction of Known Speed Traps. Whenever
you approach Known Speed Trap Locations, the warning
will scroll across the display.
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Customer Information
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Maintenance and Specifications
Customer Information
Warranty
Intro
Maintenance
•
Your detector is designed and built to give you years of trouble-free performance without
the need for service. No routine Maintenance is required.
If you have added the GPS Locator unit to your detector, you can update the database
of Photo Enforced locations. Go to Cobra’s website (www.cobra.com) and follow the
online instructions.
If your unit does not appear to be operating properly, please follow these
troubleshooting steps:
Notice
n Make sure the power cord is properly connected.
n Make sure the socket of your vehicle’s cigarette lighter is clean and free
of corrosion.
n Make sure the power cord’s cigarette lighter adapter is firmly seated in
your cigarette lighter.
n Check the power cord fuse. (Unscrew the ribbed end cap of the cigarette lighter adapter
and examine the fuse. If required, replace it with a 2-amp fuse only.)
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Specifications
Band and Frequencies
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Band
Frequencies
XBand
KBand
KaBand
KuBand
VG-2
Laser
SpectreI
SpectreIV/IV+
SafetyAlert
TrafficWarning
System
10.525
24.125
34.700
13.435
11.500
910±50nm
910±50nm
910±50nm
910±50nm
910±50nm
910±50nm
13.300
NotDisclosed
24.070
24.110
24.190
24.230
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±0.050
±0.125
±1.300
±0.035
±0.250
100
125
130
200
238
340
±0.200
GHz
GHz
GHz
GHz
GHz
PPS
PPS
PPS
PPS
PPS
PPS
GHz
±0.010
±0.010
±0.010
±0.010
GHz
GHz
GHz
GHz
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Customer
Assistance
Specifications and Warranty
Warranty
Specifications (continued)
WARNING Modifications or parts substitutions not approved by Cobra
Electronics Corporation may violate FCC Rules and void your authority
to operate this equipment.
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This radar detector is covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 5,497,148;
5,594,432; 5,612,685; 6,078,279; 6,094,148; 6,621,447. Additional patents may be
listed inside the product or pending.
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Notice
For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
•
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra Radar/Laser Detectors, and the component
parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year
from the date of first consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by the first consumer
purchaser, provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective Radar/Laser Detectors,
products or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra Factory Service Department,
accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a
sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty service,
but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the product is repaired or replaced under
warranty.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:
1. To any product damaged by accident.
2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or as a result
of unauthorized alterations or repairs.
3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed.
4. If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.
Cobra shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including, without
limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitations may not apply to you.
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Customer Information
Intro
Operation
Product Service and
Optional Accessories
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Product Service
•
For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product, or if parts
are missing…PLEASE CALL COBRA FIRST…do not return this product to the store.
See customer assistance on page A1.
If this product should require factory service, please call Cobra before sending the product. This
will ensure the fastest turn-around time on any repair. If Cobra asks that the product be sent to its
factory, the following must be furnished to have the product serviced and returned:
1. For Warranty Repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical reproduction
Notice
or carbon of a sales receipt. Make sure the date of purchase and product
model number are clearly readable. If the originals are sent, they cannot be returned;
2. Send the entire product;
3. Enclose a description of what is happening with the product. Include a typed or clearly printed
name and address of where the product is to be returned, with phone number (required for
shipment);
4. Pack product securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original
packing material;
5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or
Priority Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation,
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois 60707 U.S.A.;
6. If the product is in warranty, upon receipt of the product it will either be repaired or
exchanged depending on the model. Please allow approximately 3 – 4 weeks before
contacting Cobra for status. If the product is out of warranty, a letter will automatically be sent
with information as to the repair charge or replacement charge.
For any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
Secondary Icons
Optional Accessories
•
You can find quality Cobra products and accessories at your local Cobra dealer,
or in the U.S.A., you can order directly from Cobra. See order info on page 33.
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Plug-in GPS
Locator Unit
Straight 12V DC
Power Cord
Windshield
Mounting Bracket
Coiled 12V DC
Power Cord
Dual Port Power
Adapter
Item #RDA GPSL66
Includes plug
and fuse
Includes suction
cups
Includes plug
and fuse
Includes adjustable
plug (up to 90˚) & fuse
Item #420-030-N-001
Item #545-159-N-001
Item #420-026-N-001
Item #CLP-2B
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