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Whistler CR65 Radar Detector Owner's Manual
POP™ MODE ALERTS
POP™ Mode Alerts
Because POP™ Mode radar utilizes the same
K or Ka band frequencies, POP™ Mode Alerts will
be displayed as regular radar alerts.
OPTION SELECT MODE
Option Select Mode
Press the Menu button to enter Option Select
Mode. Each press of the Menu button changes
to the next selectable feature.
The Dark (D) button and the Quiet (Q) button
turns the feature ON/OFF or Blinking for
example. A button must be pressed within
20 seconds or Option Select Mode will
automatically be exited.
CR65 / CR70
FEATURE:
OPTION SELECT MODE
Reset Features
All user features can be reset to factory settings.
Factory Reset
1. Unplug Power Cord from unit
2. Press and hold Quiet
3. Plug the Power Cord into the unit
(Power switch turned on)
4. Wait for 2 beeps
5. Release the Quiet button
Unit is now reset.
Factory Settings are:
• Highway Mode
• Dim/Dark Mode to full illumination of display
• Auto Quiet™ Mode OFF
• VG-2 Detection Mode OFF
• Self Test Mute OFF
• Voice® ON (CR70 Only)
• Alert Periscope to Flash
• POP™ Mode OFF
• SWS™ OFF
• TFSR OFF
OPTION:
VG-2 (default = OFF)
D for ON, Q for OFF
Alert Periscopes
(default = Blinking with alert)
D or Q for ON, OFF,
BLINKING
POP™ Mode
(default = OFF)
D for ON, Q for OFF
SWS
(default = OFF)
D for ON, Q for OFF
TFSR
(default = OFF)
D for ON, Q for OFF
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Note: To exit Option Select Mode press and
hold the menu button.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Your Whistler detector is expertly
engineered and designed to exacting
quality standards to provide you with
reliable, trouble-free operation. If your unit
has been correctly installed following the
guidelines in this manual, but is not
operating optimally, please refer to the
troubleshooting guide below.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM: Audio alerts are not loud enough.
Cancel Auto Quiet Mode or City Mode.
Check audio level setting (see pg.7-9).
PROBLEM: Unit alarms when vehicle
hits bumps. Check for loose lighter socket;
tighten and clean. Check connections at both
ends of power cord. Substitute another cord
to determine if the cord is defective. Return
the defective cord to the factory.
If difficulties occur which cannot be solved by
information in this Troubleshooting Guide,
please call Whistler Customer Service at
1-800-531-0004 or visit our FAQ page at
www.whistlergroup.com before returning your
unit for service.
Care & Maintenance
During the summer months, avoid
prolonged exposure to direct sunlight by
removing your unit from the dash when your
vehicle is parked for an extended
period of time. Do not spray water,
cleaners, or polishes directly onto the unit.
The spray may penetrate through the
openings and damage the unit. Also, do
not use any abrasive cleaners on the unit’s
exterior.
Laser-Radar detectors are legal in every state for
automobiles and light trucks (under 10,000 lbs.)
except Virginia and Washington, D.C., which
have local regulations restricting the use of
radar receivers in any vehicle.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
passed a nationwide regulation, effective
January 1994, which prohibited radar and laser
detector use in vehicles over 10,000 lbs.
FCC Information
FCC ID: HSXWH10 - CR65/CR70
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful
interference.
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT: FCC requirements state
that changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Whistler could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
PROBLEM: No display or audio.
Check fuse in plug; replace if necessary with
a 2 amp, 3AG type. Check fuse for lighter
socket; replace if necessary. Make sure the
lighter socket is clean.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Consumer Warranty
This Whistler Laser/Radar detector is
warranted to the original purchaser for a
period of one year from the date of original
purchase against all defects in materials
and workmanship. This limited warranty is
void if the unit is abused, modified, installed
improperly, if the housing has been removed,
or if the serial number is missing. There are
no express warranties covering this product
other than those set forth in this warranty. All
express or implied warranties for this product
are limited to one year. Whistler is not liable
for damages arising from the use, misuse, or
operation of this product.
Service Under Warranty
During the warranty period, defective units will
be repaired without charge when returned with
a dated store receipt to the address below.
Units returned without dated store receipt will
be handled as described in section “Service
Out Of Warranty.” Due to the specialized
equipment necessary for testing a laser/radar
receiver, there are no authorized service
stations for Whistler brand detectors other than
Whistler.
3. Be certain your unit is returned with its serial
number. For reference, please write your unit’s
serial number in the space provided on page
27 of this manual.
When returning a unit for service, please follow
these instructions:
1. Ship the unit in the original carton or in a
suitable sturdy equivalent, fully insured, with return
receipt requested to:
Whistler Repair Dept.
551 N. 13th St.
Rogers, AR. 72756
Note: Units that cannot be repaired will be
replaced with the same or similar model.
Replacement unit’s warranty will be based
on the original unit’s purchase date.
Please allow 3 weeks for turn around time.
IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume
responsibility for loss or damage incurred in
shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit insured with
return receipt requested. COD’s will not be accepted!
Units without serial numbers are not
covered under warranty.
IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit is
within the warranty period, make sure you keep
a copy of your dated store receipt. You may
register your product online at
www.whistlergroup.com, however, for
warranty verification purposes, a copy of your
dated store receipt must accompany any unit sent
in for warranty work.
Service Out of Warranty
Units will be repaired at “out of warranty” service
rates when:
• The units original warranty has expired.
• A dated store receipt is not supplied.
• The unit has been returned without its serial number.
• The unit has been abused, modified, installed
improperly, or had its housing removed.
2. Include with your unit the following
information,clearly printed:
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Your name and street address (for
shipping via UPS), a daytime telephone
number and an e-mail address, if
applicable.
A detailed description of the problem
(e.g., “Unit performs self-test but does not
respond to radar”).
A copy of your dated store receipt or bill
of sale.
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Radar Facts
A radar gun operates by transmitting radio
waves at certain frequencies which reflect off
objects and are then picked up by the radar
gun’s receiving section. When a radar beam
reflects off a moving target, a measurable
frequency shift occurs. The radar unit converts
this shift into miles per hour to determine
your vehicle’s speed. Currently, the FCC
(Federal Communications Commission)
permits operation of traffic radar guns at X
Band (10.500 - 10.550 GHz), K Band (24.050
- 24.250 GHz), and Ka Band (33.400 - 36.000
GHz).
Note: A radar detector will only alarm if an
officer is transmitting on any one of the above
radar bands.
Laser Facts
It’s well documented that many radar guns
cannot reliably provide the speed of a
targeted vehicle that is traveling in a group
of vehicles. In contrast, a laser gun can target
a specific vehicle out of a line of traffic and
determine its speed. The advantage of laser
over radar in terms of target identification
is the result of the laser gun’s narrow beam.
A radar transmission can cover more than a
four-lane highway at a distance of 1,000 feet,
compared with a laser transmission which
covers about 3 feet at the same distance. For
best protection, keep these points, listed on
the following section, in mind:
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
SPECIFICATIONS
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
SPEED MONITORING
ARE DETECTORS LEGAL?
In Most States YES!
Service Out of Warranty (Continued)
The minimum out of warranty service fee for your
Whistler CR65 detector is $40.00 (U.S.) and $45
(U.S.) for the CR70 detector. If you require out
of warranty service, please return your unit as
outlined in the section “Service Under Warranty”
along with a certified check or money order in
the amount of $40.00 for the CR65 detector and
$45 for the CR70 detector. Payment may also be
made by MasterCard, VISA or American Express;
personal checks are not accepted.
Laser Wavelength:
905 ± 50 nanometers (nm)
Radar Frequencies:
10.500 - 10.550 GHz (X Band)
24.050 - 24.250 GHz (K Band )
33.400 - 36.000 GHz (Ka Superwideband)
Operating Temperature Range:
-10 C to +70 C (14 F to +158 F)
In the event repairs cannot be covered by the
minimum service fee, you will be contacted by
a Whistler technical service specialist who will
outline options available to you.
Power Requirements:
Operational 12 to 15 volts DC, 250mA nominal
Vehicle Battery Saver, 30mA nominal.
If you elect not to have your unit repaired, it will
be returned to you along with your certified check
or money order.
One or more U.S. patents may apply:
#5,666,120, #7,215,276
POP Mode is a trademark of MPH Industries, Inc.
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IMPORTANT: When returning your unit for service,
be certain to include a daytime telephone number
and an email address (if applicable).
Customer Service
If you have questions concerning the operation
of your Whistler detector, or require service
during or after the warranty period, please call
Customer Service at:
SPEED MONITORING
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Because the vehicle’s license plate or
headlights are the laser gun’s primary
targets, mounting the Whistler detector on
the dashboard can improve laser detection
at short range.
Do not follow closely behind any vehicle. If
you can’t see past a vehicle ahead of you,
chances are your detector won’t either.
The receiving range of laser signals will not
be the same as radar signals. Laser guns
are most often used at short range.
Whistler Laser-Radar detectors receive all
current laser guns which operate at a laser
wavelength of 905 ± 50 nm including but
not limited to the following:
Ultra Lyte
LTI 20-20
LTI TruSpeed® S
Pro Laser™ I II III
Laser Ally
Laser Atlanta® Stealth Mode
Other Speed Detection Systems
Several techniques other than radar or laser are
used to measure vehicle speeds. When these
methods are being used, no detector can
provide a warning.
These techniques include:
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Pacing - A patrol car drives behind you
and matches your driving speed.
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Vascar/Aircraft - The time it takes a
vehicle to travel a known distance is
measured.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Having a radar detector capable
of detecting the VG-2 may alert you to the
presence of a speed trap. The newest tool
Police have to detect radar detectors is called
Spectre. Spectre can detect the majority of
undetectable (VG-2) laser/radar detectors on
the market.
ACCESSORIES
OWNER’S MANUAL
These and other accessories can be
ordered directly from Whistler by calling
1-800-531-0004 or visiting our online store
at www.whistlergroup.com.
Order#
Description
Price
202138b
Visor Bracket
202151
Windshield Bracket Kit
$ 9.95
206552
Power Cord (5’)
$14.95
206880
Hardwire Kit (10’ )
(for wiring to fuse box)
$ 9.95
206666
Modular* Cord Package
(includes coiled and straight
cords, and power adapter)
$17.95
$ 9.95
159032
Package of 8 Suction Cups
$ 2.95
402080
Non Skid Dash Pad
$ 6.95
CR65/CR70
LASER-RADAR
DETECTOR
The Whistler Group Corporate Headquarters
*Modular: Interconnecting pieces cord and
plug. Shipping and handling (per order) $5.00
Prices are subject to change without notice.
1716 SW Commerce Dr. Ste. 8. • Bentonville, AR 72712
Tel 479.273.6012 • Fax 479.273.2927
Customer Return Center
1412 South 1st St. • Rogers, AR 72756
Customer Service Tel 800.531.0004
www.whistlergroup.com
______________________________________________
write serial number in the space provided
Representatives are available to answer your questions
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT).
www.whistlergroup.com
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Radar Detector Detectors (VG-2) Spectre
The Interceptor VG-2, or simply VG-2, is a
microwave receiver used by police to detect
signals radiated by the local oscillator of a
radar detector. Because its purpose is to
identify persons driving with radar detectors,
the VG-2 is known as a “radar detector
detector”.The VG-2 is a tool used by the
police to identify radar detector equipped
vehicles. If caught, in a state where detectors
are illegal, (see page 18), drivers risk losing
their radar detector and receiving a fine. In
addition, instant-on radar is almost always
used in combination with a VG-2, leaving
unsuspecting motorists vulnerable to receiving
two tickets—one potentially for speeding, the
other for possession of a detector. Having a
radar detector capable of detecting the VG-2
may alert you to the presence of a speed trap.
For more information on speed monitoring
technologies, please visit our F.A.Q. page on
our website: www.whistlergroup.com
It is the responsibility of the individual radar
detector operator to know and understand
the laws in your area regarding the legality
of the use of radar detectors.
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SWS™ is a trademark of Safety Warning System L.C.
1-800-531-0004
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SPEED MONITORING
Laser Facts (Continued)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dear Whistler Customer,
If you have questions concerning the operation of
this Whistler product please call:
Customer Service
1-800-531-0004
Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT
or visit our website
www.whistlergroup.com
Please keep the receipt in a safe place. You
may register your product online at
www.whistlergroup.com. For warranty verification
purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must
still accompany any unit sent in for warranty work. If
the unit is returned without a dated store receipt, an
out of warranty service charge applies. Note: Your
warranty period begins at the time of purchase.
The warranty is validated only by the dated store
receipt! Please record the serial number of the
unit in the space provided in the warranty section
of the manual.
To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of
your Whistler detector and to better understand
the differences between detecting radar, laser,
and safety radar signals, we recommend reading
this entire manual or visiting our F.A.Q. page on
our website www.whistlergroup.com
Enjoy your Whistler detector and please drive
safely.
Sincerely,
The Whistler Group, Inc.
OPERATION
Setting Saver
Setting Saver stores your personalized settings so
that when the detector is turned off and then on
again, you do not have to re-enter them.
Auto Quiet Mode
Pressing QUIET before a radar signal is detected
provides an alternate alert pattern, consisting of
several beeps (indicating X, K, Ka or Safety Warning
System) followed by clicking. After 20 seconds of no
alerts, the audio is restored for any new alerts.
• Press Quiet (before a signal is detected) to
engage Auto Quiet.
• Once the Auto Quiet mode is engaged, you
may cancel the audio alarm by pressing Quiet.
• Press Quiet (when the unit is not alarming) to
cancel Auto Quiet mode.
Quiet Mode
Pressing Quiet cancels the audio during an alert
and any new alert within 20 seconds. After 20
seconds of no alerts, the audio is restored for any
new alerts.
• Press Quiet to cancel the audio.
• Press Quiet a second time during an alert to restore the standard audio alert pattern; or turn the unit off, then on.
FEATURES
Model Features Summary................................. 3 - 4
Installation......................................................... 5 - 6
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Mounting Guidelines
Windshield Mounting
Power Connection
Fuse Replacement
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Operation....................................................... 7 - 12
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Power On Self Test & Volume
Integrated Real Voice® (CR70 Only)
Feature Engaged Confirmation
Self Test Mute
Setting Saver
Auto Quiet Mode
Quiet Mode
City/City 1/City 2 Modes
Highway Mode
TFSR - Traffic Flow Signal Rejection
Alert Periscopes
Dim/Dark Mode
Engaging/Disengaging VG-2 Detection
Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
Stay Alert
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Laser Audio/Visual Alerts
Laser Tips
Pulse Protection®
Safety Warning System
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VG-2 Alerts......................................................... 14
POP™ Mode....................................................... 15
Option Select Mode...................................... 15 - 16
• Reset Features 16
Troubleshooting Guide................................. 16 - 17
• Care & Maintenance
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Are Detectors Legal?......................................... 18
• FCC Information
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Speed Monitoring.......................................... 19 - 21
• Radar Facts
• Laser Facts
• Other Speed Detection Systems
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Warranty Information..................................... 22 - 25
Specifications..................................................... 26
Accessories......................................................... 27
OPERATION
City/City 1/City 2 Mode(cont’d)
• Press City button again to enter City 2 Mode.
• Press City button a fourth time to cancel City 2
Mode and returns the unit to Highway Mode.
In City Mode, weak speed/safety warning system
signals give an initial alarm of two beeps, and
then remains quiet unless the signal becomes
very strong. When the signal strength increases,
two additional beeps are provided. City 1 and
City 2 Modes operate the same as Highway
Mode, but in City 1 Mode, only the X band
sensitivity is lowered. In City 2 Mode, X-band is
not detected.
Caution: Some towns/small cities may still be
using X band radar. City Modes do not change
the audio alert for laser.
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Features
Total Band ProtectionTM
Numeric IconTMDisplay
Detects
POP Mode
360o Maxx Coverage
Real Voice® (CR70 only)
VG-2 Cloaking
3 City Modes/Highway Mode
Quiet/Auto Quiet Mode
Dim/Dark Mode
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Stay Alert
Setting Saver
Vehicle Battery Saver
Safety Warning System
Alert Priority
Alert Periscopes
Traffic Flow Signal Rejection
Total Laser Detection
High Gain Lens
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Bracket Release Button – provides quick
and easy release of the mounting bracket.
Speaker – provides distinct audio warnings
for X, K, Ka band radar, safety warning
system, laser and VG-2.
Mounting Bracket Location – slot holds
mounting bracket firmly.
Radar Antenna – compact, high-efficiency
antenna receives radar signals.
Front Laser – high gain optical lens
provides increased sensitivity and field of
view for leading-edge laser detection.
Rear Laser – an integrated optical
waveguide provides superior detection of
laser signals transmitted from behind.
City Button - reduces the annoyance of
false alerts typically encountered in urban
driving areas.
Quiet Button - pressing QUIET before
a radar signal is detected engages Auto
Quiet Mode which provides “clicking”
sounds after the initial warning. Pressing
QUIET during a radar encounter silences
audio alerts, while allowing visual alerts to
keep you informed.
Power / Volume Control - turns unit on/off
and adjusts audio level.
Dim / Dark Mode - engages Dim/Dark modes.
Menu Button - enters option select mode.
Numeric Icon Display - combines icon
display with a 7 segment digital display that
shows signal strength indication and band
identification.
Alert Periscopes - provide an additional
attention getting visual alert.
X-band Icon - indicates the unit is receiving
a X-band signal.
K-band Icon - indicates the unit is receiving
a K-band signal.
FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS
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Ka-band Icon - indicates the unit is
receiving a Ka-band signal.
V - indicates that the unit is receiving
a VG-2 signal. Indicates that VG-2 is
engaged.
H - indicates unit is in Highway mode.
C - indicates that the unit is operating in
city mode.
Signal Strength Icon - indicates the
strength of the signal being detected.
L - indicates that the unit is receiving a
laser signal.
Power Jack - provides connection for the
power cord
INSTALLATION
Mounting Guidelines
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Mount the unit as low as possible near the
center of the windshield.
Do not mount the unit behind wipers,
ornaments, mirrored sunscreens, etc.
These obstructions have metal surfaces
which can affect radar and laser signals
and reduce critical warning time. (Regular
tinted glass does not affect reception.)
Some windshields have an Instaclear™ or
Electriclear™ type coating, which affects
radar signals. Consult your dealer or
the owner’s manual to determine if your
windshield has this coating.
Avoid placing unit in direct contact with
the wind shield.
To reduce the possibility of theft, conceal
the unit when not in use.
Rubber Bumper
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OPERATION
Traffic Flow Signal Rejection (cont’d)
sources. Traffic flow monitoring systems are
getting more common. Many of these systems
generate radar signals to measure the flow of
traffic across multiple lanes. Most detectors
will alert you to it unnecessarily. This rejection
feature examines the incoming signal and will
aid in reducing the alerts to such sources.
We suggest you turn TFSR on if you are experiencing
excessive X or K band false alerts every half mile
or so along stretches of roadway that contain these
traffic flow sensors.
Alert Periscopes
Highway mode provides full audio warnings
any time radar (X, K, Ka, Safety Warning
System) or laser signals are detected, and is
recommended for open road driving.
Traffic Flow Signal Rejection (TFSR)
Dim/Dark Mode
Whistler’s Three Stage City Mode is designed
to reduce the annoyance of automatic door
openers, intrusion alarms and other devices which
share frequencies with police radar. Generally, X
band is used for these devices.
• Press City button to cancel Highway Mode
and engage City Mode.
• Press City button again to enter City 1 Mode.
Recently, many new products operate on X
or K band causing nuisance alerts to radar
detectors. Some of these are radar based
Traffic Monitoring Systems mounted to poles
alongside the highway and others are K
Band Lane Change Assistants and Blind Spot
Detectors found on some automobiles. When
turned on in option mode, helps eliminate
excessive alerts from erroneous X and K-band
Dim/Dark Mode reduces the illumination of
the display.
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Press and release the Dark button to
reduce illumination to a dim setting.
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Press and release the Dark button a
second time to engage Dark Mode. The
display illumination is further reduced.
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City/City 1/City 2 Mode
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Whistler’s Alert Periscopes provide an added
attention getting visual alert. The two extra
LED’s flash on and off when the unit alarms to
provide a unique visual alert.
This alert can be programmed through the
Option Select Mode to be: ON, OFF, or
FLASHING during alerts.
Highway Mode
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FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS
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Feature Listings of CR65/CR70
OPERATION
Dim/Dark Mode(cont’d)
Dim or Dark can be engaged during an alert.
In Dark Mode, the display goes dark for as
long as a signal is being detected and 20
seconds after, then the display returns to the
dimmer setting.
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Press and release the Dark button a third
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time to restore the display to full
illumination.
Engaging/Disengaging VG-2
See Option Select Mode to turn this feature on.
Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
The Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically
shuts off your detector within 6 hours. The
timer is reset if the detector is turned off,
unplugged or any button is pressed before the
time has expired. The detector will alert you
with an audible and visual warning before it
shuts off. During this warning you can reset the
timer by pressing any button.
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Install the two suction cups and rubber bumper
onto the bracket by fitting them into their holes.
Press the suction cups onto the windshield at the
location you have chosen.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the unit is level.
OPERATION
Stay Alert Feature
The Stay Alert Feature is designed to test a
driver’s alertness. To engage (when the unit is
not alarming) :
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Press and hold the City button for
approximately 2 seconds. Release button
during or immediately after the alert is
given.
The “H” or “C” will flash indicating Stay Alert
is activated. Within 30-60 seconds, two beeps
are sounded; to show alertness, the driver must
press either the City, Menu, or Quiet buttons
within 3-5 seconds. If a button is pressed within
3-5 seconds, the cycle is repeated.
If a button is not pressed within 3-5 seconds,
an alarm sounds and the display flashes all the
LEDs.
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Press the Dark button to exit the Stay
Alert feature.
WARNING!!! Stay Alert is NOT intended as a
substitute for adequate rest. You should NOT
operate a vehicle if you are drowsy. During
extended periods of vehicle operation, you
should take frequent breaks. Improper reliance
on the Stay Alert feature may result in vehicle
damage, personal injury or death.­
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OPERATION
Power On Self Test & Volume
Each time your Whistler detector is turned on,
an automatic self-test sequence confirms that
the speaker and visual displays are functional.
To increase the volume, continue turning the
volume knob.
Integrated Real Voice® (CR70 Only)
Note: Some newer cars have a plastic safety coating
on the inside of the windshield. The windshield
bracket may leave permanent marks on this type of
surface.
To find out if your vehicle has this type of windshield,
check the owner’s manual or ask your dealer. We
recommend that you do not leave the suction cup
bracket on the windshield in direct sunlight. If the
detector is removed, this may cause blistering of the
dash in some vehicles.
Power Connection
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Plug the small end of the power cord into the
unit’s power jack.
Plug the large end into the vehicle’s cigarette
lighter.
When selected, Real Voice® will be used to
articulate the following:
1. Band Identification
2. Safety Warning System messages
3. Feature Selection
Voice OFF/ON is selected by holding quiet
button for approximately 2 seconds. Voice ON
will announce “caution”, Voice OFF will give a
double beep.
Feature Engaged Confirmation
Each time a button is pressed, one beep
confirms the feature is “on”, two beeps
confirm feature “off”.
Self Test Mute
Fuse Replacement
The lighter socket plug is equipped with a replaceable
2 amp, 3AG fuse located behind the silver tip. To
replace the fuse, carefully unscrew the tip of the plug.
Press the Quiet button during the Self-Test
sequence to cancel the Self-Test audio. This
will not affect radar/laser alerts. To restore the
Self-Test audio, press the Quiet button during
the next Self-Test.
IMPORTANT: Unscrew slowly. The tip contains a spring which
may fly out when disassembling. Insert the new fuse with the
spring and screw on the tip. With use, the screw cap on the
plug may loosen. Retighten it occasionally.
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NEVER OPERATE A
VEHICLE IF YOU
ARE DROWSY!
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INSTALLATION
Windshield Mounting
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LASER/RADAR ALERTS
Laser Audio / Visual Alerts
When a laser signal is detected, the unit
indicates an “L” on the display. The audio
alert is continuous for a minimum of 3
seconds.
LASER/RADAR ALERTS
Safety Warning System/Audio/Visual Alerts
When your Whistler detector detects a safety
warning system, it provides a distinctive audio
tone and the Numeric Icon display shows an
“S.” and a decimal point when a Safety warning
system is detected.
Laser Tips
If you are the targeted vehicle, a laser gun
can often determine your speed within a few
seconds after you receive an alert. In this
situation there is generally no time to safely
adjust your speed. However, if you are
traveling near or behind the targeted
vehicle and receive an alert, response time
should be sufficient. Any laser alert, regardless
of duration, requires immediate action!
Pulse Protection
®
Pulse (or instant-on) radar is more difficult
to detect than conventional radar because
it remains “off” until activated to measure
the speed of a targeted vehicle. When a pulse
type transmission is detected, your Whistler
detector sounds an urgent 3-second audio
warning and a “P” will be displayed. After
the 3-second pulse alert, the standard alert
pattern continues for as long as the signal is
present. It is important to respond promptly
to a pulse alert, since warning time may be
minimal.
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Alert
Note: You will be able to receive SWS™ alerts if
transmitters are located in your area.
VG-2 ALERTS
VG-2 Detection Mode
The VG-2, also known as a “radar detector
detector,” is a special receiver used by police
to detect signals radiated by a radar detector.
See page 21 for more information on VG-2.
When a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2
alert is sounded. After 3 seconds, the audio
is cancelled and the VG-2 indicator flashes at
a slower rate. Every 30 seconds, the detector
checks for a VG-2 signal. This cycle is repeated
if the VG-2 signal is detected again. If no signal
is detected, two beeps are provided indicating
an “all clear” condition.
During the period a VG-2 signal is detected,
a radar signal cannot be detected. However,
because the VG-2 alert has confirmed that a
patrol car is nearby, you are already aware of
the potential for speed monitoring and can
adjust your speed accordingly. Laser detection
is not affected while a VG-2 signal is detected.
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