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PDF OCR Transcript: TROUBLESHOOTING POPTM MODE ALERTS OPTION SELECT MODE GUIDE ARE DETECTORS LEGAL? SPEED MONITORING SPEED MONITORING SPEED MONITORING POPTM Mode Alerts Because K or Ka band POPTM frequencies, Mode radar POPutilizes TM Mode the same Alerts will be displayed as regular radar alerts. 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: 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 OPTION SELECT MODE Option Press Mode. the and or Z-15R will these be Mode Blinking pressed illuminate next the the indicators will will Each Quiet selectable Menu Select indicate automatically for within press the (Q) example. button will “III” button 20 of a Mode feature. not feature the seconds icon. to be be A Menu turns enter decimal shown. exited. The When is ON; or the button Option Dark Option the A feature Model point button (D) feature changes Select Select button on Z-11R ON/OFF model must is Reset All settings. user Features features can be reset to factory 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 to defective cord to the factory. 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 If difficulties occur which cannot be solved by off 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. In Most States YES! Laser-Radar detectors are legal in every state for automobiles and light trucks (under 10,000 lbs.) Factory 1. 2. 3. except Virginia and Washington, D.C., which 4. 5. 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. 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 Laser Facts (Continued) • Because headlights the are vehicle’s the laser license gun’s plate primary or Unplug Press Plug Wait Release (Power the for and Reset switch Power the 2 Power hold beeps Quiet turned Cord Quiet Cord button from into on) have local regulations restricting the use of radar receivers in any vehicle. The passed Federal a nationwide Highway regulation, Administration effective (FHWA) January 1994, which prohibited radar and laser detector use in vehicles over 10,000 lbs. FCC Information FCC ID: HSXWH10 - Z-11R/Z-15R 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) received, cause this device undesired including must operation. accept interference any interference that may IMPORTANT: FCC requirements state that changes or modifications not expressly openings and damage the unit. Also, do not use any abrasive cleaners on the unit’s exterior. approved by Whistler could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. For more information on speed monitoring technologies, please visit our F.A.Q. page on our website: www.whistlergroup.com It detector the of is the laws the use responsibility in operator of your radar area to detectors. know regarding of the and individual understand the legality radar NOTE: of presence Police Spectre. undetectable the detecting market. have Having Spectre of to a the (VG-2) speed detect a VG-2 radar can laser/radar trap. detect radar may detector The alert detectors the newest detectors you capable majority to is tool the called of on Note: To exit Option Select Mode press and hold the menu button. SPECIFICATIONS 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. Modular: Interconnecting pieces cord and plug. Shipping and handling (per order) $5.00. Prices are subject to change without notice. __ write serial number in the space provided targets, mounting the Whistler detector on unit the at short dashboard range. can improve laser detection the unit • Do not follow closely behind any vehicle. If you chances can’t are see your past detector a vehicle won’t ahead either. of you, • The receiving range of laser signals will not Unit is now reset. be the same as radar signals. Laser guns are most often used at short range. Factory Settings are: • Highway Mode • Dim/Dark Mode to full illumination • Whistler Laser-Radar detectors receive all current laser guns which operate at a laser wavelength of 905 ± 50 nm including but Z-11R FEATURE: OPTION: VG-2 (default = OFF) D for ON, Q for OFF of display • Auto Quiet Mode OFF • VG-2 Detection Mode OFF • Self Test Mute OFF not limited to the following: • Ultra Lyte • LTI 20-20 Alert Periscopes D or Q for ON, OFF, • Voice® ON (Z-15R Only) • LTI TruSpeed® S (default = Blinking with alert) BLINKING • Alert Periscope to Flash POPTM Mode (default = OFF) • Pro LaserTM I II III D for ON, Q for OFF • POPTM Mode OFF • SWSTM OFF • TFSR OFF (Z-15R Only) • Laser Ally • Laser Atlanta® Stealth Mode Z-15R FEATURE: OPTION: VG-2 (default = OFF) D for ON, Q for OFF TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Alert Periscopes D or Q for ON, OFF, (default = Blinking with alert) BLINKING POPTM Mode D for ON, Q for OFF (default = OFF) SWSTM D for ON, Q for OFF (default = OFF) Your and to operation. installed but the provide troubleshooting is designed Whistler not following operating If you your detector to with exacting unit the reliable, optimally, guide has guidelines is expertly quality been below. trouble-free please correctly standards in engineered this refer manual, to 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: • Pacing - A patrol car drives behind you and matches your driving speed. TFSR (default = OFF) D for ON, Q for OFF 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. • Vascar/Aircraft - The time it takes a vehicle to travel a known distance is measured. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WARRANTY INFORMATION WARRANTY INFORMATION ACCESSORIES OWNER’S MANUAL Service During be a Units be Out equipment receiver, stations Whistler. dated repaired handled Of returned the for Warranty.” store Under there Whistler warranty necessary without as receipt described without are Warranty no brand charge period, Due for to authorized dated the testing in to detectors when section the defective address store specialized a returned service laser/radar receipt other “Service below. units than with will will When these 1. suitable Ship instructions: returning the sturdy unit equivalent, in a the unit original for fully service, carton insured, please or with in a return follow receipt requested to: Z-11R/Z-15R DETECTOR LASER-RADAR Whistler Repair Dept. 551 N. 13th St. Rogers, AR. 72756 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 The Whistler Group Corporate Headquarters 3604 NW Frontage Rd. • Bentonville, AR 72712 Tel 479.273.6012 • Fax 479.273.2927 return receipt requested. COD’s will not be accepted! Whistler Customer Return Center 2. information,clearly Include with your printed: unit the following • Your name and street address (for shipping via UPS), a daytime telephone WARRANTY INFORMATION WARRANTY INFORMATION Consumer Warranty This Whistler Laser/Radar detector is warranted to the original purchaser for a period of two years from the date of original 3. number. serial of this Be number certain manual. For reference, your in the unit space please is returned provided write with your on its page unit’s serial 27 purchase against all defects in materials and workmanship. This limited warranty is void if the unit is abused, modified, installed Units without serial numbers are not covered under warranty. 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 the above time. Whistler is not liable for damages arising from the use, misuse, 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. or operation of this product. Service Out of Warranty 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. 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. 551 N. 13th St. • Rogers, AR 72756 Customer Service Tel 800.531.0004 www.whistlergroup.com number and an e-mail address, if applicable. P/N 260037 © 2013 The Whistler Group, Inc. • 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. 22 23 24 25 26 27 Service Out of Warranty (Continued) The minimum out of warranty service fee for your Whistler Z-11R detector is $35.00 (U.S.) and $40 (U.S.) for the Z-15R 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 $35.00 for the Z-11R detector and $40 for the Z-15R detector. Payment may also be made by MasterCard, VISA or American Express; personal checks are not accepted. 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. If you elect not to have your unit repaired, it will be returned to you along with your certified check or money order. 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: 1-800-531-0004 Representatives Monday - Friday are from available 8:00 to a.m. answer to 5:00 your p.m. questions (CT). www.whistlergroup.com 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) Power Requirements: Operational 12 to 15 volts DC, 250mA nominal Vehicle Battery Saver, 30mA nominal. One or more U.S. patents may apply: #5,666,120, #7,215,276 POPTM Mode is a trademark of MPH Industries, Inc. SWS® is a trademark of Safety Warning System L.C. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Order# Description Price 202138 Visor Bracket $ 6.95 202151 Windshield Bracket Kit $ 9.95 206552 Power Cord (5’) $14.95 206880 Hardwire Kit (10’ ) $ 9.95 (for wiring to fuse box) 206666 Modular Cord Package $17.95 (includes coiled and straight cords, and power adapter) 159032 Package of 8 Suction Cups $ 2.95 402080 Non Skid Dash Pad $ 6.95 TABLE Dear Whistler Customer, OF CONTENTS FEATURES FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS INSTALLATION OPERATION If you have questions concerning the operation of this Whistler product please call: Customer 1-800-531-0004 Service 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 Bracket and Speaker for system, Mounting mounting Radar antenna Front increased leading-edge Rear provides transmitted City alerts areas. Quiet signal which the radar allowing Power and Dim Menu Numeric display shows identification. Icon to identification, Alert attention X-band a K-band a Ka-band a V signal. H X, easy Button Laser K, typically Laser Antenna laser Ka Release receives superior - release sensitivity bracket provides Bracket band - from - - an and high laser reduces encountered integrated - 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 of behind. radar Button radar, VG-2. compact, detection firmly. gain detection. Location the distinct and the signals. mounting safety optical field - annoyance provides optical audio high-efficiency in of - of warning urban slot laser lens view bracket. warnings waveguide holds quick provides signals driving for offalse initial adjusts / encounter provides is Dark Button Button signal / with detected visual Volume warning. Icon Mode audio a strength 7 alerts - - Display “reduced silences enters pressing segment engages Control Pressing level. - to keep audio QUIET tone” - Auto QUIET turns you alerts, sounds before Quiet informed. unit during while Mode on/off after a radar a your Whistler detector and to better understand engages indication option - combines digital Dim/Dark select display and icon mode. band modes. that 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. • Total Band ProtectionTM • Numeric Icon Display • Detects POPTM Mode • 360o Maxx Coverage • Real Voice® (Z-15R only) • VG-2 Cloaking • 3 City Modes/Highway Mode • Quiet/Auto Quiet Mode • Dim/Dark Mode • High Gain Lens Model Features Summary................................. 3 - 5 14 1.Installation......................................................... • Mounting Guidelines • Windshield Mounting 4.7.10.

  1. C - indicates that the unit is operating in city mode. 20. Signal Strength Icon - indicates the strength of the signal being detected. 21. L - indicates that the unit is receiving a laser signal. 22. Power Jack - provides connection for thepower cord. 23. VG-2/Laser Icon - indicates that the unit is receiving either VG2 or laser signal. 24. K/Ka-band Icon - shows the unit is receiving a K or Ka band signal. K/Ka indicator will flash for Ka band. X-band K-band Ka-band - - indicate indicates indicates Display Periscopes Indicates Icon Icon Icon getting signal. signal. signal. power, that unit - - - and - indicates indicates offers indicates that visual is the - city signal provide in easy-to-read VG-2 unit Highway mode, alert. the the strength. the is is an unit unit receiving engaged. unit radar additional mode. is is is display receiving receiving band receiving a VG-2 OPERATION OPERATION OPERATION OPERATION OPERATION Laser Audio / Visual Alerts When a laser signal is detected, model Z-11R display indicates alert by illuminating the “V/L” and scrolling the signal strength indicators from right to left. Model Z-15R display indicates an “L” on the display. The audio alert is continuous for a minimum of 3 seconds. Laser If you are Tips 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. Model Z-11R will flash the alert strength indicators at their fastest rate; on model Z-15R 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. 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® (Z-15R Only) 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 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. City/City Whistler’s designed automatic and with for these other police devices. to Three devices door 1/City radar. reduce openers, Stage Generally, 2 which the Mode City annoyance share intrusion Mode X band frequencies is alarms of is used • • • • Press 2 Press and Press Press Mode engage City City City City and button button button button City return Mode. a to again again fourth the cancel unit to to time enter enter Highway to Highway to City City cancel Mode 1 2 Mode Mode Mode. City In systembeeps, signal strength are operate in signal detected. City City provided. becomes to TM Mode, 1 and signals the Mode, increases, alert. then same City weak In give X very remains City band as 1 two speed/safety and an strong. Highway 2 initial additional Mode, requires City quiet When 2 alarm Mode, X-band Modes unless a warning beeps stronger the of but the two is signal not Caution: be change using the X Some band audio towns/small radar. alert for City laser Mode cities or may does VG-2. still not Highway Highway any Systemrecommended time TM) 5 - 6 5 5 - 6 Z-11R • Power Connection 6 • Fuse Replacement 6 Operation....................................................... 7 - 12 • Power On Self Test & Volume 7 • • Integrated Feature Engaged Real VoiceConfirmation ® (Z-15R Only) 7 7 • Self Test Mute 7 • Setting Saver 8 • Auto Quiet Mode 8 • Quiet Mode 8 • City/City 1/City 2 Modes 9 • Highway Mode 9 • TFSR - Traffic Flow Signal Rejection (Z-15R Only) 10 • Alert Periscopes 10 • Dim/Dark Mode 11 Z-15R • Engaging/Disengaging VG-2 Detection 11 • Vehicle Battery Saver Mode 12 • Stay Alert (Z-15R Only) 12 Laser & Radar Alerts..................................... 13 - 14 • Laser Audio/Visual Alerts 13 • Laser Tips 13 • Pulse Protection® 13 • Safety Warning SystemTM 14 VG-2 POPOption TM Alerts......................................................... Mode....................................................... Select Mode...................................... 15 - 14 15 16 • Reset Features 16 Troubleshooting Guide................................. 16 - 17 • Care & Maintenance 17 Are Detectors Legal?......................................... 18 • FCC Information 18 Speed Monitoring.......................................... 19 - 21 • Radar Facts 19 • Laser Facts 19 - 20 • Other Speed Detection Systems 20 - 21 Warranty Information..................................... 22 - 25 Specifications..................................................... Accessories......................................................... 26 27 mode radar or Mode laser (X, for provides signals K, open Ka, Safety road are full detected, audio driving. Warning warnings and is 2.13 3.1 6 2 22 5.9 6. 10 11 8 7 12a 8.6 2 22 9.9 10 11 8 12 13 1 14 7 Features • Stay Alert • Setting Saver • Vehicle Battery SaverTM • Safety Warning SystemTM • Alert Priority • Alert Periscopes • Total Laser Detection • Traffic Flow Signal Rejection (Z-15R Only) 3 4 5 6 7 LASER/RADAR ALERTS LASER/RADAR ALERTS Setting Setting settings off re-enter and Saver then so them. Saver that on stores when again, your the you personalized detector do not have is turned to Stay Alert Feature (Z-15R Only) The Stay Alert Feature is designed to test a driver’s alertness. To engage (when the unit is not alarming) : • Press and hold the City button for Auto Pressing detected consisting K, by continue present 20 strength Ka seconds, reduced or Quiet or Safety of QUIET for provides of any the tone. becoming as several Mode new Warning long signal before The an signal as beeps increases. alternate reduced more the a Systemradar is detected (indicating detected rapid signal tone TMalert ) followed as will pattern, signal is the within X, is approximately 2 seconds. Release button during or immediately after the alert is given. Alert 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. • • • 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Once you pressing Press to Press to cancel engage may Quiet the Quiet cancel Quiet. Auto Auto Auto (when (before Quiet Quiet the Quiet. the audio a mode. mode signal unit alarm is is is not engaged, detected) by alarming) If a button is not pressed within 3-5 seconds, an alarm sounds and the display flashes all the LEDs. • Press the Dark button to exit the Stay Alert feature. WARNING!!! Stay Alert is NOT intended as a Quiet Quiet and 20 restored seconds any mode Mode new for of any cancels alert no new within alerts, audio alerts. 20 the during seconds. audio an is alert After Traffic Flow Signal Rejection (TFSR) Dim/Dark Mode (Z-15R Only) 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. Dim/Dark Mode reduces the illumination of the display. • Press and release the Dark button to reduce illumination to a dim setting. • Press and release the Dark button a second time to engage Dark Mode. The display illumination is further reduced. When turned on in option mode, helps eliminate excessive alerts from erroneous X and K-band 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 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. • Press and release the Dark button a third time to restore the display to full illumination. it unnecessarily. This rejection feature examines the incoming signal and will aid in reducing the alerts to such sources. Engaging/Disengaging VG-2 See Option Select Mode to turn this feature on. 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. 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 momentarily reset substitute for adequate rest. You should NOT operate a vehicle if you are drowsy. During extended periods of vehicle operation, you • • Press Press to or restore turn Quiet Quiet the the unit to a second standard cancel off, then time the audio on. audio. during alert an pattern; alert Alert Periscopes 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 the unit by pressing any button. This will reset the timer. If the unit has automatically turned itself off, press any button to turn the unit back on. Option Select Mode to be: ON, OFF, or FLASHING during alerts. should take frequent breaks. Improper reliance on the Stay Alert feature may result in vehicle damage, personal injury or death. NEVER OPERATE A VEHICLE IF YOU ARE DROWSY! Safety Warning System/Audio/Visual Alerts When your Whistler detector detects a safety warning system, it provides a distinctive audio tone and; Model Z-11R illuminates the first and last alert LED; Model Z-15R display shows an “S.” and a decimal point when a Safety warning system is detected. Z-15R Display Shown Note: You will not be able to receive SWSTM alerts if transmitters are not located in your area. VG-2 ALERTS VG-2 Detection Mode The detector,” VG-2, also is a special known as receiver a “radar used detector 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 a slower cancelled rate. and Every the 30 VG-2 seconds, indicator the flashes detector at 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 the potential car is nearby, for speed you monitoring are already and aware can of adjust your speed accordingly. Laser detection is not affected while a VG-2 signal is detected. 20 15 18 24 19 23 3 17 4 5 16 20, 18,19, 21 Mounting Guidelines • 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 InstaclearTM or ElectriclearTM 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. FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS INSTALLATION Rubber Bumper Windshield Mounting • 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. 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 • Plug the small end of the power cord into the unit’s power jack. • Plug the large end into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter. 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. 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.