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Whistler 1788 Owner's Manual

Whistler group owner's manual radar detector 1788,1788r, xtr-280.

 
OWNER'S MANUAL
1788 / 1788R / XTR-280
Battery Powered
LASER-RADAR
DETECTOR
The Whistler Group Corporate Headquarters
13016 N. Walton Blvd. • Bentonville, AR 72712
Tel 479.273.6012 • Fax 479.273.2927
Customer Return Center
1201 N. Dixieland Rd. • Rogers, AR 72756
Customer Service Tel 800.531.0004
www.whistlergroup.com
P/N 203322, © 2006 The Whistler Group, Inc.
Dear Whistler Owner,
If you have questions concerning the operation of
this Whistler product please call:
C
S
uSTOmer
eRVICE
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 regis-
ter your product online at www.w w h h i i s s t t l l e e r r g g r r o o u u p p . . 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: Y Y o o u u r r w w a a r r r r a a n n t t y y p p e e r r i i o o d d b b e e g g i i n n s s a a t t t t h h e e t t i i m m e e o o f f p p u u r r - -
c c h h a a s s e e . . T T h h e e w w a a r r r r a a n n t t y y i i s s v v a a l l i i d d a a t t e e d d o o n n l l y y b b y y t t h h e e d d a a t t e e d d
s s t t o o r r e e r r e e c c e e i i p p t t ! ! Now is the time to record the serial
number of the unit in the space provided in the war-
ranty section of the manual.
To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of your
Whistler and to better understand the differences
between detecting radar, laser and safety radar sig-
nals, we recommend reading this entire manual or
visit our FAQ page on our website www.whistler-
group.com
Enjoy your Whistler and please drive safely.
Sincerely,
The Whistler Group, Inc.
Model Features Summary .................... 2 - 4
Installation ........................................... 4 - 6
•Battery Installation
•Mounting Guidelines
•Windshield Mounting
•Power Connection and Fuse Replacement
Operation .......................................... 7 - 13
•Battery Charging/External Power
•Setting Saver
•Feature Engaged Confirmation
•Audio Level Adjustment
•Auto Quiet Mode
•City/City 1/ City 2 Mode
•Highway Mode
•Backlight Setting
•Teach/Tutorial Mode
•Engaging/Disengaging VG-2
•Stay Alert Feature
Safety Warning System
......................... 13
POP
Mode Alerts ................................. 14
Laser/Radar Alerts ................................. 14
•Pulse Protection
®
VG-2 Alerts ............................................ 15
•Alert Priority
Reset Features ....................................... 16
Troubleshooting Guide ..................... 16 - 17
Care and Maintenance ........................... 18
Are Detectors Legal? ............................. 18
FCC Information ..................................... 19
Speed Monitoring ............................ 19 - 22
•Radar Facts
•POP
Mode
•Other Speed Detection Systems
Warranty Information ....................... 22 - 25
Specifications ......................................... 25
Accessories ............................................ 26
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Customer Return Center 1201 N. Dixieland Rd. • Rogers, AR 72756 Customer Service Tel 800.531.0004 www.whistlergroup.com P/N 203322, © 2006 The Whistler Group, Inc. Dear Whistler Owner, If you have questions concerning the operation of this Whistler product please call:...

  • Page 2: Operation, Operation

    Windshield Bracket Kit, Rechargeable Batteries, 13. Power Jack – Provides connection for the Straight Power Cord & Home Battery Charger * Home Battery Charger (Included with 1788 14. Battery Compartment – Compartment for and XTR-280, N N O O T T with 1788R)

  • Page 3: Battery Life

    INSTALLATION Mounting Guidelines • Slide the detector onto the bracket until it locks into • Mount the unit as low as possible near the center of the windshield. • If necessary, the unit may be leveled by bending the • Do not mount your unit behind wipers, ornaments, mirrored sunscreens, etc.

  • Page 4: Power On And Self-test, Quiet Mode

    OPERATION Power On and Self-Test Quiet Mode Each time your Whistler detector is turned on, Quiet cancels audio during an alert and any new an automatic self-test sequence confirms that alert within 20 seconds. After 20 seconds, the speaker and visual displays are functional.

  • Page 5: Battery Saver Mode, Option Select Mode

    OPERATION Engaging/Disengaging VG-2 Option Select Mode See Option Select Mode to turn this feature Entering Option Select Mode allows you to customize on/off. When a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2 options such as Tone Select, Abbreviated Power Up alert is sounded and the display flashes “VG-2”. Sequence and VG-2 Mode.

  • Page 6: Speed Radar Audio/visual Alerts, Laser Audio/visual Alerts

    PROBLEM: No display or audio. • Make sure batteries are installed with the correct polarity. • Make sure batteries are fully charged. • Make sure battery contacts are clean. • Check fuse in Whistler plug; replace if necessary with a 2 amp 3AG type.

  • Page 7

    (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Important: changes or modifications not expressly approved by Whistler could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Radar Facts A radar gun operates by transmitting radio ARE DETECTORS LEGAL? waves at certain frequencies which reflect off objects and are picked up by the radar gun’s...

  • Page 8: Total Band Protection, Laser Facts

    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, or operation of this product.

  • Page 9: Specifications

    Units without serial numbers are not covered under warranty 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: Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m.

  • Page 10: Accessories

    ACCESSORIES These and other accessories can be ordered directly from Whistler by calling or visit our online store at 1-800-531-0004 www. whistlergroup .com O O r r d d e e r r # # D D e e s s c c r r i i p p t t i i o o n n...

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