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Whistler 1790SE Owner's Manual

Laser/radar detector.
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13016 N. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72712
TEL (501) 273-6012 FX (501) 273-2927
25 Industrial Ave.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
TEL (978) 244-1400 FX (978) 244-1492
1201 N. Dixieland Rd.
Rogers, AR 72756
Consumer Relations Tel (800) 531-0004
P/N 1790SE, © WHISTLER 2001


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    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CENTER 25 Industrial Ave. Chelmsford, MA 01824 TEL (978) 244-1400 FX (978) 244-1492 CUSTOMER RETURN CENTER 1201 N. Dixieland Rd. Rogers, AR 72756 Consumer Relations Tel (800) 531-0004 Email: P/N 1790SE, © WHISTLER 2001 OWNER’S MANUAL 1790SE LASER/RADAR DETECTOR...

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    Even though the 1790SE is packed full of features, it is still very easy to use. To fully utilize the unit to its potential, we recommend reading this entire manual.

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    Specifications...30 Accessories...31 WHISTLER FEATURES Whistler 1790SE Page Whistler’s ergonomic and user-friendly design provides a new level of operating convenience. Special feature s include: 1. Bracket Release Button – Provides quick and easy release of the mounting bracket. 2. Power Jack – Provides connection for the power cord.

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    WHISTLER FEATURES 6. High Visibility Display – Provides distinct visual confir- mation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation. 7. Quiet/Menu Button - Pressing QUIET before a signal is detected engages Auto Quiet Mode which automatically reduces the audio level after the initial warning to a low audio level setting.

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    INSTALLATION Mounting Guidelines • Mount the unit as low and level as possible near the center of the windshield. Unit must be level for compass to func- tion pro p e r l y. • Do not mount your unit behind wipers, ornaments, mirro re d s u n s c reens, etc.

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    INSTALLATION Visor Mounting (optional accessory ) • Slide the visor bracket into the bracket mounting slot. • Clip the visor bracket onto the visor making sure it is relatively level and has a clear view of the ro a d . Slide on view Insert into bracket mounting slot.

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    OPERATION Power On And Self-Test Each time your Whistler detector is turned on, an auto- matic self-test sequence confirms that the speaker and visual displays are functional. • Press (Power) or apply Power. Display reads: Integrated Real Voice When selected, Real Voice will be used to articulate the following: 1.Band Identification...

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    OPERATION Auto Quiet Mode Auto Quiet reduces the selected audio level to level (1) approximately 5 seconds after a radar or safety radar sig- nal is detected. The alert for any new signal within 20 sec- onds will resume at level (1). Auto Quiet does not affect VG-2 or laser alerts.

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    OPERATION Dim/Dark Mode Dim/Dark Mode reduces the illumination of the display. • P ress and hold (Power) for 2 seconds to reduce illumi- nation to a Dim setting. Display re a d s : • P ressing and holding for 2 seconds a second time engages Dark Mode.

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    OPERATION Option Select Mode Entering Option Select Mode allows you to customize options such as Tone Select, Compass Select, Abbreviated Power Up Sequence and VG-2 Mode. When selecting options, the must be pressed within 20 seconds or options mode will automatically be exited. To enter: Press : *Display To Change,...

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    OPERATION • Press and release the (Quiet/Record) button to begin a recording. Note: Recording starts as soon as the button is released. Display reads: REC = record, 1 = track #, 8 = time remaining If the recording time expires for a track, the unit will auto- matically switch to the next track.

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    RADAR– ALERTS Speed Radar Audio/Visual Alerts When X, K or Ka is detected the band ID and signal strength is displayed. The audio alert is continuous and has a geiger counter-like pattern. The faster the beep the closer or stronger the radar source. Example: 1 = weak signal, 9 = strong signal Pulse Protection ®...

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    LASER/VG-2 ALERTS Laser Audio/Visual Alerts When a laser signal is detected the word “Laser” and sig- nal strength is displayed, the audio alert is continuous for a minimum of 3 seconds. Example: The more “|||” the closer the laser source. VG-2 Audio/Visual Alerts Note: You must turn this feature on in option select mode before it will detect VG-2.

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    P R O B L E M : No display or audio. • Check fuse in Whistler plug; replace if necessary with a 2 amp 3AG type. • Check fuse for lighter socket; replace if necessary. • Make sure lighter socket is clean.

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    For best protection, keep these points in mind: • Because your vehicle’s license plate or headlights are the laser gun’s p r i m a ry targets, mounting your Whistler detector on the dashboard can i m p rove laser detection at short range.

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    “Service Out Of Wa rr a n t y.” Due to the specialized equipment necessary for testing a radar/laser re c e i v e r, there are no authorized service stations for Whistler brand detectors other than the factory.

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    WARRANTY INFORMATION I M P O RTA N T: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred in shipping. There f o re, please ship your unit i n s u red with re t u rn receipt re q u e s t e d .

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    One or more U.S. patents apply: #4,315,261; #5,146,227; #5,379,456; #5,666,120, and #5,990,821. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ACCESSORIES The following accessories can be ordered directly from Whistler by calling 1-800-531-0004, or by mailing in the form on page ??. Order Description Code...

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    Cardholder Signature________________________________ *For expedited shipping costs, contact Whistler Customer Service, 1-800-531-0004 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _...

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