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Radio Shack 360° Laser Radar Detector Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 360° Laser Radar Detector with VG-2 Guard...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Features ................. 3 Safety Warning System ........... 4 A Quick Look ................. 6 Installation ................7 Selecting a Mounting Location ........7 Windshield Mounting ............8 Hook-and-Loop Mounting ..........9 Connecting Power ............10 Calibrating the Electronic Compass ....... 11 Operation ................
  • Page 3: Features

    Features Your RadioShack 360° Laser/Radar Detector can alert you to all known police traffic radar and laser systems with its distinct visual and audio alerts. It receives X-, K-, and Ka-band radar signals, and detects both the instant-on and laser systems many police departments use to measure vehicle speed.
  • Page 4: Safety Warning System

    VG-2 Protection — makes your detector invisible to the VG-2 radar-detector when it senses VG-2 operation. City/Highway Modes — let you minimize alerts when you are in areas that have false radar sources. City/Highway Selector and City/Highway Indicator — dis- plays the mode currently selected.
  • Page 5 The system has the potential to dramatically decrease the oc- currence of traffic accidents by increasing drivers’ awareness of local road hazards. Having this safety alert compatible radar/la- ser detector will ensure that you can benefit from this system wherever it is in use. Your radar/laser detector includes the following items: •...
  • Page 6: A Quick Look

    A Quick Look DC 12V Jack 360° Laser Eye CITY MUTE Display VOLUME/OFF LED Compass 360° Laser Eye — receives incoming laser signals directed at your vehicle from all directions DC 12V Jack — the power cord connection — controls the brightness of the display —...
  • Page 7: Installation

    Display — indicates the mode ( City Highway ), type of sig- nal, signal strength, and compass heading for detected signals. Installation SELECTING A MOUNTING LOCATION For the best performance, select a location for the detector where it has a direct view of the road. The detector’s radar an- tenna is located at the opposite end from the display.
  • Page 8: Windshield Mounting

    Caution: When not in your vehicle, place your detector out of view to help discourage theft and to protect it from high temper- atures. Note: Though the detector has a 360 ° laser and radar detection range, radar detection is more sensitive in the front range. WINDSHIELD MOUNTING The supplied suction-cup windshield bracket lets you easily mount the detector on the windshield.
  • Page 9: Hook-and-loop Mounting

    3. To adjust the mounting angle, remove the detector from the bracket. Then remove the bracket from the windshield and adjust it by carefully bending it. HOOK-AND-LOOP MOUNTING In some vehicles, the dashboard may be the best location to mount the detector. For this mounting, use the supplied hook- and-loop tape as follows: 1.
  • Page 10: Connecting Power

    3. Remove the tape’s paper backing and stick the tape to the bottom of the stand. Tabs Hook and Loop Tape Stand 4. Remove the paper backing from the other side of the tape and press your detector onto the dashboard. CONNECTING POWER Caution: •...
  • Page 11: Calibrating The Electronic Compass

    • Unplug the power cord’s plug from the vehicle’s cigarette- lighter socket when you turn off the ignition. This prevents the vehicle’s battery from being drained if the detector is left on when the ignition is turned off. Plug the supplied power cord’s barrel plug into the detector’s jack.
  • Page 12: Operation

    You must calibrate the detector when: • It is being used for the first time. • It is moved to a different location within the vehicle, or if it is removed and placed in another vehicle. • appears. DISTORT Note: You must complete the circles in less than 2 minutes. Otherwise, begin again from step1.
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Volume

    testing, heading information and appear. (See “Selecting the City and Highway Modes” on Page 14.) To turn off the detector, rotate toward until it VOLUME/OFF clicks and the display turns off. ADJUSTING THE VOLUME Rotate toward to increase volume, or to- VOLUME/OFF VOLUME ward...
  • Page 14: Operation Settings

    OPERATION SETTINGS Selecting the City and Highway Modes Your detector has two operating modes: city and highway. In city mode, the detector requires a stronger X-, K-, or Ka-band signal before it sounds or displays an alert. Notes: • City mode helps prevent false alerts in highly populated areas, where radar signals can bounce off surrounding structures.
  • Page 15: Muting The Audio Alert

    Muting the Audio Alert When the detector sounds a radar or safety alert signal, press to temporarily silence the detector. When you press MUTE appears. The detector resets to go off 20 sec- MUTE MUTE onds after the signal stops. Or, press again before it re- MUTE sets, and...
  • Page 16: Sws Categories And Messages

    When your detector senses an Ultralyte laser signal, ULTRA- LYTE LASER scrolls and the Ultralyte laser alert tone sounds. When your detector senses a VG-2 signal, appears and VG-2 the VG-2 alert tone sounds. When your detector senses a SWS signal, a message describ- ing the detected signal appears and an alert tone sounds.
  • Page 17 Category 2: Highway Hazard Zone Advisory I STATIONARY POLICE VEHICLE AHEAD TRAIN APPROACHING/AT CROSSING LOW OVERPASS AHEAD DRAW BRIDGE UP OBSERVE BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMIT ROCK SLIDE AHEAD SCHOOL ZONE AHEAD ROAD NARROWS AHEAD SHARP CURVE AHEAD PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AHEAD Category 3: Highway Hazard Zone Advisory II DEER/MOOSE CROSSING BLIND/DEAF CHILD AHEAD STEEP GRADE AHEAD/TRUCK USE LOW GEAR...
  • Page 18 Category 4: Weather Related Hazards HIGH WIND AHEAD SEVERE WEATHER AHEAD HEAVY FOG AHEAD HIGH WATER/FLOODING AHEAD ICE ON BRIDGE AHEAD ICE ON ROAD AHEAD BLOWING DUST AHEAD BLOWING SAND AHEAD BLOWING SNOW WHITE OUT AHEAD Category 5: Travel Information/Convenience I REST AREA AHEAD REST AREA WITH SERVICE AHEAD 24 HOUR FUEL SERVICE AHEAD...
  • Page 19 Category 6: Travel Information/Convenience II EXPECT 20 MINUTE DELAY EXPECT 30 MINUTE DELAY EXPECT 1 HOUR DELAY TRAFFIC ALERT/TURN ON AM RADIO PAY TOLL AHEAD TRUCKS EXIT RIGHT TRUCKS EXIT LEFT Category 7: Fast/Slow Moving Vehicles EMERGENCY VEHICLE IN TRANSIT POLICE IN PURSUIT OVERSIZED VEHICLE IN TRANSIT SLOW MOVING VEHICLE...
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you have problems operating your detector, these sugges- tions might help. If you cannot solve the problem after trying these suggestions, take your detector to your local RadioShack store for assistance. Problem Suggestion The detector does Be sure all power connections are secure. not turn on.
  • Page 21: Care And Maintenance

    Problem Suggestion The detector per- A police car might not be equipped with radar forms the self-test, (see the supplied booklet, Questions and but does not Answers About Vehicle Speed Detection ). respond to radar Police might be using VASCAR-type speed signals when you detection (see the supplied booklet, Questions see a police car.
  • Page 22: Replacing The Fuse

    Modifying or tampering with the detector’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty. If your detector is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance. REPLACING THE FUSE If the detector stops operating, follow these steps to check the fuse in the power cord's cigarette-lighter plug and replace it with ×...
  • Page 23 3. Check the fuse. If it has blown, replace it. 4. Replace the metal tip inside the ring, making sure the spring is intact, then place the fuse inside the adapter and screw the ring back onto the adapter. Make sure the tip is visible when you reassemble the adapter.
  • Page 24 Limited One-Year Warranty This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from Ra- dioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DU- RATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN.

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