Radio Shack VG-2 Guard User Manual

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Problem

Suggestion

 

 

 

 

The detector gives a

Check the vehicle's electrical sys-

false alert when you use

tem for loose connections, includ-

vehicle accessories such

ing the main battery cable and

as power windows,

alternator connections.

motorized mirrors,

 

Install a filter capacitor (1000 F,

brakes, and so on.

35 volts, such as RadioShack Cat.

 

 

No. 272-1032)on the back of the

 

cigarette lighter socket, across the

 

power connections.

 

 

The detector performs

A police car might not be

the self-test,but does not

equipped with radar (see the sup-

respond to radar signals

plied booklet, Questions and

when you see a police

Answers About Vehicle Speed

car.

Detection).

 

 

 

Police might be using VASCAR-

 

type speed detection (see the

 

supplied booklet, Questions and

 

Answers About Vehicle Speed

 

Detection).

The detector has poor

Be sure the laser detection lens is

laser detection range.

not blocked.

 

 

 

Be sure the detector is properly

 

mounted. See “Selecting a Mount-

 

ing Location” on Page 8.”

 

 

 

Use lens-cleaningsolution to

 

clean the laser detection lens.

 

 

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Your RadioShack Talking 360° Laser/Radar Detector is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your detector so you can enjoy it for years.

Keep the detector dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.

Keep the detector away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts.

Handle the detector gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the detector to work improperly.

Wipe the detector with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the detector.

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.

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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 a 2-amp,11/4 ×1/4,fast-actingfuse (Cat. No.270-1007),if necessary.

Caution: Using a fuse that does not meet the requirements listed above can damage your detector, the power cable, or the vehicle's electrical system.

1.Turn the knurled ring on the power cord's cigarette lighter plug counterclockwise to unscrew it.

Caution: If you must use pliers to loosen the ring, be careful not to crush the ring or the metal tip inside the ring.

2.Remove the ring and tip from the power cord's cigarette lighter plug, then remove the old fuse.

Note: Take care not to lose the ring or tip, or the spring inside the plug.

3.Check the fuse. If it has blown, replace it.

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4.Replace the metal tip inside the ring, make sure the spring is intact, then place the fuse inside the ciga- rette-lighterplug and screw the ring back onto the plug. Make sure the tip is visible when you reassemble thecigarette-lighterplug.

Caution: Never use pliers or other tools to retighten the ring on thecigarette-lighterplug.

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FCC STATEMENT

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, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by RadioShack may cause interference and void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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NOTES

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Limited One-YearWarranty

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 RadioShack company-ownedstores 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 DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.

This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-upservice adjustment or reinstallation.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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