Whistler 1670 User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL

1670

LASER/RADAR DETECTOR

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If you have questions concerning the operation of this Whistler product please call consumer relations:

1-800-531-0004

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

Please keep the receipt in a safe place. If the unit is returned without a dated proof of purchase an out of warranty service charge applies. Note: Your warranty period begins at the time of purchase. The warranty is validated only by return of the Warranty Validation card.

Now is the time to record the serial number of the unit in the space provided in the warranty section of the manual.

INTRODUCTION

Dear Whistler Owner,

For many of us, a vehicle is more than just transportation. It can be a mobile office, communications or entertainment center, or simply an expression of our personality. Whistler products are designed to make the time you spend in your vehicle more productive, more fulfilling, safer, or just simply more fun. Our mission is to provide products that improve your driving experience.

Your new Whistler 1670 laser/radar detector detects all radar, laser and safety radar systems, plus offers Whistler’s exclusive Safe Driving System™ with Real Voice™ technology, Vehicle Battery Saver, and Memo Features. The comprehensive safety system detects all safety radar including the Safety Warning System™ keeping you informed of road hazards and adverse weather. Plus, Whistler’s unique Stay Alert™ feature tests driver’s alertness on long solo trips. Whistler’s 1670 also offers a digital display with safety messages to keep you informed while you drive, and a memo feature that allows you to record important dates, numbers or directions.

To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of the Whistler 1670 and to better understand the differences between detecting radar, laser and safety radar signals, we recommend reading this entire manual.

Enjoy the Whistler 1670 and please drive safely.

Sincerely,

THE WHISTLER GROUP

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Model Features Summary ....................................................

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Installation .............................................................................

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• Mounting Guidelines

 

• Dash/Visor/Windshield Mounting

 

• Power Connection And Fuse Replacement

 

Operation ............................................................................

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• Power On And Self-Test

 

• Feature Engaged Confirmation

 

• Integrated Real Voice™

 

• Auto Quiet/Quiet Modes

 

• City Mode

 

• Dim/Dark Mode

 

• Stay Alert

 

• Option Select Mode

 

• Teach/Tutorial Mode

 

• Engaging/Disengaging VG-2Detection

 

• Vehicle Battery Saver Mode

 

Radar, Laser And VG-2Alerts ..........................................

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• Radar Alerts

 

• Pulse Protection®

 

• Safety Radar Audio/Visual Alerts

 

• Laser Audio/Visual Alerts

 

VG-2Audio/Visual Alerts

 

• Alert Priority

 

• Reset Features

 

• Care Maintenance

 

Troubleshooting Guide............................................................

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Are Detectors Legal? ...............................................................

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Speed Monitoring Technologies .....................................

26 - 27

• Radar Facts

 

• Laser Facts

 

• Other Speed Detection Systems

 

• Radar Detector Detectors

 

Warranty Information........................................................

28 - 30

Specifications............................................................................

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Accessories ...............................................................................

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Whistler’s ergonomic and user-friendlydesign provides a new level of operating convenience. Special features include:

1.Bracket Release Button – Provides quick and easy release of the mounting bracket.

2.Power Jack – Provides connection for the power cord.

3.Speaker – Provides distinct audio and Real Voice™ warnings for X, K, Ka band radar, safety radar, laser and VG-2.

4.Power/Dim/Dark/Play Button – Turns unit on/off and engages Dim/Dark modes (press and hold for 2 seconds). In Memo mode, starts/stops playing a recorded message.

5.Volume Up/Down Buttons – Adjust volume up or down. In Memo mode, selects one of six messages.

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6.High Visibility Display – Provides distinct visual confirmation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation.

7.Quiet/Menu/Record 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. Pressing QUIET during a radar/laser encounter silences audio alerts, while allowing visual alerts to keep you informed. Pressing and holding for 2 seconds allows you to enter Option Select Mode (see page 15). In Memo mode, this button starts/stops recording.

8.CITY/CITY 1/CITY 2 Button - Reduces the annoyance of false alerts typically encountered in urban driving areas.

9.Laser Antenna (Rear) - An integrated optical waveguide provides superior detection of laser signals trans-

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10.Laser Antenna (Front) - High gain optical lens provides increased sensitivity and field of view for leadingedge laser detection.

11.Radar Antenna - Compact, high-efficiencyantenna receives radar signals.

12.Mounting Bracket Location - Slot holds mounting bracket firmly.

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Accessories

Accessories included are highly functional and easy to use.

Power Cord - Connects to the unit’s power jack and your vehicle’s lighter socket.

Windshield Bracket - Allows installation of unit on your vehicle’s windshield.

Hook & Loop Fasteners - Designed to secure the unit on a level dashboard.

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Mounting Guidelines

Mount the unit as low as possible near the center of the windshield.

Do not mount your 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 Instaclearor Electriclear™ type coating, which affect radar signals. Consult your dealer or the owner’s manual supplied with your vehicle to determine if your windshield has this coating.

Avoid placing unit in direct contact with windshield.

To reduce the possibility of theft, conceal your unit when not in use.

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: Some newer cars have a plastic safety coating on the inside of the windshield. The suction cups 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 window in direct sunlight. If the detector is removed, this may cause blistering of the dash in some vehicles.

Slide the detector onto the bracket until it locks into place.

If necessary, the unit may be leveled by bending the wind-

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shield bracket. Press the bracket release button and remove the detector before bending.

Dash Mounting

• Make sure have chosen is relatively level and is clean and dry. Clean with isopropyl alcohol if necessary to remove any waxes or polishes.

• Separate the fastener strips. Peel the paper backing off each strip and adhere one piece to the dash and the other piece to the bottom of the unit, taking care not to cover the serial number.

Be careful not to place the fastener strip over the unit’s serial number. If the fastener strip is removed, the serial number may be pulled off the unit. Units without serial numbers are not covered under warranty.

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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 road.

Slide on view

Insert into bracket mounting slot. Do not bend this section of bracket.

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, screw cap on plug may loosen. Retighten occasionally.

Unscrew the tip of the lighter socket plug carefully when replacing the 2 amp fuse.

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