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OWNER’S MANUAL

PRO-3600

LASER/RADAR DETECTOR

THE WHISTLER GROUP, INC. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

3604 NW Frontage Rd.

Bentonville, AR 72712

TEL: 479.273.6012 FX: 479.273.2927

P/N 202902, © The Whistler Group, Inc. 2010

www.whistlergroup.com

www.whistlergroup.com

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

CuSTOmerSeRVICE

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 register your product online at www.whistlergroup.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: Your warranty period begins at the time of purchase. The warranty is validated only by the dated store receipt! 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 Customer,

Whistler has utilized its high performance antenna design and incorporated it into a totally new remote installed Laser/Radar detector! This model not only packs features common with Whistler’s high end models such as Ka Max Mode, RSID, LSID, 4 Filter modes and Real Voice but it was designed up front to be expandable for future accessories.

The Pro-3600maintains the easy to install nature of previous remote units and many of their unique features, such as:Multi-DirectionalText Display, Compact Display Module, Outside Temperature, Battery Voltmeter and Flexible Mounting options. New features include its modular design for expandability and an Alert LED that can double as a faux auto security alarm indicator.

The optional GPS module (model number: RLC-360)provides you with unique features not found on units without GPS such as: Compass Headings, Clock, Vehicle Speed, Max Speed, Trip Time and Miles, known Red Light/Speed Camera Locations, Automatic Auto Quiet and Filter Modes with Speed, Adjustable Over Speed Warning and more.

The Pro-3600is loaded with user friendly features. To utilize your unit to its full potential, we recommend reading this entire manual or visit our FAQ page on our web site www.whistlergroup.com.

Enjoy your new Whistler and please drive safely.

Sincerely,

The Whistler Group, Inc.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Model Features Summary

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

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Power On and Self-Test

Memory/Beep Confirmation

Auto Level Adjustment

Auto Quiet/Quiet Modes

City/City 1/City2 Modes

Highway Mode

Selectable Signal Strength Meter

Understanding the Display

Temperature Display

Dim/Dimmer/Dark Modes

Horizontal/Vertical Viewing

Vehicle Battery Saver Mode

Filter Mode

Ka Max Mode

Radar Signature ID (RSID)

Laser Signature ID (LSID)

Adjustable Laser

Red Light/Speed Camera Detection

Safety Warning System SWS

Alert Priority

Integrated Real Voice

Option Select Mode

Teach/Tutorial Mode

POP™ Mode

Stay Alert™

Voice Port

LED Port

USB Port

DISP Port

RADAR1 Port

RADAR 2 Port

AUX Ports

Laser Port

GPS Port

Setting Saver

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Radar, Laser and SWS Alerts ......................................

23 - 24

Radar Alerts

Pulse Protection®

Safety Radar Audio/Visual Alerts

Laser Audio/Visual Alerts

Alert Priority

Reset Features

Care and Maintenance

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

25 - 26

FCC Information ...................................................................

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

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

27 - 30

POP™ Mode

Laser Facts

Laser Tips

Radar Facts

Other Speed Detection Systems

Radar Detector Detectors

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

31 - 34

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

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

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WHISTLER FEATURES

Whistler’s ergonomic and user-friendlydesign provides a new level of operating convenience and expandability.

Special features include:

Voice Module – Provides distinct audio and voice warnings for X, K, Ka band radar, safety warning system, Compass N, S, E, W prompts, and laser. Module also adjusts the maximum audio level.

Laser-RadarAntenna - Compact, high performance antenna receives laser as well as radar signals.Pro-3600detects the Laser Atlanta Steath Mode laser gun!

Control Panel - Provides distinct visual confirmation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation. The display can also be mounted 3 different ways and displayed correctly. Four buttons allow access to the unit’s features.

Interface Box (iBox) – Central module provides power and communication to all modules.

Alert/Security LED – Provides additional visual notification of alerts. When selected in Option Select Mode, this LED doubles as a faux security flashing LED.

Note:

Specifications and appearance may change without notice.

WHISTLER FEATURES

Voice Module

Control Panel

Laser/Radar Antenna

Temperature

Probe

Interface Cable

Reset Button

Interface Box

Alert/Security LED

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OPERATION

Power On and Self-Test

Each time your Whistler detector is turned on, an automatic self-testsequence confirms that the speaker and visual displays are functional.

Press PWR or apply Power. Display shows:

WHISTLER, X-band,K-band,Ka-band,LASER NORM, SR OFF, VOICE ON, POP OFF, B SVR 6, FILTER, HIGHWAY

To turn the unit off:

Press and release PWR briefly and the display will show a 5 second count down before powering off. If you pressed the power button by mistake, press the PWR button again during this 5 second period will cancel power down.

If the unit is powered by a switched 12 volt source the unit will turn off when the ignition key is removed.

Memory/Beep Confirmation

All features selected (except Stay Alert and Quiet) are retained in memory. Each time a button is pressed one beep confirms feature “on”, two beeps confirm feature “off”.

Audio Level Adjustment

To change the audio level:

Move Volume control on the voice module back to increase audio level.

Move Volume control on the voice module forward to decrease audio level.

OPERATION

Auto Quiet Mode

Auto Quiet mode reduces the selected audio level approximately 5 seconds after a radar or safety radar signal is detected. The alert for any new signal within 20 seconds will resume at the lower level. Auto Quiet mode does not affect laser alerts.

Press Quiet (before a signal is detected) to engage Auto Quiet mode.

Once the Auto Quiet mode is engaged, you may cancel the audio alarm by pressing Quiet.

Press Quiet (when the unit is not alarming) to cancel Auto Quiet mode.

Note: Speed selectable Auto Quiet is available with the optional RLC-360GPS module.

Quiet Mode

Quiet mode cancels audio during an alert and any new alert within 20 seconds. After 20 seconds of no radar signal detected, the audio alerts are restored.

Press Quiet to cancel the audio.

Press Quiet a second time during an alert to restore the standard audio alert pattern.

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OPERATION

OPERATION

 

 

City/City 1/City 2 Modes

Whistler’s City Modes are designed to reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers, intrusion alarms and other devices which share frequencies with police radar. Generally, X band is used for these devices.

Press City to cancel Highway Mode and engage City Mode.

Normal Compass/Temp/Volt/Speed

then

• Press City again to enter City 1 Mode.

then

Press City again to enter City 2 Mode. then

Press City a fourth time to cancel City 2 Mode and returns the unit to Highway Mode. then

In City Mode, weak speed/safety radar signals give an initial alarm of two beeps, and then remain quiet until the signal becomes very strong. When the signal strength increases, two additional beeps are provided. City 1 and City 2 Modes operate the same as Highway Mode, but in City 1 Mode, only the X band is lowered. In City 2 Mode, X-bandis not detected.

Caution: Some towns/small cities may still be using X band radar. City Modes do not change the audio alert for laser.

Highway Mode

Highway mode provides full audio warnings any time radar (X, K, Ka, and Safety Radar) or laser signals are detected, and is recommended for open road driving. For more information on City and Highway modes, please visit our F.A.Q. page on our website: www.whistlergroup.com

Selectable Signal Strength Display

There are two settings available in Option Mode that effect how a received radar signal strength is displayed. The “RMP STD” (ramp standard) option uses our standard signal progression from level 1 to 9. The “RMP FST” (ramp fast) option increases the progression from level 1 to 9. RMP FST increases the response of the signal strength meter for all bands.

1 = weak signal, 9 = strong signal

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Unit then gives a unique warning tone. This will happen again if the temperature rises to 35 degrees or above then falls below 32 degrees.
When either Hi T or Lo T is displayed the limits of the temperature sensor have been reached. Note:Temperature may rise while vehicle is stopped and idling, this is normal.
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OPERATION

OPERATION

Understanding the Display

The Pro-3600’sdisplay can be set up to show Heading* and Mode of Operation (Highway and City modes).In-betweenthe Heading and Mode of Operation one of the following can be displayed; Temperature, Voltage or Clock*.

Heading

Mode of Operation

Temperature Display

The unit can be programmed to display either Fahrenheit or Celsius. See Option Select Mode. Display shows:

to

• Ice Warning Mode: When temperature drops to 32 F display shows:

the Default Feature to be

Press and hold the Dark button for four seconds or until 2 beeps are heard. The display will change from Temperature to Voltage. Pressing and holding the Dark button again for four seconds will change the display to show the Clock. Repeat and Temperature is once again selected.

Momentarily Display Features

Press and hold the Dark button for 2 seconds or until 1 beep is heard and the unit will scroll and display the following for 3 seconds each: Temperature, Voltage, Clock and Vehicle Speed* and then return to the default feature. Note: When unit is displaying the vehicle speed the radar antenna is turned off!

Error Messages

Flashing character will be displayed in place of the Heading, Clock or Speed when the GPS module is acquiring a signal. Display showing “NO F”, “NO : ”, “NO V” indicates that Temperature, Clock and Voltmeter have been turned off in Option Mode.

*Heading, Clock and Speed are available with the optional RLC360 GPS module.

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OPERATION

Dim/Dimmer/Dark Modes

Dim/Dimmer/Dark Mode reduces the illumination of the display.

Briefly press and release the Dark button to reduce illumination to a Dim setting.

Briefly press and release the Dark button a second time engages Dimmer Mode. The display illumination is further reduced.

Briefly press and release the Dark button a third time engages Dark Mode. In Dark Mode, the display goes dark for as long as a signal is being detected and for 20 seconds after, then the display returns to the dimmer setting. Dim Modes can be engaged during an alert.

Briefly press and release the Dark button a forth time to restore full illumination to the display.

OPERATION

Horizontal/Vertical Viewing

The display can be mounted in 3 different ways:

Horizontally

Upside Down

Vertically

See Option Select Mode on page 19-20to change display viewing.

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OPERATION

Vehicle Battery Saver Mode - Security Mode

Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically shuts off the detector if the unit has constant power.

The timer is reset:

1.Each time the detector is turned off

2.The power cord is disconnected or power is removed to the unit.

3.Any button is pressed before the timer has expired. The detector will alert you with an audible and visual warning before it shuts off. This auto off function can be programmed for the following: Off, 1, 3, or 6 hours. During this warning you can reset the timer by pressing any button. If the unit has automatically turned itself off, press the Power button to turn the unit back on.

Security Mode

When the unit is powered off by the Vehicle Battery Saver Mode or by pressing the power button, the Security LED will begin to flash if the security LED option is turned on. This simulates a vehicle alarm system.

Refer to “Option Select Mode” for instructions for changing the Vehicle Battery Saver/Security Mode settings.

OPERATION

Four Filter Modes

There are times when a radar detector in another vehicle, can emit a frequency which can cause your detector to falsely alarm. The Whistler Filter Mode options provide additional signal processing to minimize the occurrences of these false alarms. Filter mode provides normal processing. Filter 1, Filter 2, and Filter 3 modes provide additional signal analysis before alarming.

Filter Mode is the factory default setting and should provide adequate filtering for most conditions. If you experience excessive alerts due to radar detectors in other vehicles, try Filter 1, Filter 2, and then Filter 3 modes. Filter Mode analysis occurs in Highway Mode and all City Modes. See Option Selection Mode to change the filter settings.

Note: Speed selectable Filter is available with the optional GPS module.

Ka Max Mode

Ka Max Mode provides enhanced Ka sensitivity - increased detection. This mode can be selected with or without RSID. See Option Select Mode for changing Ka options.

Whistler has two new exciting features that will assist the driving enthusiast to further identify threats from Laser and Ka band radar guns.

Radar Signature ID (RSID) with Voice Prompts

Identify the difference between the likelihood of a Ka threat vs. the likelihood of a Ka false from another source (possible radar detector).

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OPERATION

The Ka RSID feature will educate you to the common Ka speed radar guns by displaying and announcing the nominal police radar frequencies of 33.8GHz / 34.0GHz / 34.3GHz / 34.7GHz / 35.5GHz. The Ka alerts that do not fall into the common Ka speed radar windows will be reported only as Ka.

Note: This product is not a frequency counter. The unit will categorize the received Ka signal and select the appropriate information. Treat every Ka alert with caution.

Laser Signature ID (LSID)

Identify the Laser gun’s pulse rate or PPS (Pulses per Second) that is transmitted by the speed laser gun. LSID may also be used to identify other forms of laser sources such as LACC (Laser Assisted Cruise Control) systems found in some high end vehicles. If the Laser PPS information displayed is due to another source such as local airports or LACC, LSID allows you to Lock Out this rate from giving you the continuous audio alert during this and any new encounter of the same rate. To lock out a PPS, press the Quiet button during the Laser alert. This will place an * on the screen beside the PPS rate and Lock Out this signature ID. Any new encounter with the same Laser Signature ID will provide the display information and two quick beeps. Note: Common Laser PPS rates used in the USA are 100 / 125 / 130 / 200 / 238 / 380Hz. Currently other Laser PPS rates used outside the USA include 600Hz.

Caution: Do not lock out a PPS rate if it is close to known speed laser guns.

OPERATION

Adjustable Laser Receiver

If these alerts are bothersome, you may wish to turn on the LSID feature and make note of the PPS rate for these occurrences.

The laser validation windows are separated into 4 groupings allowing for customization to eliminate and/or make less frequent the number of laser alerts from these non police sources such as airports, laser assisted cruise control systems and more.

An example of this may be to shorten the first window from

.05-1.0to .05-.90,the second window can be adjusted from1.0-2.0to1.2-2.0.You now have ignored any laser that has an average PPS rate between 900Hz and 1200Hz. Validation will occur from 50Hz to 900Hz, and resume from 1200Hz to 2000Hz.

adjustable begining

 

 

 

adjustable ending

 

 

 

.05-1.0Y

1 of the 4 Laser Windows

If laser within a group is not used in your country, you may shut off that group (change the selection from Y to N while in Option Select Mode) by pressing the PWR and DARK button at the same time then releasing.

Red Light/Speed Camera Detection

The Pro-3600is capable of alerting to these locations with the optionalRLC-360GPS module andVeri-LightTM Database.

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OPERATION

SWS™

Safety Warning System™ In communities where transmitters are located, the Safety Warning System™ displays over 60 text messages. When an SWS signal is detected the audio alert is Geiger counter-like.

Safety Warning System Text Message Example: Poor - Road - Surface.

Note: Not all areas have Safety Warning System™ transmitters.

Alert Priority

When two or more signals are received at the same time, the alert priority is:

1.Laser

2.Speed Radar

3.Safety Radar

Example: If X band is alerting, then suddenly a laser signal is detected, the laser warning will override the X band alert.

Integrated Real Voice®

Real Voice® will be used to articulate the following:

1.Band Identification

2.Safety Warning System™ categories

NOTE: Voice message may not replicate the text message.

3.Feature Selection

4.Optional GPS Red Light/Speed Camera information

OPERATION

Option Select Mode

Press and hold the Quiet button to enter Option Select Mode. Upon entering Menu mode, pressing the Quiet button will step thru in an ascending order while pressing the City button will step thru in a decending order.

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Note: GPS features are for use with the Optional Whistler RLC-360GPS module.

Press and hold Quiet anytime to exit. Option mode will automatically exit if no buttons are pressed within 20 seconds.

OPERATION

Teach/Tutorial Mode

Provides simulated alerts for each type of signal.

• Press City and Quiet simultaneously and release.

Display shows:

POP™ Mode Alerts

Because POP™ Mode radar utilizes the same K or Ka band frequencies, POP™ Mode Alerts will initially be displayed as POP K or POP Ka then switch to band and signal strength.

Stay Alert Feature

The Stay Alert Feature is designed to test a driver’s alertness. To engage (when the unit is not alarming):

Press and hold the City button for approximately 2 seconds. Release the button during or immediately after the alert is given. Display shows:

Within 30-60seconds, two beeps are sounded; to show alertness, the driver must press either the City, Menu, or Quiet buttons within3-5seconds. If a button is pressed within3-5seconds, the cycle is repeated. Before unit alerts, press PWR to exit this feature. If a button is not pressed within3-5seconds, an alarm sounds and the display shows:

• Press the DARK button to exit during the Get Rest message.

WARNING!!! Stay Alert is NOT intended as a substitute for adequate rest. You should NOT operate a vehicle if you are drowsy. During extended periods of vehicle operation, you should take frequent breaks. Improper reliance on the Stay Alert feature may result in vehicle damage, personal injury or death. NEVER OPERATE A VEHICLE IF YOU ARE DROWSY.

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OPERATION

VOICE Port

This port allows use of the Whistler Voice Module. Any other device may damage the unit and void your warranty.

LED Port

This port provides additional visual alert as well as simulated security alarm flashing LED when the unit is powered off by the power button.

USB Port

This port allows product updates to be installed via a USB flash drive (not included) connected to the supplied USB cable.

DISP Port

This port is for the unit’s display module.

RADAR1 Port

This port is for the Front laser/radar antenna module.

RADAR2 Port

This port is for the optional Rear laser/radar antenna module.

When using the optional rear laser/radar antenna, it is recommended that POP be turned off.

AUX 1, AUX 2, AUX 3 Ports

These ports allow the use of additional optional modules such as the laser receiver for enhanced coverage. NOTE: Front laser is built into the radar unit. Check www.whistlergroup.com for available modules.

GPS Port

This port is for the optional RLC-360GPS antenna.

IMPORTANT: Specific modules need to be connected to their proper port. Before connecting power to the unit double check that the correct module is plugged into its correct port.

Setting Saver

Setting Saver saves your personalized settings so that when the detector is turned off and then on again, you do not have to

re-enterthem.

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RADAR/LASER ALERTS

LASER/RADAR ALERTS

Speed Radar Audio/Visual Alerts When X, K or Ka is detected, the band ID and signal strength are displayed. The audio alert is continuous and has a Geiger counter-likepattern. The faster the beep, the closer or stronger the radar source.

Laser Audio/Visual Alerts

When a laser signal is detected the word “Laser” and bar graph is displayed, the audio alert is continuous for a minimum of 3 seconds.

Example:

An asterisk is displayed when the optional laser antenna receives a signal.

Example:

Pulse Protection®

Pulse (or instant-on)radar is more of a threat than conventional radar because it remains “off” until activated to measure the speed of a targeted vehicle. When a pulse type transmission is detected, your Whistler detector sounds an urgent3-secondaudio warning and the display shows:

After the 3-secondpulse alert, the standard alert pattern continues for as long as the signal is present.

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RADAR/LASER ALERTS - RESET FEATURES

It is important to respond promptly to a pulse alert, since warning time may be minimal.

Reset Features

All user features can be reset to factory settings.

Remove Power from the unit.

Press and hold the Power and Quiet buttons.

Restore Power to the unit.

Wait for 2 beeps.

Release the Power and Quiet buttons.

Or press the reset button on the iBox.

Unit is now reset to the following features and settings.

1.

Temperature display ON

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LED Green

2.

City/Highway to Highway.

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Security LED YES

3.

Dim/Dimmer/Dark Mode

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GPS NO

 

to full illumination of display.

OPTIONAL GPS RELATED FEATURES

4.

Auto Quiet Mode OFF.

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DST NO

5.

Filter.

25.

Local -5(Eastern)

6.

Voice ON.

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Clock YES

7.

All Bands ON

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Alarm OFF

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Laser NORM

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REST OFF

9.

Lsr window reset and .05 -1.0is Y

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Compass YES

10.

Vehicle Battery Saver ON/6hrs.

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Compass Voice NO

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POP™ Mode OFF.

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SPEED MPH

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Safety OFF.

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Over SPD 80

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Full Power Up sequence.

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Auto Quiet SPD 0

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Default TONE 3.

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Auto Filter SPD 0

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Volt YES.

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High Speed: Cleared

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TEMP F.

36.

Odometer: Cleared

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Display to Normal orientation.

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Estimated Trip Time: Cleared

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Ramp up STD.

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Alarm Radius: 400

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LED BLNK

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Delete Radius: 400

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Seat Belt YES

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

Care and Maintenance

Do not spray water, cleaners or polishes directly onto the unit. The spray may penetrate through the openings and damage the unit. Also, do not use any abrasive cleaners on the unit’s exterior.

Your Whistler detector is expertly engineered and designed to exacting quality standards to provide you with reliable, trouble-freeoperation. If your unit has been correctly installed following the guidelines in this manual, but is not operating optimally, please refer to the troubleshooting guide below.

PROBLEM: No display or audio.

Check fuse in power cable, replace if necessary.

Check fuse in fuse box, replace if necessary.

Make sure power cable is properly grounded.

PROBLEM: Unit alarms when vehicle equipment or electrical accessories (brakes, power mirrors/windows, directionals, horn, etc.)

Check conditions of vehicle’s electrical system, including battery and alternator.

PROBLEM: Audio alerts are not loud enough.

Cancel Auto Quiet Mode or City Mode.

Check audio level setting.

Check the voice module’s volume control.

Check Speed Selective Auto Quiet Setting if GPS module is connected.

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TROUBLESHOOTING - FCC INFO

PROBLEM: Display shows an error code. Codes are listed in the

installation manual.

Warning communicates a problem at the Interface Box.

Check connections in the Interface Box.

Perform “reset features.”

See dealer/installer.

If a T error occurs:

Press P/V to turn off unit.

Check connections in the Interface Box.

See dealer/installer.

NOTE: This T error occurs only at Power Up.

If difficulties occur which cannot be solved by information in this Troubleshooting Guide, please call Whistler Customer Service at 1-800-531-0004or visit our F.A.Q. page at www.whistlergroup.com, before returning your unit for service.

FCC INFORMATION

FCC ID: HSXWH20 This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device many not cause harmful interference, (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Important: FCC requirements state that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Whistler could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

SPEED MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

ARE DETECTORS LEGAL?

In Most States YES. Laser-Radardetectors are legal in every state (except Virginia and Washington, D.C., which have local regulations restricting the use of radar receivers in any

vehicle) when used in automobiles or light trucks (under 10,000 lbs.).

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a regulation, effective January, 1994 which prohibits radar and laser detector use in vehicles over 10,000 lbs. Prior to the FHWA regulation, laws existed in New York restricting the use of radar detectors in trucks over 18,000 lbs. and in Illinois in trucks over 26,000 lbs.

POP™ Mode

POP™ Mode is a feature on some newer radar guns operating on K and Ka bands. When the gun is in POP™ Mode and activated, a brief burst of energy, less that 1/15 of a second, is transmitted and the vehicle’s speed is quickly acquired. A detector without POP™ Mode detection capability cannot respond to this brief transmission.

Laser Facts

It’s well documented that many radar guns cannot reliably provide the speed of a targeted vehicle that is traveling in a group of vehicles. In contrast, a laser gun can target a specific vehicle out of a line of traffic and determine its speed. The advantage of laser over radar in terms of target identification is the result of the laser gun’s narrow beam. A radar gun’s transmission can cover more than a four-lanehighway at a distance of 1,000 feet, compared with a laser gun’s transmission which covers about 3 feet at the same distance.

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SPEED MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

For best protection, keep these points in mind:

Because the vehicle’s license plate or headlights are the laser gun’s primary targets, mounting the Whistler detector on the dashboard can improve laser detection at short range.

Do not follow closely behind any vehicle you cannot see through. If you can’t see past a vehicle ahead of you, chances are your detector can’t either.

The receiving range of your laser detector will not be the same as a radar detector. Laser guns are most often used at short range. Whistler Laser-Radardetectors receive all current laser guns which operate at a laser wavelength of 905 +/- 50nm.

Laser Tips

If you are the targeted vehicle, a laser gun can often determine your speed within a few seconds after you receive an alert. In this situation, there is generally no time to safely adjust your speed. However, if you are traveling near or behind the targeted vehicle and receive an alert, response time should be sufficient. Any laser alert, regardless of duration, requires immediate action.

Radar Facts

A radar gun operates by transmitting radio waves at certain frequencies which reflect off objects and are picked up by the radar gun’s receiving section. When a radar beam reflects off a moving target, a measurable frequency shift occurs. The radar unit converts this shift into miles per hour to determine your vehicle’s speed.

SPEED MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

Radar Facts - Continued

Currently, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) permits operation of traffic radar guns at X Band (10.500 - 10.550 GHz), K Band (24.050 - 24.250 GHz), and Ka Band (33.400 - 36.000 GHz).

Note: Your radar detector is designed to alarm if an officer is transmitting on any one of the above radar bands.

Other Speed Detection Systems

Several techniques other than radar or laser are used to measure vehicle speeds. When these methods are being used, no detector can provide a warning.

These techniques include:

Pacing - A patrol car drives behind you and matches your driving speed.

Vascar/Aircraft - The police measure the time it takes your vehicle to travel a known distance.

Radar Detector Detectors: VG-2,Spectre

The Interceptor VG-2or simplyVG-2,is one type of microwave receiver used by Police to detect signals radiated by the local oscillator of a radar detector. Because its purpose is to identify persons driving with radar detectors, these devices are known as a “radar detector detector” (RDD). An RDD is the primary tool used by the police to identify radar detector equipped vehicles. If caught in a state or country where detectors are illegal (see page 27), drivers risk losing their radar detector and receiving a fine. In addition,instant-onradar is almost always used in combination with an RDD, leaving unsuspecting motorists

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SPEED MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

Radar Detector Detectors: VG-2,Spectre - Continued vulnerable to receive two tickets; one potential for speeding, and the other for possession of a detector.

Note: The newest tool Police have to detect radar detectors is called Spectre. Spectre can detect the majority of undetectable (VG-2)laser/radar detectors on the market.

It is the responsibility of the individual radar detector user to know and understand the laws in your area regarding the legality of the use of radar detectors.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Consumer Warranty

This Whistler Laser-Radardetector is warranted to the original purchaser for a period of five years from the date of original purchase against all defects in materials and workmanship. This limited warranty is void if the unit is abused, modified, installed improperly, or if the housing and/or serial numbers have been removed. There are no express warranties covering this product other than those set forth in this warranty. 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. Note: This warranty does not include installation or reinstallation charges.

Service Under Warranty

During the warranty period, defective units will be repaired without charge to the purchaser when returned with a dated store receipt to the address below. Units returned without a dated store receipt will be handled as described in section “Service Out of Warranty.”

Due to the specialized equipment necessary for testing a Laser-Radarreceiver, there are no authorized service stations for Whistler brand detectors other than Whistler.

When returning a unit for service, please follow these instructions:

1. Ship the unit in the original carton or in a suitable sturdy equivalent, fully insured, with return receipt requested to:

Whistler Repair Dept.

551 N. 13th St.

Rogers, AR. 72756

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WARRANTY INFORMATION

Please allow 3 weeks turnaround time. Important: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred in shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit insured with return receipt requested. CODs will not be accepted!

2.Include with your unit the following clearly printed information:

• Your name and street address (for shipping via UPS), a daytime telephone number and an email address, if applicable.

• A detailed description of the problem (e.g., “Unit performs self-testbut does not respond `to radar”).

• A copy of your dated store receipt or bill of sale.

3.Be certain your unit is returned with its serial number. For reference, please write your unit’s serial number in the following space:

Laser/Radar Antenna s/n ______________________

Control Panel s/n_____________________________

iBox s/n____________________________________

Units without serial numbers are not covered under warranty.

IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit is within the warranty period, make sure you keep a copy of your dated store receipt. You may register your warranty online at www.whistlergroup.com, however, for warranty verification purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must accompany any unit sent in for warranty work.

WARRANTY/SPECIFICATIONS

Service Out of Warranty

Units will be repaired at “out of warranty” service rates when:

The unit’s original warranty has expired.

A dated store receipt is not supplied.

The unit has been returned without its serial number.

The unit has been abused, modified, installed improperly, or had its housing removed.

The minimum out of warranty service fee for your Whistler detector is $95.00 (U.S.). If you require out of warranty service, please return your unit as outlined in the section “Service Under Warranty” along with a certified check or money order for $95.00. Payment may also be made by MasterCard, VISA, or American Express; personal checks are not accepted. In the event repairs cannot be covered by the minimum $95.00 service fee, you will be contacted by a Whistler technical service specialist who will outline options available to you. If you elect not to have your unit repaired, it will be returned to you along with your certified check or money order.

Important: When returning your unit for service, be certain to include a daytime telephone number and an email address (if applicable).

Note: This warranty does not include installation or reinstallation charges.

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WARRANTY/SPECIFICATIONS

Customer Service

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:

1-800-531-0004

Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT) or visit the F.A.Q.’s at www.whistlergroup.com.

SPECIFICATIONS

Radar Frequencies:

10.500 - 10.550 GHz (X Band)

24.050 - 24.250 GHz (K Band)

33.400 - 36.000 GHz (Ka Superwideband)

Laser Wavelength: 905 +/- 50 Nanometers (nm)

Operating Temperature Range:

-10C to +70 C (+14 F to +158 F)

Power Requirements:

Operational 12 to 15 volts DC, 300mA nominal (4 amp fuse) Vehicle Battery Saver, 30mA nominal.

NOTE: Nominal power requirement will increase when optional modules are installed.

One or more U.S. patents may apply: #5,146,227, #5,379,456, #5,666,120, #5,990,821 #7,215,276

POP™ Mode is a trademark of MPH Industries, Inc. SWS™ is a trademark of Safety Warning System L.C.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

ACCESSORIES

The following accessories can be ordered directly from Whistler by calling 1-800-531-0004or visit our online store at www.whistlergroup.com

Order Code

Description

Price

 

 

 

 

RLC-360

GPS Module w/USB cable

$

129.95

SWRA-36

Rear Laser/Radar Antenna

$

139.95

LRM-360

Laser Antenna

$

39.95

 

 

 

 

Shipping and handling (per order) $5.00.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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