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Whistler 1788 Radar Detector User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL
The Whistler Group Corporate Headquarters
13016 N. Walton Blvd. • Bentonville, AR 72712
Tel 479.273.6012 • Fax 479.273.2927
Customer Return Center
1201 N. Dixieland Rd. • Rogers, AR 72756
Customer Service Tel 800.531.0004
www.whistlergroup.com
P/N 203322,
©
2006 The Whistler Group, Inc.
1788 / 1788R / XTR-280
Battery Powered
LASER-RADAR
DETECTOR
Dear Whistler Owner,
If you have questions concerning the operation of
this Whistler product please call:
CuSTOmer SeRVICE
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 regis-
ter your product online
at www.
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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.
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Now is the time to record the serial
number of the unit in the space provided in the war-
ranty section of the manual.
To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of your
Whistler and to better understand the differences
between detecting radar, laser and safety radar sig-
nals, we recommend reading this entire manual or
visit our FAQ page on our website www.whistler-
group.com
Enjoy your Whistler and please drive safely.
Sincerely,
The Whistler Group, Inc.
Model Features Summary .................... 2 - 4
Installation ........................................... 4 - 6
•Battery Installation 4 - 5
•Mounting Guidelines 5
•Windshield Mounting 6
•Power Connection and Fuse Replacement 6
Operation .......................................... 7 - 13
•Battery Life 7
•Battery Charging/External Power 7
•Power On and Self-Test 8
•Setting Saver 8
•Feature Engaged Confirmation 8
•Audio Level Adjustment 8
•Auto Quiet Mode 8
•Quiet Mode 9
•City/City 1/ City 2 Mode 9
•Highway Mode 10
•Backlight Setting 10
•Teach/Tutorial Mode 10
•Engaging/Disengaging VG-2 11
•Battery Saver Mode 11
•Option Select Mode 12
•Stay Alert Feature 13
Safety Warning System
......................... 13
POP
Mode Alerts ................................. 14
Laser/Radar Alerts ................................. 14
•Speed Radar Audio/Visual Alerts 14
•Laser Audio/Visual Alerts 14
•Pulse Protection
®
14
VG-2 Alerts ............................................ 15
•Alert Priority 15
Reset Features ....................................... 16
Troubleshooting Guide ..................... 16 - 17
Care and Maintenance ........................... 18
Are Detectors Legal? ............................. 18
FCC Information ..................................... 19
Speed Monitoring ............................ 19 - 22
•Radar Facts 19
•POP
Mode 19
•Total Band Protection
20
•Laser Facts 20
•Other Speed Detection Systems 21 -22
Warranty Information ....................... 22 - 25
Specifications ......................................... 25
Accessories ............................................ 26
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