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Cobra RAD500G Operating Instructions Manual

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The Cobra line of quality products includes:

For more information or to 

order any of our products, 

please visit our website:

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©2017 Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

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Important Information

Customer Assistance

Federal Laws Governing the Use of Radar Detectors 

It is not against federal law to receive radar transmissions with your Cobra radar/ 

laser detector. The Communications Act of 1924 guarantees your right to receive  

radio transmissions on any frequency. Local laws that contravene this Act, while illegal, 

may be enforced by your local law enforcement officials until and unless  

they are prohibited from doing so by federal court action.

Safe Driving 

Motorists, as well as operators of emergency or service vehicles, are expected to 

exercise all due caution while using this product, and to obey all applicable traffic  

laws. Do not attempt to change settings of the unit while in motion.

Security of Your Vehicle 

Before leaving your vehicle, always remember to conceal your radar detector  

in order to reduce the possibility of break-in and theft.

Introduction

Printed in the Philippines

Part No. 480-1107-P

Version A

Operating Instructions

 

RADAR/LASER  

PROTECTION

RAD500G

Important Information and 

Customer Assistance

 CB  Radios
Dash Cams
Radar Detectors
Marine VHF Radios
Power Inverters
Accessories

Please go to www.cobra.com  

to download the Spanish  

versionof this manual.

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Display and Product Features

NOTES

Controls Indicators and Connections

Congratulations! You’ve made a smart choice by purchasing a radar/laser 

detector from Cobra. Just look at some of the sophisticated features and 

capabilities your new unit includes:

Radar/Laser Protection  

Detects all radar and laser guns.

GPS-Ready

  

Internal GPS receiver alerts you to known speed 

trap and red light/speed camera locations.

Manual Lock-Out

  

Allows you to lock-out locations with false alerts. 

LaserEye 

Detects laser signals from both front and rear.

VoiceAlert  

Digital voice announcements keep your eyes on 

the road.

QuietDrive

 

Quiet Drive is a muted driving mode for times 

when a driver wants less audible feedback while 

talking with passengers, on the phone, etc.

Premium Anti-Falsing Circuitry  

Automatically reduces false alerts from 

erroneous sources including vehicle collision 

avoidance systems, traffic flow monitoring 

devices and other radar detectors.

Updatable IVT Filter

TM

 

User updatable system automatically reduces 

false alerts from moving In-Vehicle Technology 

sources such as collision avoidance systems and 

adaptive cruise control.

White OLED Display  

Bright display with band identification icons  

and numeric signal strength meter.

Sensitivity Modes  

Multiple sensitivity modes to reduce  

false alerts.

Auto Mute 

Automatically mutes audio for sustained  

alerts.

Dual Language   

English and Spanish voice and text alerts.

User Updates   

Micro-USB port allows users to access  

future software updates as well as download 

the latest known speed trap and red-light/speed 

camera locations.

Controls, Indicators and Connections 

Easy-to-Read Display 

Product Features 

12V DC  

Power Jack

Dim Button

For adjusting the  

display brightness.

Mute Button

For manual mute of audio 

alerts, changing standby 

screens, turning Quiet 

Drive on/off.

On-Off/Volume Control

Allows you to adjust the

volume of the alerts.

Introduction

Introduction

LaserEye

For detection of

rear laser signals.

Speaker

This booklet describes the simple steps for mounting and setting up your detector.  

It also provides helpful information about how radar and laser guns are used and  

how you can interpret the alerts you receive.

SEN Button

Adjust sensitivity 

and filtering modes 

to reduce unwanted 

alerts.

Windshield  

Bracket  

Mount

False Button

Press to lock out false 

alerts. Press and hold 

to set user locations.

Radar Band

Frequency

USB

Port

Signal Strength

Menu Button

To select  

detector  

settings.

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Contents

Introduction

Important Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  A1

Controls, Indicators and  Connections  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  A2

Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   A3
Product Features    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  A3

Your Detector

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

Getting Started   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

Buttons   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

 SEN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

  Using the FALSE Button   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 MUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

  Quiet Drive   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

  Battery Voltage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

 DIM  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

Menu-User Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

 Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

 AutoMute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

 Language   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

  Screen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

  Smart Power  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

  System Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

  Restore Defaults  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Menu-Alert Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

  Low Car Voltage   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Radar Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Radar Detector-Detector Alerts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Understanding Radar and Laser   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

  Radar Speed Monitoring Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

 VG-2   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

  Spectre RDD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Laser Alerts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

 LIDAR   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Menu-GPS Settings  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12 

  Location-Based Alerts (LBAs)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Customer Information

Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    13
Maintenance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   13

Limited 1-Year Warranty  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   14

Product Service & Optional Accessories  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    15
FCC Statement & Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Introduction

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

Main Icons

Secondary Icons

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

Main Icons

Secondary Icons

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Installation 

Where to mount your unit

You will get optimum performance from your detector if you mount it at a point 

approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as possible on the front windshield 

without obstructing the unit’s view of the road either to the front or rear. You can 

also mount it directly on the dashboard. Make sure the detector is level/parallel to 

the road. 

Radar and laser signals pass through glass but not through other materials and 

objects. Objects that can block or weaken incoming signals include: 
  

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  Windshield wiper blades

  

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  Mirrored sun screens

  

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  Dark tinting at the top of the windshield

  

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   Heated windshields currently available on some vehicles  

(Instaclear for Ford, Electriclear for GM). Consult your dealer  

to see if you have this option.

Windshield Mounting

Dashboard Mounting

1.

  

Attach the rubber cups  

to the bracket.

2.

 

Make sure the rubber cups and your windshield are clean.

3

.  Push the bracket firmly onto 

the windshield.

4.

   Attach the detector to  

the bracket. 

Check that  

the unit is parallel to the 

road’s surface.

5.

  To adjust the angle if  

necessary, gently push or 

pull on the bracket to bend 

it. DO NOT use the detector 

to bend the bracket.

6.

  Plug the power cord  

into the detector.

7.

  Plug the cigarette lighter 

adapter on the power cord 

into your vehicle’s cigarette 

lighter.

The detector must level/parallel to the road

Windshield mounting

Incorrect

Incorrect

Correct

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Getting Started

Your Detector

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

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Secondary Icons

English

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Installation

Your Detector

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

Main Icons

Secondary Icons

 NOTE: 

In some vehicles, power is supplied to the cigarette lighter even 

while the ignition is Off. If this is the case with your vehicle, you should 

turn Off or unplug your detector when parking for lengthy periods.

1.

  

Place the detector on the dashboard to find a location  

where the unit has a clear, level view of the road 

and is  

parallel to the road’s surface

. The angle CANNOT be 

adjusted after mounting

2.  

Remove the paper backing 

from one side of the hook-

and-loop fastener.

3

.  Attach the pad to the 

dashboard at your chosen 

location and remove the  

other paper backing.

4.

  Attach the detector to the 

hook-and-loop fastener. You 

can remove and reattach the 

unit as often as you like.

5.

 

 

Plug the power cord into the 

detector.

6.  

Plug the cigarette lighter 

adapter on the power  

cord into your vehicle’s 

cigarette lighter.

Dashboard Mounting

Getting Started 

To Turn On The Unit And Adjust The Audio Volume

Rotate the 

On-Off/Volume

 

control clockwise (away

from you).

Audible Tone

Visual Display

“Testing”

Three beeps

“System Ready”

When GPS signals are 

acquired.

Audible Tone

Visual Display (GPS locked)

Chime

Icon

Sens Level

For

High

No filtering for maximum range

Medium

Minimal filtering to reduce unwanted alerts

Low

Maximum filtering to reduce unwanted alerts

Auto

When GPS is active, Auto Sens will automatically adjust 

the SENS level based on your speed.

SEN Button

Setting your detector to 

Low       or Medium       

 sensitivity delays the audio alerts 

for weak X band and K band signals until they become stronger. (A single beep 

will sound when the signal is first detected.)  Also, additional filtering is done to 

reduce false alerts while you are driving in, or near, urban areas where there are 

many sources for conflicting X and K band signals such as microwave towers and 

automatic door openers.

Using the FALSE Button

Manually lock-out false alerts from X and K band door openers and other annoy-

ing places. Please be careful to lock-out only those sources that you know are 

permanent. An alert can be unlocked by pressing and holding the FALSE button 

during that alert. You can also set your User Locations by pressing and holding 

the FALSE button for a few seconds. 

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Settings

Settings

Your Detector

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

Main Icons

Secondary Icons

Your Detector

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

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Secondary Icons

Quiet Drive

 is a muted driving mode for times when a driver wants less audible 

feedback while talking with passengers, on the phone, etc. Only the first few 

seconds of audio will be heard. This mode is 

Off

 by default. 

This mode can be changed in the User Settings menu or by pressing and holding 

the MUTE button for two seconds. When Quiet Drive is on the audio icon on the 

display will change to

 

Battery Voltage

To display your vehicle’s battery voltage, press the MUTE button momentarily 

while no signal is being detected.

DIM Button

You can choose from four settings for the brightness of the display. Repeatedly 

push the DIM button to cycle through the settings. The factory setting is Bright.

Menu - User Settings 

To change the User settings, enter the Menu by pressing the 

MENU

 button. A voice 

announces “Menu” and the display will change to

Press the 

DIM

    button to enter the User settings menu.

Press the 

MUTE

    or 

MENU

     buttons to switch between the User settings.

Press the 

DIM

    or 

SEN

    buttons to change the selected User setting’s value.  

The value that is shown on the display is the selected value. To exit the menu  

simply wait several seconds or select 

Exit Menu

.

MUTE Button

Manual Mute:

 Your detector allows you to quickly turn OFF an audio alert by 

momentarily pressing the MUTE button. If you press the MUTE button a second 

time during the alert, the audio alert will be turned back ON. When an alert is 

being muted the audio icon on the display will change to 

USER SETTING

VALUE

Detail

More*/Less

Quiet Drive

 

Off*/On

Auto Mute

 

Off/On*

Voice

 

Off/On*

Language 

English*/Spanish

Screen Saver

Off / 1 Minute* / 3 Minute

Smart Power

Off*/On

Display Car Voltage

Off*/On

System Info

Press the SEN button to display system information.

Restore Defaults

Press the SEN button to restore factory default settings 

then press SEN button again to confirm (not displayed 

until a setting has changed).

Exit Menu

Press the MUTE button to exit the menu.

* = Factory default setting

USER  

GPS 

ALERT

Detail

In the 

More

 detail mode, information about the radar band, signal strength and 

frequency will be displayed.
In Less detail mode, only the threat level is displayed (see page 10).

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Settings

Settings

Your Detector

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

Main Icons

Secondary Icons

Your Detector

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

Notice

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Secondary Icons

AutoMute

AutoMute

 will automatically reduce the audio volume of all alerts after four 

seconds for as long as the signal is detected. The factory setting for AutoMute 

is On.

Language

The detector can be set to either English or Spanish for all text and voice audio.

Screen Saver

Your detector has a SCREEN SAVER mode. When SCREEN SAVER is turned 

On

  

(factory default is 3 minutes), the screen will change to Dark from it’s Bright, 

Dim, or Dimmer setting after the time interval selected. While the screen is Dark, 

the scanner will be displayed dimly.

NOTE:

 While SCREEN SAVER is activated, any alert will turn the display back on 

at the last brightness setting (Bright, Dim or Dimmer). Touching any button will 

also turn 

On

 the display. 

Smart Power

Your detector includes the SMARTPOWER feature that, when turned 

On

, will put the 

unit into Low Power mode 15 minutes after the car’s engine has been turned 

Off

.

Before SMARTPOWER enters Low Power mode, you will hear three beeps and 

SMARTPOWER will flash on the display. To return the unit to Normal Power mode 

and exit Low Power mode, start the car, press any button or turn the unit 

Off

 and 

then 

On

 again.  

Low Car Voltage

Displays your car battery voltage and automatically warns you if this drops  

below 10.9V. Your detector will then shut off to prevent further draining of  

your car battery.

System Info

Displays information about the versions of software/firmware that are 

installed on your detector, and the database of Location-Based Alerts (see 

page 12). 

Restore Defaults

To return your detector to factory default settings, press the 

SEN

 Button.  

Press the 

SEN

 Button again to confirm that you want to restore factory  

settings. Press the 

MUTE

 Button to exit.

RADAR SETTING

VALUE

X Band

Off/On*

K Band

 

Off/On*

Ka Band

 

Off/On*

VG-2

 

Off*/On

Spectre 

Off*/On

Laser

On*

Low V. Warning

Off*/On

Exit Menu

Press the MUTE      button to exit the menu.

* = Factory default setting

Menu - Alert Settings 

To change the Alert settings, enter the Menu by pressing the 

MENU

 button.  

A voice announces “Menu” and the display will change to

Press the 

SEN

    button to enter the Alert settings menu.

Press the 

MUTE

    or 

MENU

     buttons to switch between the Alert settings.

Press the 

DIM

    or 

SEN

    buttons to change the selected Alert setting’s value.  

The value that is shown on the display is the selected value. To exit the menu  

simply wait several seconds or select 

Exit Menu

.

USER  

GPS 

ALERT

Menu - User Settings 

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Understanding LIDAR

Your Detector

Intro

Operation

Customer

Assistance

Warranty

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Your Detector

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Radar Alerts 

In 

More 

detail mode the radar band, signal strength and frequency of the detected 

radar signal will be displayed.

If you are a new user of radar detectors, you may want to use the Less detail 

mode. In this mode the display will only show one, two, or three bars which 

indicate how likely the alert is to be a police radar or laser gun.  This threat level 

indication takes into account the laser or radar band, strength, and frequency of 

the detected signal.

Level

Display

Threat

1

Low

2

Medium

3

High

Laser Alerts 

With Laser signals you will always receive a full strength alert. In More Detail 

mode the word 

Laser

 will be shown on the display along with the pulse rate of 

the Laser signal. In Less Detail mode three signal strength bars will be shown.

Radar Band

Frequency

Signal Strength

LOW

MED

HIGH

Understanding Radar and Laser 

Radar Speed Monitoring Systems

Three band frequencies have been approved by the Federal Communications 

Commission (FCC) for use by speed monitoring radar equipment: 
 

X band

 

10.525 GHz 

 

K band

 

24.150 GHz 

 

Ka band

  33.400 – 36.00 GHz

Your detector detects signals in all three radar bands.

VG-2 

VG-2

 is a “detector detector” that works by detecting low-level signals emitted  

by most radar detectors. Your detector does not emit signals that can be detected 

by VG-2, but does detect VG-2 signals and will alert you when a device is in use 

near your vehicle. 

Spectre RDD’s 

Your detector can be spotted by Spectre IV+ RDDs, but is invisible to VG-2 and

Spectre I RDDs. You can choose whether you want to be alerted to VG-2 and

Spectre I & IV+ RDD signals. The factory setting for VG-2 and Spectre I & IV+

alerts is Off. It is recommended to leave these Off unless you are concerned 

about being monitored for having a radar detector. For non-commercial 

vehicles, radar detectors are legal in the U.S. with the exception of Viginia and 

Washington D.C.

LIDAR (Laser)

The correct name for the technology that most people refer to as laser is 

actually 

LIDAR

, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging.

LIDAR operates much like radar. Its signal spreads out like a radar signal, though 

not as widely. Unlike radar, LIDAR must have a clear line of sight to its target 

vehicle throughout the entire measurement interval. Obstructions such as sign 

posts, utility poles, tree branches, etc., will prevent valid speed measurement.
Some common questions about LIDAR include:
  

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Does weather have any affect on LIDAR?

 

Yes. Rain, snow, smoke, fog or airborne dust particles will reduce the 

effective range of LIDAR and can, if dense enough, prevent its operation.

  

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Can LIDAR operate through glass?

 

Yes. Newer LIDAR guns can obtain readings through most types of glass. 

However, the laser pulse also can be received through glass to trigger an 

alarm by your detector.

  

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  Can LIDAR operate while in motion?

 

No. Because LIDAR operates by line of sight, the person using it cannot drive 

the vehicle, aim and operate the gun all at the same time.

  

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Is it legal for police to use LIDAR?

 

 Yes, LIDAR is allowed to be used in all 50 States by police. Your detector 

detects LIDAR (laser).

Understanding Radar 

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GPS Settings

Your Detector

Intro

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Customer

Assistance

Warranty

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Secondary Icons

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Intro

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Secondary Icons

GPS SETTING

VALUE

Speed Units

MPH*/KPH

Speed Mute

 

Off*/10/15/20...65

Speed Alert

Off*/40/45/50...95

Speed Camera

 

On*/Off

Red Light Camera 

On*/Off

Caution Area

On*/Off

Speed Trap

On*/Off

Lock Out

On*/Off

User Location

On*/Off

Delete User Location

Delete All User Locations

Lock Out Delete 

Delete All Locked Out Locations

Menu - GPS Settings 

Button

Operation During Radar Alerts

MENU

N/A

FALSE

 

FALSE

DIM

Change Brightness

MUTE /

 

Mute Alert in Progress

SENS / 

Change SENS Level

Specifications &

Maintenance

U.S. Patent Number: 6,078,279 

WARNING  

Modifications or parts substitutions not approved by 

Cobra Electronics Corporation may violate FCC Rules and void your 

authority to operate this equipment.

Maintenance                     

Your detector is designed and built to give you years of trouble-free performance 

without the need for service. No routine 

Maintenance

 is required.

If your unit does not appear to be operating properly, please follow these 

troubleshooting steps:

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  Make sure the power cord is properly connected.

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   Make sure the socket of your vehicle’s cigarette lighter is clean and free  

of corrosion.

n

   Make sure the power cord’s cigarette lighter adapter is firmly seated in  

your cigarette lighter.

To change GPS settings, enter the menu by pressing the 

MENU

 button. A voice  

announces “Menu” and the display with change to

Press the 

MUTE 

    button to enter the GPS menu.

Press the 

MUTE

    or 

MENU

     buttons to switch between the GPS settings.

Press the 

DIM

    or 

SEN

    buttons to change the selected GPS setting’s value.  

The value that is shown on the display is the selected value. To exit the menu  

simply wait several seconds or select 

Exit Menu

.

USER  

GPS 

ALERT

LBA Types

AURA

LBA Types

AURA

Photo Enforcement Area

Speed Trap       Live Police

Speed Camera

 

Caution Area

Red Light Camera 

User Location

Location-Based Alerts (LBAs) 

Your detector is equipped with an internal GPS receiver to alert you to known 

speed trap as well as red-light/speed camera locations. Refer to below LBA 

icons for details. 

Specifications                   

Band and Frequencies

Band 

Frequencies  

X Band 

10.525 

± 0.050 

GHz

K Band 

24.125 

± 0.125 

GHz

Ka Band 

34.700 

± 1.300 

GHz

Laser 

910 ± 50 nm 

100 

PPS

VG-2 

11.500 

± 0.250 

GHz

The known speed trap and red-light/speed camera locations (LBAs) data as 

well as your detection software can be updated via the micro-USB port on your 

detector. To update, connect your detector to a Windows

®

-based PC and go to 

http://www.cobra.com/softwareupdates

 and select RAD500G to download the 

latest data and/or software.

LBAs and Software Updates                     

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Warranty

Limited 1-Year Warranty                     

Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that this product and the component parts 

thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year 

from the date of first consumer purchase.   This warranty may be enforced by the first 

consumer purchaser.  If the product is under warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged 

depending on the model as determined at Cobra’s sole discretion.  Such remedy shall 

be your sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty.  
The procedure for obtaining service and support, and the applicability of this warranty, 

will vary depending on the country or jurisdiction in which you purchased and utilize 

the product.  For the details on obtaining product service, support and warranty please 

visit www.cobra.com/support
Provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.- Cobra will, without charge, 

repair or replace, at its option, defective products, products or component parts upon 

delivery to the Cobra Factory Service department, accompanied by proof of the date of 

first consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.  You must pay 

any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty service, but the 

return charges, to an address in the U.S.A., will be at Cobra’s expense, if the product is 

repaired or replaced under warranty. 
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which 

may vary from state to state and country to country.  
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply: 1) To any product damaged by 

accident; 2) In the event of misuse, ordinary wear, failure to follow directions, or 

improper maintenance of the product or as a result of unauthorized alterations or 

repairs; 3) If the serial number has been altered, defaced, or removed; 4) If the product 

was purchased or is utilized in a jurisdiction not covered by the limited warranty.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a 

particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Cobra shall 

not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including, without 

limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
Some states and countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty 

lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential 

damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.   This warranty gives you 

specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state 

and country to country.

Product Service and Support                     

For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product, PLEASE CONTACT 

COBRA FIRST…do not return this product to the retail store.  The contact information for 

Cobra will vary depending on the country in which you purchased and utilize the product.  

For the latest contact information, please go to www.cobra.com/support
For products purchased in the U.S.A. you may also call 1-773-889-3087.
For Products Purchased in the U.S.A., if your product should require factory service, please 

go to www.cobra.com/support and follow the instructions for returning your product to 

the Cobra Factory Service Department for service.

Optional Accessories                     

You can find quality Cobra products and accessories at your local Cobra dealer,  

or in the U.S.A., you can order directly from Cobra at www.cobra.com

Straight 12V DC  

Power Cord

Includes plug and fuse
Item #420-030-N-001

Windshield  

Mounting Bracket

Includes suction cups
Item #545-159-N-001

Product Service & Support  

and Optional Accessories

Coiled 12V DC  

Power Cord

Includes plug and fuse
Item # 420-026-N-001

Dual Port Power Adapter

Includes adjustable plug  

(up to 90˚) and fuse  
Item # CLP-2B

Straight Combination Radar 

USB Cord

Includes plug and USB 

Output
Item # PWR USB-01

Hardwire Cord for Radar 

Includes fuse  
Item # RA-PSCB

Install Mount 

Includes 3M Dual Lock

 

Item # 545-002

Customer Information

Intro

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Assistance

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FCC Statement &

Trademark Acknowledgement

NOTES

FCC Statement 

FCC NOTICE: 

This device complies with part 15 of 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. 

NOTE: 

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, 

pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.  These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against 

harmful interference in a residential installation.  This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio 

frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful 

interference to radio communications.  However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a 

particular installation.  If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, 

which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the 

interference by one or more of the following measures:

-  Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

-  Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

-  Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

-  Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. 

AVIS FCC: 

Cet appareil est conforme à la partie 15 des règles de la FCC: Son fonctionnement est soumis aux deux 

conditions suivantes: (1) Ce dispositif ne peut causer des interférences nuisibles, et (2) Cet appareil doit accepter 

toute interférence reçue, y compris les interférences qui peuvent causer un mauvais fonctionnement. 

NOTE: 

Cet équipement a été testé et jugé conforme aux limites d’un appareil numérique de classe B, 

conformément à la partie 15 des règles de la FCC. Ces limites sont conçues pour fournir une protection 

raisonnable contre les interférences nuisibles dans une installation résidentielle. Cet équipement 

génère, utilise et peut émettre de l’énergie radiofréquence et, si non installé et utilisé conformément aux 

instructions, il peut causer des interférences nuisibles aux communications radio. Cependant, il n’y a 

aucune garantie que l’interférence ne se produira pas dans une installation particulière. Si cet appareil 

provoque des interférences nuisibles à la réception radio ou de télévision, ce qui peut être déterminé 

en mettant l’appareil hors tension, l’utilisateur est invité à essayer de corriger l’interférence par une ou 

plusieurs des mesures suivantes:

-  Réorienter ou déplacer l’antenne de réception.

-  Augmenter la distance entre l’équipement et le récepteur.

-  Branchez l’appareil dans une prise sur un circuit différent de celui auquel le récepteur est connecté.

-  Consulter le revendeur ou un technicien radio / TV expérimenté. 

Trademark Acknowledgement 

Cobra

®

, DigiView

®

, EasySet

®

, Extra Sensory Detection

®

, LaserEye

®

, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra

®

VG-2 Alert

®

, Xtreme Range Superheterodyne

®

 and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra 

Electronics Corporation, USA.

Cobra Electronics Corporation

, AURA

, IntelliLink

, IntelliScope

, IntelliView

, Revolution

 Series, IVT 

Filter

,

 

SmartPower

, Super-Xtreme Range Superheterodyne™, S-XRS

, and Voice Alert

 are trademarks 

of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.

Instaclear

®

 for Ford is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company, Inc. Electriclear

®

 for GM is a 

registered trademark of General Motors Corporation. LTI Laser

 and LTI 20-20

 are trademarks of Laser 

Technology, Inc. Kustom Laser

, Kustom Laser 340

 and ProLaser II

 are trademarks of Kustom Signals, 

Inc. SpeedLaser

 is a trademark of Laser Atlanta. Stalker

 LIDAR is a trademark of Applied Concepts, Inc. 

Spectre I

 and Spectre IV

 are trademarks of Stealth Micro Systems Pty. Ltd. SpeedLaser

 is a trademark 

of Laser Atlanta, LLC. Interceptor VG-2

 is a trademark of TechniSonic Industries LTD. 

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