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Cobra XRS9730 Operating Instructions Manual

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Category: Radar Detector
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Important Information and 
Customer Assistance

Introduction

A1 English

Important Information

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.

Safety Alert

Use of this product is not intended to, and does not, ensure that motorists or
passengers will not be involved in traffic accidents. It is only intended to alert 
the motorist that an emergency vehicle equipped with a Cobra Safety Alert 
transmitter is within range as defined by that product. Please call local fire 
and police departments to learn if coverage exists in your area.

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.

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.

Customer Assistance

Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand its many features,
please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further assistance after reading this
manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer assistance services:

For Assistance in the U.S.A. 

Automated Help Desk English only. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).

Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT 
Mon. through Fri. (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).

Questions English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).

Technical Assistance English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked
Questions). English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).

For Assistance Outside the U.S.A. 

Contact Your Local Dealer

©2005 Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

www.cobra.com

Customer Assistance

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English

Operating Instructions 

Printed in China 

Part No. 480-234-P

Version A

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Customer Assistance

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Tax Table

Wisconsin add 5%

Indiana, Michigan, 
Ohio add 6%

California add 7.25%

Illinois add 9% 

*For AK, HI and PR add additional $26.95 for FedEx Next Day or 

$10.95 for FedEx 2nd Day. Excludes weekends and holidays shipments.

Please allow two to three weeks for delivery in the U.S.A. 
Prices subject to change without notice.

Product Features

Introduction

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Xtreme Range 
Superheterodyne Technology
With super-fast sweep circuitry, 
XRS provides extra detection range 
and the best possible advance warning 
to even the fastest radar guns

Ultra Performance
Provides advanced warning with 
extra detection range 

Detection and Separate Alerts 
For radar signals (X, K, Ka and Ku bands, 
with signal strength indicated), laser
signals, Safety Alert signals, Strobe Alert
signals, VG-2 signals, Spectre 1 signals

8-Point Compass 
Displays direction of travel

LaserEye  
For 360° detection of laser and 
strobe signals

Instant-On Ready 
Detects radar guns with “instant-on” 
(very fast) speed monitoring capabilities

Pop Detection
Detects the latest super-fast instant-on
signal pulse radar guns

Voice or Tone Alert 
With adjustable volume

DigiView Data Display 
With easy-to-read alpha/numeric 
dot matrix text readout

IntelliShield False Signal Rejection
Reduces falsing in urban areas with
Highway mode and three levels 
of City mode settings

Safety Alert 
Traffic warning system distinguishes
important safety alerts from other 
K band signals

Strobe Alert
Emergency vehicle warning system

Manual Mute or Auto Mute 
A mute function of audio alerts

IntelliMute 
A mute function which automatically
reduces false alerts by sensing engine
RPMs

Smart Power 
A timed power saving function that 
saves your car’s battery 

EasySet Programming
User-friendly mode selection and 
setting with visual guidance

Auxiliary Audio Jack
For external speaker connection

Mounting 
Mounts easily on windshield 
or dashboard

Product Features

Congratulations! You’ve made a smart choice by purchasing an ultra high
performance digital radar/laser detector from Cobra. Just look at some of
the sophisticated features and capabilities your new unit includes:

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.

Controls, Indicators, 
Connections and Display

Introduction

A2 English

Controls, Indicators, Connections and Display

12V DC
Power Jack

On-Off/Volume Control

Allows user to adjust the 

volume of the tone 

and voice alerts.

Program/Mute Button

For manual mute of 

audio alerts (and to enter

programming mode).

LaserEye 

For 360° detection of 
laser and strobe signals.

Windshield Bracket 

Release Button

Speaker

Auxiliary Audio
Jack

Select/Dim Button 

Adjusts the display brightness for easy

reading (and to scroll through user mode

settings while programming).

Set/City Button

For City or Highway
modes to reduce false
alerts (and to change
user mode settings 
while programming).

* See pages 5 – 27 for more information 

about display features.

Windshield

Bracket Mount

Alpha/Numeric Dot Matrix Text Display*

Shows user mode settings, programming instructions,

signal strength indication, City/Highway mode indicators, 

radar, VG-2, Spectre 1 and safety/strobe indicators.

WARNING

Modifications or parts substitutions not approved 
by Cobra Electronics Corporation may violate 
FCC Rules and void your authority to operate 
this equipment.

System Ready

 


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Contents

Introduction

Introduction

Important Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Customer Assistance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Controls, Indicators, Connections and Display  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2
Product Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3

Your Detector

Installation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Getting Started  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
EasySet Programming  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Settings  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Highway/City Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Muting an Alert  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Auto Mute Mode  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Voice Alert and Tone Alert Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Auxiliary Audio Jack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
IntelliMute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Pop Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ku and X Band Detection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
VG-2 Alert  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Spectre 1 Alert  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
SmartPower  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
DigiView Data Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Detection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Signals Detected  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Audio Alerts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Visual Display  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Instant-On Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Pop Detection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Responding to Alerts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Understanding Radar and Laser  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Warranty

Limited 1-Year Warranty  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Customer Assistance

Product Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Trademark Acknowledgement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Optional Accessories  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

 


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Installation

Your Detector

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Installation

Your Detector

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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. 

The unit’s lens must not be blocked and the LaserEye should have a clear view
out the back window to allow 360° detection.

Radar and laser signals pass through glass but not through other materials
and objects. Objects that can block or weaken incoming signals include: 

Windshield wiper blades

Mirrored sun screens

Dark tinting at the top of the windshield

Heated windshields currently available on some vehicles 
(Instaclear for Ford, Electriclear for GM). Consult your dealer 
to see if you have this option.

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 the 
angle of the unit.

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.

8. You can temporarily remove the detector whenever you 

wish by depressing the bracket release button and sliding 
it off the bracket.

Windshield Mounting

The LaserEye Should Have a Clear View

Windshield Mounting

Dashboard Mounting

 


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To Turn On the Unit and Adjust the Audio Volume

Rotate the On-Off/
Volume 
control 
clockwise (away 
from you).

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

Three beeps

Testing 

System Ready 

The display will then
cycle through the
user mode settings
(city or highway,
Intellimute and
SmartPower status).

Testing, then three
beeps

System Ready

Voice Alert

Start-up is complete when the display continuously shows the
current compass direction (NNEESESSWor NW) plus
single letters indicating current user mode settings (= City
mode, City X Beep Off mode and City X+K mode, = Highway
mode, = IntelliMute on).

Getting Started

Getting Started

Your Detector

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Installation

Your Detector

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1.

Place the detector on the dashboard to find a location 
where the unit has a clear, level view of the road. 
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.

6. Plug the power cord 

into the detector.

7. Plug the cigarette lighter

adapter on the power 
cord into your vehicle’s
cigarette lighter.

English

Dashboard Mounting

System Ready

Voice Alert

Power On

Testing

On-Off/

Volume Control

Rotate clockwise 

(away from you)

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 and you have turned the SmartPower 
off, you should turn off or unplug your detector when
parking for lengthy periods. Cobra recommends leaving
SmartPower at the factory setting, which is on.

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EasySet Programming

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EasySet Programming

All user mode settings on your detector can be changed by using 
Program mode. When changing the settings, please keep in mind:

Buttons can have multiple functions.

All settings will be stored in memory when the power is 
turned off and recalled when the power is turned back on.

The procedure for using Program mode is shown on page 7.

NOTE

You cannot enter Program mode during an alert. The unit will not detect

signals while in Program mode. During programming, if no buttons are

pushed for ten seconds, the unit will automatically exit Program mode

and save the last settings.

Programming User Modes

The tables on pages 8 through 9 show you how to program all user modes
and the settings you can choose from.

NOTE

On the following pages, you will find more detailed 

explanations of each setting. 

See page 15 for instructions on setting the IntelliMute activation point.

See page 17 for instructions on calibrating the compass. 

See page 22 for instructions on using SmartPower. 

Your Detector

Your Detector

Program/Mute Button

Press and hold/Press and release

Select/Dim Button

Press and release

Set/City Button

Press and release

To Use Program Mode

Press and hold the
Program/Mute button 
for two seconds.

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

Three beeps

Program will appear. 

Then brief programming
instructions will scroll
through the display three
times.

Start Program

While the programming
instructions are
scrolling, press and
release the Select/Dim
button to cycle through 
the user modes.

One beep
with each
button press

As each mode is displayed,
the current setting for that
mode will be shown.

None

With the user mode you
wish to change displayed,
press and release the
Set/City button to
change the setting.

To move to the next
selection, press the
Select/Dim button again.

One 
or two
beeps,
depending 
on your
selection

The setting you 
select will be shown.

Current
setting

When you have finished
programming any or 
all of the user modes,
press and release the
Program/Mute button 
to exit Program mode. 
Or simply wait ten
seconds without 
pushing any buttons.

One beep

When you exit Program
mode, the new setting 
will automatically be saved
and EXIT PROGRAM and
Settings Saved! will appear.

Exit Program

EXIT

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

Settings

Saved!

 


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EasySet Programming

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Your Detector

EasySet Programming Menu

Mode

Tone or Voice

Visual Setting

Result

Set City 
mode
default*

Two beeps

City X

A single beep sounds when the 
signal is first detected.

One beep

City X 
beep Off

Audio for all X band alerts are blocked
until signal strength reaches Level 3.

One beep

City X+K

Combines the City X mode with
prevention of K band audio alerts 
until signal strength reaches Level 2.

IntelliMute
mode

Two beeps

IntelliMute On

All alerts (except for strobe signals
from emergency vehicles) are
automatically muted below the 
engine rev point you set.

One beep

IntelliMute Off

Normal operation.

Set IntelliMute
RPMs 
(not shown 
if IntelliMute
is off)

One beep

Set IntelliMute
(see page 15 
to set activation
point) 

Allows you to set the engine 
rev point while using IntelliMute.

AutoMute
mode

Two beeps

AutoMute On

The audio volume of all alerts will be
automatically muted after four (4) seconds
for as long as the signal is detected.

One beep

AutoMute Off

All alerts will sound at full volume 
for as long as the signal is detected.

Set compass

One beep

Set Compass
(see page 17
to calibrate
compass)

Allows you to calibrate the compass.

Pop Detect
mode

Two beeps

Pop Detect On

The unit will detect Pop signals. 

One beep

Pop Detect Off

The unit not will detect Pop signals. 

EasySet Programming Menu

Mode

Tone or Voice

Visual Setting

Result

VG-2 Detect
mode

Two beeps

VG-2 Detect On

The unit will detect VG-2 signals.

One beep

VG-2 Detect Off

The unit will not detect VG-2 signals.

VG-2 Audio
mode (not
shown if VG-2
detect is off)

Two beeps

VG-2 Audio On

With VG-2 Detect on, the unit will give
audible alerts for VG-2 signals.

One beep

VG-2 Audio Off With VG-2 Detect off, the unit will give

only visual alerts for VG-2 signals.

Spectre 1
Detect mode 

Two beeps

Spectre 1
Detect On

The unit will detect Spectre 1 signals.

One beep

Spectre 1
Detect Off

The unit will not detect Spectre 1 signals.

Spectre 1
Audio mode
(not shown if
Spectre 1
detect is off)

Two beeps

Spectre 1
Audio On

With Spectre 1 Detect on, the unit will
give audible alerts for Spectre 1 signals.

One beep

Spectre 1
Audio Off

With Spectre 1 Detect off, the unit will give
only visual alerts for Spectre 1 signals.

SmartPower
mode

Two beeps

SmartPower
On

SmartPower is on.

One beep

SmartPower
Off

SmartPower is off.

Ku Band
detect mode

X Band 
detect mode

Two beeps

Ku Band On

The unit will detect Ku Band signals.

One beep

Ku Band Off

The unit will not detect Ku Band signals.

Two beeps

X Band On

The unit will detect X Band signals.

One beep

X Band Off

The unit will not detect X Band signals.

Set display
Dim mode
default*

Two beeps

Display Dim

Partially dimmed for dusk or night driving.

One beep

Display
Dimmer

More dimmed for dusk or night
driving.

One beep

Display Dark

Display is off.

Restore
factory
settings

One beep

Restore
Factory
Settings

Resets user modes and settings to
factory default.

Exit program

One beep

EXIT
PROGRAM

Allows you to exit Program mode.

* The settings for these user modes can also be changed with the one button method. 

See description of each user mode (pages 10 and 24) for details.

This EasySet programming menu lists all of the modes and settings you can
choose from after you have entered Program mode as described on page 7.

EasySet Programming

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Settings

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Settings

Your Detector

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Settings

Highway/City Mode

Your detector has a Highway mode and three different levels of City modes:
City X, City X Beep Off and City X+K. City X mode sounds a single beep when
the signal is first detected. City X Beep Off mode prevents all X band audio
alerts until the signal strength reaches Level 3. City X+K mode combines the
City X mode with prevention of K band audio alerts until the signal strength
reads Level 2. This will reduce false alerts while you are driving in or near
urban areas where there are many sources for conflicting X or K band signals
such as microwave towers and automatic door openers. The factory setting 
is Highway. The factory City mode default setting is City X.

Setting City Default

You can set the default level for City mode (City X, City X Beep Off and 
City X+K) either in Program mode or directly using the Set/City button.

Set/City Button

Press and release

City Mode

Highway Mode

N W

h

N W

c

To Change From Highway Mode to City Mode

Press and
release the
Set/City button.

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

One beep

appears in 
the display

City X or City X Beep
Off 
or City X, K

To Change From City Mode Back to Highway Mode

Press and release
the Set/City
button again.

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

Two beeps

appears in 
the display

Highway

To Set the City Mode Default Directly Using the Set/City Button

Press and hold the
Set/City button.

Tone or Voice

Visual Display

One beep each time the
display cycles

Cycles — see chart above

Release the Set/City
button to select the
current display as
default.

None

City X Beep Off
City X+K or City X

To Set the City Mode Default Using Program Mode 

(See Page 7 For Instructions on Using Program Mode)

In Program mode, 
go to City.

One beep

City X Beep Off

City X Beep Off

One beep

City X+K

City X, K

Two beeps

City X

City X

Press and
hold the

Set/City

button

City
X+K

City X

City X
Beep Off

NOTE
When you change to City mode, the unit will enter 
whichever city default mode is set at the time.

City X Beep Off

City X

Beep Off

City X+K

City X+K

City X

City X

Set/City Button

Press and hold

 


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Program/Mute Button

Press and release

To Turn Turn Off or On an Audio Alert Using the Program/Mute Button

Press and release 
the Program/Mute
button.

Tone

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Auxiliary
Audio Jack

To Turn Auto Mute Off or On Using Program Mode

(See Page 7 For Instructions on Using Program Mode)

In Program mode, 
go to Auto Mute. 

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

One beep

Auto Mute Off

Auto Mute Off

Two beeps

Auto Mute On

Auto Mute On

Auxiliary Audio Jack

The Auxiliary Audio Jack can be used to connect an external speaker 
in environments with high ambient noise levels. The internal speaker 
will be disconnected.

Muting an Alert

Your detector allows you to quickly turn off an Audio Alert by momentarily
pressing the Program/Mute button. If you press the Program/Mute button 
a second time during the Alert, the Audio Alert will be turned back on.

Auto Mute Mode

Auto Mute will automatically reduce the audio volume of all alerts after 
four seconds for as long as the signal is detected. The factory setting 
for Auto Mute is on.

Voice Alert and Tone Alert Modes

You can set your detector to sound alerts and confirm user settings with
either a Voice or a Tone. The factory setting for Alert mode is Voice.

To Select Voice or Tone Mode Using Program Mode

(See Page 7 For Instructions on Using Program Mode)

In Program mode, 
go to Voice/Tone. 

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

One beep

Tone

Tone Alert

Voice Alert

Voice

Voice Alert

AutoMute Off

Auto Mute Off

AutoMute On

Auto Mute On

 


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What to Remember While Using IntelliMute

IntelliMute works with all City and Auto Mute modes.

Whenever engine revs are below the activation point, an arrow 
pointing down will appear in the display. Above the activation point, 
an arrow pointing up will appear.

If, for any reason, the unit stops sensing your engine’s revs, 
IntelliMute will indicate an error and automatically turn off.

The rev point you set will be stored in the unit’s memory when 
power is turned off and recalled each time the power is turned on.

NOTE

The rev point must be reset if you use your detector in a different vehicle.

NOTE

When initially choosing your IntelliMute activation point, a setting 

of approximately 300 to 600 RPMs above idle is recommended. 

You can reset the activation point at any time to fit your individual

preferences and driving style.

Setting the IntelliMute Activation Point

Your detector must be installed in your vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not attempt to set the rev point while driving. 

Your vehicle should be parked and idling. 

IntelliMute must be turned on before setting the activation point.

Below Activation Point

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Above Activation Point

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IntelliMute

IntelliMute is a unique new feature that allows you to avoid alerts you 
don’t need to hear because you are stopped or moving slowly. By sensing 
the “revs” (RPMs) of your engine, IntelliMute knows when you are at low
speed and automatically mutes alerts (except for strobe signals from
emergency vehicles).

Before IntelliMute will work, you must set an activation point for your engine’s
revs (see page 15). Whenever the revs are below that point, IntelliMute will
begin muting. The activation point will be stored in memory and recalled 
each time the power is turned on. An will appear in the display when
IntelliMute is on. The factory setting is IntelliMute off.

NOTE

IntelliMute may not work with some vehicles because it cannot sense

the engine’s revs. In such cases, you can reduce unwanted audio alerts

by using Auto Mute and City mode when appropriate.

To Turn IntelliMute On or Off Using Program Mode

(See Page 7 For Instructions on Using Program Mode)

In Program mode, 
go to IntelliMute. 

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

Two beeps

IntelliMute On
then appears 
in the display

IntelliMute On

One beep

IntelliMute Off

IntelliMute Off

IntelliMute On

Intelli

Mute

On

IntelliMute Off

Intelli

Mute

Off

 


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Program/Mute Button

Select/Dim Button

Set/City Button

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Compass

Your detector includes an internal 
8-point Compass that will continuously 
display your current direction of travel: 
N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or NW.

Calibrating the Compass

NOTE

Before using it for the first time, you must calibrate the compass to

provide accurate indications of direction. See page 7 for instructions 

on using the Program mode to select Set Compass.

Calibration allows the compass electronics to measure and store

information about the magnetic fields generated by your vehicle.

The compass will remain accurately calibrated as long as your detector is
mounted in the same place in your vehicle. If you change the location where
the unit is mounted or move it to another vehicle, you must recalibrate the
compass.

The compass temporarily may not provide accurate readings if you are inside
a building or enclosure, or are close to a large metal tractor/trailer, truck, or
train. Once you are away from such a location, the compass will work
correctly again.

NOTE

When the instructions direct you to drive in two circles, a large parking

lot is the most convenient place to do so. It does not matter what

direction your vehicle is pointing when you start the circles, which

direction you go to make the circles, and it does not have to be exactly

two circles. You do NOT have to make perfect circles. You can drive in

any pattern, as long as you make two complete turns. Four three-point

turns, two small squares, or any two complete loops will work as well as

two circles. It does not matter what size the circles are, if your speed is

constant, or how fast you make the circles [but less than two minutes].

Please be careful when making the circles and watch for other traffic.

8-Point
Compass

N

S

W

NW

SW

E

NE

SE

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Tone

Visual Display

Voice

One beep

IntelliMute not set
Please try again

IntelliMute not set
Please try again

One beep

IntelliMute Off

IntelliMute Off

NOTE
If the unit is unable to sense usable pulses within three 
seconds or if you do not set a rev point within 20 seconds
of beginning these steps, IntelliMute will indicate an error
and automatically turn off.

IntelliMu...

Please tr...

IntelliMute
Not Set

Setting IntelliMute RRMs

Intelli

Mute

Off

IntelliMute Off

To Set the IntelliMute Activation Point Using Program Mode

(See Page 7 For Instructions on Using Program Mode)

In Program mode, go to Set
IntelliMute.

Tone

Visual Display

Voice

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Set IntelliMute

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Press and release the Set/City button
to begin setting IntelliMute RPMs.

Two beeps

Press SET 
at desired
RPMs…

Set Engine
Revs

Rev your engine to the level you wish to
set. Rev the engine slightly above idle and
hold revs steady for two seconds.

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At the desired rev level, press and
release the Set/City button.

Three beeps

IntelliMute
Set!

IntelliMute 
Set

Press and release either the
Select/Dim button to proceed to the
next user mode or the Program/Mute
button to exit the Program mode.

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None

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Set Intel...

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Intelli

Mute

Set!