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It keeps flashing Self Cal 4. I really wanted to try to repair this myself, any suggestions? Is there an internal reset button? Or some combo of the buttons?

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  • gburggraf Jan 01, 2009

    keeps beeping sound and say needs service

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You will not be able to fix it.
Maybe you want to sell it, I'm interested.
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I have a rather old Whistler 3300 radar detector with the antannae unit in front of the radiator and the suction cup unit on the front windshield for rear detection. I've had it forever and love it. ...


Here are the steps from Whistler's FAQ page on their website:

When the display shows an "R1" type error on the display or the unit clicks (flashing either the Green power LED or the Yellow city LED), it means that the link between the inside and outside unit has failed. Generally this is caused by the receiver's (outside unit) cable becoming unplugged from behind the console (inside unit).
NOTE: The receiver cable is the straight one plugged into the "Radar 1" jack. The laser receiver (LRM-5) cable is angled and plugged into the "Laser" jack. This error will also occur if these two cables are reversed.

Follow the below steps to correct R1/Clicking error message:
  • Make sure the correct cable is connected to the correct jack and that it is fully engaged.
    Make sure there is sufficient slack in the cables to prevent them from "walking out" of the jacks.
  • Follow the Factory Reset procedure.
  • If the above suggestions does not cure the problem, email our Customer Service dept for more information.
Follow the below steps to correct R2/Clicking (Not available on Pro-3450) with "R" Yellow LED flashing error message:
  • Make sure the correct cable is connected to the correct jack and that it is fully engaged.
    Make sure there is sufficient slack in the cables to prevent them from "walking out" of the jacks.
  • If the rear antenna was not installed, go to the Factory Reset procedure. If a rear antenna was installed, continue to the next step.
  • If the rear antenna is installed, it must be programmed.

    For models 2270 and 2290
    1. Remove power from unit
    2. Press and hold the Dark button
    3. While holding the dark button, apply power to unit and hold the Dark button for 5 seconds. The "R"LED and either the Green (highway) or Yellow (City) will illuminate.

    For model 3300 and 3400
    1. Unit will display "R2 ON ?"
    2. Press the Dark button for Yes or City for No.
  • To temporarily cancel the "R2"error message on a 3300 or 3400 model, press and hold either the Dark/City/Quiet button.
  • Follow the Factory Reset procedure and see if the "R2" error goes away. If so, go to next step.
  • If the above suggestions does not cure the problem, email our Customer Service dept for more information.

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I have a Beltronics Vector LR. It is probably


Get a new one with X k Ka and laser protection

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Vector 940 works for a moment, then flashes ?L03 CAL ?MARKERS


just turn off the sws messages.
it probably recieved a jumbled signal from a "roadworks traffic control unit".that it couldn't understand.

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I keep getting a service required message, why is that? How do I correct the problem? Susan


I have the same problem. I chatted with Bel and here's the transcript, FYI:


chatinfo.gifWelcometoBeltronics.! An online representative will be with you shortly. Youarenumber 1 in the queue. Your wait time will be approximately 1 and9seconds. Thank you for waiting.
chatinfo.gifYou are now chatting with 'Brian'
Brian: Welcome to Beltronics Live Chat. How may I assist you today?
you: Hi Brian, I
you: own a Bel pro rx65
you: and it gave an error
you: that said
you: selfcal4
you: or something like that
you: then it said service
you: required
you: what does this mean?
Brian: Therearea number of things that may cause this ERROR message. Please besurethat you are getting consistent voltage (does the lighter socketstay ONall the time? Does it do the same thing in other vehicles?). If thedisplay reads "Service Required" not caused by the above, itmeans ithas failed it's self-calibration and requires service. Pleasecall ourCustomer Service Department at 800-341-2288 and they will giveyou arepair authorization number and instructions on how to return itto usso we can take a look at your detector.
you: Oh i see. what's the cost for repair?
Brian: That is a $59.95 repair fee. To set that up, please call Customer Service at 800-964-3138, option 2.
you: and what cause calibration to fail?
Brian: If the reasons listed above don't sound like what's happening, then it would be up to a repair tech to figure out why.
you: I had left it in the car in hot weather. would this be a cause?
Brian: It's possible, over a long time in the heat to develop.
you: I can call either number correct?
Brian: Correct.
you: ok thanks

Icalled the number and they were helpful, told me to use a packingservice like UPS and such. Insure it. And it would take about 5-7 daysfor them to work on it, another 3-4 days of shipping time.
Consideringthe reviews on the rx65 and the prices for detectors out there, andconsidering that they will also apply any software updates (bought minein '06) the $60 repair fee is worth it for me.

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Put Escort passport 8500 X50 into calibration mode.


If you hold down the mute button (on front) and the two buttons on top...when you power up, it will reset.


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Code ?lo1 cal comes up and wont go off


This means that the primary local oscillator couldn't be calibrated during the RD's self-calibration procedure. You could get your RD repaird by Bel/Escort, but with these older models, your best bet would be to take advantage of Bel/Escort's trade-in offer to get a current model which provides significantly better performance -- particularly with regards to Ka band radar.

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Service required


Hold down all three buttons and the device will reset itself.

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I have the same thing wrong with mine ! I put it in my other car and it works fine. Found out it was my alternater was not working right! Hope this works for you

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Service messge


Same prob here....flashing service mesg...Maybe it is programed to keep the service department profitable.

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