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Bel 980 problem

When i turn on my Bel 980 it just flashes lo cal 1 and beeps. Any sug. on what's wrong and what i can do to fix it?

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Re: Bel 980 problem

Put in fridge for about 10 min. hook up to hot wire and leave it always on put on dim at night when you leave your car. mine has not quit [no more 3 lo cal] hope this works for you

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

Re: Bel 980 problem

Mine has the same problem, but it seems to be caused mainly by excessive heat, mainly from being in the window of a hot car in the summer sun. Mine rarely does it in the winter. I suspect the CAL part has to do with a calibration fault when it self-tests itself when it's first turned on.

What I usually do is to pull the detector out of the mount and hold it in front of the air conditioning vent so that the cool air can go in though the holes in the case. It may take several minutes of cooling in this manner before it can power up without the LO CAL 1 message.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

Re: Bel 980 problem

Changing cars has nothing to do with it it put it in three different cars.

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Re: Bel 980 problem

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

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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