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My radar detector keep flashing service required

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It means that something on the main board went out call escort or return it if its new. and underwarrenty otherwise you will have to buy a new one. sorry for the bad news.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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SOURCE: Service Required on 8500

if you leave it in your car in the sun it can overheat and say service required it justs happen to mine a couple days ago and i let it cool down and it worked try that

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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SOURCE: escort 8500 radar detector

Service Required means that your 8500 has repeatedly failed while attempting to calibrate its radar antenna. This can be fixed by Escort for free if your RD still is in warranty. There is a service fee if your RD is out of warranty, but at least Escort will fully test everything in addition to repairing your 8500, and they will upgrade your 8500's firmware to whatever their latest and greatest firmware is which may help to improve sensitivity, reduce false alerts, or to detect newer laser gun models.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a beltronics 995

This means that your RD has failed several attempts to self-calibrate its internal antenna. Like the message says, you must send in your V995 for service. Bel will fix whatever the issue is, and they will install the latest firmware too. Also, be sure to ask Bel to check and see if they need to replace the existing speaker with their new "high temp" speaker. The new speaker resolves potential issues of the original speaker failing due to high heat conditions.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: passport radar detector says service required

I also have one of these but I have never sen it ask for a service, I guess your question is??? How do you service it? Or where do you service it? How do I remove the service light? Why is it asking for a service? You need to provide more information including what steps you have already tried so we don't repeat what you have already done. Remember we are here to help as best we can without a visual, This is the best I can do for you, sorry, try to contact, Toll Free 800-543-1608
8am-6pm M-F
Email radarsupport@escortradar.com
Escort Inc.
5440 West Chester Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069-2950

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector that

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


chatinfo.gifWelcometo Beltronics.! An online representative will be with you shortly. Youare number 1 in the queue. Your wait time will be approximately 1 and 9seconds. 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: Thereare a number of things that may cause this ERROR message. Please besure that you are getting consistent voltage (does the lighter socketstay ON all the time? Does it do the same thing in other vehicles?). If the display reads "Service Required" not caused by the above, itmeans it has failed it's self-calibration and requires service. Pleasecall our Customer Service Department at 800-341-2288 and they will giveyou a repair authorization number and instructions on how to return itto us so 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

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

Posted on Jun 28, 2010

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