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2/17/2014 7:21:47 AM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Feb 17, 2014

Uniden bearcat bc 895 xlt

If you're looking for a manual, you may download a copy here. If you have a question about the BC895XLT, you have to ask it before someone can answer it.
8/12/2012 5:22:06 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Aug 12, 2012

Uniden bearcat bc 895 xlt

If you're looking for a manual, you may download a copy here. If you have a question about the BC895XLT, you have to ask it before someone can answer it.
8/12/2012 5:21:47 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Aug 12, 2012

How do I replace backlight on my bc895xlt

Greetings,The bulbs can be replaced,Remove covers taking care of the speaker wire. Remove screw for the green wire on disp. board and then the two screws holding the display board in place. Carefully remove the metal shield can with the four locking tabs. there are four grain of wheat lamps, two on each side of the display 12v/60mA DC. lamp # 7219 and radio shack sell them They are located in the white rubber holders on each side of the dissplay. unsolder the wires, pull up rubber white holder, remove bulbs, remove rubber light covers and put these on new lamps, slide lamp wires into rubber holders and then holders back to display pcb. Solder wires into place and repeat on other side of display. Usual common sence applies, be carefull, ect...,.
11/14/2011 8:49:13 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Nov 14, 2011

Need operators manual for uniden bearcat BC895XLT

  • Hope this helps.

Regards, Tony
10/17/2011 7:37:18 AM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Oct 17, 2011

Uniden bearcat bc895xlt display shows orange

The controller in the unit has probably lost its "brains" and needs to be reset. If there is no way to do a reset with the unit powered on, then remove ANY/ALL batteries and unplug it from the AC line. Let it sit for a few minutes before powering it on again.
4/1/2011 1:53:34 AM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Apr 01, 2011

Why cant i put in 160 to 161 into my scanner

Your radio has been made with certain frequencies not available due to FCC rules the MHz Outdoor Intrusion Detectors 160 - 176 Railroad 160 to 161
are likely reserved for the above services and may not be available to be scanned by your radio and there is nothing you can do about it as all radios are controlled by the FCC rules. It is possible that the manual for your radio will give you the information to unlock the frequencies if they have been previously locked out. These are the only 2 things that I can think of as to why you cannot scan those frequencies.

Charles a Ham Radio Operator.
1/28/2011 8:22:47 AM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Jan 28, 2011

What is lockout mean? And

Hi virgil,
Welcome to FixYa.
My name is John. I will be assisting you with you issue.
The LOCKOUT means, you can lock-out a frequency that
you do not want to receive at any point that you press the
LOC-OUT button. You can download a user manual for free
here. www.manualsonline.com. You also get the frequency,s
for your state here. www.RadioReference.com or www.RadioFreq.com
Hope this was very helpful to you.
Thanks for choosing FixYa.

1/25/2011 3:07:42 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Jan 25, 2011

I have a Uniden BC 895 Scanner.What type of

You can get the manual on the link below. It will teach you how to program it and use it.


If that does not work you can take it to any CB store in your area and they can help you.

Good Luck
12/1/2010 5:25:57 AM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Dec 01, 2010

How do I program a frequency into my Bearcat

Hi,my name is John. Let me see if I can help you. You say you want to program a frequency into your BC895XLT scanner. 1.Press MANUAL. 2.Enter number you want. 3.Press MANUAL. 4.Enter the frequency you want to program. 5.Press E. If you need frequency,s here,s the link, www.radioreference.com. Hope this was helpful. Rate this solution on the four thumbs-up. ..good luck...John
9/19/2010 11:09:43 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Sep 19, 2010

BC895XLT Base Scanner: how do i reset bc895xlt...

Press and hold 2+9+MANUAL and power the unit on.

Bill B
5/19/2010 8:49:55 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on May 19, 2010

Looking For Replacement Display Bulbs......

the bulbs most likely not bad I have always had bad capacitors on the inverter board you should be able to see the capand wherethe bad one as the top will be deformed or/buldged replace all the deformed capacitors and see if that solves your problem you have,
5/18/2010 11:14:10 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on May 18, 2010

Back light is out

This is old info for an old scanner, so parts availability and price may vary.

The display backlight consists of four incandescent lamps with orange sleeves on the bulbs. Uniden sells the lamps with sleeves for $1.35 each, part # BPZY0036001. To order parts call 1-800-5297-1023.

To replace the lamps take 5 screws off the top scanner cover (2 on each side and 1 on the back) then lift up the cover from the back first and then detach it at the front. The speaker and wire will
still be attached to the scanner so you will have to gently pull the speaker wire plug out of the circuit board and set the top cover aside. Then looking inside the scanner towards the display you will
see 4 round white plastic pieces with a slot in them. These are the back of lamp sockets. Turn the slot in each one counterclockwise about 1/8 to 1/4 turn until it stops and get a small needle nose pliers and pull it straight out towards you. Some will come right out
and some are a little stubborn and need to be wiggled out. I always replace all 4 while I have it apart. Put in the new ones and turn each one 1/8 to 1/4 turn clockwise. Make sure the slots on all of them are horizontal. Don't forget to plug your speaker wire back in before you put the cover back on.

Radio Shack 272-1092 micro lamps
Also referred to as #7219 lamp which is 12 volts dc 60ma wire terminal base. NOTE: The RS bulbs are 12v vs the original 8v bulbs, so the light will be dimmer if you use the RS parts.

Bill B
4/8/2010 3:37:43 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Apr 08, 2010

How to program a bc855xlt uniden bearcat scanning

Major Functions of Uniden BC 855 XLT Desktop Scanner

29-54 MHz; 137-174 MHz; 406-512 MHz; and 806-956 MHz NFM; 118-136 MHz AM

• The 855 receives mainly via frequencies programmed into its 50 memory channels. It does not have a VFO or dial mode as such, but can scan within two frequencies.
• To scan memory channels, press SCAN. To hold a channel, press MANUAL.
• The 50 channels are divided into 5 banks (Bank 1: Channels 1-10, Bank 2: 11-20, etc.).
• Any of the 5 banks can be turned off from scanning. To turn a bank on/off, press its number while in Scan Mode. Active banks are illuminated in the display.
• SPEED toggles between 8 & 16 channels per second in both scan & search modes.
• Press MANUAL.
• Press the channel number you wish to program using keypad.
• Press MANUAL again.
• Enter the desired frequency using the keypad.
• Press E (ENTER). (If you make an ERROR, press CLEAR & re-enter frequency.)
• To set 2-second delay, press DELAY. Confirmed by “DLY” in display. Same deselects.
• To lock out channel from scan, select it & press LOCK OUT. Same deselects.
PRIORITY CHANNEL: Press PRIORITY to scan Ch. 1 every 2 seconds.
• Press MANUAL.
• Press desired channel number on keypad.
• Press MANUAL. Press MANUAL repeatedly to step through channels sequentially.
TO SCAN UP/DOWN FROM A CHANNEL: Select channel manually, then press ? or ?.
• Press MANUAL.
• Enter the lower frequency limit.
• Press LIMIT.
• Enter the upper frequency limit.
• Press LIMIT.
• Press SEARCH.

I couldn't locate the manual for your scanner, but it's basically the same as the BC860XLT, except that the 860 has 100 channels. Other than that, all controls and functions are the same. You can download and print the manual for the 860 here:


For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning info, visit:



1/19/2010 11:09:13 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Jan 19, 2010

BNC Broke off Circut Board

the center conductor is plus, outer shell is return or gnd. u have ohm meter? did you loose pads? if the trace is broken, ohm the trace to gnd. the lead that goes to outer shell connects to gnd side.
8/20/2009 4:06:05 AM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Aug 20, 2009

It quit scanning stay on one channel

You probably locked out all the banks. Look at the top of the display, you should see numbers from 1 to 10. If you don't, press 'scan', then press each key that corresponds to any missing numbers (I'm guessing that all but the number '1' are missing). As you press each key the number will reappear at the top of the display.
1/5/2009 12:54:25 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Jan 05, 2009

Having trouble programing the uniden


here is the user guide / manual for your 895xlt .
1/3/2009 3:24:40 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Jan 03, 2009


This problem is caused by failure of the lithium memory battery #2032. To replace same remove top and bottom covers.Use a small pair of pliers or curved hemostats to hold the bottom of the speaker connection socket to the board as you unplug the connector. If it is not done you run the risk of loosening the socket from the circuit board. Carefully unplug the ribbon cables that connect the front panel to the main circuit board. You may leave the rest of the attached wires alone as they are long enough to permit service without removal. Remove two screws from each side of the front main frame and the single screw securing the main circuit board to the front panel board. Gently bow the front of the main frame sides inward to permit detachment of the front panel. On the bottom front of the front panel is a small flat battery soldered to the front circuit board on flat standoff legs. I do not know if this radio has fet components that could be damaged by static electricity but to be on the safe side I used a pencil soldering iron that was grounded to the frame to remove the legs and battery from the circuit board. Note the polarity of the battery before removal. The little standoff legs are spot welded to the battery. They may be either gently peeled off with small pliers or you may use a dremel tool with the cutting wheel to grind out the welds to the battery along the long axis of the legs. This last method does not deform the legs like the first method. Tin the insides of the legs where they were welded to the battery. Prepare the new CR 2032 lithium battery by sanding or scraping the surface where the legs will be reattached, then tin it also. With rosin core solder reattach the legs to the new battery. Try to avoid heating the battery more than necessary to get a good solder joint.The top side when completed should be the + side. Note the circuit board has the location for the + lead. Re-solder to board from the component side of the board. Reattach the front panel to the main frame with the ribbon cables on the correct side of the board. Carefully plug the ribbon cables back in, taking care they are fully seated in their sockets. Replace the bottom panel. Plug the speaker plug back into its socket, again grasping the socket gently with pliers to prevent loosening from board. Replace all screws and you should now be able to unplug the radio without lose of memory. I did leave the 13.6 volt dc supply connected the the radio during service as I was not sure if the total loss of memory voltage would damage the internal scanning program. Good Luck. Its not as complicated as it sounds if you have the right tools and some electronic experience.
3/31/2008 5:08:55 PM • Uniden BC895XLT... • Answered on Mar 31, 2008
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