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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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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    I have the same thing wrong with my 980 i think it is your alterater ! I put mine in my other car and it works fine. Checked my charging system in my first car and i do have something wrong Hpoe that helps

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    on turn on it works fine but after 3 min it beeps and flashes loc 3 and sws warning

  • Mac 1 Jan 23, 2008

    What havent tried ! When I first turn it on stays on for three min. then Imm. flashes ? Lo cal 1

  • jhunt930 Sep 16, 2008

    turn on Bel 980 and after a few seconds it flash lo3cal markers

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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

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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

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

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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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

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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