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Old August 13th, 2009
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Question A "problem" with my STi Driver/ZR4 setup ???

I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this...

Normally I keep my ZR4 in "Shift" mode. For kicks, I tried to set it to "Receive" mode. What happens next is the interesting part. As soon as the programming cycle is completed, the rear shifter alerts! I tapped the mute button, and it stops alerting. The STi then displays "Block Off", which is apparently what I want in "Receive" mode. Other times it performs normally. This morning, when I started my car, my STi displayed "BLK REC" during the start-up cycle, and everything was working normally. I got a false alert at my usual toll booth, and the display showed "F Laser", then "Block Off". Other times it will go through the startup cycle, the immediately start alerting, with NO indication as to where the alert is coming from (I surmise it is the rear shifter however). I tap the mute button, and after a few seconds the alert stops and the STi works normally again. Any thoughts???
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Two possible issues going on here. It could be a faulty shifter or there may be a software bug in your STi. Run your ZR4 without the STi plugged in and see you get the laser false at startup. You will need to watch the ZR4 display to see if you are getting the laser falsing at start-up. If this is not the problem then you should send the STi in to have it's software updated.

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Two possible issues going on here. It could be a faulty shifter or there may be a software bug in your STi. Run your ZR4 without the STi plugged in and see you get the laser false at startup. You will need to watch the ZR4 display to see if you are getting the laser falsing at start-up. If this is not the problem then you should send the STi in to have it's software updated.

You can either call Betronics customer service department or you can PM me your personal information (name, address, or a previous Beltronics/Escort order number) so that I can set up your repair.
During start-up, without my STi plugged in, the ZR4 had no issues. If I remember correctly, the ZR4 by itself is programmed to "shift" right after startup. The only time it would be in "receive mode" is after you double-tap the mute button. I then plugged my STi back into the interface, set my STi to "Blkr REC" and "Dark", and the rear shifter light on the ZR4 display module was on solid. As long as the STi Driver is set to "Blkr BLK", everything is fine. I turned the display module off, set the brightness to "Auto" on my STi, left it on "Blkr REC", and restarted everything. The STi wet through the startup sequence, then immediately started falsing on laser. It would either show "Highway" and keep falsing, or show "R Laser" and false. Why would it only false when the STi is set to "receive mode"? What do you think?

I tried it again this evening after dark. When I put the STi into Dark mode and had the ZR4 interface on, the power and sensitivity buttons stayed backlit. I turned it off and on again, then all buttons went dark.
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It sounds like a software problem.
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