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How To Reset An Escort Radar Detector To Factory Defaults

If you ever had a problem with your Escort radar detector or simply wanted it back to the way it was when you first took it out of the box, a reset may be what you are looking for. If so, here it is. Below are instructions for resetting an Escort radar detector back to factory defaults!

Passport 8500 Series

The following applies to windshield mounted models from the Escort Passport 8500 Series, which includes the following detectors:
8500, 8500 X50 (Blue and Red Display), 8500 X50 Black (Blue Display), 8500 X50 Black (Red Display).

  • Press and hold the "CITY", "DIM" and "MUTE" buttons while turning the power on. The display will provide a RESET message, accompanied by an audible alert, acknowledging the reset.

Passport 9500ix Series

For the 9500ix, radar detector, including Special Edition models:

  • Press and hold the "SENS" and "BRT" buttons while turning the power on. The display will provide a RESET message, accompanied by an audible alert, acknowledging the reset.

Redline

For the Redline windshield mount radar detector:

  • Press and hold the "VOLUME/MUTE" and "SENS" buttons while turning the power on. The display will provide a RESET message, accompanied by an audible alert, acknowledging the reset.

Solo Series

The following applies to cordless windshield mounted models from the Escort Solo Series, which includes the following detectors:
Solo S2 and Solo S3.

  • Press and hold the "MUTE" and "M" (Mode) buttons while turning the power on. The display will provide a RESET message, accompanied by an audible alert, acknowledging the reset.

Passport iQ with GPS

The following applies to the Passport iQ windshield mounted Radar/Laser Detector with GPS:

  • From the Settings screen, touch "RESTORE" to return all settings to the original factory settings. You are prompted to confirm your selection. Touch "YES" to restore the factory settings.

Custom Installed Radar Detectors

Passport Qi45 and Passport 8500ci:

  • Press and hold the "SENS" and "BRT" buttons while turning the power on. The display will provide a RESET message, accompanied by an audible alert, acknowledging the reset.

Passport 9500ci:

  • Press and hold the "VOL" and "SENS" buttons while turning the power on. The display will provide a RESET message, accompanied by an audible alert, acknowledging the reset.

Passport 8500ci Plus:

  • Press and hold the "MRK" and "VOL.MUTE" buttons while turning the power on. The display will provide a RESET message, accompanied by an audible alert, acknowledging the reset.

One thought on “How To Reset An Escort Radar Detector To Factory Defaults”

  • Driver 1

    If i reset the esxort ix will it reset the speed trap programs, i set a couple of speed traps by accident . and how do i set the speed for 75 instead of 70?

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