OK.....this is strange. I have the same problem with constant false alarms switching between POP and KA for five to ten minutes constantly. I tried the Q tip recommendations from this site and no luck. Here's the weird part, when pluged into my 2006 Lexus GS the problem continued. When I plug it into my new used car a 2006 Mercedes CLK it works perfect! So, my conclusion is it must be a combination between the dector and the Lexus that causes the problem. I'm confused because it took over a year and a half for the problem to start in the Lexus. I plan on calling Escort tech dept. to see what the heck would cause this.I'll post the results from the call afterwards.
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This is fixable as described in other threads here. This is annoying and seems to be random, though it also does it sometimes when the wipers are turned on or I use the windshield sprayer. 2 minutes with a smal Philips screw driver and a Q-tip will fix it. I just did mine and it works great now.
Unscrew the three screws, pop the three components apart (it really is a no-brainer since they only fit back together ONE WAY, so don't be nervous. There is not anything that is going to fall apart or spring into a hundred pieces in there.
I used canned air to blow everything out and just used the Q-tip on the front window and the parts that looked like the detector window internally... I didn't bother swabbing all of the board.
IT WORKS! GREAT FIX!!!!! DO IT!! NO MORE FALSE LASER ALARM WHILE ACCELERATING and randomly.
If the error code means "vertical laser error" you could check for the flat connector of the vertical laser module. Here I send to you an image to explain it. IF all is ok. you could try with another vertical laser board and replace it
This is an easy one. With the power on, open the front door, where you installed the drum. Press the CLEAR button. The display will ask something like, "Change Drum? Press 1 for yes. Press 2 for no." Press 1. Close the front door.
Does this happen in the city or does it happen when you are out in the middle
of nowhere? I have seen laser detectors that are falsely triggered by various
lighting devices that contain wavelengths of light similar to those used in
If this is annoying and you dont want to hear it, you can locate the receiver
element that detects the laser signal and cover it up with a piece of black
electrical tape. That should stop whatever is causing your problem unless there
is something actually broken inside the unit.
Hi All, I fixed my Radar, No Manufacturer help, no cost to me at
all. I got advice from a forum member on a satellite forum I belong to.
So what I did was I took apart the radar. Watch carefully how it comes
apart so you can reassemble again after. Get a Dry Q-tip (ear swab)
leave it dry so you do not end up leaving and residue on the diodes
etc. Start by cleaning the horn, wipe the electronic board all over
gently with the Qtip , blow ou the diffusion screen (leave the spit in
your mouth). After all that I did not see a spec of dirt on the Q tip I
no sign of dirt, residue but whatever I did do
fixed the problem. I have been using it for three months and not one
false alarm from the laser mode.