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Broken windshield mount

I have a passport 8500x50, the windshield mount broke, i've opened it and used electrical tape to secure the mount back onto the top inside part of the radar and am now unsure if this has caused the radar to be less sensitive than usual. Everything seems to be functioning fine, but i would rather not risk it.

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The same has happened to me. Instead of monkeying with it i got two pieces of velcro. Put one on the top of the dashboard and the other on the bottom of the radar. Dashboards are usually highest over the instrument cluster so I mounted mine just to the right of that giving me a good height like when on the windshield, its out of your way, and still near the cig lighter. Mine works great in that position, I have not noticed any difference in function and it still saves me. ha!

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