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Varifying detection I have a escort solo 2 , about one year old. I am beginning to wonder if it is working correctly. A few weeks ago l accidently left my window down during a rain storm. I wondered if it had gotten wet, but it booted up fine. All displays work and self test seems ok, although I've lost the manual. And I seem to get the usual false signals from the usual filling stations etc. in town.One filling station gives a false K warning. A flashing signal south of town still give a false x signal. I use the AUTO setting. BUT I have passed a dozen cops , city and highway patrol in that time since the rain without it ever displaying an alarm. I can't believer none of the cops around here ever cuts on his radar any more. Any chance the solo can self test ok. And false warn on the usual places, but not be working on real cop radar?????

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This happens often, as the units are basically very expensive bricks. They usually work quite fine for 12 months and 37 seconds though! The devices are built by prisoners in Ohio on a work-release program ... do you think they care? No, really, do ya? After getting hosed for $340, be prepared to cough up more cash. And, even then, there is no guarantee that the "repair" will last long, as it is only warranted for 6 months after the "repair" is completed. Oh, and btw, it WILL fail again. ZZTop watch  your speed, as the S2 you describe is doing squat. As for an onboard self-test feature, this is a GREAT idea, but, of course: 1) You are dreaming and 2) This would completely ruin Escort's business model. 

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