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Laser goes off when i am driving in area were there is no buildings or police cars also goes to k ban what is this problem

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A lot of the time this is caused by a somewhat flaky power connection to the radar detector, or may be caused by excessive electrical system noise created by your car's alternator. The cigarette lighter socket itself my be the problem due to oxidation within the socket. Do you get false laser alerts when you rev your car's engine to certain RPM's? Do you get either laser or radar falses if you jiggle the radar detector's power cord or slightly move it plug in the cigarette lighter socket? If yes, to either, then installing a hardwire power kit may solve the problem. Jump over to radardetector.net and describe the problems you are having with your radar detector. Most likely they will help you to track down the source of the problem.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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