Question about Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector
My escort 8500 alerts, full signal strength for no reason. I can be parked in my garage. Sometimes it will stop. Other times you have to reset it to stop it. Help
Got to the bottom of my false alarming situation. I finally called Escort and discussed the behavior with the technician who immediately concluded the antenna was failling and needed a repair. $30 worth of shipping and about a week later I got my repaired unit back and it works perfectly. Not sure the root cause but I am going to treat it as gently as possible and hope it keeps working, I sure like it better than the V1.
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
That will likely not be the solution. Mine is doing the same thing...except in Laser Radar. My 8500 worked great for 14 months but now will sound out a full alert in Laser and I can assure you, there is no Laser at all in the vicinity.
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
After I exchange the detector for a new one I thought everything was fine until a about 4 months later when I started having the same problems again. I guess passports only work great for about 5-6 months and then must be repair or replaced. The price leads you to expect a high quality product but it's probably high because they pay people to lie about how great their passport is.
I gave beltronics a shot and now I wish I bought one a long time ago.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
I exchanged it like I said I would and the new one works great with no problems! The first one must have been a defect.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
Your Garage door remote control uses X-band so when you are in garage and trying to open the door it'll detect X-band.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
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