I purchased a Bel V955 and so far, I'm loving this product. It has way better detection capabilities than my old Cobra I had. The issue I'm having is with the behavior of this detector. I have been using it in my 2002 Toyota Camry for about two weeks with new issues. This weekend, I moved it to my 2004 Sierra pick up truck and as soon as it came on, the X band detection alarm started going off. This wa before I drove off the driveway. I thought it was a fluke, so I just kept going, but the thiing continued going off throughout the whole neighborhood. It got so bad that I turned it off. I wasn't sure was was happening. I turned it on again, and it was "acting" normal until suddenly, the X Band indicator started going off again. It continued to go on and off throughout my trip and it got really annoying. I went back home and put it back on the Camry and went out and drove the same route as with the truck and the detector was silent (as it should have been). Do you have any explanation as to what would cause this detector to go off like that in my pock up truck?
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Many vehicles have built in signals that radar detectors see as a laser radar. Basically there is no way around it. On my vehicles that emit this signal, I just disabled laser detection on the radar detector.
If your radar detector detects laser you are pretty much effed anyway. The time in capturing a speed reading is less than half a second with laser.
This is quite the job...I owned an Automotive Audio shop and my best tech took nearly 3 hours to install the 975 ! Contact BEL they're very good on customer service...If you're not capable perhaps they may recommend a dealer for installation.
This model has been out of production for quite some time. You could try contacting Uniden to see if, by chance, they still have some replacement speakers for this older RD model. In any event, you would be well served to purchase a modern radar detector which provides far better performance. Personally, I recommend products produced by the following manufacturers:
Bel Escort Whistler (their higher end products -- XTR-690 model or higher. Their Pro78 or newer Pro78SE is one of my favorites.) Valentine
Uniden has been out of the radar detector business for some time now. I would strongly suggest getting a different radar detector instead of using this older model since newer radar detector models generally have far better performance -- especially for detecting Ka band radar.
Anyway, Uniden's web site does not list an instruction manual for this particular radar detector model. Yet, take a look at the instruction manual for the most similarly numbered product model shown in the following link:
This most likely is due to a blown internal speaker which has shorted across its voice coil rather than becoming an open circuit. Bel/Escort now uses special "high temp" speakers which resolve any failing speaker issues due to higher temperatures. I assume that your STi is out of warranty. Yet, it will be worth it ($80) to have the speaker replaced and to have your STi flashed with the latest firmware which also gives the STi a true audio ramp-up rather than just the original slow or fast audio beeps to indicate the strength of the detected radar. The new firmware also includes slight performance enhancements, and includes better filtering for Autoscan mode. This latter enhanced Autoscan filtering makes the STi noticeably quieter while driving around town.
This is most likely caused by a poor connection between the antenna ridge and the local oscillator board. Another possibility is an uncontrolled LO chamber harmonic due to the cold temperatures. Regardless of the cause, your V955 is under warranty and Bel will fix it for free -- as long as you include a photocopy of your sales receipt. Go to Bel's web site (www.beltronics.com), and either call their 800 number or do the online chat in order to get a RMA number.
This means that the primary local oscillator couldn't be calibrated during the RD's self-calibration procedure. You could get your RD repaird by Bel/Escort, but with these older models, your best bet would be to take advantage of Bel/Escort's trade-in offer to get a current model which provides significantly better performance -- particularly with regards to Ka band radar.
On mine you can barely hear it on the 9 setting. I put in a different speaker but no difference. I did look up the number on the IC chip near where the speaker connects (34119) and it came back to a 500 mW audio amplifier, so you could probably replace that and fix it. I think it's what you call a flat-pack style chip. Not as bad as surface mount but will still require a tiny soldering iron. I think the actual part number ended up being MC34119D and should cost a dollar or less.