Question about Vehicle Parts & Accessories
My radar detector is going off continuously in my new car. When used in my wife car there is no problem and it works normally.
New Z is equiped with blue tooth and satilite radio and a built in garage door opener. The radar detector is an Escort 8500
If you have a heat reflective screen this will stop detector working,the way round this is to fix your detector near the front interior mirror,this is a gap and will let your detector work okay.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
If the radar detector does not receive the appropriate voltage,
constant voltage, or especially if it receives over voltage, then it
may cause erratic behaviour and false alerts. Though most cars are said
run at 12v, in truth the figure isn't always so exact.
I was having a similar problem when I hard-wired my Passport 7500 into my Honda. The car's voltage was just a little higher than recommended, and as a result my passport 7500 gave erratic false alerts. The main symptom was that it would suddenly display three Ka bars non-stop until I reset the detector. It would not slowly build up to the three bars, as a real approaching signal would cause, but rather it was a sudden and instantaneous three bars.
I recommend that you check the voltages in your Z. Check the voltages on where the detector is currently, then check some other areas like the cigarette lighter, maybe some accessory under the dash, etc. To be thorough you should also check the voltages in your wife's car, which I would bet reads more in-line with what's recommended by your detector's manufacturer.
Ultimately you may need to wire an appropriate resistor in-line to provide your detector with the appropriate voltage in the 350Z.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
It may be the Garage Door Opener....
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
It appears a different outlet-power port does not set off the radar detector. I do not know the reason for the difference but it appaears to be ok at the 2nd port. I will monitor the situation for a while
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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