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Getting false laser readings, any adjustments?

I'm getting false laser readings on my Passport 8500, any adjustments?

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This is fixable as described in other threads here. This is annoying and seems to be random, though it also does it sometimes when the wipers are turned on or I use the windshield sprayer. 2 minutes with a smal Philips screw driver and a Q-tip will fix it. I just did mine and it works great now.

Unscrew the three screws, pop the three components apart (it really is a no-brainer since they only fit back together ONE WAY, so don't be nervous. There is not anything that is going to fall apart or spring into a hundred pieces in there.

I used canned air to blow everything out and just used the Q-tip on the front window and the parts that looked like the detector window internally... I didn't bother swabbing all of the board.

IT WORKS! GREAT FIX!!!!! DO IT!! NO MORE FALSE LASER ALARM WHILE ACCELERATING and randomly.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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I have just started getting the same constant false laser alerts. It seems to be as I accelerate. Strange. I called Escort and they asked if it does the same in another vehicle. If it acts O/K in another car, is there any new electrical equipment in the car where it does happen?
They (Escort) suggest returning to them for repair/tuneup. $59 . Seems to me that this is an issue that they are aware of but want payment to fix !

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

  • josh Aug 26, 2010

    yes i have had mine for about 6 years now, it used to work great i would die by it but now adays no way it does the same false laser reading to me too as i accelerate. i sent it in for repairs like 3yrs ago and they wanted $49 for it worked well for a while i got a speeding ticket while i was useing it too.

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There really is no way to adjust it. Maybe they arnt false maybe the cops are just hiding

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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