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Laser problem with radar detector

Has anyone had success fixing the laser problem with the radar detector?

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  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    Passport 8500: Laser goes off when punching the accelerator to pass. Nothing startles quite like getting a Laser Alert when in the left lane accelerating around a slow moving truck. Seems to be RPM related and accelerator position. I think it may be related to my Acura TL having a fly by wire type accelerator which introduces some kind of signal that gets amplified and detected as a laser. I am going to try moving the detector from the lower left area of the window (the only legal spot in CA) to someplace else to see if it has the same problem.
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This is caused from voltage fluctuation. Your car will draw down power from the radar detector and it goes off. Passport/escort need to come out with an inline voltage conditioner. Maybe soon.

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