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After fitting my new dectector yesterday, i read that some screens are heatproof & have a panel in them to fit a dectector infront of.. Does anyone know whether this actually makes any difference... if i have to move it its a pain in the butt!
 

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Radar Detector

Hi Mosizely,
Is the detector actually giving you any indications at the moment? Ive got one fitted to my Lag and I had a problem
with no signal through the front screen so I got an optional
aerial and ran it under the carpets and fixed on the rear screen and it works fine,
Regards Leroy
 

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Nope.. its giving me nothing... i moved it up to the clear patch on the screen but still nothing.. gonna contact the seller today for advice.
 

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Still no joy.. Ive removed mirror (sort that out later) & positioned the unit as hig in the clear window as poss.. i cant get an aerial for it as its a radar detector, not a gps reciever.
 

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Daft question but...

With a true radar detector (rather than a GPS device) you shouldn't get a signal unless you're actually being detected, should you?

I know the unit I used to have would go off at the slightest provocation: Shop door openers, the radar units on the tops of pedestrian lights etc. which is why I finally consigned it to the cupboard (I'd got so used to it going off at random, that I ignored it when it detected a genuine trap. Fortunately, I wasn't going quick enough to be of interest.)

I'd like to think that things have improved a little since, in which case they might only go off if you're being zapped with a bona-fide radar gun. If they do still go off for other reasons, then they're honestly not worth having.

So I suppose the real question is... does it work okay in another vehicle? If it behaves the same in a car that doesn't have the coated windscreen, then you either don't have a problem or it's something other than the windscreen coating.

Edit: I should add that if you're testing it by driving past the local fixed GATSO camera it's unlikely to go off anyway. Most of these are operated via inductive loops in the road rather than radar. Temporary GATSO type cameras used in roadworks are usually radar operated, and so should give you a signal. Be aware that the direction of the radar on the GATSO unit means you don't get much advance warning at all. If you're doing 70 in a 50, you probably won't get enough warning to slow down in time.
 
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If it's a GPS device, it might also be performing it's "journal digest" download (I think that's the right phrase). This can take anything up to an hour to complete...
 

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Hi again Mosizely,
Perhaps If you let us know the make and model of your unit
further help may be available
Regards Leroy
 

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OK... firstly its a Quintezz 7000, or one from the Beatthespeedtrap site. It should go off at a gatso, as the ones i happen to go past do not have loops in the road. I havent tried to put it in my other car yet as i use the espace mostly, but on the way to work tomorow, im gonna hang it out of the window, just to check if the units dodgy.. so far it seems that ive wasted a few quid!
 
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