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2016 Retrofit Radar Detector Location?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by BigTonyTones, Feb 7, 2017.

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  1. BigTonyTones

    BigTonyTones Member

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    Hello Everyone
    Just finished wiring my 9500ix. I did notice range is not what it used to be due to the coating on the windshield.
    Does anyone know what area of the windshield is not coated?

    I found multiple threads on older Teslas, but not the retrofit model.

    Thank you very much for your help
     
  2. oktane

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    I believe it is all coated. Best to install a 9500ci.
     
  3. Drewflux

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    Not too sure on the refresh model, i have heard of issues with toll tags. I would suggest a handheld gps or use your phone to find a good spot. On an android phone, select settings, about device, status, network. It will show network signal as you move it across the windscreen.
     
  4. BigTonyTones

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    I was debating it. Just wasnt sure where to cleanly mount all the receivers since there is no front grill on the refresh
     
  5. oktane

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    You can still mount it on the front frame behind the bumper plastic.
     

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