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2022 model Y sets off radar detector

Cuttin

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Oct 25, 2018
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Nj
This is so funny! My bel rx65 that I've had for many many years is going crazy in my '22 MX I just got. Never had issue with older MX.

So my understanding is something inside the car is emmiting something to confuse it?

Kudos to the night vision tester. Dedication!

I also have iphone and it's in a new spot with the new wireless charging.

I will do some testing now and post back. Keep phone away, change radar site.

I'm hesitant to turn off laser, I know it's not so useful but I like to know if I'm fried before it happens, and maybe maybe it'll detect a bounce.

BTW. I drive in nj for years. Always pick up Ka, not x. But I have heard nj uses x.

***KEY QUESTION***
If something is messing up laser, and you turn it off, how do you know the sensitivity of the other bands is ok? Happens to be I feel like mine is NOT picking up Ka as much, or maybe later. Idk gotta space in more.
 
FWIW:

Covering those LEDs up so they don’t set off the radar detector actually turns out to be a little bit of a challenge.

One layer of electrical tape is not enough to actually keep the LEDs from not bleeding through!

(there is actually a strip of electrical tape across the LEDs but the focus is crap)
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(two strips of black electrical tape over the entire front of the assembly. Much more obvious…)
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Of course the camera bezel seems to be IR transparent so part of the issue is the massive amount of backsplash coming through the bezel…

At this point the radar detectors laser diode no longer goes off….

… and given how I already had the camera shuttered because I don’t want Tesla recording the interior of my vehicle, it’s sort of suits my purposes.
Would you be able to take a photo of the rear view mirror area (without the tape :) ) with flash/daylight? I am having the exact opposite issue - my 2022 MYLR does not have the IR emitters (or at least they aren't working) and my service center is saying I do and aren't detecting any issues. Basically unable to drive with FSD Beta during the night due to lack of cabin illumination.
 

GBMaryland

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Aug 10, 2019
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I don’t see how you’re going to see anything during the daytime, or even at night with the IR emitters.

They’re not visible to the human eye.

That’s the reason I used the night vision headset… it amplifies infrared light.

not to mention that the emitters are behind the trim for the mirror… And the plastic is really a smoke color to allow light to pass through it.
 
This is how I have my radar V1G2 mounted. No issues with false laser detection.

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I ran into this same issue this evening with my Bel Pro300. Got my 2022 MYP on Thursday and had radar detector on lower windshield for 80 miles drive back and no laser alerts. Went to dinner tonight and no laser alerts on way to restaurant. On way home, it was giving me the laser alerts the entire time to a point that I had to turn the unit off. My GF did put her iPhone on the wireless charger and this seems to be when the problem started. I'm an Android guy so my phone wasn't the issue. I'm guessing the iPhone is causing the problem somehow while on the wireless charger or perhaps when both phones were being charged. I'll take a solo drive tomorrow to see if problem persist.
 

GBMaryland

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Aug 10, 2019
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Maryland
It more likely has to do with the IR LEDs being used to illuminate the cabin.

I had the same settings issue. Only did it during low light and at night. I suspect the cabin camera is noting that it's dark and switching on the IR lights on each side of the camera.

For personal reasons I installed a shutter over the cabin camera, as I don't want Tesla or the car watching what I'm doing, etc.

Which may well cause those IR LEDs that illuminate the cabin to turn on all the time or more frequently.
 
It more likely has to do with the IR LEDs being used to illuminate the cabin.

I had the same settings issue. Only did it during low light and at night. I suspect the cabin camera is noting that it's dark and switching on the IR lights on each side of the camera.

For personal reasons I installed a shutter over the cabin camera, as I don't want Tesla or the car watching what I'm doing, etc.

Which may well cause those IR LEDs that illuminate the cabin to turn on all the time or more frequently.
I may do the same thing as I have no use for the cabin camera. Has this completely eliminated the laser detection from being triggered?
 

GBMaryland

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Aug 10, 2019
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Maryland
I put a piece of black electrical tape over the front of the rear view mirror bezel that houses the camera and the IR LEDs... and the problem has completely gone away.

Prior to that I had a large laptop camera shutter over the cabin camera, and I was having all the issues mentioned.

(Then I put the tape over the lens cover and the front bezel, as I didn't want to get glue on the camera lens.)
 

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