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Radar detector for model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by YOMAMA, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. YOMAMA

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    Here's how I mount my radar detector.
    Suction cup from Amazon was $15

    Didn't want to pay $150 for blendmount

    Still need to route power cord to 12v
     

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    Good luck with your lottery ticket.
     
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  3. YOMAMA

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    haha. didn't win
     
  4. bradhs

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    Interesting. Is it better in that position?
     
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    Can we get a side pic if you don't mind?
     
  6. bradhs

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    Was in my car this morning and I feel that you've mounted it too low. It should be just under the rear view mirror so that you have the best line of site to the front and in my case, I have a V1, the rear too.
     
  7. rideincircles

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    This is one feature that I just want auto makers to add to the car itself as an add-on. It would be way nicer if it could integrated into a sensor built into the vehicle with options on how it works via software.
     
  8. woodguyatl

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    I think perhaps the issue would be that they are illegal in some states so they would have to be disabled for sales in those States (certainly possible) but could be a pain.
     
  9. YOMAMA

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    I think it is.

    I can look straight and able to see the flashing light in corner of my right eye without needing to look up at the rear mirror
     
  10. YOMAMA

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    From driver view
     

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  11. YOMAMA

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    Yeah I know, it should be high and center.

    I have to sacrifice for ease of install
     
  12. YOMAMA

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    Here it is.

    Radar is not touching the screen 20181018_221349.jpg 20181018_221344.jpg
     
  13. YOMAMA

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    This mount allows me to extend it higher and I can technically move the suction cup at least an inch higher.
     

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  14. YOMAMA

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    Here's is how I power the radar for now
     

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  15. Flyguyaaron

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    What mount is that?
     
  16. Flyguyaaron

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    So weird, I just received that adapter and it doesn’t seem to power my radar detector
     
  17. 7racer

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    for this running radar detectors, are we sure there isn't a loss in sensitivity due to the front windshield. I just read the manual the toll tags still need to be mounted to the right of the mirror mount....or is that not true anymore?
     
  18. StealthP3D

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    Doesn't your radar detector require 12V vs. the 5V from the USB port?
     
  19. StealthP3D

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    Radar detectors are only illegal in one state, Virgina (and Washington D.C.). Also, military bases. This could be circumvented by only having the antenna installed, the processing unit could be purchased seperately. But I really don't see any car manufacturers doing that.
     
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  20. Flyguyaaron

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    Update, I used a power pack to power the radar detector and the cars USB to charge the power pack, it’s a little finicky but seems to work, will order the mount and updated how well it works
     
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