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Radar Detector Windshield Mounted

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by habanero69, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    I have a Valentine V1 that I will be trying to use in my MS. I've seen posts where people have had issues with EZ-Pass and such working when attached to the windshield. Is there something in the OEM windshield that will affect my ability to windshield suction cup mount my V1? I have in previous cars mounted near the RV mirror-window stem which is sort of out of the main view and up high for maximum range. Obviously those that have put some sort of tinting strip on the front windshield, that can affect its range/operation... My strips have been quite narrow and I mount the V1 slightly below the strips edge. This has always worked before.

    Any thought or concerns here?

    M
     
  2. chillaban

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    We've been talking about this in this thread: Hardwiring radar detector question...

    Don't mount it arbitrarily on the windshield -- the metallic factory coating reduces radar detection by over 90% in the front. You might get a false sense of security from the rear horn detecting false alarms and easy speed traps, but you'll get burned by anything remotely challenging.


    There's one black square on some Model S's to the right of the rear view mirror / autopilot module that is untinted, but I don't think it's big enough to fit a V1.
     
  3. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    Rats. Time to marry a GoPro suction mount with the V1 mounted on the hood, in front of windshield. Course getting power to it and shielding from weather will complicate that band-aid approach. :(
     

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