Yeah, a lot of things can set them off. One strange thing I've been noticing, is it seems that trucks (like semi's) are sometimes setting off my KA, probably with some kind of advanced cruise control. It's rarely an issue with cars, but it goes off like crazy if I have a lot of trucks behind me.
I've experienced this with some minivans, surprisingly.accident avoidance systems and cruise controls. some newer Audi's, MB's and others have them as well. they use K and Ka bands for either system. some of the systems get filtered out some don't. they get real annoying.
the NAV will set it off if held up to it. there are vids online showing this look on youtube you will find some.Thanks for the feedback.
I will compare this to my other car and see if it is the NAV screen or the climate control head unit.
I will keep in mind the other possibilities that will trigger the detector. I know about falses, but interesting issue with the cruise control radar and accident avoidance radars.
I have a Stealth One I have not installed yet, so I know I can program a minimum speed when the detector will sound. As I reside in VA and I am also only 2 miles to DC and travel there at times, I need to conceal the unit so I can have full time protection.
I knew some of the fellow board members would be a wealth of information.
It's from the red LED lights that are near the reading lamps or the one in the shifter. Nothing to do with the nav screen really.So I just noticed today if I have the V1 near the shifter the Laser alert is pegged. Took me a few moments to figure out what was going on. It appears the MKIV NAV display triggers the Laser portion of my detector if the V1 is held inside the cabin low near the shifter or armrest.
Turn the detector 90 degree from the MKIV display the detectors shuts down, if the detector is on the dash or hanging from the sun visor it is fine, or if you turn the car off and the MKIV shuts off, everything is fine.
I am just trying to determine is there a problem with my V1 or is this a valid way to test the Laser portion of the detector??
I need to compare this with the NAV screen in my GMC as well.
Thanks in advance for feedback.
yes it is from the Nav screen and its not just the V1:It's from the red LED lights that are near the reading lamps or the one in the shifter. Nothing to do with the nav screen really.
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</td> <td class="b">False laser alerts, either continuous or random intervals.
See page 13.</td> <td class="blr">Laser cruise control;
in-dash navigation screen; rain-sensing wipers.</td> <td> <table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="b" valign="top" width="12">1.</td> <td class="b">Switch to normal cruise control instead of laser.</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="b" valign="top">2.</td> <td class="b">Relocate V1 so laser sensor is not pointed toward navigation screen, or rain-sensing wipers</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>
There's red led lights all over and mine never goes off; ambient and garage door illuminators. All it takes is a little bit to be in the spectrum of laser to set it off. The backlight for the nav screen is likely to throw all sorts of scatter.It's from the red LED lights that are near the reading lamps or the one in the shifter. Nothing to do with the nav screen really.