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Anyone know what this is? I'm assuming radar detector but not sure if anyone know what brand or setup previous owner may have had.
 

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Its a hardwire for a radar detector. No way to really tell what setup the previous owner was running. I know Valentine 1 includes a hardwire kit in their packages and thats what I used to install mine.
 
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Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but it looks to be a cable for a Valentine 1.
 
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Thanks guys. I was torn betwee. The passport max and V1. Guess I'll try the V1 since it seems to be already hard wired.
 

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Thanks guys. It seems like all radar detectors use, or can use, that RJ11 style power plug. Anyone have any thoughts on which is better: valentine one or passport Max?
 

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Thanks guys. It seems like all radar detectors use, or can use, that RJ11 style power plug. Anyone have any thoughts on which is better: valentine one or passport Max?
Escort Redline w/band segmentation and RDR off. Much more sensitive than v1 or Passport Max.

Google search Redline BS/RDR and you'll find a good but of information.
 

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Or skip both and just start anew with an STiR+ with segmentation and RDR disabled. I personally don't like the look or concern of theft so integrated is the only way to go.
 

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No offense Dave but I'd suggest anyone considering the k40 do some research before buying. They test pretty poorly and if you are going to use speed counter measures you don't want to have a false sense of security. You'd be better off with an Escort integrated radar laser system.
 

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No offense Dave but I'd suggest anyone considering the k40 do some research before buying. They test pretty poorly and if you are going to use speed counter measures you don't want to have a false sense of security. You'd be better off with an Escort integrated radar laser system.
2x on that!

Both Escort/Bel as well as v1 regularly update their products to keep up with new technology.
 

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No offense Dave but I'd suggest anyone considering the k40 do some research before buying. They test pretty poorly and if you are going to use speed counter measures you don't want to have a false sense of security. You'd be better off with an Escort integrated radar laser system.
It came with the car. I didn't even know that I had it until about 2 months after purchasing it. I noticed a knob under the dash, turned it, then all of a sudden the radar detector came to life. It has saved me a few times as it does have decent range in both city and highway modes. It might not be as good as others, but it does have front and rear mounts, is completely stealth, and the price was right.
 

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It came with the car. I didn't even know that I had it until about 2 months after purchasing it. I noticed a knob under the dash, turned it, then all of a sudden the radar detector came to life. It has saved me a few times as it does have decent range in both city and highway modes. It might not be as good as others, but it does have front and rear mounts, is completely stealth, and the price was right.

Many dealers install them - have seen it here on showroom vehicles. I read a post from an installer that said their margin was great in it hence the push to install them over alternatives. Be thankful if you have had a save or two. Just be cautious and not rely on it too much. During LIDAR testing the K40 routinely let speed readings happen enough that it was considered completely ineffective.
 

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It came with the car. I didn't even know that I had it until about 2 months after purchasing it. I noticed a knob under the dash, turned it, then all of a sudden the radar detector came to life. It has saved me a few times as it does have decent range in both city and highway modes. It might not be as good as others, but it does have front and rear mounts, is completely stealth, and the price was right.
I would get a Redline or V1, on a BlendMount, and not use/remove that K40. StiR is the way to go, if you want remote/stealth.

If you're concerned about LIDAR, look at AL Priorty or Laser Interceptor.
 

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Most police departments in my area still use good old fashion radar. I do admit that I have seen a couple of cops shooting their laser beams and my car did not pick it up. I have a feeling that unless they are hitting my sensor, my car won't pick it up.
 

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The wire in the OP's photo can power many radar detectors nowadays they all use the same cord unless you opt for a pos cobra or something.
 
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Most police departments in my area still use good old fashion radar. I do admit that I have seen a couple of cops shooting their laser beams and my car did not pick it up. I have a feeling that unless they are hitting my sensor, my car won't pick it up.

If they are shooting your car you should have gotten an alert. No alert means it didn't see the LIDAR and it's not a laser beam so pretty impossible for them to light up your car and not hit your sensor unless they are 20 feet from you. More likely k40 performed as usual or your heads aren't optimally located.

LIDAR is growing in smaller St Louis municipalities. Have had a couple of saves recently where it used to only be radar. Guessing some new budgets went into place and they got new toys.
 
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