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Just curious if anyone else is having any issues with the 12 volt armrest power port maintaining power to a device? I had the opportunity to use my Escort MAX 360 yesterday for the first time since having the FP. The detector turned off twice during my drive. After jiggling the smart cord plug in the power port, it would turn back on. Not sure if it's the power port or my smart cord plug.

Side note: With the UV film embedded within the windshield the Max 360 works for all detections. I don't have the heated windshield, so I don't know if that effects the detector's capabilities. However, after two hours on the road, the unit never locked in a GPS signal. So I suspect the UV film does effect a GPS signal lock.:crying:
 

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My Passport Max2 gets GPS lock 99% of the time. Where do yo have the detector mounted?
 

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Just curious if anyone else is having any issues with the 12 volt armrest power port maintaining power to a device? I had the opportunity to use my Escort MAX 360 yesterday for the first time since having the FP. The detector turned off twice during my drive. After jiggling the smart cord plug in the power port, it would turn back on. Not sure if it's the power port or my smart cord plug.

Side note: With the UV film embedded within the windshield the Max 360 works for all detections. I don't have the heated windshield, so I don't know if that effects the detector's capabilities. However, after two hours on the road, the unit never locked in a GPS signal. So I suspect the UV film does effect a GPS signal lock.:crying:
You might want to plug it into the 12V power port in the rear to see if it is intermittent. It will help to determine if it is the port or the Max 360 cord.
 

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My Passport Max2 gets GPS lock 99% of the time. Where do yo have the detector mounted?
Under the rear view mirror, using the sticky mount. There is really nothing obstructing the GPS chip (it's located on top, center of the unit) and I get 100% GPS lock in my other car, located in the same area using blend mount.
 

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You might want to plug it into the 12V power port in the rear to see if it is intermittent. It will help to determine if it is the port or the Max 360 cord.
Great suggestion, I will try that and report back, hopefully the cord will reach for a true apples-to-apples comparison.
 

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A couple things.

The solar coating on the windshield will cut the radar detectors range down significantly. Lots of posts on that if you take a look. Detector needs to be mounted as close to top center as possible to get in the clear glass area. You can see the horzontal line where the coating to both sides of the mirror at the top of the window.

If you figure out your cord is fine - When the radar detector restarts are you driving with Auto Stop/Start? The voltage to accessories can drop when the car stops at a light and can cause the reboot. I got a capacitor add on for my Valentine One to mitigate that.

If you want to check the voltage just buy a cheap multimeter, endless uses.
 

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I have my Belkin mounted in the bottom drivers side corner, and it works fine with my heated windshield.
I ran a fused wire from the fuse box in the rear up to the radar detector. I used a slot that was empty, and goes on and off with the ignition, it was a simple 15 minute job. I used a Nato smart mount https://www.natomounts.com to mount it, and it looks good, and holds it well.
 
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