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I considering in purchasing a radar detector, but I am confused after reading several threads saying it will false alarm with blind spot monitoring system and won't work if our FP comes with heated windshield.

I live in IL and have an S with blind spot monitoring system and heated windshield.

So I wonder if BLIS, heated front windshield and other system with interfere with radar detector? Is it worthy to get the radar detector? Thank you.
 

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My experience is the f-pace's blind spot monitoring hasn't been an issue. Getting a radar detector correctly mounted so that it's sensors do their thing through the black dot area on windshield is key according to posters with more radar expertise than I have. After first getting an Escort 360 max I ended up buying the Escort 9500ci where all sensors are mounted externally but it is a pricey choice. Another consideration is power source and cabling.
 

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My experience is the f-pace's blind spot monitoring hasn't been an issue. Getting a radar detector correctly mounted so that it's sensors do their thing through the black dot area on windshield is key according to posters with more radar expertise than I have. After first getting an Escort 360 max I ended up buying the Escort 9500ci where all sensors are mounted externally but it is a pricey choice. Another consideration is power source and cabling.
Thank you! I felt the Escort Max 360 is the most expensive radar detector I can take, but I was so shocked to see the 9500ci, wow, but that's a bit too much for me. May I ask how your experience was with the Escort Max 360? Is the directional arrow really necessary? I never owned any radar detector, so I am considering the Escort Max360 and the Escort IX ($500, no directional arrow.) Have you installed a dash cam as well?
Did you hard wired your radar detector? Do you think it will be a problem to do it ourselves instead of going to dealership? Thank you.
 

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Thank you! I felt the Escort Max 360 is the most expensive radar detector I can take, but I was so shocked to see the 9500ci, wow, but that's a bit too much for me. May I ask how your experience was with the Escort Max 360? Is the directional arrow really necessary? I never owned any radar detector, so I am considering the Escort Max360 and the Escort IX ($500, no directional arrow.) Have you installed a dash cam as well?
Did you hard wired your radar detector? Do you think it will be a problem to do it ourselves instead of going to dealership? Thank you.
* I really liked arrow so I had better situational awareness
* I bought $30 hard wired cable from Escort and had dealer put it in for $150. With auto start/stop I didn't feel smart enough to know how to connect, they did a nice job of running up right pillar. I think you could do it yourself.
* performance seemed great but I could have done a better job of figuring how to get more into black dot area
* one thing that was super annoying, after a while the suction cup stopped holding well and it would fall off windshield. Reading online I think I needed to clean it and more carefully attach

Overall pretty happy.
 
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Thank you! I felt the Escort Max 360 is the most expensive radar detector I can take, but I was so shocked to see the 9500ci, wow, but that's a bit too much for me. May I ask how your experience was with the Escort Max 360? Is the directional arrow really necessary? I never owned any radar detector, so I am considering the Escort Max360 and the Escort IX ($500, no directional arrow.) Have you installed a dash cam as well?
Did you hard wired your radar detector? Do you think it will be a problem to do it ourselves instead of going to dealership? Thank you.
As a longtime V1 owner, the arrows are extremely important. Think about it. What if the cop is behind you? Valentine had the patent on them until last year when it finally ran out. I suppose if you never had the arrows, you may not care about them but if you are used to them, and want the Escort, go 360
 

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As a longtime V1 owner, the arrows are extremely important. Think about it. What if the cop is behind you? Valentine had the patent on them until last year when it finally ran out. I suppose if you never had the arrows, you may not care about them but if you are used to them, and want the Escort, go 360
I see. Would you recommend other radar detectors that are no more expensive than the Escort Max 360? Thank you.
 

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I see. Would you recommend other radar detectors that are no more expensive than the Escort Max 360? Thank you.
I'm a loyal Valentine 1 user and have been for a long time. It has saved me a small fortune in tickets. I'm not a crazy driver, but do exceed the limit by usually 10-15 mph on average. The V1 is a down to earth, just get it done detector. Nothing beautiful and not the most feature rich by today's standards but in my opinion, it is by far the best detector on the market. They all work, but all have their strengths. On the whole, it's V1 for me and no, I do not work for them. If you want all the latest bells and whistles, and looks, V1 is probably not your best choice.
 
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I'm very happy with my Passport Max2. No directional indicators, but still a very solid detector. I have it mounted (using the suction cup mount it came with) as high as possible and as close to the mirror housing as possible. The location seems to work fine.
 

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Since my Escort 9500ci was installed a few weeks ago I've been getting what I thought was random "check wiring" error message and beeps. At first I thought it was going over bumps and shaking something loose. Yesterday I finally figured out it was related to auto stop/start. Turned that off and everything was fine. Contacted my dealer and they told me they just figured this out and need to add a capacitor to wiring. The auto start/stop drops voltage low enough that 9500ci thinks there is a wiring problem.
 

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Since my Escort 9500ci was installed a few weeks ago I've been getting what I thought was random "check wiring" error message and beeps. At first I thought it was going over bumps and shaking something loose. Yesterday I finally figured out it was related to auto stop/start. Turned that off and everything was fine. Contacted my dealer and they told me they just figured this out and need to add a capacitor to wiring. The auto start/stop drops voltage low enough that 9500ci thinks there is a wiring problem.
You didn't purchase the Escort from the dealer? You just brought it in and the dealer agreed to install it for a fee?
 

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You didn't purchase the Escort from the dealer? You just brought it in and the dealer agreed to install it for a fee?
No, my dealer is also an authorized Escort dealer so paid them one price for everything including install.
 

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So does any FPace owner know if their Escort Max360 or other radar detector will filter out the blind spot monitoring system, does your radar detector false alarm often on the FPace? Thanks!
 

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So does any FPace owner know if their Escort Max360 or other radar detector will filter out the blind spot monitoring system, does your radar detector false alarm often on the FPace? Thanks!
neither my max360 nor my ci pick up the fpace's own blind spot monitoring. they do occasionally get triggered by other vehicle, particularly 18 wheeler and some other commercial vehicles. not enough to be annoying though and it was a concern of mine before buying a detector.
 
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So does any FPace owner know if their Escort Max360 or other radar detector will filter out the blind spot monitoring system, does your radar detector false alarm often on the FPace? Thanks!
The V1 definitely filters out the blind spot monitoring but also picks up the electronics of some vehicles. GM seems to be an issue for me, mainly the new Buicks. Not sure what is causing it.
 
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