Most people don't need a radar detector all the time, so a portable one is best, IMHO. It's also a **** of a sight cheaper. And if you hardwire, what happens if you do get pulled over in the states where a radar detector is illegal? Granted, that's not most of the US, but you could find yourself driving through one of those states. And what if you have more than one car? What if you are on a trip and pick a rental car? Don't you want your system with you? That's another problem with hardwire anything. It ain't very portable.Trek's postings got me thinking about same thing and was researching online this am. It's been decades since I had a radar detector but thinking might be a good idea for this vehicle so I'm watching this thread too. As a side note my dealer has a something like $4,000 hard wired, front back I think Escort based system with all warning/display built into mirror. Seems extraordinarily expensive, anyone have thoughts on this?
OMG. I held my EZ-Pass against the windshield in the same location that I do in other cars and it didn't seem to read it!!! OMFG!!! This is a problem!Reading through the deepest corners of the FP manual it notes that you should mount toll reader thingies in very specific places on the windshield because otherwise the coating might interfere with toll sensors reading your vehicle. Does anyone have a guess to possible radar detector interference from heated windshield wires or other aspects of FP windshield?
Jaguar Owner Information
No worries on that front. There is a "cutout" in the windscreen up near the mirror with no wires and no solar attenuating glass. This allows radar detectors/RFID toll tags, etc, somewhere to go where they can pass through the windscreen.As I have not received my F Pace, I am unsure whether the heated windshield will interfere with my Valentine One, I usually mount the device on the driver's side sun visor.
You are a lifesaver, Peter. I should have read the manual.No worries on that front. There is a "cutout" in the windscreen up near the mirror with no wires and no solar attenuating glass. This allows radar detectors/RFID toll tags, etc, somewhere to go where they can pass through the windscreen.
See the following documentation in the manual for the exact locations: Jaguar Owner Information