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Old 06-03-2007, 06:46 AM   #1
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Radar Detector

I'm having an issue with my radar detector that was in the car when I purchased it a year ago. The car is a 2003 Boxster that seems to have a factory built in radar detector. Whats happening is when its on it chirps every five seconds but I dont think its scanning for police. I do not a have manual so I dont know what to look for. Any suggestions?


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Old 06-03-2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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Forget about whatever Porsche built in detector you have. Ditch it and buy a V1.

My V1 saved my butt today. I was cruising at 93 mph tentatively trying to catch up to a CrossFire that blew past me trying to show off.

Suddenly my V1 alert tone went off and the strength meter was pinned. The Directional Arrow was pointing back behind me. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw nothing on the horizon. The meter stayed pinned as if a cop was tail gating me while shooting radar.

This went on for a few minutes and still nothing in my rearview mirror. I started to doubt my V1 thinking that maybe it was malfunctioning but I decided to keep the faith and trust it. About a minute later I saw him! A Police highway cruiser closing the gap behind me. He was now visible on the horizon. He blew by me and continued ahead of me because I had already been doing the speed limit in the right lane long before he ever saw me.

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Old 06-03-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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if its dealer installed its probably K40 Calibre. One of the best and has some features that allow your car to be invisible to certain detectors.
take it to a dealer or a K40 authorized installer and have them look at it and ask them for a user manual.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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This may help:

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Old 06-05-2007, 08:22 AM   #5
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The K40 is a POS that failed to jam a single laser gun used by police.

If you want the best radar/laser detector, get a Valentine One.


Spreadsheet of the radar/laser detector results:


If you want the best laser jammer, get the AL, LPP, or the soon to be released in the U.S. Laser Interceptor.






Laser Interceptor:


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