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I am not sure where to post this, so feel free to move it mods.
I just bought an escort passport 8500 x50 radar detector and stuck it to my windshield. To make a long story short, the back of the detector touches the windshield because of the rake of the windshield and rattles everytime I hit a bump. Does anyone else have this problem or any suggestions on how to fix it. I may just put some 3m tape on the windshield to absorb the impact or try to bend the mount. I know this seems stupid but if anyone is looking at this radar detector they should consider the fact that they will have to hear it smashing against the windshield over every bump. Otherwise I like the detector the grey matches the interior nicely and the detector has a lot of nice functions. Not sure how well it works yet, because I haven't seen a cop yet with his radar on (this is the only time I ever wanted a cop to shoot me with his radar gun), but it doesn't get many false alarms and I live in jersey, where the whole state is a shopping mall. Anyway, Its friday and I am drunk so this probably does not make much sense. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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I have a cordless Solo by them. You may want to check the bracket. Mine sits pretty level with just the top edge against the glass. I have it mounted just below the rearview mirror so that it is easy to read but not in my way.
 

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I bent the bracket on my 8500 to get it level. I just bought a V1 tonight as the 8500 if about 5yrs old and it falsing a lot.
 

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It is just the top edge that is touching, but everytime I hit a bump it rattles against the windshield. Under the rear view is a good idea. I tried next to it, but I couldn't use my sun visor. congrats on the V1, the only reason I got the escort is because my cousin works at best buy and got one for me with his discount for 225 after taxes.
 

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I was contemplating sending it in but what the hell. I seems that the V1 falses a little bit more but it will be nice seeing some direction that the radar is coming in. I have a bad habit of leaving it in the hot sun and after 5+years it is pretty fried. Will give the service required coded but i just unplug it and it resets. It falses to the point where I just unplug it sometimes. I am sure it just need to be recalibrated. It worked great for 2 years strait but I figured I just trade up instead of getting it upgraded.
 

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i have a cobra radar detector that also hit the windshield.
all i did was bend the bracket and its all good.....
 

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1 or 2 small dabs of silicone on back edge.

Let dry.

Trim with side cutters or equiv.
 

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I just bought the visor mount and a chord to tap the power from the cig lighter. I will try to bend the bracket as well. Thanks for the tips guys.
 

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I own the same radar detector and had the same issue, but if you look in the detector's owners manual it is supposed to rest on the windshield. Apparantly that is where it gets its stability from.
 

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It is really annoying as the roads around me are horrible. I ordered the visor mount
 

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You could just put it low enough to attach to the windshield but rest on the dash. Put a peice of felt or cloth under it. Then it cant bounce. The visor is just hard to see and if you dont hardwire and run through the piller the power cord is like a clothes line in there. :goodjob:
 

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[quote author=redms3gt link=topic=66207.msg1141493#msg1141493 date=1168388358]
You could just put it low enough to attach to the windshield but rest on the dash. Put a peice of felt or cloth under it. Then it cant bounce. The visor is just hard to see and if you dont hardwire and run through the piller the power cord is like a clothes line in there. :goodjob:
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Not the most ideal place though. Most with rear detection also need a "clear" view through the back window as well.
 
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