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This is a discussion on Wacky radar doesnt like boost within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I posted on this a while back and didnt get much information, but i recently put my downpipe on and ...

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    Wacky radar doesnt like boost

    I posted on this a while back and didnt get much information, but i recently put my downpipe on and its gotten alot more frequent. It almost seems like when i get into boost my radar starts going berserk and telling me that its detected a laser. this happens anywhere regardless other cars or lights outside. I dont have any (non stock) lights inside that car, im mostly just wondering if anyone else has had this happen or if anyone know why it does.
    Im guessing maybe its vibrations from the engine and reflected light from the dash? any thoughts?

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    Send an email to the manufacturer and see if there are any updates to the laser detection. Describe your problem, maybee they are aware of it.

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    Happened to me when I was running 21 lbs of boost. The boost causes an electrical surge and made my radar flash "LASER" scared the **** out of me.

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    Mili, and 04WRX
    What radar det. are you guys using?
    I have had the Passport 8500 without any major problems so far!

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    V1 here, no issues either.
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    I had the same problem with a uniden pos unit, and no problem when I replaced it with a bel.

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    its an electrical problem... what you need to do to fix is go to radio shack and get like a 1k resitor and put that inline with the power side of your cigarrette lighter plug.... that will stop your radar detector from wiggin out...

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    K40 here built in, no issues....
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    My Bel does it occasionally, but only when I'm hard on the throttle though. Scares the poop outta me.

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