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      05-28-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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My V1 Radar detector is constantly alerting to the rear in my 330i

My Valentine 1 Radar Detector is nearly constantly going off and indicating a signal to the rear.

I took it out of the 330 and put in my Land Rover, and the Benz,.......no false alerts.

Back in the 330i,...and it starts alerting to the rear again.,.....nearly continuously,....so, it's definately something in the 330i that is triggering the alerts.

Anyone experienced this in a 330i? (2006 sedan with sport and premium packages).

I thought it might be the red LED ambient lights, hoping the problem would stop when I turned the lights off,.....no luck.

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what band is it going off on? how is it installed? we need more info...
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I'm assuming its a laser alert?
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maybe lane departure systems from other cars?
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      05-29-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
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I'm pretty much hAving the same issue. I've had my V1 for 10+ years and it has worked great.
All of sudden, I keep getting these x and Ka alerts non-stop and there's NOTHING around me. Mine mainly shows the arrows constant forward facing... It gotten so bad that I actually called v1 to see if anyone else has complained about it and of course she said no and that I should send it to them to have them check it to see if there's some sort of malfunction.
Not sure wtf is going on but it's getting annoying. I thought I was the only one having this issue.
Needless to say I haven't gotten around to send it to them as yet. But it sucks man. I feel your pain...
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too Much Junk In Da' Trunk!

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All of the blind spot systems are radar based and most of the dynamic cruise control, lane departure, city stop systems are radar or laser based. Bottom line is there are TONS of mobile false signals out there. Now put cops in unmarked cars every few miles with instant on radar and laser and... welcome to NJ!
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What other accessories/equipment are you running in the E9x? Also, do you have ceramic, metallic, etc. tint? Any false alarms while you have your cellphone in there. From time to time, my Samsung S4 will pop laser alerts due to its proximity sensor.
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Red triangle, black exclamation point now this. I would get rid of the bimmer before i would get rid of the V1.
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Red triangle, black exclamation point now this. I would get rid of the bimmer before i would get rid of the V1.
Lol.. Take it easy on the man!!
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      05-30-2014, 12:48 AM   #12
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v1 and valentine

I have exact car as yours,330i with sport and premium, and I have no issue with it.
I have it mounted on right side of rear view mirror.
don't know what to tell you...
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All of the blind spot systems are radar based and most of the dynamic cruise control, lane departure, city stop systems are radar or laser based. Bottom line is there are TONS of mobile false signals out there. Now put cops in unmarked cars every few miles with instant on radar and laser and... welcome to NJ!
I just got an Escort Redline. You can program out a lot of the BS false alarms. But as I was driving the first radar I am upon was fucking laser! Didnt tag me but dammit. I was thinking the first time I had to use it and boom, ticket.
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Hmmm, may have to start checking my mirrors more closely!

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Ha ha!

Haven't opened the trunk since buying the car last weekend,.....

Now wondering if the sellers put something in there before they brought it to my home.................Can't decide if I want to look or not


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      06-01-2014, 10:15 PM   #16
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Finally had a chance to drive the 330i again with the V1 and check what band it was that was alerting.

It's K band.

I have it suction cupped to the windshield near the bottom of the windshield and just to the left of center,...so I can reach it.

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Turn off K band. I have both K and X band turned off.
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Do you have aftermarket LED taillights?

Here's an idea, pull the fuse that is used for taillights and license plate light and drive around the block to see if the radar would go off.
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Do you have aftermarket LED taillights?

Here's an idea, pull the fuse that is used for taillights and license plate light and drive around the block to see if the radar would go off.
Stock Taillights. And so far, most of my driving has been during the day time,.....no lights on.

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Which mode are you in? Try running in Advanced Logic.
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Turn off K band.
Not the brightest thing to do unless you're absolutely positively undeniably sure they dont use K in your area and even then I wouldn't turn it off. I didn't see K in my area for years until I saw a city cop using a hand held K gun nailing traffic a few months ago. K band stays on!!
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I had a similar issue where the Laser was CONSTANTLY going off. As laser detection is useless(once your hit...you're clocked) I put a piece of electrical tape over the receptor and have been happy ever since.
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