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Old 12-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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V1 interference from blind spot monitors?

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I'm almost certain that the blind spot monitor is causing a persistent low strength intermittent alert on my Valentine 1 detector. From emails with Valentine it seems consistent with their observations of the K band indication. Wondered if anyone else had this issue and if they discovered a cure?

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Yes, turn off K Band.

Only solution I've come up with.
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Yes, turn off K Band.

Only solution I've come up with.
What about just turning off the POP? Does that work? I have my 535 coming with blind spot assist, and I'm curious if my Escort will do the same. I read somewhere turning off POP might solve the issue.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:57 PM
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After some exchanges with Valentine thier suggestions agree with the above.

"If it's interference from the blind spot detection system, I would suggest activating the Traffic Monitor Filter (available only on newer units) or disabling the POP detection. For more information on programming, please click on the following link:
http://www.valentine1.com/Lab/techreport3.asp"

With more cars coming with this feature and interference source, maybe there will be software developed to set the sensitive of the rear receiver.
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