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Old 01-31-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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just remember that when you have a radar detector plugged into your cig. lighter you must remove it from the outlet after your drive or you will run out the battery, even my dealership did not know this until it happened to me. All my other vehicles do not do this, just a bit of info. tk.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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If you drive the speed limit you don't need the detector, problem solved.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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Good to know, was curious if the cig lighter was always hot.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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Tksblade:

Thanks for the heads up! Was not aware of this and will keep this in mind.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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If you drive the speed limit you don't need the detector, problem solved.
If the goal is to drive the speed limit then why spend all that money on a Corvette?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:49 PM   #6
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just remember that when you have a radar detector plugged into your cig. lighter you must remove it from the outlet after your drive or you will run out the battery, even my dealership did not know this until it happened to me. All my other vehicles do not do this, just a bit of info. tk.
If you would like to hard wire your detector I could walk you through the process, the result is a hidden wire and not worrying about turning the unit on/off
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:59 PM   #7
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If you drive the speed limit you don't need the detector, problem solved.
Wait, wait, wait.... there's a limit?

Is that why those cars with flashing lights are always behind me?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #8
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:13 AM   #9
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Chevrolet used to provide this super cool thing called the owners manual with each car, which contains a warning that leaving stuff plugged in can drain the battery. They stopped doing that when they discovered that hardly anyone read the darned thing.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:34 AM   #10
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I just click mine off every time I turn on to my street. In 39 years of living here I have yet to see a cop patrolling the speed limit. Watch me get a ticket 100 yards from the house now that I've said that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:44 AM   #11
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Just run a remote wire from the HVAC fuse.
On when the car starts.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #12
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If you drive the speed limit you don't need the detector, problem solved.
Corvettes can get up to the speed limit?
I thought they were like Harley's where their top speed is 40mph...

I alwasy drive at least five over.
I use my Radar detector more to keep me alert than to warn me of my speeding.
When the detector goes off it makes me look around to find the popo.
I sit in the car for hours at a time after about four hours I need something to keep me focused.
There are so many toopers on the interstates these days, the detector goes off often.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:51 AM   #13
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Just ordered the short cord to hard wire into the mirror.

Plan on mounting it up by the mirror.

I have it plugged into the console but that is supposed to stay hot also.

My Android Cobra RD goes off after about 2 minutes. Usually scares the hell out of me when it announces "low voltage".

Whats the deal???
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:55 AM   #14
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just remember that when you have a radar detector plugged into your cig. lighter you must remove it from the outlet after your drive or you will run out the battery, even my dealership did not know this until it happened to me. All my other vehicles do not do this, just a bit of info. tk.
Same goes for the outlet in the center console .
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Chevrolet used to provide this super cool thing called the owners manual with each car, which contains a warning that leaving stuff plugged in can drain the battery. They stopped doing that when they discovered that hardly anyone read the darned thing.
The Forum provides living proof that few actually read the Owners Manual.
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I guess the entire radar detector question is a matter of conscience. While I'm no fan of the "holier-than-thou" attitude of most "detector detractors", I guess in the final analysis I'm one of them.

I can't get past the fact that you are buying a device whose only reason for existence is to enable you to break the law. You can rationalize it any way you like, but that's the fact. Don't like the law? Change THAT. But stop looking for convenient excuses to soothe your conscience. Want to drive really fast? Don't do it on the streets, that's for chumps and posers. Go to the track as I do, as often as you need to. That way when you're on the street and that young mom pushing a stroller and not paying much attention steps off the curb in front of you, you won't end up losing a lot more than your precious Corvette.

Sorry for the rant. The tip about not leaving devices plugged into your cigar lighter is a good one, and certainly applies to GPS units, etc. When in doubt, read the manual.
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I guess the entire radar detector question is a matter of conscience. While I'm no fan of the "holier-than-thou" attitude of most "detector detractors", I guess in the final analysis I'm one of them.

I can't get past the fact that you are buying a device whose only reason for existence is to enable you to break the law. You can rationalize it any way you like, but that's the fact. Don't like the law? Change THAT. But stop looking for convenient excuses to soothe your conscience. Want to drive really fast? Don't do it on the streets, that's for chumps and posers. Go to the track as I do, as often as you need to. That way when you're on the street and that young mom pushing a stroller and not paying much attention steps off the curb in front of you, you won't end up losing a lot more than your precious Corvette.

Sorry for the rant. The tip about not leaving devices plugged into your cigar lighter is a good one, and certainly applies to GPS units, etc. When in doubt, read the manual.
Here in RI we have areas that are almost impossible to follow the speed limits on, like wide 2 lane rural roads on a very steep decline with a 25 mph speed limit and local LEO's use them as speed traps. While working on this road a few years back I got 3 tickets in 2 weeks. I tried going down this hill without exceeding 25 mph and it required heavy braking all the way just to stay at 25. This is just 1 example of what goes on here. Roads that are posted at 55 everywhere I travel are 35 here. Tickets are over a hundred a pop for 10 over and they will give them to you, not always but thats the chance you take. Thats why I bought my detector.
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If the goal is to drive the speed limit then why spend all that money on a Corvette?
So you can brag about all that horsepower that you never use.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:27 AM   #19
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Wait, wait, wait.... there's a limit?

Is that why those cars with flashing lights are always behind me?
Yes there is a limit but I think they haven't obtained it yet!
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