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Old 01-11-2019, 05:02 PM
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Does anyone know if a radar detector would still function properly if it was inside of a thin, empty cardboard box? I called Uniden and they couldn't answer
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:24 PM
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Try it.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:25 AM
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:19 AM
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I have to ask...............why ?
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:23 AM
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I am pretty sure that you need unobstructed line-of-sight in order for it to function properly.....especial for LIDAR ("light detection and ranging"....)
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:23 AM
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I'd say laser=no, radar=yes. Why? You can buy a stealth install radar detector and the receivers can be mounted behind your bumper skin. Laser is light, so block the light and no detection.
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Yes, a pure Radar detector will work just fine behind a layer of cardboard, plastic, wood or fiberglass. There are some high-end remote detectors which mount the Radar sensors in the front and rear bumper covers. Laser sensors need an unobstructed line of sight and the remote sensors are often mounted in the front and rear license plate wells.
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