I'm looking to glean info from others who own a STi. I really like mine and has saved me numerous times. I never planned on buying a top level detector, and have owned quite a few prior, but I'm glad I did...you get your moneys worth!
Now to the question - my unit just gave me a 'service required' message this weekend and I'm wondering if that is common for this model as this is the 2nd unit that has done this.
The 1st one did it right out of the box 'cold 'when it was brand new about a year ago, and was sent to Bel three different times for repairs after dispaying that same message over the course of about 6 months. On the third time Bel replaced the unit with a new one six months ago. Now like I said the 'new' one just displayed the message. It actually gets used very little, generally only on the weekends. It does change vehicles on rare occasion. Primary vehicle is hard wired(Infiniti), secondary vehicle is not(Ford). The message has been displayed in both vehicles in the past.
When the 1st unit was repaired, the report card that came back with it said that the antenna was repaired both times.
That first unit was never abused in any way nor this 2nd unit. Voltage is good in both vehicles.....what's going on?