I recently got a refurbished 8500, and I finally have it wired and set up and everything. Since this is my first RD I don't really know what to look for to check that it is working properly.
I would like to post pictures of my install in that forum area but I don't think I can yet with my post count. Right now I have it mounted using the visor clip on the driver side visor, and it is kind of inside a visor organizer also. To my eye, the RD is level.
So far the only setting I have changed is to put it from "auto" to "highway" mode. Driving a bit these past two days I get X-band hits and random stop lights, and K-band from the doors of target, etc.
There is also one K-band "your speed is" sign around the corner from me. It is at the bottom of a small hill (about 200 meters from the top) and I get a full K-band hit at the top of the hill (once I can see the sign), but until I can see the sign I can't seem to get a warning. Is this what one would expect?
My guess is that it is working fine, but since I have never used one of these before I'm trying to get my bearings. Anything else I should watch out for? Thanks.