I'm a new owner of the Max, and actually haven't used a radar in years (I'll be honest). I purchased the Max a couple weeks ago. Having the excitement wanting to open it, I went ahead and just went to the car, hard-wired everything to where I wanted it to mount (didn't even think of the PROs and CONs). I ended up hard-wiring the SmartCord & radar to an accessory fuse and added-a-circuit. Everything powers up and turns off great. This is the situation:
Few questions & statements I wanted to ask you all and help me with solutions:
- My Max a lot of the times won't calculate my MPH like it used to; is this due to lost signal? I have my music up to loud sometimes and can't hear the radar state if signal is lost.
- I assume that my Max loses signal a lot because of the mounted location. It's located on the rear view mirror but the mirror mount I am currently using is blocking the "fin" thingy.
- The firmware is up-to-date.