i'm new to the forum, and new to detectors as well. My friend's got a nicer escort detector (says its one of their best, dont know model number) and i've borrowed it a couple times to haul ass back to college from my home town. i've noticed that in the day time, and even at night time sometimes, i dont see the display light up saying its going off. There's also a noise given off, but i cant hear it over my music, not even close.
I'm considering buying one myself, but i wont do it unless its possible to modify it so i can see a large light that comes on when signal is picked up. i'm into modifying things, i do it with pretty much everything i get my hands on to. i'm really into car audio, so the whole running wire, splitting, soldering, the whole works is easy for me.
is it possible, in general, not with any detector in particular to crack open the casing and find the light circuit and tap into it to wire in an external neon tube to make it VERY noticeable when i'm being scanned? If it is, i'd run a wire from that positive circuit to a relay so i wouldnt overload the detector from trying to draw too much current.
thanks for any help