Most of you probably saw the earlier thread about my V1 missing the K speed sign.
It has since been closed, so this is an update to the situation.
Yesterday, before I could make the drive back by the speed sign, my V1's hardwire completely failed. No power to the V1 at all.
I checked with the regular adapter (coiled cord and cig lighter) and it powered up just fine.
I stopped by Monte1's house on my route and he provided this cord, as I had failed to bring mine on the trip -- (note to self, never take a roadtrip without coiled cord and cig plug. )
I replaced the fuse in the add a circuit for the V1. It was a gray 2 amp. The original was not blown. The red 10amp fuse was not replaced. The add a circuit shares the instrument cluster lights and the V1. The instrument cluster lights are operating nornally, running through the add a circuit. V1 is completely dead through this. I tried Monte1's working cord in my hardwire and it did not work.
So, the problem must lie either in the add a circuit (could one part of add a circuit fail and not other?) Or in the hardwire kit from V1. Luckily I have a hardwire kit laying around I think -- but I don't want to have to go out and get another add a circuit if this one is fine.
Or maybe buy a new add a circuit and use new hardwire just to be safe???
Edit: does the hardwire kit from V1 (the box you connect the detector and optional remote display to) have a fuse in it? I see some kind of plug looking thing but I assume the only fuse is in the add a circuit?
Also, we shot both my detector and Monte's with his Bushnell sports radar. I got hits of both K and Ka, often simultaneouly. We checked with his detector, same behavior. We plugged in an RX-65 in spec mode. It confirmed the Bushnell was shooting 24.1 K, 33.X Ka, and 35.x Ka (I think this is correct for Ka, Monte1 correct me if I'm wrong).