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    Default Laser alerts when I honk my horn!!?? x50

    Hey guys,

    Since I got my 8500 x50 a month ago, whenever someone cut me off, and I slammed on my brakes, I'd get a laser alert. I just found out yesterday that it wasn't because of my heavy braking, it was because I was honking my horn..... When my x50 is on Highway mode, and I honk my horn, I get a laser alert. Has ANYONE ever heard of this?? lol I must know. I'm wondering if I'm going to have to ship it back to Escort.

    Thanks guys.

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    electrical surge maybe?

    friend gets laser with his windshield washer and power windows

    some get them when they accelerate

    man with all these laser falses on 8500... how much better is it then V1 falses?

    I have been hearing lately of so many laser falses on the 8500/X50

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    I used to get laser falses any time I even touched my power mirrors with my RX65 as well as my 945V two years before that. Its the only laser false or laser alert I ever recieved though, but it was quite regular (every single time I touched the mirror controls).

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    Ive had not ONE laser alert on my x50 and Ive driven over 7000 miles with it(over 6 months). I was only able to alert to laser when I was using a remote to test it through the window tint at the top.

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    This seems to be a common problem, others have talked about it before. Welcome to the board. Nice car, I had an 01 and I sold it...... :cry:

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    I'm new here. Also having laser problems on my Escort 8500. I've had it for almost 3 years. About a year after I bought it, it started saying its self calibration, and its a cal3 error. Sometimes it'll randomly say service required. Over the coarse of the following 2 years, I drove a 1998 Ford Contour(for the past 7 years). Randomly without any sort of regularity or frequency, the Escort 8500 will say laser if I use my wind shield washer fluid, power locks, the horn, or if my vent was set between low and high. Its just getting worse and worse as time progresses. I bought a new 2005 WRX wagon last week, and its still doing it. It seems like it does it very randomly, constantly, but with greater frequency when the engine is around 3k-4k rpm.

    I was very satisfied in the 1st year of trouble free operation of the detector. Now I'm never considering to get an Escort again.

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    Welcome to the board Daus.

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    i used to never have this issue until a few months ago. whenever i honk the horn i get the same thing. and just yesterday im getting self cal

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    Welcome to the board all newcomers. Sorry to hear about your x50 going off when you honk the horn. That $ucks. Mk

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    Stlouisx50 welcomes you all to the board too...... I have got laser alerts from honking my horn in both vehicles. I can't figure out why this is.

    I also recently had a false laser alert from an amber MODOT stobe light.

    My fathers X50 has got 3 false laser alerts within 2 days. With no leo around.

    Not sure what the deal is!
    Laser Interceptor Dual, Laser Interceptor Quad, Valentine 1 & The Escort 8500 X50 - Blue, Uniden BC296D, GRE500, Lasershield, 2011 Kia Soul +, Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Black Dodge Neon SRT-4,


 

 

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