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Radar Detector in the Model 3

Radar Detector in the Model 3

I own a 2018 Model 3 and I am trying to get a Radar detector intalled on my vehicle.

I own a Escort Max 360. Has anyone installed one on the 2018 or other models?

I have read conflicting things on the Forum about the placement of the radar detector and also about direct wiring it to bypass the cigarette lighter charger.

I would love any concrete suggestions for:
1) how did you install yours and is it working - windshield thing?
2) is there a better system then the escort max 360 I should be considering?
3) did you direct wire? or not? and why?
4) recommendations for finding a good skilled and decent installer. (I live in the bay area of california.)

Thanks!

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suddled | 27. Februar 2019

I thought Radar detectors didn't really work anymore?

Scrutmonkey | 27. Februar 2019

I would love any concrete suggestions for:
1) how did you install yours and is it working - windshield thing?

I have a dashcam, but same idea. I ran mine along the windshield and driver side dash to the console for the 12v. Our windshields shouldn't have a coating that will interfere with the detectors anymore (model S, earlier models). Someone did find the wires in the top light/Haz light area I believe for a 12v source but not sure where i saw it at.

2) is there a better system then the escort max 360 I should be considering?

The popular ones are the V1 and 8500...I think there was a newer Escort that was supposed be better than the 8500 but I've been okay without a radar for the last 6 years.

3) did you direct wire? or not? and why?

I didn't want to cut a wire, plus at the time, thee wasn't any wires ID'd till now.

4) recommendations for finding a good skilled and decent installer. (I live in the bay area of california.)

Nope.

Scrutmonkey | 27. Februar 2019
Lester Green | 27. Februar 2019

I have an Escort battery powered radar detector with a 2-35 Specialty Series mount from J28 design. It looks and works very well.

eejoby | 28. Februar 2019

I mounted my valentine one right below the rear view mirror and it works fine through the windshield.

https://imgur.com/a/GNoQJ7V

minervo.florida | 28. Februar 2019

The best radar is currently by Uniden, the R3..
I follow the forums.

The have had them all, the one to get is the NEW Uniden R7 which is the R3 with arrows. By far the best detectors.
R7 coming around June, with test versions soon. Will be on u-tube by the test guys that are radar geeks.

anjaliguptha297 | 26. November 2019

I don't have any idea.
Please follow https://www.radardetectorguide.com/best-police-radar-detector/ this might help you.

minervo.florida | 26. November 2019

That radar guide is very old and out of date models.