Escort 9500xi GPS Radar Detector & Model S Windshield

Escort 9500xi GPS Radar Detector & Model S Windshield

I tried to use my radar detector in my Model S, but the unit was unable to locate the satellite. I also have a problem with the gate in my development in that I have to hold the sensor outside the window to get it to work. Has anyone found a place on the windshield that will allow a radar detector to pick up the satellites or a gate sensor to work. This is not a sensor that can be programmed into the homelink system.

SD Supercharger | 22 januari 2013

Most cars today have a transmitting opening above the rear view mirror mounting on the front windshield. Try pointing it at the gate from a position just above the rear view mirror mounting--let us know if that works.

TikiMan | 22 januari 2013


Do you mean to the right of the RV Mirror (where the black-dotted area is)?

GeirT | 23 januari 2013

What about inside the plastic dome in the front. Plastic should be microwave transparent. But maybe infrared then you need clear sight of course.

nickjhowe | 23 januari 2013

Use to search for radar detectors and homelink/garage door openers, and over at TMC. There are many, many threads on these subjects.

kori656 | 13 februari 2013

go to the local mechanic.why you take head ache

jat | 13 februari 2013

When you say it can't locate the satellite, do you mean GPS? My phone can pick up 12+ GPS satellites inside the car with no problem.

gody | 14 maart 2013

I have the same exact problem with my Escort 9500xi. If anyone has any idea why, please share.