: Passport 9500ci throwing false laser detection



KFinnell81
08-13-12, 08:46 PM
Does anyone have the passport 9500ci installed. I have a buddy that has one on a raptor that he just supercharged, and every time he accelerates hard, the laser goes off. Anyone had issues with this on their V? I enjoy driving, therefore I need the radar/laser setup. Thanks!

BuckThunder
08-13-12, 09:02 PM
Have one in my V and it works excellent. Saved my bacon several times.

Hotrod-Realtor
08-13-12, 10:02 PM
No problems with mine. Just wish I could hard wire it above the mirror.

jamiee
08-13-12, 10:57 PM
I have one installed and it's great but I do get false lazer alerts when I use the horn. I asked about this and they say that it's normal.

Phil Raymond
08-14-12, 08:33 AM
On my 8500 I used to get the laser going off every time I went into boost...seems like the SC would set it off. I've since gotten the redline and no issues...

keithsm2
08-14-12, 09:17 AM
I get false detection when nav screen is up and brightness is set to day full bright or auto....I have to set it to day and turn down brightness and contrast....

or put screen down. Mine is mounted to the mirror.

KFinnell81
08-14-12, 08:46 PM
So it seems, that it might be something you have to deal with. I had one on my S5 that I traded in for the V and it saved my ass plenty. Just wish there was a way to stop the false alerts. Supposedly you can ask Escort to modify the system so that it is not as prone to the false alerts. Will be looking into this when I take the jump. Thanks guys!

Hotrod-Realtor
08-14-12, 10:09 PM
Mine is mounted to the mirror.

Post a picture of that please. I dislike the location of mine, suction cupped to the lower part of the windshield.

Junkie414
08-15-12, 02:46 AM
Mine only does that when HPtuners is plugged in, as soon as you pull it out the radar stops sending false alerts

Crystal Red CTS-V
08-15-12, 03:27 PM
Post a picture of that please. I dislike the location of mine, suction cupped to the lower part of the windshield.

I use the Blendmount for my V1. Here's the one for the Escort:

http://store.blendmount.com/blendmount-2000-series-mount-for-beltronics--escort-radar-detector-cadillac-cts-p396.aspx

taken
08-15-12, 08:14 PM
I wonder if it's more of a 9500ci issue. I have a 9500ix in all three of my vehicles and no issue like the above with any of them.

seandalal
08-15-12, 09:22 PM
call the installer to get it fixed. you have the right product just got a bump in the road.

Hotrod-Realtor
08-16-12, 12:44 AM
Thanks for that. A tad pricey but it looks great.

I use the Blendmount for my V1. Here's the one for the Escort:

http://store.blendmount.com/blendmount-2000-series-mount-for-beltronics--escort-radar-detector-cadillac-cts-p396.aspx

BWhite58
08-16-12, 07:42 PM
Are you also using the laser shiftering/ jamming system ? How well does it work ?

qictrk
08-17-12, 03:26 AM
My 8500 gives false alarms when I put the car in reverse sometime. Usually at a shopping center or when my auto garage door is closeing. But only in reverse. Weird. Cecil..............

sca13
09-11-12, 09:27 PM
I get a laser signal within the first minute of driving and that's it. I also love my blend-mount, so much better than suction cups !

EscortRadar
09-12-12, 12:56 PM
Hello. I work at Escort Inc the manufacturer of the custom installed Passport 9500ci and the windshield mounted 9500ix radar detectors that have been discussed in this thread.

On the 9500ci laser alerting during acceleration is typically due to a noisy ground. Installing an inline filter on the 9500ci's main power wires should solve this. You can contact your authorized Escort installer to have this installed. If you performed the installation then you can call us to order one. It is called an "RF filter" and runs $30.00 without shipping. Our phone number can be found on our EscortRadar website.

Windshield mounted detectors that laser alert when accelerating will require us to modify the detector. Please call us to set up the service. This modification will also solve laser alerts when honking your horn. NOTE that mounting your detector near a backlit LCD screen will cause laser alerts. Backlit LCD screens emit some RF which will cause laser alerts. Simply mount the detector further away from the LCD screen to eliminate the laser alerts.

Laser alerts when backing up are probably due to a back up warning system on your vehicle.

I have subscribed to this thread. Let me know if you have any questions about these or any of our other products.

khoeysr
09-12-12, 01:18 PM
Hello. I work at Escort Inc the manufacturer of the custom installed Passport 9500ci and the windshield mounted 9500ix radar detectors that have been discussed in this thread.

NOTE that mounting your detector near a backlit LCD screen will cause laser alerts. Backlit LCD screens emit some RF which will cause laser alerts. Simply mount the detector further away from the LCD screen to eliminate the laser alerts.

I have subscribed to this thread. Let me know if you have any questions about these or any of our other products.

Good to have you here.

My 9500 ix false alerts when the nav screen is up in day mode. It is mounted on the rear view mirror using Blendmount and Invisicord. I see where you recommend mounting it further away. Any other ideas? Thanks for your involvement.

EscortRadar
09-12-12, 05:04 PM
We can detune the laser detector portion of your Passport 9500ix which may solve the interference issue with your nav screen. The only other solution is to move the 9500ix further away from the nav screen which may not be possible with a Blendmount. You can find our service department's number on our EscortRadar website. I would post it here but I don't want to break the forum's rules.

Squirlz
09-12-12, 07:08 PM
I used the suction cup mount on my ix for a year, then recently got a mirror mount and Invisicord. I get a laser alert when I start the car now.

Rockey
09-13-12, 08:46 AM
We can detune the laser detector portion of your Passport 9500ix which may solve the interference issue with your nav screen. The only other solution is to move the 9500ix further away from the nav screen which may not be possible with a Blendmount. You can find our service department's number on our EscortRadar website. I would post it here but I don't want to break the forum's rules.

I used to work at Cincinnati Microwave way back in the early 90's. It was my first full time job straight out of college and I worked on the Escort 4500 at the time. I currently own a 9500ix and it has saved me more than once from a speeding ticket. No problems with false laser other than one time going through a toll booth in Chicago where the lighting must have setup just right to trip the laser detector.

I bet there are still some guys there from the Cincinnati Microwave days. If Ron Gividen or Roy Coburn are there tell them Jeff Rockey said Hi.

EscortRadar
09-13-12, 11:46 AM
I used the suction cup mount on my ix for a year, then recently got a mirror mount and Invisicord. I get a laser alert when I start the car now.
If you have rain sensing wipers then it may be interference with it. The rain sensors are typically mounted in the rear view mirror. You can troubleshoot if this is the cause by leaving it plugged into the Invisicord but taking it off it's normal mounting position and aiming the detector away from the windshield.

If it still laser alerts with the car starting then it's probably a noisy ground in the power connection. Check the connections of the Invisicord to your rear view mirror power leads.

EscortRadar
09-13-12, 12:01 PM
I used to work at Cincinnati Microwave way back in the early 90's. It was my first full time job straight out of college and I worked on the Escort 4500 at the time. I currently own a 9500ix and it has saved me more than once from a speeding ticket. No problems with false laser other than one time going through a toll booth in Chicago where the lighting must have setup just right to trip the laser detector.

I bet there are still some guys there from the Cincinnati Microwave days. If Ron Gividen or Roy Coburn are there tell them Jeff Rockey said Hi.
LOL, Roy was just in my office going over the latest Escort Live smartphone app revisions. I showed him your post. He says "Hi!".

Ron is still here too, in the marketing department now. He's my boss! I'll let him know that you said hi Jeff. You can see a video of him in our latest PR media here (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9881097.htm).

I started as a temp at CMI back in '94 working nights when the 4600 launched. I was hired full time and stayed through the change of ownership after CMI went belly up. I remember hearing your name but don't think we ever met. My name is Larry Clark. We're doing very well. There's a bunch of us from CMI still here. The 9500ix has been the biggest thing since the original Escort and Passport detectors. It is our best seller by a huge margin. It is just so easy to live with. The 9500ci discussed about in this thread is the installed version of the 9500ix but with our electronically stealth M3 antenna (which is also our best performing radar antenna) and laser shifters.

What a small digital world this is. Take care Jeff.