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Old April 5th, 2018
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I live in south florida near the ft lauderdale/miami area. I have a Max360c that I have had for about a month. I never removed the detector from the windshield and twice when I have tried to start it during the middle of the day it gives a high temperature warning and turned itself off. So for the last couple of days I take it out and bring it with me but it seems like such a pain to do it every single time. Its like carrying my cell phone around with me all the time if I keep doing this. Is there an alternative to this? Would it stay cooler if I removed it from the windshield and put it on the passenger floor inside the escort traveling bag that came with it instead of leaving it mounted on the windshield.
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I live in south florida near the ft lauderdale/miami area. I have a Max360c that I have had for about a month. I never removed the detector from the windshield and twice when I have tried to start it during the middle of the day it gives a high temperature warning and turned itself off. So for the last couple of days I take it out and bring it with me but it seems like such a pain to do it every single time. Its like carrying my cell phone around with me all the time if I keep doing this. Is there an alternative to this? Would it stay cooler if I removed it from the windshield and put it on the passenger floor inside the escort traveling bag that came with it instead of leaving it mounted on the windshield.
My opinion only, but leaving the detector mounted on the windshield is an invitation for thieves to break into the car and steal it. It's been my habit to take mine down when I'm not driving, and put in the glove box (or under the car seat). A side benefit is that the detector isn't left to bake in the sun, since high temps are bad for electronics.

My advice is to take-down the detector and do likewise.
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+ 1, but since I drive a convertible I stick it in the trunk. I'm thinking just because HUs apparently aren't targeted by thieves as they were in the past doesn't mean some unscrupulous person isn't going to pass up a chance to snag a radar detector. Better safe than sorry IMO.

Your insurance company may cover theft and damage to your vehicle if someone decides to break into it to steal your detector but involving your insurer might be best avoided if possible. Sometimes, depending on the location where I parked, after removing my detector, I have even cleaned off the telltale signs the mount left on off the windshield. As always, YMMV.

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My opinion only, but leaving the detector mounted on the windshield is an invitation for thieves to break into the car and steal it. It's been my habit to take mine down when I'm not driving, and put in the glove box (or under the car seat). A side benefit is that the detector isn't left to bake in the sun, since high temps are bad for electronics.

My advice is to take-down the detector and do likewise.
Is the glove compartment cooler than having it sitting in the windshield mount substantially?
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Is the glove compartment cooler than having it sitting in the windshield mount substantially?
Yes, absolutely. As long as the detector is mounted on the windshield, it is getting direct radiation heating from the sun. A detector in the glove box or under a seat will be considerably cooler.
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I look at it like this. I wouldn't leave my smart phone, tablet, or laptop sitting on the dash to bake in the sun while i'm out of the car. So there is no way I would leave an expensive detector there either. (factoring out theft in this example)
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I live in Canada. I get “frozen warning” in August sometimes.


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The Max360c's mount makes it insanely easy to mount and unmount the detector. You'll still have to mess with the power cable every time, but tossing it in the glovebox is an easy solution. That's normally what I do when parking and I'm concerned about theft or break-ins, but it'd work for heat concerns too.

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Old April 10th, 2018
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I had the problem in Louisiana heat with it on the windshield. I did some testing moving it out of the windshield, and it didn't happen when I placed it in my truck in other areas, even if it still got sun it didn't get too hot.

It's a good reminder for me, this one is expensive enough I need to pull it out of the front windshield to prevent theft.

It is for sure more temperature sensitive than the 9500ix though, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it is a difference I noticed, in case you were wondering something similar.
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Old May 8th, 2018
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hmm seems to me like this is a potential problem I have had a RL since it came out and never took it off the window and im in Louisiana also very close to the gulf and it gets very hot down here , now I have a RLEX and I have only removed them when im going to a area that might have a potential theft , im hoping I do not see this problem with the RLEX or any other RD I have since I no longer use the RL but with my many years I have noticed with escort detectors if they make it through the summer or winter with no problems then u tend to never have any.
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