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Old 12-25-2004, 10:48 AM   #1
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Question 03 WRX and Valentine One = Weird Problem

Here is my problem. You mix a 2003 WRX and a Valentine One together and I get a LASER alert every time I accelerate hard. Once I am at speed the LASER alert stops and I am fine again until I accelerate hard again. I have looked the car over inside and out and I cant seem to find anything that could emit light that would cause a false alarm. Has anyone else with a Valentine and a WRX had this problem? Would anyone happen to know what may be causing this false alarms?
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Old 12-25-2004, 10:50 AM   #2
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That does sound very weird. Try changing the location of the V1 and see if it happens again.
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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Interesting, another post about this just yesterday-
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687619
It's actually a long-known issue with some older V1's, there is an updated power adapter that solves the problem. Contact Valentine and they should send you a new adapter. If your unit is brand new then this is unusual, the newer ones aren't supposed to have that problem.
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Old 12-25-2004, 02:53 PM   #4
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Interesting, another post about this just yesterday-
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687619
It's actually a long-known issue with some older V1's, there is an updated power adapter that solves the problem. Contact Valentine and they should send you a new adapter. If your unit is brand new then this is unusual, the newer ones aren't supposed to have that problem.
Yes - my unit is about 5 or 6 years old. I will contact Valentine tomorrow and see if I can get this problem resolved.

Thanks for everyones input so far!
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Old 12-25-2004, 02:55 PM   #5
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I don't think they'll be there on a Sunday, try Monday.
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Old 12-25-2004, 04:26 PM   #6
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I sometimes had the same problem, for me in my 2005 sti it happens when I adjust the HID beams up or down currently. The laser goes off until the lights stop moving. Strange. In my 2002 WRX it would happen about 5% of the time, I'd start the car and drive, then when accelerating hard it would go off. Shut down the car, start it back up, the problem would go away.
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Old 12-25-2004, 07:24 PM   #7
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Another problem but mine is with a Bel 985...

My detector is hard-wired and comes on when I start the car. 90% of the time it will give a major X-band false alarm 2-3 minutes after startup. If I simply turn the detector on manually I never get the false alarm. Very weird.

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Old 12-30-2004, 07:02 PM   #8
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My V1 had the problem when I first wired it in to the cigarette lighter circuit. I moved to another, unswitched, hot source on the back of the relay stack and no more problem. Unfortunately I forget at the moment which connection I tapped...

(And yes, mine's an older one: 1st gen w/ laser.)
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:06 AM   #9
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My V1 had the problem when I first wired it in to the cigarette lighter circuit. I moved to another, unswitched, hot source on the back of the relay stack and no more problem. Unfortunately I forget at the moment which connection I tapped...

(And yes, mine's an older one: 1st gen w/ laser.)

If you remember which one it is, please let me know.
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