Author Topic: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.  (Read 13687 times)

Offline stevewfl

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 01:13:37 pm »
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012, 02:36:00 pm »
Have you tried wedging the plug in place with the stove knob key? It won't work but the bent key might take your mind off the radar detector entirely....

Seriously this is a common situation. Wrap something around the plug such as a couple of turns of electrical tape (not over the contacts though) and that should hold it in place. An even better way to go would be to wire the device into the bike using the acc. leads under the top / left fairing cover if that works for you.

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 02:51:47 pm »
Bet a Honda 12v receptacle  works better  ::)
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2012, 03:25:11 pm »
i had the same problem and i also use mine in the car as well as on the bike. bought a direct power cord from escort. i grabbed power from the wires going to the accessory socket and the other end just plugs into the radar detector with  a plug that looks like those u use in a telephone jack. I just unplug it when im not using it and let the wire hang down. I have a redline and im thinkin the 8500 is similiar.

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 03:29:06 pm »
Cut a short piece of paper from 3x5 index card, wrap maybe a full turn of paper around the plug and push it into place, do it a few times until you feel there is a strong effort required to push it into place so it won't fall out.

Simple no cost fix.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2012, 03:46:07 pm »
Velcro pad in the socket works the best.....trust me. :thumbs:
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2012, 08:31:56 am »
Velcro pad in the socket works the best.....trust me. :thumbs:

Worked great for my GPS socket. Cheap easy reliable water proof and looks good too.

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 01:20:38 pm »
I wrapped black electrical tape around the plug.  Worked great and didn't fall out once in 1300 miles.  Very happy.  Will use tape all the time.  Velcro scares me.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 01:44:48 pm »
Luddite.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2012, 02:04:57 pm »
I think that we need to get MG on this ASAP!    ::)
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2012, 02:06:41 pm »
Luddite.

You do see that my clothing is a bit dated, don't you?  That should tell you something.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2012, 03:33:37 pm »
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2012, 04:54:19 pm »
You do see that my clothing is a bit dated, don't you?  That should tell you something.


Ha very true.  ;D
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2012, 07:35:22 pm »
single side 1/4 insulation tape like you see in the hardware store.  unpeel the proptective cover strip on the sticky side and cut to circumference length.  wrap around plug so that it seats about 1/4 inch down into the socket.  works like a charm on my gps plug.

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