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I'm looking into getting a concealed radar detector for my CLA and was wondering if anyone has one installed and can provide some info. I'm looking at the Escort Passport 9500ci, 8500ci as well as Beltronics and maybe Whistler. I want to know what you got, why you got it, and how you like it. I'll most likely have a professional install it for me. Thanks.
 

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I would be careful with this as it`s known that some cops have detectors that detect radar detectors ;)
The ones I'm looking at is invisible to RDDs (Radar Detector Detectors)
 

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My Wife was playing with the 'Command' on her 2014 CLA 4matic and discovered 'radar detector' in the menu options i.e. activate, deactivate. I have not yet confirmed but it appears that there may be one already installed.
 

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My Wife was playing with the 'Command' on her 2014 CLA 4matic and discovered 'radar detector' in the menu options i.e. activate, deactivate. I have not yet confirmed but it appears that there may be one already installed.
I have never seen that on my command screen and I doubt the car comes with a built-in radar detector.
 

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I have never seen that on my command screen and I doubt the car comes with a built-in radar detector.
I apologize...



I had no idea that you were ‘all knowing’ and could tell me exactly what options are installed on my Wife’s car.


Regardless of your arrogance, there is a functioning Radar Detector installed in the car…
 

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Oh no, I should be the one who apologizes. I had no idea a Radar Detector was a factory option that can be accessed and controlled via Command screen. Obviously I am not all knowing. A stab in the dark here but perhaps by selecting the "activate" option from the Command screen will confirm that a radar detector is already installed.
 

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My Wife was playing with the 'Command' on her 2014 CLA 4matic and discovered 'radar detector' in the menu options i.e. activate, deactivate. I have not yet confirmed but it appears that there may be one already installed.
I bet it's for the collision warning or some other radar guided safety feature on the car, not for a police radar detector.
 

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I bet it's for the collision warning or some other radar guided safety feature on the car, not for a police radar detector.
He specifically said there is a functioning Radar Detector installed in his wife's car and apparently can be controlled via the Command screen. Don't be arrogant and all knowing like me.
 

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He specifically said there is a functioning Radar Detector installed in his wife's car and apparently can be controlled via the Command screen. Don't be arrogant and all knowing like me.
From the way it was phrased, it appears to be that he is assuming that there is a functioning radar detector based on the option, not that they know there is a police radar detector installed. Based on that, unless he explicitly knows what was installed, I would assume it is the radar system of the car and not a police radar detector. I doubt Mercedes would put something like that in a regular for sale car given the myriad of laws amongst all the states that would complicate things for sales and the customer if they move to a state where it is illegal. Just like how window tinting is done aftermarket via the dealer or yourself instead of at the factory given all the differing laws.

If he said he found the detector (or tried it and it really is a detector) that's something else. Personally I would just call the dealer and be done with it. But this gives me a chance to be arrogant so I'm fine with it. :laugh
 

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From the way it was phrased, it appears to be that he is assuming that there is a functioning radar detector based on the option, not that they know there is a police radar detector installed. Based on that, unless he explicitly knows what was installed, I would assume it is the radar system of the car and not a police radar detector. I doubt Mercedes would put something like that in a regular for sale car given the myriad of laws amongst all the states that would complicate things for sales and the customer if they move to a state where it is illegal. Just like how window tinting is done aftermarket via the dealer or yourself instead of at the factory given all the differing laws.

If he said he found the detector (or tried it and it really is a detector) that's something else. Personally I would just call the dealer and be done with it. But this gives me a chance to be arrogant so I'm fine with it. :laugh
I'm with you 100% and that's what I was trying to say but he flew off the handle, called me arrogant, and insisted that his wife's CLA has a functioning radar detector installed that can be controlled from the Command unit. I know he has mistaken a police radar detector (topic of this thread) for a safety feature in the car that uses radar but he's not fessing up. I'll admit I was being sarcastic and a bit defensive but he attacked me first... and to be honest, I can be a bit arrogant at times .. :devil.. but not this time.
 

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