Remote mute button on a pro-M?

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I know it can't be done through the power cable, but anybody have luck adding a remote mute button another way? I have three blank switches on my center console crying out for modding!

Not afraid of a soldering iron (my last job had me soldering 44AWG wire and 01005 thermistors by hand .. no those aren't typos!), But would rather not void warranties if at all possible.
 

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I know it can't be done through the power cable, but anybody have luck adding a remote mute button another way? I have three blank switches on my center console crying out for modding!

Not afraid of a soldering iron (my last job had me soldering 44AWG wire and 01005 thermistors by hand .. no those aren't typos!), But would rather not void warranties if at all possible.
I'm guessing you'd have to void your warranty by opening up the detector to wire into the button/switch.

Not sure it's worth it.. but to each his own!
 

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Internal photos of the Pro M can be found in the FCC filing: FCC ID 2AEE3RPME Police Radar Detector by B & M Merchandise LLC

It looks like it would be possible to solder wires onto the mute switch and extend it to an external switch, but as @synistyr said it would probably void the warranty.

BTW, did anyone else notice the button cell battery on the PCB? I never noticed that before. I wonder what the lifetime is, and what happens when it dies? Is it just for maintaining the time and GPS almanac?

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Internal photos of the Pro M can be found in the FCC filing: FCC ID 2AEE3RPME Police Radar Detector by B & M Merchandise LLC

It looks like it would be possible to solder wires onto the mute switch and extend it to an external switch, but as @synistyr said it would probably void the warranty.

BTW, did anyone else notice the button cell battery on the PCB? I never noticed that before. I wonder what the lifetime is, and what happens when it dies? Is it just for maintaining the time and GPS almanac?
Not sure what it's for, but those are good guesses. Clock if you have GPS turned off, since you can set local time. And you can probably store the almanac and get a GPS fix faster that way (i.e., you don't always have to wait for it to download entirely). Just guesses.
 

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@Randy at Radenso, able to shed light on the button battery question? We are a curious sort.
 

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Looks like a CMOS battery.

Alternatively referred to as a RTC (real-time clock), NVRAM (non-volatile RAM) or CMOS RAM, CMOS is short for complementary metal-oxide semiconductor. CMOSis an on-board, battery powered semiconductor chip inside computers that stores information.
 

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Looks like a CMOS battery.

Alternatively referred to as a RTC (real-time clock), NVRAM (non-volatile RAM) or CMOS RAM, CMOS is short for complementary metal-oxide semiconductor. CMOSis an on-board, battery powered semiconductor chip inside computers that stores information.
That's good news, it's a pain for Radenso but an easy and cheap fix. Someone posted about the CMOS and I immediately became suspect. It sounds like Radenso has done a nice job getting you fixed up and has a plan for others that may be affect. Nicely done by all.

FWIW, I'll replace the CMOS myself if it becomes an issue on mine. Three dollars and ten minutes of of time is worth it to me
 

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