R3 Mounts No Longer Work With The R3

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I purchased it used here actually. So no warranty. And I don't believe for a second that it was intentionally damaged at all. I take it off the mount about 40-50% of the time (work isn't exactly in the best area), but leave it up the rest of the time. I actually just recently put a piece of velcro on the top of the detector that attaches it to the headliner a little, sort of mitigating the side-to-side slop.

If I have to send it in, I really have no problem, since I got it for a fantastic deal and I like it a lot / use it daily. I'm just getting sick of using my ghetto rigged permanent mount (the dual suction cup mount is sandwiched between two pieces of 3M and then stuck to the top of the windshield) and want a proper permanent mount. However, I don't want to buy a perm mount off of eBay just to have the detector not be properly secured.

I don't know why I haven't thought of this until now, but @aim4squirrels did you ever see what is happening in my video above with either of the mounts? I didn't notice this until recently, so I assume it happened in my ownership. Regardless, I'm curious if you ever saw this weird behavior.
I did not see any behavior like that. The detector was always secured in the mount and didn't move a bit. I just used the 2 suction cup mount, but removed the suction cups and vhb taped it to the window. That shouldn't have caused that issue. Perhaps there was something internally that let go. I hope it didn't happen in shipping. I tried to secure that thing as best I could for you.

It's really weird that it actually makes the "click" engagement sound, but doesn't actually hold tight. I wonder if the internal clip just sags due to heat or something...
 
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It's really weird that it actually makes the "click" engagement sound, but doesn't actually hold tight. I wonder if the internal clip just sags due to heat or something...
If the button is that hard to press it should be OK, but he can test it with the case apart and watch what’s happening.
 

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I did not see any behavior like that. The detector was always secured in the mount and didn't move a bit. I just used the 2 suction cup mount, but removed the suction cups and vhb taped it to the window. That shouldn't have caused that issue. Perhaps there was something internally that let go. I hope it didn't happen in shipping. I tried to secure that thing as best I could for you.

It's really weird that it actually makes the "click" engagement sound, but doesn't actually hold tight. I wonder if the internal clip just sags due to heat or something...
No it definitely wasn't this drastic when I first got the detector, so I don't believe for a second it was anything on your end. I just figured I'd ask out of curiosity. The only real thing I can think of that might be causing it is that the little bump on the spring that clips it into place is worn down. Now why that would only affect the R3 specific mounts is beyond me, but it's the only explanation. @Deacon's method definitely helped firm up the spring mechanism, no doubt about that. So I wonder if the internal bump not being able to hold the clip in place is the issue. I'll get internal shots for you guys on Saturday and see if that helps.
 

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