[Front radar detector] What is this?

Littlespark

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New to transporters, and just wondering what the function of this is?

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Something electrical. I figured out that much.
 

DXX

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According to the connector number it’s radar, collision avoidance I guess.
 
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Pauly

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Front radar detector
It’s used for city braking as standard and if your van has auto cruise control that uses it too
 

Littlespark

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I don’t think my van has cruise control, And a cover would make it look neater.
Auto braking? Where would I find a willing volunteer to test if that works...

“just stand there..... it’ll stop. I’m sure”
 

andys

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Not at home at the moment to look but I dug this pic out and zoomed in so it's v blurry but it definitely has a cover on itIMG_2037.PNG
 

Jayjmac

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It’s for the collision braking and adaptive cruise control. It should have a cover on it like thsi

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Big.mac

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Auto braking? Where would I find a willing volunteer to test if that works...

“just stand there..... it’ll stop. I’m sure”
Just take your foot off the accelerator as you approach a vehicle in front of you turning left, expecting to time it to perfection so as he turns off the main carriageway you can start to accelerate again. Your van will then say “STOP” very suddenly and scare the S*** out of you as it brakes for you, because it can’t see the indicator flashing, just a vehicle rapidly approaching from the front ;). It is however reassuring to know it does work.

The less stressful way to see if it is working is to just drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you on the motorway and it will show you a nice symbol on your instrument panel to highlight that you are too close.
 

Jayjmac

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Yes!!
Just take your foot off the accelerator as you approach a vehicle in front of you turning left, expecting to time it to perfection so as he turns off the main carriageway you can start to accelerate again. Your van will then say “STOP” very suddenly and scare the S*** out of you as it brakes for you, because it can’t see the indicator flashing, just a vehicle rapidly approaching from the front ;). It is however reassuring to know it does work.

The less stressful way to see if it is working is to just drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you on the motorway and it will show you a nice symbol on your instrument panel to highlight that you are too close.
that is so true! I’ve seen them turning just about to go round them and you get this BEEP and suddenly the van slams on the brakes and brake peddle disappears! Then I find somewhere to change my boxers :D
I had it today where a bush was sticking out and it all of a sudden slammed the brakes on.. looked like a right lunatic van jerking all over the place
 
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