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Distronic triggering Radar Detector?

I seem to get a lot of false triggers on my radar detector and am wondering if its possible that the distronic system could be the cause. Seems worse when around buildings and other structures that could reflect radar energy.
Anybody else noticed this? My previous S600 did not have this feature.
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Are you in reverse when this happens? I wonder if distronic continues transmitting when you are not in reverse. ??? This can be checked. Can you hold the radar detector in front of the sensor and have someone (trustworthy) shift in and out of reverse?

Could automatic door sensors at the building entrances be triggering your detector?
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He is actually talking about Distronic, perhaps Bogie thought it was about Parktronic. Anyway, distronic is cruise control and has to operate on drive. It is well known that it makes radar detectors confused (not on my car because I don't have a radar detector

I've seen some posts related to this issue on the W221 forum, you might get ideas there.
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