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First time diesel owner, really love my 2018 Colorado lt. However the frontal collision warning (red light windshield) does not seem to work as designed. It alerts only half the time it less, will be checked by dealer. Any one else see this?
 

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How much stuff do you hit with the front end of your truck?

I have never seen the light come on. Isn't it only supposed to come on right before your going to crash into something at speed.
 

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The light probably comes on when there is an error with the system or in emergency when it engages

My truck doesn’t have that garbage, but My wife has a Mazda with it and sometimes the light is on and it says this system is disabled and to get the vehicle serviced. It has always gone away on its own. We figured frost or dew or something on the windshield was the culprit

The system has had an error when she was pulling into a parking spot and it apparently thought she was going to rearend someone and engaged the brakes

I wouldn’t rely on the system. I also wonder how often you’re “testing” the system and thinking it doesn’t work. Please don’t drive behind me. Ever.
 

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If it’s the same front collision avoidance as mine, it’s a camera base system and it suck. The sun will set it off, flying leaves will set it off.

System in other manufacturers use a infrared eye. Which work very well.
 

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That is one thing I dont like about my Canyon. The stupid thing gives false alarms. There is a fairly steep hill a couple miles from our house that at night probably 1 out of the every 10 passes through the stupid thing goes off. And, in case you are wondering, there is no vehicle in front of us when it happens. There is no consistency, we can be going up, down, or cresting the hill. The first few times it startled the hell out of me. The weird thing is that it false alarms much more frequently when my wife is driving. It doesnt do it enough for me to take it back to the dealer. I sincerely doubt they could get it to repeat when they test drive it. Maybe someday it may actually prevent me from rear ending someone so I guess I will just take the good with the bad. So far, I havent had any near collisions and needed it.
 

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That is one thing I dont like about my Canyon. The stupid thing gives false alarms. There is a fairly steep hill a couple miles from our house that at night probably 1 out of the every 10 passes through the stupid thing goes off. And, in case you are wondering, there is no vehicle in front of us when it happens. There is no consistency, we can be going up, down, or cresting the hill. The first few times it startled the hell out of me. The weird thing is that it false alarms much more frequently when my wife is driving. It doesnt do it enough for me to take it back to the dealer. I sincerely doubt they could get it to repeat when they test drive it. Maybe someday it may actually prevent me from rear ending someone so I guess I will just take the good with the bad. So far, I havent had any near collisions and needed it.
Are you passing shadows? Like of trees or house or bridge. It will go off when there is a well defined shadow. As in a large leaf flying across the eye in the windshield.
 

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I’m pretty new here, how do I start a new discussion. Would like to see if anyone has installed a CB radio in their canyon/ Colorado
 

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I’m pretty new here, how do I start a new discussion. Would like to see if anyone has installed a CB radio in their canyon/ Colorado
I haven’t install it in my canyon yet. In the past I have install it in the center console. I use a cobra 19dx iv. The reason I haven’t done it in my canyon yet is because I and trying to put both a CB and a HAM radio in as well. Haven’t been able to find sufficient space for both radio.
 

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Can you hear it good if it’s in center console? I have also looked at the Cobra 75, but not sure how well the compact one like that work.
 

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I used a small external speaker mount under the seat facing forward for the CB.

As for antenna mount, I made my own mount that is attached to the stake hole. But for my canyon, I am playing with a few different design that will mount to my explorer rail system. Since I will need mounting for 3 antennas, I am looking at making a single crossbar the attached to both side rail. Then I will weld 3 antenna mounts evenly spaced. Since the rails are aluminum, I will attached 2 flat ground cable the crossbar. One cable on each side.

Coax will be run through a grommet under the rear seat.
 

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When it come to Mobile radio, the antenna is your friend. Get the best and longest antenna that will not interfered with your daily life. I use a 5 feet firestick. But I have friends that use the 3feet with no issue.
My advice is a firestick of your choice in length and RG58 coax.
 

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Can you hear it good if it’s in center console? I have also looked at the Cobra 75, but not sure how well the compact one like that work.
Cobra 75 is a decent unit. It has a module that it plugs into. I usually mount that under the seat and run the handheld up in front of the seat and hang it on the side of the console. Definitely a cleaner looking install than the traditional cb radios especially in a nice modern vehicle.

That being said, A four watt cb radio is practically useless, even with a 102” antenna, which look ridiculous, you’re lucky to get 9 miles or so. More realistically 5 miles. A well tuned fiberglass antenna you can maybe reach out to 7 miles but probably closer to 4 miles. A good cell phone charging cord is a much better investment. Or go vhf/uhf
 

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Cobra 75 is a decent unit. It has a module that it plugs into. I usually mount that under the seat and run the handheld up in front of the seat and hang it on the side of the console. Definitely a cleaner looking install than the traditional cb radios especially in a nice modern vehicle.

That being said, A four watt cb radio is practically useless, even with a 102” antenna, which look ridiculous, you’re lucky to get 9 miles or so. More realistically 5 miles. A well tuned fiberglass antenna you can maybe reach out to 7 miles but probably closer to 4 miles. A good cell phone charging cord is a much better investment. Or go vhf/uhf
True, vhf/uhf is awesome. Just study the questions and take the test. A lot of people to chat with.
 
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