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    I've been thinking of tinting my windows - however, in the owners manual it says that applying after market tint might interfere with the GPS performance. Has anyone ( if you tinted your windows ) experienced this problem ? I do not intend to tint the windshield - only the side and rear windows. The GPS receiver is locate on the windshield on the inside.

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    The XLR is just one in a long line of our cars that I've tinted. Never had a problem with factory or aftermarket GPS units. Including the XLR

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    Nope...... no problem here either! Tinted my 35% 2 years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05 GRAND DADDY View Post
    Nope...... no problem here either! Tinted my 35% 2 years ago!
    Thanks for the feed back . Rayzor

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    there are different types of window tint.
    metallic type can block GPS cellphone or radio signal.
    here is a description i found online.
    if i recall correctly ceramic type tints are the best for all around performance and no signal interference.

    Different Types of Window Tint Film

    also of note
    it is usually illegal to tint windows past a certain darkness
    and it is also illegal to tint the windshield.

    however
    many people go a bit too dark with the tint...
    and on high end cars many people DO tint the windshield
    they use a special type of tint that is almost clear, but blocks alot of the UV and heat.
    this serves to protect the interior of the vehicle and the passengers, and is mostly unnoticeable.

    Llumar Air 80
    was a brand i researched heavily when i bought my XLR, for the windshield, though i never had it installed.
    only drawback is that at night it makes the view thru the front a bit grainy. especially lights.
    my solution was to just park my xlr in the garage regularly, instead of in the driveway.
    Last edited by lextoy; 04-15-2017 at 10:03 PM.

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