For a long time have been curious what the purpose of those black dots on the windshield behind the rearview mirror do. I read somewhere they are called "frits" but still most people seem to think they are only cosmetic.
I have a valentine 1 radar detector that I am planning to hard wire in this weekend and would like to put it about the rear view mirror (see pictures, just a little farther to the right of where it currently is) this is because in its current position I cant put the sun visor all the way down but if I could just move it a little to the right where those dots are it would solve my problem and probably even look a little better.
However before I take a razor blade and remove those dots to make it so the detector will stick there I just wanted to make so Im not actually harming the car in some way to make it unsafe.
Has anyone removed these?