Dashboard Disk

 

Does anyone know how to use dashboard disk for Garmin? I want to set my nuvi on the car's console but I don't know how to use dashboard disk. Thank you.

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jimcaulfield wrote:
clint45 wrote:
jimcaulfield wrote:
clint45 wrote:

I've got to tell ya, I'm using the suction mount in my truck and so far it hasn't come loose even in off road conditions!! You just have to replace the factory double sided tape with the stuff I used...

Ok... what double sided tape DID you use??

Scotch Exterior Mounting Tape #4011

Thanks a million, Clint! -Knew I could count on you-

~Jim~

Not a problem Jim! I try to be helpful when I can!

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Dashboard Disk

Make sure you extend the suction cup all the way before you stick it on whatever. Pull the lever up all the way, push the cup on to what you want it stuck to and then push the lever down. I thought mine was defective until I learned that trick.

That said I now use the Bracketron Nav-Mat, It can be had for $12-15 on Amazon and I have no problems with it. Stays in place and makes it easy to get the GPS out of sight when you park.

I put my GPS in the glove box and the Nav-mat with the charger cord attached under the seat.

Another tip is to clean the

Another tip is to clean the suction cup with some Windex before you stick it onto the disk. Even small bits of dust can make it lose its grip on the dash disk.

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RAM Mounts can do the job.

RAM Mounts can do the job.

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Beanbag

Yep, have to say the Beanbag works best for me, when I use my 660 in friends cars with out a GPS system... Thumbs up for me....

Suction mount works fine

Suction mount has worked fine for me. In light of post on this website, I am going to consider suction mounting to the instrument panel.

Yea, that should do it

clint45 wrote:
ralphy1 wrote:

As a lot of people have said, disk often seems to come loose in hot of cold weather. I just pushed it down every time I got in the vehicle, and as I was driving, after a few weeks it was good and solid, when I got my beanbag mount, it took a chisel to get the disk off, with no damage to the surface of the dash.(disk adhesive was shot tho)

You have to use the "Scotch Exterior Mounting Tape #4011" if you don't want the disk to fall off. This tape will support up to 5lbs is ALL KINDS of weather! They use if for affixing brass numbers to the front of brick homes among other things.

Yea, that should do it, alright!

~Jim~

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Glue it for life

.I had a disk supplied with my NUVI and it never stayed on the dash with the sticky backing.

I decided to clue the disk permanently on the dash board. The disk will stay on for the next owner of my vehicle.

It is now June 26, 2009 and the disk is still intact on the dash and has made positioning my GPS a breeze every time.

AsianGarmin wrote: Does

AsianGarmin wrote:

Does anyone know how to use dashboard disk for Garmin? I want to set my nuvi on the car's console but I don't know how to use dashboard disk. Thank you.

The only way I found to have the disk remain on my dash vertically was to permanently clue it on the dash.

my disk mostly stay son the

my disk mostly stay son the dash >.>

Gorilla Glue

I reapplied my disc with Gorilla Glue and it has held for more than a year.

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Dash Disk in 3 different cars

I have used the dashboard disk in 3 different cars:
'98 Regal
'00 VW Beetle
'00 Grand Am

I tried to remove the dash disk from the Regal when I sold it and couldn't get it off without damaging the dash.

The Grand Am is still firmly stuck a year later.

As for the Beetle, it would not stick well at all in the first place. I could easily pull it off with my fingers. So I glued that one in place.

Getting stuff to successfully stick to plastic is really tricky, depending on the formulas in the plastic and how smooth the surface is. It will work just fine in one car and not another. And I'm sure that things like ArmorAll on the dash are a definite no-no.

bean bag

Does the bean bag stay put when turning and braking hard?

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Bean Bag is VERY Stable

trmathews wrote:

Does the bean bag stay put when turning and braking hard?

About the only time we can positively state a bean bag won't stay put is in a roll-over. The bottom of the bag is tacky enough it seems to grip almost any surface and has the added feature of being easily removable when you park. I, and many others have put their bean bags in many different car models with no problems.

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Disk removal

johnc wrote:

I have used the dashboard disk in 3 different cars:
'98 Regal
'00 VW Beetle
'00 Grand Am

I tried to remove the dash disk from the Regal when I sold it and couldn't get it off without damaging the dash.

The Grand Am is still firmly stuck a year later.

As for the Beetle, it would not stick well at all in the first place. I could easily pull it off with my fingers. So I glued that one in place.

Getting stuff to successfully stick to plastic is really tricky, depending on the formulas in the plastic and how smooth the surface is. It will work just fine in one car and not another. And I'm sure that things like ArmorAll on the dash are a definite no-no.

John
The best way to remove a dash disk is actually easy, get yourself two wrenches and a piece of mono-filament fishing string, wrap the string around both wrenches then starting from the back of the disk, pull the string under the disk toward the front using th wrenches as handles. use some goo-gone for clean up and your done.

As for application of a disk, always clean the area with alcohol very well, this will remove wax's and Armorall residue for better bonding.

I don't recommend gorilla glue, unless this is a car that you really don't care about the dash, if you have to remove the disk.
If you prep the dash by cleaning before application the double stick tapes used by manufactures are pretty good.

Bob

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Thanks Bob

I thought of a putty knife to get under there but was afraid of scratching the dash. I have some very thin picture hanging wire that probably would have worked well. Of course, this was the night before I was trading in the car to the dealer, so I didn't have a lot of time available.

As for the Beetle, it has a very textured and bumpy dash. I think the sticky tape was just making contact with the peaks and not getting down into the valleys. Some glue to fill in the valleys might be the only solution for a dash mount in those instances. Probably be better off looking at the bean bag in those instances, I guess.

With the bottom line being that I could buy a 2-pack of replacement disks for $10 I just wasn't willing to spend that much time figuring out a better solution.

Thanks for removal tip!

After reading about the bean bag mount, I am going to the local Best Buy tomorrow in search of one. Otherwise, Amazon.

I have installed the disk in my truck and now want to remove it. Bob, I appreciate your tip!!

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Beanbag, simply about the

Beanbag, simply about the best thing I've bought atter the GPS itself. It stays in place, easily hidden, and is readily ergonomic at will. You won't be disappointed! sv

I would have to agree with

I would have to agree with this. The beanbag is great.

I would agree

bean bag is great

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Glue

I had the disc fall off after about 3 months. Have since gotten 3M heavy duty double sided tape. It's held the disc for about 6 months now. Of course, surface prep with alcohol is critical.

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beanbag

a lot easier

Bean Bag Mount

tiffany wrote:

bean bag is great

I was reading pamphlets at the DMV while renewing my license and plates.

It appears that bean bag mounts are illegal in Quebec (Canada). The unit can be attached to the windshield via the windshield mount, but it must be firmly attached and not obstruct the driver's view. Sitting on a weighted bag of any kind is an offense because it could cause injury in an accident.

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Friction Mount

I use a Friction Mount with my 660. Works great.

bean bag

My vote goes with the simple and highly effective bean bag.

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nuvi 785 nuvi 350, nuvi 270, GTM 20, jag in dash, mercedes in dash.

bean bags

Perrdom wrote:
tiffany wrote:

bean bag is great

I was reading pamphlets at the DMV while renewing my license and plates.

It appears that bean bag mounts are illegal in Quebec (Canada). The unit can be attached to the windshield via the windshield mount, but it must be firmly attached and not obstruct the driver's view. Sitting on a weighted bag of any kind is an offense because it could cause injury in an accident.

--While I suppose that anything is possible... the chances of a bean bag injury look miniscule at best-

But I would not like to get hit by a can of chili after grocery shopping. Is that illegal too?!?

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stick on disk

The stick on disk came off my dash with no problem. Just let the sun heat it up or use a hair dryer on it and it peels right off. And there where NO marks on the dash.

Dashboard disk.

If I were you I would take a look at the beanbag mount before sticking the disk down. It's easy to move and will stay put almost on any dash.

ohwogo nuvi 750

dashboard disk

ohwogo wrote:

If I were you I would take a look at the beanbag mount before sticking the disk down. It's easy to move and will stay put almost on any dash.

ohwogo nuvi 750

Not to mention how well the beanbag does on the passenger seat or the console-

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~Jim~ Nuvi-660, & Nuvi-680
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