The trick to getting your GPS mount to stick.

 

Here is the trick to getting your GPS mount to stick.

1. Run water over the Suction Cup part of the mount
( This is to moisten the Seal )
Dry it off with a Lint free Towl.

2. Turn on your defroster and heat up the Windshield.
(In cold weather ) When the Windshield is at a Luke
warm temperature turn it off.

3. Now position your mount where you want it and with the
"Plastic Clip" in the open position
Press firmly in the center making sure you have a
good seal then push the Plastic Clip in the
Lock Position.

4. That should make it Stay.

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Orbital

gps mount to stick

i have bought a nuvi 250 set it all up straight from the box put the suction cup on the window drove 320 miles it never moved, when i came to removed it was still very tight

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kenny

The trick to getting your GPS mount to stick.

I just lick it and stick it!

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Nuvi 200, GPS MAP60CSx

Stick-it

orbital wrote:

Here is the trick to getting your GPS mount to stick.

1. Run water over the Suction Cup part of the mount
( This is to moisten the Seal )
Dry it off with a Lint free Towl.

2. Turn on your defroster and heat up the Windshield.
(In cold weather ) When the Windshield is at a Luke
warm temperature turn it off.

3. Now position your mount where you want it and with the
"Plastic Clip" in the open position
Press firmly in the center making sure you have a
good seal then push the Plastic Clip in the
Lock Position.

4. That should make it Stay.

Just spit on it and stick it to the windshield. If it's below freezing, your in luck, it will freeze to the windshield and you have a 99% chance it won't fall off. Sorry, just couldn't resist grin

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If you're having issues with it,

orbital wrote:

The trick to getting your GPS mount to stick.

hair spray works wonders wink

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(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT + DS61LMT-S Boston MA

Wet Naps

I keep a few Wet Naps pre-moistened towelettes that are in individual packets in my glove compartment for various uses, and every now and then, I will use one to moisten the suction cup surface, prior to applying it to the disc I have mounted on the door of my CR-V's dash storage pocket.

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Isopropyl recommended

The care instructions say to clean it with isopropyl alchohol and to make sure the window is cleaned with window cleaner. Make sure both surfaces are dry before setting in place.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

Newbie

Hello everyone, just got my Garmin...Tried it out yesterday for the first time. Just joined this site a few minutes ago. Have not put any of the POI's on yet...just learning. I just installed the round disc yesterday...hope it will stay stuck. The suction cup stuck fine on the disc. How does the stand work that you just set the Garmin stand in...does it not tip over easily? What do most people use as the stand holder?

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Judy Lynn Garmin 880T

I was tired of suction unit

I was tired of suction unit - so bought a gps holder from a 3rd party - which clips on the air vent. Amazing stuff!

Oh yeah Lick It!

Oh yeah Lick It!

GPS mount

I just use a moist paper towel to clean the suction cup and the area that it's to be mounted to and it sticks for weeks at a time. The trick is to make sure there are no dust particles on the cup when mounting it. It will in time however fall off. That's the nature of the beast.

Getting GPS mounts to stick

Use 1 drop of glycerin on the suction cup and spread it to make a thin layer. Glycerin is water soluble, so it wipes clean very easily.

Warm weather makes mine pop off every time

I can tell when the temperature has hit 70 degrees when I get back to my car and the suction mount has popped off the windshield. I can go all winter and well into spring with it not budging. As soon as we get a warm, sunny day, off it goes. In the summer, I have to stick it back up almost daily. I keep meaning to get an 3rd party mount but I never seem to get around to it.

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-- Garmin 660 Ellicott City, MD

was just about to go mount

was just about to go mount it in the car!
thanks for the advice! smile

You won't think it's so amazing when

rs97ap wrote:

I was tired of suction unit - so bought a gps holder from a 3rd party - which clips on the air vent. Amazing stuff!

You won't think so when your vent louver breaks

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Freezing onto the windshield

bilson wrote:

Just spit on it and stick it to the windshield. If it's below freezing, your in luck, it will freeze to the windshield and you have a 99% chance it won't fall off.

And what happens when it gets warmer? wink

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nüvi 750 & 760

A stand

judylynnr wrote:

I just installed the round disc yesterday...hope it will stay stuck.

The only time I had any problem was when the suction cup picked up lint. I cleaned it, moisted it, and that solved the problem.

judylynnr wrote:

How does the stand work that you just set the Garmin stand in...does it not tip over easily? What do most people use as the stand holder?

The stand?

I have the disk attached to a small jar, and I place the jar in the cupholder.

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nüvi 750 & 760

try those dashboard friction

try those dashboard friction type of holders like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Portable-Dashboard-StreetPilot-...

a distraction . . .

spider_elliott wrote:
bilson wrote:

Just spit on it and stick it to the windshield. If it's below freezing, your in luck, it will freeze to the windshield and you have a 99% chance it won't fall off.

And what happens when it gets warmer? wink

Like someone else said,'it falls off . . .' laugh out loud

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double post???

how did that happen? Where's the cancel button?

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GPS Mounts

The best 3rd party mounts I have found is made by a company called RAM Mounts:http://www.ram-mount.com/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx

They have a mount for everything you want to mount and there is a local dealer in Silver Spring,MD

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JRP

When they get old they don't suck anymore...

...so you have to stick them to it.. I used this kit called Stickysuc. Works good. You can get them at Amazon. Use the largest barrier that comes with the kit. Make sure the glass is really clean before installation. Mine hasn't fallen off yet!

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Brian Dallas, TX

Never had a problem

Just keep cup clean and clean a spot for it

Beware

Thieves look for the tell-tale circle on your windshield that remains after you take the GPS off.
I've had my car broken into and GPS stolen this way,
so I use the vent clip style now.

Mine never stayed on the

Mine never stayed on the window that well. Bought a dashboard mount which worked great for a year and a half. Not it seems to slide quite often.

Ahhh...

orbital wrote:

Here is the trick to getting your GPS mount to stick.

1. Run water over the Suction Cup part of the mount
( This is to moisten the Seal )
Dry it off with a Lint free Towl.

2. Turn on your defroster and heat up the Windshield.
(In cold weather ) When the Windshield is at a Luke
warm temperature turn it off.

3. Now position your mount where you want it and with the
"Plastic Clip" in the open position
Press firmly in the center making sure you have a
good seal then push the Plastic Clip in the
Lock Position.

4. That should make it Stay.

Not that I don't appreciate your post, but... "how is the above instructions going to keep my GPS mount from falling off of my dash"? wink

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Oh my

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:
orbital wrote:

Here is the trick to getting your GPS mount to stick.

1. Run water over the Suction Cup part of the mount
( This is to moisten the Seal )
Dry it off with a Lint free Towl.

2. Turn on your defroster and heat up the Windshield.
(In cold weather ) When the Windshield is at a Luke
warm temperature turn it off.

3. Now position your mount where you want it and with the
"Plastic Clip" in the open position
Press firmly in the center making sure you have a
good seal then push the Plastic Clip in the
Lock Position.

4. That should make it Stay.

Not that I don't appreciate your post, but... "how is the above instructions going to keep my GPS mount from falling off of my dash"? wink
Nuvi1300WTGPS

You have to remember that maybe in 2007 things were different, LOL

I gave up on the windshield mount some time ago and now use a beanbag.

NO MORE problems !!!

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

have you tried

EPOXY? smile

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

an "old" solution

How about a little good old fashioned saliva...

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Mr Stickee

I have never used a windshield mount. Don't like the mess left on the window, and alerting wouldbe car prowlers that I might have left my GPS in the car. So, I use Mr Stickee. These are better than the dash weighted, or vent mounts ... IMHO anyway.

Check it out here:
Mr Stickee

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Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

Mount for 7 inch Garmin 2757 on Dash of VW polo

I need some sort of stand to attach my 2757 to the uneven dash on my Polo. I am thinking of either the mobile friction model with the sticky bottom or the bean bag model. I am not keen to attach the round metal disk that came with the gps. Am leaning towards the bean bag model and would appreciate any advice

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John

I don't use the suction cup

I use the Garmin bean-bag mount with some double sided tape under the mount. It stays where I put it and doesn't slide around. The newer bendable, sticky Garmin dashboard mount is pretty good, but I still like the bean bag.

Suction Cups

I gave up suction cup mounts and the ring they leave on the windshield. Bought this and it is so much easier to place and hide when i get out.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Deluxe-Non-Skid-Friction-Dash-Bean-B...

Getting GPS mount to stick

Thanks Stan. I purchased the bean bag and I am delighted with it.

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John

Vent holder works for me

It depends on your vehicle and the location of the vent.

Bean Bag

I still use my Garmin Bean bag mount (for my TomTom Go

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

I've also used the bean bag

I've also used the bean bag when Garmin first introduced it and have been using it ever since, works great

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Rubber condition

Before you will try any of this "magic" inspect rubber on your suction cup. My, after years of use, has some cracks on surface, and even if you clean it with water or alcohol it will fall off. Especially in hot weather. My guess is that it is not as air tight as it should be anymore.

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"Back in the day" the recommended trick was to put lipbalm/Chapstick on the suction cup.

"Back in the day"

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

"Back in the day"

Back in the day, you would be wearing your winter hat and coat by now.

Do you realize in another month you will have been active on this board for 10 years?

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