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My garmin is stuck to the windshield & i can not get it off. i park in the garage & i would say it is in the garage half of the day. i can't get it off & neither could my neighbor or son. i can remember driving along and the garmin would fall off while i was using it. never thought i would not be able to get it off. when i park, often i will cover the Garmin with something hoping it will not be noticed & someone break in & steal it. I am not usually out late but it seems cars are often broken into to get the GPS. can you me how to handle this problem? Thanks...

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Try this..first off..remove the GPS from the holder..then use a small screw driver of knife to lift an edge of the suction cup up and away from the wind shield..then try spraying a window cleaner like windex around the suction cup while prying the edge up with that kinife or screwdriver...once the windex gets behind the should slide a bit and break the suction seal...Hope that helps you..

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Breaking news in the ongoing battle against crime involves your GPS and your garage door opener. Many thieves are now breaking into cars and stealing both the GPS and the garage door remote. Their motive: turn on the GPS and push the "home" feature. The GPS will then lead the thief to your home where the garage door opener will provide access to your garage and if it is attached, to your home.

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