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I just bought the magellan maestro, and I can't get the suction cup to stick. The surface is clean and we wet it, but it loosens rapidly.

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  • ayetti Jan 01, 2009

    even with clean disk the suction cup won't work for me



  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    even with the disk it still doesnt suction!

  • jcaloz Apr 15, 2009

    I did exactly as you and the guide mentions. But the surface is bumpy like a golf ball and so did not adhere properly. Any ideas?

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The GPS unit comes with an adhesive disk that must be installed on the surface where you want to place the GPS unit. The suction cup will only work with this adhesive disk. Once the adhesive disk is installed, the suction cup will hold. Here's the instructions magellan web site...

  1. Clean and dry the dashboard where the adhesive disk is going to be installed using enclosed alcohol pad.
  2. Remove the protective paper cover from the bottom of the adhesive disk; place the bottom of the adhesive disk firmly on the dashboard.
  3. Apply even pressure on the top of the adhesive disk for a secure fit (Allow 24 hours to cure).
  4. Place suction cup mount on top of adhesive disk.
  5. Firmly press suction cup mount down flat against the adhesive disk, press the suction cup lever down to secure the suction cup to the adhesive disk.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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