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LG GPS not suctioning to windhield

My husband bought me an LG GPS last Christmas and I have just started using it. Problem is, the GPS won't suction to the windshield. It keeps falling off within seconds after being attached to the windshield. We have tried holding the GPS lightly while attaching it to the windshield as well as holding it tight against the windshield and than suctioning it in. But despite what we do, after seconds, it would fall off.
When we first started using it, it worked great - meaning it stayed attached to the windshield. Now it falls off 100% of the time after seconds of attaching to the windshield. Is it the unit or what can I do to make it stay attached to the windshield and is easy to take off and stick it back on after each use? So far, we are not very happy with the product due to this problem.
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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    no matter how i try to install the gps holder into the windshield, the suction cup cannot hold it and it keeps on falling off.

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You must clean the window area using windex, or other cleaner, and wipe until dry. A clean winshield area provides the best suction, from the mounting bracket.

Slide the mounting bracket switch to Off & On a few times, make sure the suction cup is able to move(slightly) and that the small tap is facing the area with the notch in the metal.
After putting the switch to the middle, moisten the suction cup slightly
(saliva works bestter than water for some reason)
press it to the window with a slight amount of pressure
then move the switch, (Which should be set to Center!)
to lock it on firmly.

If this doesn't work, then there is a good chance the suction cup has become hardened by the sun. If that is the situation, you'll have to contact LG
(or a place that sells "knock off" brackets to get a replacement.)

I never leave my LG GPS in the car, when not in use. Even the bracket comes out, as I've seen what the sun can do to damage those plastic suction cups, fortunately, I learned it on a $5 replacement set for a Radar detector/Emergency Vehicle Alert device, and not a more expensive bracket.


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I had this problem myself - other than going to the expensive option of getting a new suction cup, inspect the existing one carefully, and if here is no crack or break in the cup the problem could be caused by some slight distortion of the suction cup caused by it resting on other items in the glove box or similar. the distortion does not need to be much to stop an airtight seal. Here's the solution: Get a bowl of boiling water, soak the suction cup part of the cradle in the boiling water for a few seconds until it goes slightly soft,  remove it from the water and quickly, dry the part. Next quickly (whilst the plastic is still soft) apply the suction cup to the windscreen in the method indicated by the manufacturer -and that is it! The water softens the plastic so that it can be pulled into place by the vacuum of suction cup mechanism.  
Hope this is of help to you or anyone with a similar problem  

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