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Unsure how to mount tomtom on car windshield

I need help with mounting my tomtom on my car windshield

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    im not sure how to connect the black disk that came with it to the back of the round flexible piece on the back of the tom tom itself. it''s not stricky and it doenst just mash into the windshield like a suction cup so...im kind of dumbfounded

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    What a pile of **** product. That and the documentation is completely USELESS. I have been at this all day and still do not have everything working.

  • RDH2 Jan 04, 2009

    I installed a new kitchen faucet and fixed my microwave after ordering parts but I too am confused by the mysterious black disk and lack of mounting instructions with my new TOMTOM. Anyone?

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    What if you do not wish to windshield mount it ?

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I was perplexed by the lack of instruction as well. However, I took the unit to my car and realized that the black disk is not needed for mounting the unit to the windshield. If you look carefully at the bumpy plastic ring just above the suction area, there are two little pictures on the back of a lock; one open and one closed. With the ring in the open position, push it against the windshield and turn it to the closed position. It then sticks to the glass very well. I now just snap the unit in and out of the mounting ring that I leave stuck to the glass. I hope this helps. I assume that the presence of the black disk is to bring people closer together with digital communication.

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The black disk is used to mount the device onto the dashboard instead of the windshield. one side sticks to the dash the other side is for the suction on the mounting ring.

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I finally figured out that you need to push the mounting base against the windsheild and turn the ring at the same time. Just placing it against the windsheild will not work.

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Lol, my mom figured this one out...
"YOU GOTTA LICK IT LIKE YOU WANNA STICK IT!" =D
It works, I was in shock xD

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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Make sure the cup is not warped due to previous exposure to heat, and check for any nicks in the rubber. Small damage may easily make the mount unusable and you'd need to get a replacement.

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Make sure the cup is not warped due to previous exposure to heat, and check for any nicks in the rubber. Small damage may easily make the mount unusable and you'd need to get a replacement.

Models with a lever mechanic: open the lever (cup becomes flat), press the cup against the windshield and while keeping pressure, close the lever. It will lift the middle of the cup away from the windshield, causing a vacuum.

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1. clean the windshield and apply a little water to the back of it.
2. Buy a new suction cup.

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