I am having trouble trying to figure out the mount/unmount gadget on the back of my unit. The diagrams in the instruction manual are not intuitive. There is a flat black disk in the kit. Then there is some sort of suction cup on the back of the unit with paper on it. I know I have to take the paper off to get it to suction on to the window. Then there is a lock/unlock symbol on the back in a hard place to see or reach. Then, how do I unclip the unit from the mount to take it out. I park in a public garage. Overall mounting this thing on the window and easily removing it to take it home seems like a tricky task. Any ideas or hints would be appreciated.
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Re: Windshield Mounting Unmounting
First the round plate... that has a sticky circle on the bottom.... you remove the tape and stick it on a surface where you want the gps... then when you want to mount the gps you suction cup it to that disk. now for the suction cup... when it is disengaged the plastic suction cup will be loose. to attach it to the plate or window... you swing the small arm on the base of it up or down... you will see as it will lock the suction... the gps should clip onto the holder so you can leave the holder where it is and remove the gps and slip it into your pocket.
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GPS devices come with a variety of windshield suction mounts. All have
in common that the windshield and the suction cup both must be clean;
use a mild soap dispersed in some warm water to remove any dirt. Rinse
properly. Sometimes it helps to keep the cup a little moist.
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.
with a ring around the cup base: Turn the ring all the way
counter-clockwise (cup becomes flat), press cup against windshield and
while keeping pressure, turn the ring clockwise 90 degrees. This
requires some force, but in my experience these mounts stick more
The unit has a slide switch on the side. If you are asking how to mount the unit, it came with a bracket that snaps on (there are indentations in top and bottom where it hooks in). Then you pop the ball mount into the receptacle on the back. The circle disc to which you refer is for PERMANENT dash mounting. It has double sided tape that sticks to the dash. You can then use the suction mount on the disc instead of the windshield. I hope this helps.
The Garmin Nuvi 255w comes with a three piece dash mounting kit. A round disk smooth on one side tape on the other to affix to the dash (most dashes ar textured and the suction cup will not hold to textures) a suction cup arm with a ball end, and a bracket with a receiver for the ball. Snap the bracket and arm together, this can take a little effort. mount the disk to your dash in a place that doesn't obstruct your view of the road. then place the arm/bracket on the disk and push the lever down creating suction to hold the mount to the dash.
Another option it the beanbag dash mounts that hold the arm without sticking to your dash.
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Go back to the store where you bought the unit and see if they have the part you need, if not head to wal mart and see if they have a universal install kit. If the manufacture used standard mounting points then you should be ok with one of the universal units. If not then you might have to go back to the factory to get it. ie call sony and see how much it is for a new mount.
its not suppose to have any adhesive on it. not sure with one (mount ) tomtom gave you with your unit (they have a few differant ones) but if its the one that looks like the one pictured below, you just press it on the windshield(make sure its good and clean)
that is absolutely the worst mount them make, normally they wont stay on long and your gps will fall off and hit the floor and most likely damage it.
you should of gotten a black plastic disk to use to put under the mount for good adhesion .
i think you mean the mount wont adhere to the disk..normally the disk is not used to mount the gps to the windshield, is more for the dash area or another spot where the suction cup wont adhere. the are rare occasions where the disk is needed for the windshield though, but its rare. try ataching it to the windshield without the disk. lift lever at suction cup, press the mount firmly against the windshield, then press the locking lever down to secure the mount. the picture below is the wount in the unlocked position.
This adhesive disk provides an alternative to mounting your Magellan
GPS to the windshield of your vehicle. The disk adheres firmly to your
dashboard or virtually any surface. Then attach the suction cup of your
windshield mount to the disk.
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.
I have owned an off brand GPS unit for about 3 years and wanted to upgrade to a TomTom GPS unit. I have recently purchased a TomTom ONE XL. The TomTom will not stay mounted to my windshield. I have cleaned the suction cup and the windshield and nothing has helped. After the unit has been mounting for about 30~45 minutes it will fall off the windshield. I am afraid if this continues my TomTom GPS unit will be damaged. I have never had this problem before and as I mentioned earlier, I have owned a GPS unit for about 3 years. I noticed that the TomTom mount is very cheap built. Can you send me a better mount for my TomTom One XL? I am very disappointed in the unit so far and I only owned it for about 2 weeks.