Only have the tom tom and the car charger. Do I need to mount it
Do I need to mount it on the car or can I place it on the dashboard.
Going on a trip, have never used it before and have the permanent mount in my car which I will be using a rented car and can't find the suction mount.
So my question is. Can i HAVE it placed on the dash board plugged into the cigarette lighter etc. etc.
Feel stupid but got this at Christmas and I am computer/this type of thing illiterate. Ha
Please get back to me ASAP
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The Garmin Nuvi GPS unit can be taken on the go or set up inyour vehicle. Most units come with a window suction mount that attachesdirectly to your window while some have a sticky dashboard mount. These twooptions can leave permanent marks on your car, with a dark circle on yourwindow or leftover adhesive on your dashboard. Use a friction mount to avoiddamaging your car. The mount uses bean bags to hold it in place withoutdamaging the dashboard.
1 Place the friction mount bean bag on the center ofyour dashboard.
2 Snap the Nuvi unit into the plastic mount and set iton top of the bean bag mount.
3 Position the Nuvi at the angle you prefer for bestvisibility while driving.
4 Hold the mount in position and slide the switch tothe "Lock" position.
5 Connect the cables to the Nuvi and you are done.
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The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. If the ESP lights on the dashboard permanently the ESP system is faulty. You must access the ESP Electronic Control Unit (ECU) memory for pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car (placed in dashboard, under a plastic cover above the ashtray). Then you will be full informed about bad pieces (e.g.: front right wheel abs sensor interrupted, ...). After bad pieces replacement you will be able to erase all faults memored by ESP ECU, in other words reset the ESP system and turn off the warning lamp on dashboard.
This is a fairly common issue especially with aftermarket tinted car windscreen 'film'. You can try prolong the suction by wetting the suction cup with water of very slightly soapy water before applying it to your 'clean' windscreen area. As for the dashboard, for some models, TomTom provide a plastic circle to which the suction cup attach to. The plastic circle is first 'permanently' attached to your dashboard with double-sided adhesive tapes. Hope it helps: let me know how you go.
IT COMES ON AFTER CERTAIN MILEAGE SO YOU WILL GO TO THE DEALER AND THEY CAN SAY YOU NEED A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF STUFF HOLD YOUR TRIP BUTTON THEN TURN YOU KEY TO THE ON POSITION DONT RELEASE THE TRIP BUTTON UNTIL THE LIGHT BLINKS THEN GOES OUT ABOUT TEN SECONDS WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT TURN KEY OFF RELEASE BUTTON START CAR AND LIGHT SHOULD GO OFF BY ITSELF
Step 1: Make sure the dash is clean and dry.
Step 2: Take the dash mounting DISC that came with the unit and remove the cover sheet (yellowish in color). This should expose the adhesive.
Step 3: Place the adhesive side of the disc on the area of the dash where you want your unit mounted. Be aware that the disc will not remove easily after being placed.
Step 4: Press and hold the disc in place and put pressure on it to squeeze out any air pockets.
Step 5: Once the disc is in place, ensure that the smooth surface of the disc is clean and dry, and free of grease.
Step 6: Press the suction cup on the back of the TomTom windshield mount onto the smooth part of the disc, and rotate the locking ring clockwise until it won't turn any further. The locking ring is used to form an air-tight seal between the suction cup and the surface it is mounted to.
To remove the suction cup from the dashboard disc, simply rotate the locking ring counter clockwise and remove the unit from the disc. The disc remains permanently attached to the dash.
Garmin 010-10646-00 - The dashboard disk
allows the suction cup mount to be mounted onto the dashboard of
Read a review as well from one of the customer using the same ....
I use a Garmin GPS unit in my car. The Garmin dashboard disk was the
perfect solution to mounting the unit to where I can see it easily
while driving. I was pleased to see how easy it was to install and how
well it holds the GPS mount in place. I have not yet tried to peel off
the disk to see if it did any significant damage to the dashboard
covering. I keep cars a long time so that isn't really a problem for
me. I do suggest that you find a nice magnetic knicknack to set on the
disk when you leave the car parked. Even though you probably take the
GPS with you, the knicknack dould possible disguise the fact that you
use a GPS and reduce the possibility of someone breaking into the car.
Here is what I do. I clean the spot on the windshield very good with Windex or another good window cleaner. I also clean the suction cup surface while I am doing the windshield. Next I place the GPS next to the Rearview Mirror. and connect the suction cup. Then I take the power cord and use it to tie a knot around the suction cup mount and then I loop it around the Rearview mirrow twice leaving no slack between the GPS and the Mirror. Be sure to not block you view in the mirror. If the GPS come loose from the windshield it will just fall far enough for the power cable to catch it and will just be swiing there instead of falling to the dashboard or floor. This is kind of a Mickey Mouse way to do things but it works.
The idea behind the disk thing (assuming one side is flat and the other has double-sided tape) is for you to be able to mount the disk, with the tape, pretty much anywhere in your car. Once you've found a good spot, clean that area, then peel off the piece covering the sticky tape and stick the disc on to the spot. Once that's done (won't take more than a few seconds), you should now be able to use the suction-cup on the disc (instead of on the windshield).
Either way, that tape is permanent. When they say permanent, they mean permanent. I lived where the outdoor temp was 100+ degrees everyday, and that thing would not come off. Point is, just make sure you mount it where you want it. Just a heads up. :) Good luck!
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...
Clean and dry the dashboard where the adhesive disk is going to be installed using enclosed alcohol pad.
Remove the protective paper cover from the bottom of the adhesive
disk; place the bottom of the adhesive disk firmly on the dashboard.
Apply even pressure on the top of the adhesive disk for a secure fit (Allow 24 hours to cure).
Place suction cup mount on top of adhesive disk.
Firmly press suction cup mount down flat against the adhesive disk,
press the suction cup lever down to secure the suction cup to the