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Cant make Tomtom mount stick to anything

I just bought a Tomtom from Circuit City and it came with a suction cup mount but no directions. (it was a display model) I cannot figure out how to make it suction to anything. I see where it locks and unlocks when twisted but the cup looks flat and doesn't stick. HELP!

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You need to pull the two ears on the sides of the suction cup away from the windshield before you tighten it down. its really easy once you figure it out. hope this helps

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • nospam20000 Sep 29, 2010

    That is incredible. I've spent hours trying to work out why my wouldn't stick, and I spent a fiver on a new one which wouldn't stick either. Now it sticks perfectly every time - just pull the ears back!!! But WHY does it work????????

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