Can anyone send me instructions as to how to use/fix in the dashboard mount ( acylindrical disk?) for the Garmin nuvi 265 sat nav. Also, I have just received said item. Am I to assume it has to be charged up first before use? The instructions (or lack of them are useless) and gives no indication of whether to charge up via a pc or for how long?
The disc should have double-sided adheasive tape affixed to it. Often times a well armoralled dash doesn't make the best surface for that mount to work.
I usually cup mine to the windshield next to the rear-view mirror, but if you would perfer it to be on your dash, I recall hearing about a product called the "GPS Buddy" that provides a mounting location via one of your cup holders.
Those disc's prove pretty worthless for most vehicles.
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This not a DIY job. The display is a computer drive device and even if you knew the problem you can't buy parts to fix it. Check online for facilities that repair the center solid state control touch screen. You must send it out for repair.
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 mounting bracket is meant for mounting on the windscreen. It won't stick to the pebbled vinyl surface of the dashboard as the surface allows air in. You take off the thin clear plastic cover. The black disk that came with the satnav can be stuck to your dashboard if you want to mount the satnav there. Clean the dashboard and peel off the plastic cover off the disk to stick it to the dashboard. Be sure not to put it where there's an airbag. You can then attach the satnav to the other side of the disk the same as to the windscreen.
To attach the satnav to the windscreen press the suction mount against the screen and press the lever towards the screen. To remove it pull back the lever and lift the tab on the suction pad.
Yes, the dashboard disk gets stuck to the dashboard. Then the unit gets stuck to the disk. This is because the suction system used to mount the unit will usually not stick directly to a car's dashboard because of the material or shape, but will always stick to the disk.
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.
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.
My 360 is/was having a similar problem...my 360 would say "reading disc" then "open tray". Well since my system is only about 8 months old...I opted to send it in for repair. Its under warranty. My system is in route to be fixed as we speak. I would advise you to get yours registered too.
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
YES , try EBAY , search for tomtom vent mount. You can also buy special rubber disks that have a sticky back. The disk can be attached to the dashboard or some other plastic area. These allow the normal tomtom windscreen mount to fix to the disk.