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Suction cup mount keeps falling off windshield . Works for about 1 - 3 days and then just lets go.

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The suction cups ****, don't they? ;-)

The problem is that temperature variations (bright sun vs. cloudy day) causes pressure changes inside the vacuum seal, and it eventually fails.

You can try spraying the cup with water before attaching it...the water helps the cup keep a better seal. Vaseline works even better.

Ultimately, I ended up buying a universal mount that fits right onto one the dash ventilation louvers...no problems since.

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