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Attaching the portable friction mount

I bought the friction mount for my Nuvi 660, but the ball on the mount is too big to fit in the back of the 660. Do I just need to push real hard to get it in? I do not want to break anything. No instructions were included in the package.

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  • AKlilac Apr 18, 2008

    Thank you, I had totally spaced out that it came with a cd! I just applied a little bit more pressure than I was using and it snapped right in and back out.

    Problem solved!!

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    The ball just doesn't want to go in. I feel like I'm going to break this.



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It should be the same as mounting it to the suction mount that came with the 660. Check the sizes, they should be the same. There are instructions on the supplied cd, but also in the built-in memory, visible when you connect it to your computer, and if that is missing, on Garmin's website. It does take some force, but it shouldn't feel like it's going to break something.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008


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I have a Garmin Nuvi 660 and the suction cup fell off the inside of the windshield and broke the screen on the GPS. I believe it is only the touch screen portion because the picture looks and acts fine. ...

If the unit is under warranty, then send it back to the manufacturer. I had one customer that had the same thing happen and the manufacture offered to replace her unit free of charge.

If the unit is out of warranty, the manufacturer will not sell you a replacement screen. You can find them on eBay, but unless you know how to take the Nuvi apart, you face damaging the unit further.

If the touch screen is bad, the Nuvi will not recognize any presses on the screen. Having worked on many of these units, there is really nothing to go bad on a touch screen unless its physically damaged or has become disconnected from being dropped. If it appears that the glass is cracked, then it is the LCD display that is bad. The touch screen is a clear film layer that lays over the LCD display.

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