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I want to mount the GPS to my windshield but don/t know what to do with the disk that came in the package

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I need instructions on how to mount the nuvi 200w to my windshield


To secure the nuvi 200w to your windshield with the included suction cup mount (pictured below),


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center the GPS on the clip, and tip the bottom edge on the bracket. Push the top of the GPS against the top clip until it clicks into place. Hold the bracket and GPS near the windshield where you like it best. Note where the suction cup is on the windshield in relation to the mirror, etc. Remove the GPS from the mount's clip by pushing the top tab back from the top of the GPS.

Clean the windshield (or portion that the suction cup will be stuck against) with a paper towel or newspaper and ammonia solution like Windex, etc. Clean the suction cup with the paper towel and Windex, too.

Lift the lever at the base of the mount - is shown in the picture above - if it isn't already. With the mount oriented as shown in the picture above, press the suction cup against the windshield where desired with one hand. Hold the mount firmly against the glass and use your other hand to press the lever on the base back toward the suction cup and glass. Press until it lays flat against the base / suction cup. Plug the power cord into the GPS and reinstall the GPS in the mount clips as done earlier.

To remove from the windshield, release the GPS from the mount clips, and lift the lever away from the base / suction cup. Locate the tab that is connected to the suction cup edge near the lever. Pull on the tab away from the glass to break the suction seal and remove from the windshield.

If this was helpful, please rate it 4 thumbs up. Thanks & good luck!

Sep 20, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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I put the adhesive mounting disk on the windshield. Oh my god! I didn't know it 's permanent. How can i remove that ? Please help me.


Goo Gone, mineral spirits, kerosene, or if you're really ********** and want drastic results, lacquer thinner which will probably melt and take the cheap plastic vinyl and whatever else off your automobile too, but hey the mounting disk and any adhesive residue is GONE. - LOL

Jul 18, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I just bought my gps but i dont know how you turn on it on? and what is the circle disk for?and where should i connect the handle at? i dont get it...


The unit has a slide switch on the side. If you are asking how to mount the unit, it came with a bracket that snaps on (there are indentations in top and bottom where it hooks in). Then you pop the ball mount into the receptacle on the back. The circle disc to which you refer is for PERMANENT dash mounting. It has double sided tape that sticks to the dash. You can then use the suction mount on the disc instead of the windshield. I hope this helps.

Oct 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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What accessories to use for what?


You would use your windshield mount and suction it to the plastic horse shoe mount as a dash mount, and there is tons of other mounting options that you may wish to look at.
You can find many different TomTom mouting solutions such as vent mount, viser mount, cup holder mount, vehicle specific mount, windshield mount along with dash mount options at www.autonavdirect.com or www.autonav2000.com.
Good Luck

Apr 03, 2010 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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I just recieved a reconditioned XL330-S and wonder if the soft rubber disc on the back of the mounting bracket is supposed to be mounted on the windshield? If so how, it doesn't have any adhesive on it.


its not suppose to have any adhesive on it. not sure with one (mount ) tomtom gave you with your unit (they have a few differant ones) but if its the one that looks like the one pictured below, you just press it on the windshield(make sure its good and clean)

that is absolutely the worst mount them make, normally they wont stay on long and your gps will fall off and hit the floor and most likely damage it.

you should of gotten a black plastic disk to use to put under the mount for good adhesion .

bill

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Dec 08, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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We installed the car cradle to the windshield but receiver won't adhere to the disk. Please tell us what we did wrong. Thanks, Pat skillman


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.

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form Magellan

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.

Aug 14, 2009 | Magellan Roadmate 1200 Car GPS Receiver

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There is a black disc but I do not see any instructions for using it.Does it mount on the windshield?


my Magellen came with a black disk with adhesive on 1 side. Intended to be adhered to any smooth surface (e.g., windshield). The mount for my unit includes a suction cup. So, mount black disk to windshield and attach suction cup to smooth side of black disk. Be sure disk is positioned where suction cup and bracket and GPS will have sufficient room to mount everything.

Jun 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do you use the dashboard disk to mount the GPS?


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!

Mar 21, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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New GPS for Car - mounting directions not clear


you can mount to the dash there should be a black disk that came with your package it is round and will have a sticky pad on the back of it with a piece of shiny paper on it first find there you want to mount it and clean the surface well i would suggest rubbing alchol to clean the surface then remove the shiny paper from the disk and with the sticky pad don attach to the spot you cleaned from there you just attach the mounting suction cup to it

Dec 28, 2008 | Tomtom GPS

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Unsure how to mount tomtom on car windshield


I was perplexed by the lack of instruction as well. However, I took the unit to my car and realized that the black disk is not needed for mounting the unit to the windshield. If you look carefully at the bumpy plastic ring just above the suction area, there are two little pictures on the back of a lock; one open and one closed. With the ring in the open position, push it against the windshield and turn it to the closed position. It then sticks to the glass very well. I now just snap the unit in and out of the mounting ring that I leave stuck to the glass. I hope this helps. I assume that the presence of the black disk is to bring people closer together with digital communication.

Dec 14, 2008 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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