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How do I attach my garmin to my dash mount?


The Garmin Nuvi 255w comes with a three piece dash mounting kit. A round disk smooth on one side tape on the other to affix to the dash (most dashes ar textured and the suction cup will not hold to textures) a suction cup arm with a ball end, and a bracket with a receiver for the ball. Snap the bracket and arm together, this can take a little effort. mount the disk to your dash in a place that doesn't obstruct your view of the road. then place the arm/bracket on the disk and push the lever down creating suction to hold the mount to the dash.
Another option it the beanbag dash mounts that hold the arm without sticking to your dash.

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Apr 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W 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

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Mounting


Yes, you can mount the TomTom on your dash.
And yes, the circular piece of hard plastic is for that. One side should have a waxed paper covering a sticky surface (or, depending on your model, you may have received a double-sided sticky circle to stick on the hard plastic circle).

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Best way to mount on dash


Go to garmins web site; https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=13431&locale=en_EN#accessoryTab
Click on Accessories. From the list click on Portable Friction Mount.
Weather conditions will not affect this friction mount.
You may find the mirrow-mount setup from Ram mounts a better alternative;
http://www.ram-mount.com/?gclid=CO-wgIan750CFYdd5QodFQsfLA

Hope you find this helpfull!
Mike

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We just purchased an XL 340-S amd cannot get it to stick to the dash in my Expedition. Any suggestions?


Step 1: Make sure the dash is clean and dry. Step 2: Take the dash mounting DISC that came with the unit and remove the cover sheet (yellowish in color). This should expose the adhesive. Step 3: Place the adhesive side of the disc on the area of the dash where you want your unit mounted. Be aware that the disc will not remove easily after being placed. Step 4: Press and hold the disc in place and put pressure on it to squeeze out any air pockets. Step 5: Once the disc is in place, ensure that the smooth surface of the disc is clean and dry, and free of grease. Step 6: Press the suction cup on the back of the TomTom windshield mount onto the smooth part of the disc, and rotate the locking ring clockwise until it won't turn any further. The locking ring is used to form an air-tight seal between the suction cup and the surface it is mounted to.
To remove the suction cup from the dashboard disc, simply rotate the locking ring counter clockwise and remove the unit from the disc. The disc remains permanently attached to the dash.

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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

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How to mount tomtom 125 to the car


Alcohol works to a great degree to clean some surfaces. I have used lighter fluid to dissolve glue or adhesive residue that may exist. The alcohol will not work on a poorly cleaned surface. And lighter fluid does not seem to harm plastics. Use sparingly and clean in two or three apps.
Your solution seems to be that you are trying to attach the GPS suction cup to the dash without the plastic disc that comes with the unit. Glue the disc onto as flat a part of the dash as possible, Prefferably on the top of the dash. Then attach the Tom Tom with the cup onto the disc. A slight downward pressure while turning the locking handle is all that is necessary. I had a momentary adjustment time to learn how to lock mine. Love the TomTom GPS compared to the Navigon I returned to get an
XL330 S.

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Suction cup problem


Make sure your windshield and the bottom of the suction cup is clean. Clean it with some warter & detergent and wipe dry. Try wetting the bottom of the suction cup before applying it to the window.

I recommend not using the window mount. I recommend using the dash friction mount. You take the risk of cracking your LCD screen when it falls.

1. The dash friction mount will not fall.
2. It's easily removable/
3. It's legal in all 50 states (window mount is not).

- Jim

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Everytime i put it on my dash it on the dash it comes loose and falls off my dash . no matter how carfully we mount it


Try using a friction mount. Its basically a bean bag mount with rubber grips on the bottom to prevent it from sliding on the dash. Much easier to remove than a window mount. Try looking on eBay for "friction mount" and also typing in the model of your GPS.



- Jim

Sep 11, 2008 | Tomtom GPS Devices

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Installing my new street pilot


It is a mount for your dash that your suction cup mounts to just paste it to your dash ans put the suction cup on it and install your unit

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