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#1 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 11:50 AM
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I tried mounting my TomTom on the dash just above where the air bag light is. After many attempts of firmly placing the base on, then snapping the GPS into place, it eventually falls off at the most dangerous times. I noticed the dash is a textured surface, and it appears difficult for the Tom Tom's base to adhere to

My last attempt was by adding self stick tape to the base, hoping it would adhere better, but even that failed miserably.

On my last vehicle, a 2010 Tucson GLS I had the GPS in the same place on the dashboard, and it held tight once, & for all!

It appears the dashboard on that was a smooth surface, not textured like the Sportage. I'm at my wits end with his thing falling off the dash, does anybody have any ideas on how to fix this, or where else to mount it?

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I just stick mine on the windshield in the Sportage - but for another car I've used the flat plastic mount pad that TomTom's (at laest all of mine so far) come with when the dash was textured. The pad sticks to the dash, top is smooth so the suction cup will work.
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Brett is right. If you do not want to stick it to the windshield then the best bet is the small black disk that is double sided sticky to the dash. Isn't the prettiest disk when the gps is not there though, but it normally works well.
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or, check out a weighted mount
http://www.walmart.com/ip/17323738?w...l5=pla&veh=sem

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Thanks guys,
But, what I meant was I used the self stick disc from TomTom, and it wouldn't stick, once the GPS was snapped in, I'd constantly have the pad, & all, drop off at the random most inopportune times

Adding self stick tape helped a bit, but it still fell off
This never happened on my Tucson?

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Sprayed anything on the dash by chance? Some of the products containing silicone could definitely keep stuff from sticking.
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Clean dash with isopropilic alcohool...I experienced the same thing a you...now sticky pads work
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None of that worry here ....... using one of these.

TomTom GPS Car Mount Auto CD Dash Holder-NO Windshield! | eBay

When parked just take it out of the slot and store it in the centre console out of sight.
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I bought so many of these suction type GPS mount but all failed. The one that works on me is that CD Slot Mount Holder type. ^^
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I'd be cautious about sticking something other than a CD into the CD slot. I've never considered mounting the GPS anywhere other than low on the windscreen where it's easily seen.
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