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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. :rolleyes:

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! :confused:

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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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 :mad:

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

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I always mount mine to the bottom left of the windshield with the suction cup. I have never had a problem with it falling off, and IMO being mounted there is less obstructive than mounting the center of the windshield or the top center of the dash.
 

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I suppose it depends on how much you want to pay for a mount.

I use the Brodit mount for my smartphone.

They do specific holders for different phones and SatNavs, and I have had no problem with mine.

They are in two parts - a clip specific to the car, and a mount specific to the SatNav / Smartphone.

There are a few versions, depending on which vent you want it on, or one attached to the A-Pillar, or in the centre.

This is an exampe of just the mount on the A-Pillar



They are not cheap, but seem very well made and excellent quality
 

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I always mount mine to the bottom left of the windshield with the suction cup. I have never had a problem with it falling off, and IMO being mounted there is less obstructive than mounting the center of the windshield or the top center of the dash.
Exactly... Also, the cord stays hidden around the steering column and is unobtrusive instead of dangling in front of the radio and air controls. The device is easy to reach and firmly mounted as well.
 

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I suppose it depends on how much you want to pay for a mount.

I use the Brodit mount for my smartphone.

They do specific holders for different phones and SatNavs, and I have had no problem with mine.

They are in two parts - a clip specific to the car, and a mount specific to the SatNav / Smartphone.

There are a few versions, depending on which vent you want it on, or one attached to the A-Pillar, or in the centre.

This is an exampe of just the mount on the A-Pillar



They are not cheap, but seem very well made and excellent quality
This definitely the way to go.
 

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Wow, This thread took off!

Many Thanks for all the responses, & great ideas. I ruined the self stick on the disc, so I probably will hafta replace it. Mounting the GPS on the mid dash works for us, so once I get a replacement disc I'll try to put it there again, after an alcohol swipe.
 

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I suppose it depends on how much you want to pay for a mount.

I use the Brodit mount for my smartphone.

They do specific holders for different phones and SatNavs, and I have had no problem with mine.

They are in two parts - a clip specific to the car, and a mount specific to the SatNav / Smartphone.

There are a few versions, depending on which vent you want it on, or one attached to the A-Pillar, or in the centre.

This is an exampe of just the mount on the A-Pillar



They are not cheap, but seem very well made and excellent quality
I've been using these mounts for years for all my cars. They're well made and always work as they should. Can recommend them if you want something thats going to last and often will interchange parts as you change your drive too.
 
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