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sfcman
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Suction failing - is it the hot weather??? Reply with quote

Don't know if it is the hot weather, or if my suction mounting thing is just getting tired, but is anyone else having problems keeping the mounting stuck to the windscreen. I have had my I3 since last September, & it usually falls off the windscreen about once a month or so, but at the moment I can hardly keep it in place for 5 minutes. Have tried cleaning suction cup & windscreen, but little improvement.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sfcman said,

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Have tried cleaning suction cup & windscreen, but little improvement.


I take it you have moistened it a bit before applying to the windscreen.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Suction failing - is it the hot weather??? Reply with quote

sfcman wrote:
Don't know if it is the hot weather, or if my suction mounting thing is just getting tired, but is anyone else having problems keeping the mounting stuck to the windscreen.


Try smearing a small amount of vaseline on the suction mount remember that this will leave a very distinctive mark when removed but should hold better to the glass.

The temperature in the sun that the black suction cup goes up to must be immense. On Fire
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

abit of spit goes along way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. Have tried licking it, but not much better. Will try vaseline & let you know!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might not vaseline which is made from oil degrade the material in the sucker???

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say it's the heat.

I noticed in the winter that when I had the car's heater on with the setting for them to clear the windscreen then when the temperature got too hot the suction cup would give up and fall off. Changing the heaters direction from the windscreen solved this problem...unfortunately you can't do that with the sun! On Fire

I guess you could try using the car's heaters on the cold setting with them directed on the windscreen to try and counteract the heat in the summer. I think you could be fighting a losing battle unless you have A/C though Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it depends on the shape of the windscreen as well. With my last car the i3 fell off quite regularly when it was in the bottom right hand corner of the windscreen. My new car has a flatter windscreen and it is a lot more difficult to remove the suction mount and the problem has gone away. I know it it doesn't really help in solving the problem, just an observation.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First all this talk about my balls, now it's moved on to vaseline and licking and the like. Where will it all end? 8O
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Gonzales wrote:
First all this talk about my balls, now it's moved on to vaseline and licking and the like. Where will it all end? 8O


check for CRACKS in the suction cup from hot weather

ok ok thats kinda skipping the line Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best thing to use is a TINY bit of fairy liquid.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I have found the complete opposite, I wanted to switch my I3 to another car & couldnt get the mount off the windscreen!

I tried heat, ac on full cold setting, still no joy. In the end I had to use brute force which resulted in bits of the rubber sucker left stuck to the windscreen!! Just like I had used super glue to mount it!

I will phone Garmin tomorrow to see i can get a new 1 under warranty (unit only 3 weeks old),

Does any one know where I can buy a new mount?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

225man wrote:
Does any one know where I can buy a new mount?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

225man wrote:
Hi, I have found the complete opposite, I wanted to switch my I3 to another car & couldnt get the mount off the windscreen!

I tried heat, ac on full cold setting, still no joy. In the end I had to use brute force which resulted in bits of the rubber sucker left stuck to the windscreen!! Just like I had used super glue to mount it!

I will phone Garmin tomorrow to see i can get a new 1 under warranty (unit only 3 weeks old),

Does any one know where I can buy a new mount?


I had the same problem, sent Garmin an email and they said they would replace it. about a week ago, don't know how long it's going to take though !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRY CLEANING THE MOUNT AND THE SECTION OF WINDSREEN
WITH T-CUT OR SIMILAR PRODUCT BUT NOT CAR POLISH
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