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Old 8th February 2011, 12:51   #16
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why can't we paste the glass with the help of a glue? only drawback it can't be removed without damage but why do we need to remove it? a glass top always has a advantage as we can even keep other things like idols, logos etc., any comments to my views
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i dont know, but i would definitely not use glue to my car. You are right, by saying that we wont need to remove it, but still I dont think i would be okay knowing that i have done something to my car which can never be undone.
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a glass top always has a advantage as we can even keep other things like idols, logos etc., any comments to my views
Its tough to keep things on glass top since friction would be less and things would toss around on turns etc.
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Old 28th February 2011, 12:55   #19
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This is what i did in my swift Dzire, got a glass plate i luckily found in lifestyle as a 'candle plate' It is dark red in color.
Bought 3m super duty exterior mounting tape from ebay.

Here is the outcome; Sorry for the bad quality of pictures as these are taken from my phone cam.
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Here is the outcome; Sorry for the bad quality of pictures as these are taken from my phone cam.
This sure does look promising, Some daylight pics would definitely help. Just a small query, Did the normal windshield mount setup prove to be a problem?
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Yes, i will upload the daylight pictures soon. The normal windshield set-up wasn't a problem, but I found this type of set up to be much more better.
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Been a GPS user for the last 2 years and would like to share some feedback. I used to mount the GPS near the centre portion of the windshield using the suction mount. Two of my major irritants was the fact that I had to use my left hand for operating it which was quite inconvenient (left handers and ambidextrous friends, please ignore) and the second was drawing that silly charging cable from the power socket to the unit, making the whole thing look messy and cluttered. These were reasons why I even shyed away from using the GPS many times. This weekend, I thought of attacking this for both my cars. I had a doubt that mounting the suction cup at the driver side windshield might create a dangerous blind spot but it was not to be and I could see that I could mount it in such a way that it does not hinder vision especially when taking right turns. I think it should be possible to find a suitable location in any car (Mount it as low as possible - towards the lower right corner and it should mostly take care). The second was to easily connect the power cable as the GPS consumes lot of power and cannot run for long on batteries alone. And I wanted this for both cars. Bought an extra windshield mount and lighter charger off ebay as I wanted to fix the mount and the charger sort of permanently in each of the cars so that I just need to carry the unit, place on the mount and connect the power based on which car I use. I connected the charger to the power socket and ran the wire under the dashboard towards the driver door, into the rubber beading of the door sill and out near the top of the dashboard.
Objectives met, the GPS reachable and usable easily with my right hand and connecting the power a breeze. No more unsightly wires hanging about. Now I feel like using the GPS more, rather than leave it at home. Some pictures on my Civic and Verna.
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How did you manage to conceal the wire inside the dash? Could you please explain this in detail?
And is that the satguide nav?

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How did you manage to conceal the wire inside the dash? Could you please explain this in detail?
And is that the satguide nav?
Its easy, just look under the dash from the footwell, I'm sure you will find lot of routes to thread through and reach the door sill. Of course, its not generic but car dependent.

Yes, it is Satguide.
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Some pictures on my Civic .
In a Civic it's definetely a challening task to install the GPS in a PROPER POSITION without obstructing the view.(if you put it at the top, the purpose is not served properly either)
As my GPS unit is 5" one I have fitted just between the glass of A-Pillar, I know it's obstructing me slightly while driving, but that's the only place where I could have mounted my GPS effectively & not making the interior view look awkward.
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@sushrutha - have you mounted it on the glass or the glass panel? If dash, you have you managed to mount it?
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@sushrutha - have you mounted it on the glass or the glass panel? If dash, you have you managed to mount it?
I think he has mounted the suction cup in the small quarter glass at the A pillar
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I think he has mounted the suction cup in the small quarter glass at the A pillar
Yes it's mounted to the quarter glass of the A-Pillar. I'll post the same pic later
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Wednesday tuesday friday!!
and here i have been going out of my mind looking for external anetnnas, cycle handlebar mounts, just to avoid having to mount the GPS on the windscreen!!

Thanks a ton!!
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Hello,

I have got myself a Garmin 265W through a friend who came to India recently. I dont have a friction/suction mount. Is it easily available in car accessories shops? Can anyone point me where I can find it in Bangalore.

Also, please suggest me where on the Palio is the best place to fit it.
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