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Old 19th May 2011, 17:29   #31
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There should have been a suction mount in the Garmin box itself. Try ordering it from Amazon or eBay. I doubt if it is available off-the-shelf in Bangalore.

The best place would be (to prevent it from affecting your view of the road in front) would be near the A-pillar on the right. Alternatively, put it in the center of the windscreen as low as possible.
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suction mounts are all over ebay india etc.
cheap too.
You could even get a garmin stock one for about 1-1.5k.
or you could get one of those goose-necked ones from 150 bucks onwards.
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GPS on friction mount. The unit is at eye level. Very easy to read, change & dismount.

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GPS on friction mount. The unit is at eye level. Very easy to read, change & dismount.

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Well, actually when my friend bought me the GPS, he bought me the friction mount too. However, only the bottom mount is there. The holder bit is missing. Is only the holder available? Or do you need to buy the entire friction mount?
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Well, actually when my friend bought me the GPS, he bought me the friction mount too. However, only the bottom mount is there. The holder bit is missing. Is only the holder available? Or do you need to buy the entire friction mount?
Friction mount comes with 2 parts:
  1. Base
  2. Cradle
In the picture, Garmin unit has:
  1. GPS
  2. Holder (which takes mini USB for power)
GPS goes into the holder. The holder is attached to the cradle. Cradle fits into the base. Note that holder can also be attached to the suction mount. Garmin accessories are easily available online. Might be available with dealers locally also.
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To all those planning or are using glass plates kept on the dashboard for mounting the GPS/other devices. Please remember that in the event of an accident, this could be a little dangerous. I would think using something like flexible plastic etc. would be a lot safer. Am I being too paranoid here?
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Those who do not mind sticking something permanently on the dash may have a look at the Adapter Plate 90mm Circular Adhesive Dash / Console Disc with 3M Adhesive here .

I also remember to have seen some of the Garmin GPS devices providing this type of adhesive plate in the box.
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Those who do not mind sticking something permanently on the dash may have a look at the Adapter Plate 90mm Circular Adhesive Dash / Console Disc with 3M Adhesive here .

I also remember to have seen some of the Garmin GPS devices providing this type of adhesive plate in the box.
yes, I have it on my civic dash. Came with the Garmin device only. just need to stick it to the dash. works without much effort.
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I have a Garmin GPS myself and find the suction cup solution highly ineffective on Indian roads. Especially on speed humps as they nearly always fall off causing a distraction and a need to re-fit it.

However, recently I have started using a friction dashboard mount which works like a charm. Have even driven my car on the nasty Gurgaon roads with deep potholes but it's not come off once. Still fingers crossed!
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