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Garmin dashboard disc - how do you remove it?

 
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dgbisset
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Garmin dashboard disc - how do you remove it? Reply with quote

Hi,
I've stuck the dashboard disc supplied with my Nuvi 660 in my car but, the unit wobbles a bit (not the fault of the mount - the dashboard panel is wobbly!). I've decided to go back to the windscreen mount.

I now want to remove the disc which is stuck fast with what Garmin says is 'permanent adhesive'. Any ideas on how to remove this disc without damaging the dashboard?

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to remove one last summer when it was very hot by gently easing a knife with a thin, blunt blade under the disc. Maybe heating it with a hair dryer would have the same effect on the adhesive as the sun.

But don't blame me if you try it and it doesn't work!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, the clue is in "permanent" - it's not designed to be removed. However, you may be able to prise it off, although this may result in the disc itself becoming damaged.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I understand it, it is easier to prise the car away from the disc!

As Anita says, try heat treatment and a blunt knife - worked for me when I changed cars last year.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hair dryer on HOT setting, apply hot air to the gap betwixt disc and dash and with a blunt knife start levering disc away. It'll come off in a jiffy. It's permanent but not that permanent!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Garmin dashboard disc - how do you remove it? Reply with quote

dgbisset wrote:
Hi,
Garmin dashboard disc - how do you remove it?


With great difficulty — hence the DIRE WARNINGS about fitting it in the instructions.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dash disk for my Nuvi wouldn't stick to the dash !!! cr*p glue
maybe garmin have made a non-perminent one ???
and yes i did take the protective film off
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