How to Install the Windshield Holder for a TomTom

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TomTom is both the manufacturer and the common name of a Global Positioning System (GPS) device for your car that displays and announces turn-by-turn directions for a pre-selected route. It features a screen that you must be able to see clearly and touch easily to operate the device. Because the inside of your windshield is the most convenient location for these functions, you attach the device there through the use of its windshield holder.

Things You'll Need

  • Windshield holder
  • TomTom
  • Choose an area near the driver's side windshield for the mount. Make sure the area does not block your view of the road when the TomTom is installed. Use an area below your line of sight, close to the dashboard.

  • Clean the selected location with glass cleaner. Wait for the area to dry completely before you attach the mount.

  • Remove the protective film covering the suction cup of the mount.

  • Using a sponge with a little water, moisten the bottom of the suction cup so it will stick more securely to glass.

  • Press the suction cup against a flat area of the selected location. If your mount has a dial (such as on the EasyPort), rotate that dial clockwise until it locks. Your mount is now attached to the windshield.

  • Attach the car charger to your TomTom. If desired, plug the charger into the power outlet of your car.

  • Slide the TomTom onto the holder until you hear a slight click. Adjust the holder by twisting the TomTom until you can easily see the screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • Attaching a holder to the windshield is illegal in some states such as California. In this case, use a dashboard mount such as the Bean Bag Dashboard Mount, which is also manufactured by TomTom. Then attach your windshield mount to the surface of the bean bag.
  • Though your TomTom is conveniently mounted in front of you, never try to program it while you are driving. To avoid accidents, either program it before your drive, or after you pull over and park at a safe location.

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