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#1 User is offline   Mountain Man 

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:09 PM

I have had problems with my SUN PASS (automatic toll device) and radar detector which are affixed to the inside of the windshield with suction cups and after a week or two, they would come loose.

I talked to one of my friends, and he suggested using vaseline instead of saliva on the suction cups. It's worked! I tried it for a month..........and NO PROBLEMS!
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:20 PM

Cool tip MM But I am afraid to have any thing on my windshield that can come loose when wheeling or driving for that matter.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:27 PM

In my rubi I have my Sunpass in the center consul and it still works. On the grand I have it Velcroed to the back of the rearview mirror
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:56 PM

I have my sunpass sitting on my dashboard with one of those no slip pads and it works fine.

As for the Vaseline thing.......no comment.....lol........but wouldn't it eventually lead to crusting on the windshield from the heat or possible permanent marks?
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:56 AM

my sunpass sticks great to my windshield, it has never even thought of coming loose, it knows better
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:08 PM

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Maybe I've had the problem because I have one of the original Sun Pass holders with the small suction cups...
it is atleast 5 years old.

And, my Radar Detector (as I would NEVER speed) is about 6-7 years old.........and the SUCTION CUPS are
OLD!

Anyway, the vaseline works good!
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:38 AM

View PostMountain Man, on Apr 23 2008, 02:08 PM, said:

:ya:


Anyway, the vaseline works good!


Hmmmm...that's a quote that could certainly be taken out of context!!!

Sorry.......

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:37 AM

If you ever go up north to the DC/NY area, the toll program there (http://www.ezpass.com) sells a holder for the jeep that hides in the stock bumper. I had it and it never got stolen (its hidden) and survived wheeling escapades. It fit my sunpass without a problem, however I had to get a new bumper when my jeep was hit head on by a drunk taxi driver.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:25 PM

Get the new Sunpass Mini... its a sticker that attaches to the windshield behind the mirror... as for the Radar detector, on my old truck we mounted the holder to the dash with some neodynium magnets. Popped the defrost vent off, glued some magnets to the inside and glued a magnet to the base... easy on, easy off...

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:34 PM

I still use my original Sunpass with the velcro patch. And it still has the original batteries, but I carry spares just in case.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:36 PM

View PostJack H, on Jul 25 2008, 09:34 PM, said:

I still use my original And it still has the original batteries, but I carry spares just in case.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:40 PM

The only issue I see w/ the small sunpass sticker is that it is permanent on one vehicle.
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:23 PM

Yea, but with the Mini only costing $4.99, and you get that money back when you put money on it. Its nice and small, and doesn't need any batteries. I bought one for the jeep, and my wife uses the regular sunpass. But I might just buy a mini for her as well.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:46 AM

To get the them to stick my friend cleaned the cups with Hand sanitizer and cleaned the window where the cups are being placed with the same stuff and he said it works great with no mess or gooey residue.I used it on my sunpass and my gps which is kinda heavy and it hasnt come off yet.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

I just throw my sunpass in the center console and it goes off perfectly.

I figure if it works on the windshield of a Kia which is lower than my jeep, it should work inside the console which is higher up. (closer to the DOT receiver)
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:40 PM

View Postin2jeep, on Jul 27 2008, 09:46 AM, said:

To get the them to stick my friend cleaned the cups with Hand sanitizer and cleaned the window where the cups are being placed with the same stuff and he said it works great with no mess or gooey residue.I used it on my sunpass and my gps which is kinda heavy and it hasnt come off yet.



Since April, I have had NO problems with the suction cups. But, I will try your method of cleaning with
Hand Sanitizer........and my window does need some cleaning........both inside and out.

And, I use only a little bit of "petroleum jelly" on the suction cup.
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