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Old 12-11-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default S50 - Problems with Install and S50 Tilt

I installed my S50 in my 2001 Land Rover yesterday and activated service. Everything seems to work fine, but I am having an aesthetic issue. I used the vent mount and mounted it to my left (right near the door). My problem is that the S50 can swivel all around and there is no way to keep it firmly in place (I'm talking about the angle of the S50 not how it is mounted to the vent). In the instructions I see something about adding a "collar" but that didn't seem to do anything towards stabilizing the S50 in the mount. Basically I want to be able to TILT the S50 so that I get optimal viewing (like you would do for your computer monitor). As it stand if I adjust the tilt, it just falls back to one set angle. Can anyone help? Has anyone used the stock adapter and had success?

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Old 12-11-2006, 07:06 PM   #2
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These are the pieces of the mount you will need.
It is imprtant that the little black rubber coller is inside the swivle connection.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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I have my mounted with the adhesive portion of the car mount. My problem is when i accelerate hard the s50 moves forward almost 90 degrees. i guess i need something to push that collar down a bit harder so it doesnt want to slip.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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I have a Minivan so hard acceleration is not a problem with the mount.

But the little black rubber coller has one side flat and the other side has a hole.
The hole side should face the ball on the swivel.
And The coupling nut should be tightened so it doesn't move.
Unless you want it to.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:39 AM   #5
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Thanks Blazer_5! I used your advice and it worked perfectly.
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I just tried the vent clip in my LandCruiser and now it is part of the vent. How do I get it off without breaking a vent that will certainly cost 75.00-100.00 plus the time needed to take the dash apart?
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I just tried the vent clip in my LandCruiser and now it is part of the vent. How do I get it off without breaking a vent that will certainly cost 75.00-100.00 plus the time needed to take the dash apart?
I slid the arm to the center of the mount, there is a lager whole in the center of the mount...remember how you put it together one arm in the center and then the other one. this leaves the two arms attched to your vent. Then just twist the arm 90 degrees and pull it out.
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I slid the arm to the center of the mount, there is a lager whole in the center of the mount...remember how you put it together one arm in the center and then the other one. this leaves the two arms attched to your vent. Then just twist the arm 90 degrees and pull it out.
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DOH!

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