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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 25th, 2010, 5:55 pm Thread Starter
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I have a 2820 and the little screw that secures the notched back has disappeared. I removed the GPS from its cradle and the back swung down. I replaced the GPS in the cradle, assurming the SP would stay in place. I thought I would only need the screw if I tried to use the friction mount. I rode with it and all seemed OK. I put the cover over the GPS at work. When getting ready to leave work, I removed the cover, only to have the GPS come out of the cradle. A good bump on the road could have likely knocked it loose.

Anyone with a 26XX, 27XX, or 28XX StreetPilot may want to check the screw on the upper back center of their unit. If you happen to loose the screw, Lowe's has one in the proper size. It's a pan head, instead of an oval head or beveled head, but it will work. Look for an M3 .50 - 6. I don't know the type of metal the screw should be made of. The insert in the GPS is brass. The only screw I could find is zinc. Not the best mix due to galvanic corrosion.

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Lee, the only thing I need is the plastic piece the screw fits into. Don't waste your time with Garmin they told me they don't sell parts.
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Piedmont Fastener in Troutman should have it. They are open until 5:00 pm M-F. They are 1 mile west of I-77 on hwy 115-21 on the left exit 42 from I-77. 812 S Main St. Troutman 704-528-3267

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Thanks, Dave! A customer at West Marine in Cornelius last Sat. told me about the place, but he said they were Troutman Bolt Supply, in a building with Troutman Propeller. Neither came up in a GPS search. He didn't think they were open on Sat. Looks like that is the case. I'll see about heading that way Monday afternoon.

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I have a 2820 and the little screw that secures the notched back has disappeared. I removed the GPS from its cradle and the back swung down. I replaced the GPS in the cradle, assurming the SP would stay in place. I thought I would only need the screw if I tried to use the friction mount. I rode with it and all seemed OK. I put the cover over the GPS at work. When getting ready to leave work, I removed the cover, only to have the GPS come out of the cradle. A good bump on the road could have likely knocked it loose.

Anyone with a 26XX, 27XX, or 28XX StreetPilot may want to check the screw on the upper back center of their unit. If you happen to loose the screw, Lowe's has one in the proper size. It's a pan head, instead of an oval head or beveled head, but it will work. Look for an M3 .50 - 6. I don't know the type of metal the screw should be made of. The insert in the GPS is brass. The only screw I could find is zinc. Not the best mix due to galvanic corrosion.

Lee, I've got a bid on ebay for 2620 if I'm the lucky winner you welcome to the screw (that is if I don't get s.... first) . Looks like this the best bet for me to replace the plastic part that I'm in need of.
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I'll take you up on that offer, Jessie! Thanks!

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