Perhaps you’ve been a little too aggressive twisting your Garmin onto the myriad machined alloy mounts available or it’s just been on and off so much that the little plastic tabs that secure it inside it’s home have worn to nubs.
Dog Ears has the fix, making it quick, cheap and easy to get your Garmin securely back in action. Called simply the “Plate”, the machined alloy piece wraps over the round part on the bottom of the cycling computer and provides new wings to slot into the mount.
Twist on in for install notes and detail shots…
This Garmin had seen better days, and if yours looks anything like it, the Dog Ear Plate can come to the rescue. If just one tab’s missing or they’re just worn down too much to be effective, you’ll need to file them down all the way.
Then, you place the Plate over the round base and use the included self-tapping screws to start the holes. Garmin’s warranty department probably won’t like it, but yes, you’ll be screwing two shallow screws directly into the plastic base. Once tapped lightly (so as to not strip the plastic causing you to cry, as they put it), pull the base back off, clean both parts and apply blue Loctite or glue on the base, then replace the Plate and secure it with the screws.
As thick as it looks, it only adds a few millimeters stack height to the system.
Retail is just $19.99. Want one? Click the link below and just click directly on the Cart button in the top left. Anything else is an exercise in futility, but even they admit that they’re machinists and not web designers. Once there, just click “add to cart” and it should get you where you want to be.