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Garmin Air Vent Mount

Mount your nüvi® portable navigator on your air vent

16 Reviews | 1 question - 3 answers

Overview

Our take on the Garmin Air Vent Mount

This air vent mount from Garmin presents an alternative to windshield and dash mounts for easy transport of your nüvi navigator between vehicles. It features a robust clamp that works with nearly any vertical air vent, with a spherical knob that fits nüvi portable navigators. You can keep your portable navigator in view and within reach. This mount does not work with 7" navigators, and may not be compatible with many horizontal air vents. Warranty: 60 days.

If your air vents will co-operate, this is a great way to have your GPS always visible.

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What's in the Box:

  • Air vent mount (for Garmin navigators) Instructions
Reviews

Garmin Air Vent Mount Reviews

Average Customer Review:

16 Reviews

Vent bracket

Written by: Frank from Connecticut on March 17, 2015

The vent bracket is way too short. It doesn't stay in place. I bought 2 and both have broken.

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much better than on the dash or windshield

Written by: winelover from Illinois on March 12, 2015

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If your air vents will co-operate, this is a great way to have your GPS always visible.

Pros: A little tricky to get positioned just right. And it might block other control buttons.

Cons: Can fall off if jostled.

Worked for me.!

Written by: E Bailey from Connecticut on March 8, 2015

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Mounted on the left drivers side vent. Had to attache upside down, but does the trick.

Pros: Fit my needs

Cons: None for me

Does work on vertical vent slats.

Written by: RonS from Delaware on November 16, 2014

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I purchased this with the assumption that it would accommodate the vents in my Honda CR-Z, which are situated vertically. You know what happens when you assume... The item likely works well in cars with horizontal vents, so there's nothing bad I can say about it. However, I would suggest that Crutchfield post additional pictures of the unit as it appears attached to a representative car's vent. This would give potential buyers a chance to determine if it might work within their own car. Crutchfield does offer the warning: "Not compatible with all air vent designs," but this really gives the buyer no indication as to WHICH designs the item IS compatible with.

Pros: Concept is good. Nothing wrong with the item itself.

Cons: None. However, call Crutchfield before buying to confirm that this will work with the vents in your car (which I neglected to do) :-(

procuct works as expected

Written by: Happy Dad from Waynesboro, Pa. on October 12, 2014

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Works as expected. The directions cautioned that it won't work with all car vents, but we are one of the lucky ones.

Pros: Good bang for the buck

Cons: none

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Written by: JOHN D from ATLANTA on October 2, 2014

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WORKED LIKE A CHAMP. IT STAYED RIGHT WHERE I PUT IT.

Pros: SMALL AND GOOD LOCKING

Cons: BLOCKS AIR FROM VENT

2nd purchase!

Written by: WJ from Missouri on September 17, 2014

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I like these so much I ordered a second one for my truck!

Pros: Attach quickly & firmly.

Cons: Don't work in all vehicles!

Garmin Air Vent Mount

Written by: RichardC from Reading, PA on June 13, 2014

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GREAT product. Fits perfectly in my BMW and it doesn't move around. Much better than the suction cup mount.

Pros: Fits well, holds tight, stays put.

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Written by: Jerry W from Kansas City on March 17, 2014

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Works great on my GM product.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None

Garmin Air Vent Mount (P/N 010-11952-00)

Written by: Russ from WA on November 27, 2013

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Mounted it on the far left side dash vent in our '02 Chevy T-Blazer. The "foot" provides good support for the weight of the attached GPS, and stabilizes the unit in the vent fairly well. This location puts the GPS inline with the door pillar, so outside vision is unimpeded, and it's closer to my normal sight line than when viewing the outside mirror! It's a little pricier than some of the other makes, but much more compact and appears to be very well built; you pay a little more, you get a little more.

Pros: Small, compact size; quality of construction; stability.

Cons: None. I'll pay an extra $8-10 to make sure my $175 GPS stays exactly where I want it, and avoid the dangerous situation of having to retrieve a broken unit from the floor while driving. If this mount is still performing as well next year as it has so far, I'll update this rating to a "5"!

Garmin Air Vent Mount

Written by: Anonymous from baltimore, md on October 11, 2013

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I just wish the jaws were a little bit longer because they have a little bit of trouble of clipping onto the vents of my Volvo S70

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Written by: JimM from Muncy, PA on July 9, 2013

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If it fits your vents it seems to work as advertised. Works fine on my 2013 Nissan Altima, but not on my wife's 2012 Altima due to the round air vents. It is quite small and it seems like a lot of money considering it's construction.

Pros: If it fits your vents it works fine.

Cons: May not fit all cars depending on air vent construction.

Well engineered, works perfectly.

Written by: robtr8 from LSL, MO on May 29, 2013

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Used it on '98 S70 & '11 S60. Works great!

Pros: Very well made.

Cons: Enough of a premium I'd have to think twice about outfitting the fleet. For now just sharing.

rock solid when mounted & easily installed

Written by: BobR from Tucson, AZ on April 26, 2013

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It installed easily and is smaller than what it appears to be in the photos on the web page. It is rock solid when mounted and far more solid and much easier to mount and dismount than the Arkon GN047 I had been using.

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Not universal fit

Written by: BobH from New Hampshire on April 25, 2013

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Probably a nice item if it would fit. Unfortunately the vent vanes on my 2010 Chrysler minivan are too wide for this device. I have been using an Akro vent mount, but was looking for something less cumbersome to attach and remove. It looked like the Garmin version would fit the bill. The Garmin mount is grossly overpriced. Crutchfield charges $10 to make a return. So, I debating whether or not its worth the bother.

Pros: Can't say since I can't use it

Cons: Not universal Price

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Written by: Captlou from WI on April 12, 2013

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Seems to work as advertised. Only had it a couple days so can.t make a judgement on the durability. Seems to be made well enuff. Just has to keep the unit in place. A little too much money for a what it does but if it holds up over the long haul it will be worth it.

Pros: installs in a minute. small footprint so your Garmin appears to hanging by itself.

Cons: Should be about a 10 dollar item.

Details

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the Garmin Air Vent Mount manual

  • Air vent mount (for Garmin navigators) Instructions

Product Research

Features

Overview: Compatible with nearly all Garmin nuvi GPS navigators, the Air Vent Mount easily attaches to the cradle/unit bracket and securely holds your nuvi device to your vehicle's air vent. An alternative to windshield and dash mounts, the Air Vent Mount provides another option to view your nuvi GPS navigator while conveniently keeping it within arm's reach.

Note: Not compatible with 7" GPS navigators. Not compatible with all air vent designs.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Great reviews. [ Angel  May 23, 2016 ]
To use in second vehicle [ Louie  Apr 05, 2016 ]
Need an alternative to window mount [ Steve  Mar 21, 2016 ]
looked like a good idea, my wife doesn't want to attach the gps to the windshield, or dash cover... (the gps is for her car) [ Roger  Mar 15, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

I have not tried to fit this unit on vents. [ GEORGE  Dec 23, 2014 ]
it fits horizontal vents, works well [ WILLIAM  Dec 15, 2014 ]
I bought this last year and I have 2014 Highlander. It fits on center vent. [ YONG  Dec 15, 2014 ]

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