19.99 plus 4.99 shipping. 10 out of 10 stars.
Saves you money, time, and frustration.
I had been shopping for a bike GPS for a couple weeks and soon discovered that I can get a Garmin Edge with more features if it was broken. Well, duh! I began to do some searching to see if there was any DIY fix it repairs for the back of the mounting plate. The mounting plate is plastic so a common problem these Garmins have is that the tabs will break off. Sometimes, pretty easily. (See below)
I stumbled onto the DogEars website after some simple google searching. For 19.99 plus 4.99 shipping, I could receive an aluminum mounting plate that fits over the plastic mounting bracket. I emailed them and received a reply, although it took a couple days to hear back, the customer service was great. I decided to order one, it was shipped promptly the next day and arrived within 2-3 days (I’m in California).
Advice: When I installed the plate, I used a flat head screwdriver that I wedged between under the tabs and lifted up to break off the tabs. This took the place of filing the tabs off.
I was checking to make sure it had enough room to slide on and it made a snapping noise. It had snapped on. I tried to pry it off and it wouldn’t come off. It’s recommended that you put super glue underneath the aluminum piece to make it more secure but I couldn’t get that thing to budge. So, I kept it on there without any superglue and just added glue where the screws go into the plastic. I’ve been using it for a week and so far no problems. It fits into the same Garmin mounts as before.
I definitely recommend giving DogEars a try if you have the same problem. I was able to save substantial money by buying a broken tab gps and putting this onto it.
10 out of 10. (as of 10/27/2015)
You can find their website here at www.DogEarsGPS.com