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Tourist
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swivel mount wont swivel !!

Hi,

 

I just bought the swivel mount , it wont move, I tried every thing,,, please help.

 

Thanks

Explorer
Posts: 10,962

Re: swivel mount wont swivel !!

What does, "everything" entail? Sorry, but it's hard to give advice on what to try when you don't let us know exactly what you have tried.

Off the top of my head I'd suggest:
1) Put the mount into a buckle that is firmly attached to something.
2) Insert a thumbscrew or slide a screw driver through the mounting holes to give you some leverage
3) Apply firm pressure to rotate the mount.
4) If it's still not budging, apply some lubricant like WD40 (wipe up excess and try to avoid getting it on the plastic)
5) Place the mount in near boiling water (not on a flame) to heat the joint (be careful as you don't want to warm the plastic)

If you get it moving, work it around a few times in different directions. It's purposefully stiff but swiveling does get easier with use.