Nuvi 260W - Remembering route after powering off/shutting down

 

Newbie here.

It appears that if I'm en route to a destination and for instance I stop for food and shut down my 260 it "sometimes" remembers the route when I power back on. Is there a certain shutdown sequence one must go through to ensure it does?

I've tried this several ways:

- Turn off ignintion and let Garmin shut down on it's own
- Touch "Turn Off" when prompted
- Turn off by sliding power switch, then shutting down vehicle

Nothing has worked with any consistency. Now I'm sure the answer is staring me in the face, but for the life of me I have not been able to find it.

Thanks in advance,

~G

*Note my 12v power is not active without the car running or on ACC, 260 is always plugged in and not running on battery power

I know in my manual I have

I know in my manual I have not seen anything about proper shutdown from car.If you want to have accurate information on your trip screen it needs to stay on either by car or internal battery.When I do shut mine down while using in the car I power down right before I stop.I don't believe it is good to have the unit in the on position when starting the car.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Hmmmmmmm

Never had a problem with my GPSr remembering on either of my units. I usually just remove the unit from the cradle while it's still on and put in hiding place. Or, I just pull the plug from the DC outlet of the car.

In the little Corolla we just turn the key off and it shuts it down.
Like I said - always powers up again ready to go to the previously inputted destination !
Just wondering - could your battery be faulty in the unit so that it's not holding memory ????

Can you run your unit on battery power ?????

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

You are not alone.

MrTGun wrote:

Nothing has worked with any consistency. Now I'm sure the answer is staring me in the face, but for the life of me I have not been able to find it.

Thanks in advance,

~G

I can confirm that you are not alone. I will say that MOST of the time mine remembers -- but occasionally, not so well. Just "one of those things", I think.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

All I can say is that my

All I can say is that my Nuvi 260 has so far always remembered the route. Both after some experimenting and in normal travel on a couple of long trips, I've never had a problem with it.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

My 200 also always remembers route

whether the power is cut or I turn it off.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Re-calculating

MrTGun wrote:

Newbie here.

It appears that if I'm en route to a destination and for instance I stop for food and shut down my 260 it "sometimes" remembers the route when I power back on. Is there a certain shutdown sequence one must go through to ensure it does?

I've tried this several ways:

- Turn off ignintion and let Garmin shut down on it's own
- Touch "Turn Off" when prompted
- Turn off by sliding power switch, then shutting down vehicle

Nothing has worked with any consistency. Now I'm sure the answer is staring me in the face, but for the life of me I have not been able to find it.

Thanks in advance,

~G

*Note my 12v power is not active without the car running or on ACC, 260 is always plugged in and not running on battery power

If the unit is re-calculating at the time it is turned off, it will not remember the route. This is the only time mine has lost it's way.

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Glenn - Southern MD; SP C330 / Nuvi 750 / Nuvi 265WT