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,
*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 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.
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 ?????
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.
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.
whether the power is cut or I turn it off.
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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