This Is What Happens When Your Car GPS Blows Up

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Scary Story

dagarmin wrote:

Interesting. We used to worry about the GPS displays being damaged by extreme heat or cold--now it's the battery.

My first car was a 1968 Dodge Dart with an all-black interior. I parked it in the summer desert sun in 1976 at Carlsbad Caverns NP in New Mexico, and when we got back to the car, it wouldn't start. I opened the hood and was astonished to see that all the wiring under the hood was burnt up. Called AAA, and they came out and they towed it to the Dodge dealer in Carlsbad. They told us that these Darts had an unusual horn design that was quickly discontinued because in high heat the contacts for the horn would expand, the horn would start blowing and keep blowing, and with no fuse to stop it, the wiring would overheat and burn up. They saw it all the time.

Oh my, I hope Dodge repaired it at no cost. I trust you sold it after the repair if any, I sure as heck would no longer have confidence in that car with major wire repair.

Back in the day, I owned a 69 Dart, the slant 6 was one of the better engines Dodge built. So simple to work on compared to todays cars. Mechanics nowadays have to really keep themselves educated if they are to be successful in doing their jobs.

Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Realy Scary

I never leave mine in the car more so for not taking a chance of it getting stolen, but now just one more reason not to.

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