Traffic Receiver

 

I'm try to decide if i should spend the money. After commenting here "node/45542" i noticed my 3590 was not receiving traffic anymore. I really didn't want to spend all that money on a GTM60 which i would never really get to use. 3D is limited to say the least. I kind of knew it was going to bite the dust since it sits right in front of my heat Vent in the Truck, which is what happened to my 3790 also before i transferred it to the Car. So after reading "node/45281" I'm thinking maybe there's no fix here.
When I replaced the Traffic cable on my 3790 all went just fine.
Plugged it in and away we went, no fuss no muss. So i took that cable and plugged it into my 3590 and it did not work. Told me to plug in a traffic receiver. Well I know it works fine on my 3790...so whats up with this? The 3590 does not need to have the gtm60 it can use the 35 also. Has anyone tried using his traffic cable on another unit? If I didn't have to do anything with my replacement one for the 3790 except plug it in, why should it work on my 3590? surprised

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

By any chance did you upgrade to 5.20

Operating system? Some people, including myself, have had their traffic receiver no longer recognized after upgrading the operating system.

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Actually

I deleted all the files including the .system directory and installed all the original files it came with. Same thing.....i did think of that though

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

designed obsolesence?

cagpsfan wrote:

Operating system? Some people, including myself, have had their traffic receiver no longer recognized after upgrading the operating system.

Unbelievable smile

Receiver Firmware?

Try updating your firmware via Web Updater with the traffic receiver cable connected to see if you have the latest version.

While I have never tried it with a 3590 or 3790, I have swapped a GTM 35 traffic receiver cable between both of my 1490LMT units as well as a 265W with no problems.

I have also swapped a GTM 60 between 2 different 3597’s, a Dezl 760, RV 760 and a 2798 again with no problems. Traffic cables should be interchangeable as long as there are no unit compatibility issues.

If you have a smartphone with data plan, a cheaper and arguably better alternative to buying a GTM 60 would be Garmin’s free Smartphone Link app. For a one-time fee of +/- $20, you can then subscribe to “Live Traffic” which many of us here feel is the best traffic product Garmin offers.

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I have been swapping GTM60 between 2495 and 3597 without issues. When connected to my old Nuvis, they do complain with "The attached accessory is not supported".

GTM25 and 35 both work among all my Nuvis.

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I hadn't noticed a problem on my 2599 LMT, but I've been using the Traffic feature of Smartlink (paired with my Galaxy S5) and I've been getting my Traffic and weather through that.

The Smartlink setup works far better for me - it appears to be more timely and accurate. If I were buying a new GPS, I wouldn't even bother with the external traffic power-cord options ...the Smartlink is far cheaper, and IMHO, works better.

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Firmware back level?

Speed2 wrote:

I deleted all the files including the .system directory and installed all the original files it came with. Same thing.....i did think of that though

Did you also back level the firmware by using an older version of GUPDATE.GCD? If so, what version did you go back to?

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Sitting it in front of the

Sitting it in front of the heater does that?!

Back to

alandb wrote:
Speed2 wrote:

I deleted all the files including the .system directory and installed all the original files it came with. Same thing.....i did think of that though

Did you also back level the firmware by using an older version of GUPDATE.GCD? If so, what version did you go back to?

2012

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Cool

Pillowcase wrote:

I have been swapping GTM60 between 2495 and 3597 without issues. When connected to my old Nuvis, they do complain with "The attached accessory is not supported".

GTM25 and 35 both work among all my Nuvis.

That's what I thought. Not going to buy anything for this Unit.
Never liked it from Day 1 anyways. I've owned a lot of units in my time, enjoyed all of them except the 3590LMT.

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

My 3790 won't recognize the

My 3790 won't recognize the traffic receiver either. I don't recall that this happened just after an upgrade. It's been a while.

Rob

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Not likely

kb2psm wrote:

My 3790 won't recognize the traffic receiver either. I don't recall that this happened just after an upgrade. It's been a while.

Rob

I update both units at the same time, i was thinking that an update hooped my 3590's traffic. Not thinking that anymore. I did a full restore of the original files and after that i wiped it again and allowed express to load all the files. Made sure the TrafficProvider.xml file was up to date also. The only hick-up with that was express wouldn't transfer the file, told me my unit was out of space. Webupdater did it. I already replaced my traffic cable for the 3790, works fine now for a year now. I like this little unit, didn't mind spending the money.

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

GTM 20

I have a couple of GTM20's that swap without any problem. I was recently prompted to update the firmware on my GTM20, which was odd because it is an old unit. I wonder if there was a general update across all traffic receivers. Mine still works so the GTM20 did not screw up this device.

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5.30 update

5.30 just been issued

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5949

Change History

Changes made from version 5.20 to 5.30:
◦Fixed an issue that prevented some traffic cables from being recognized.

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But

sussamb wrote:

5.30 just been issued

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5949

Change History

Changes made from version 5.20 to 5.30:
◦Fixed an issue that prevented some traffic cables from being recognized.

This update wants to install with Express
Still trying to figure out why it keeps saying
"We couldn't install the updates because there isn't enough space on the device" I have over 2GB free
I used WebUpdater to install that file. Haven't figured out what version it installed.

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

two patitions

Speed2 wrote:

This update wants to install with Express
Still trying to figure out why it keeps saying
"We couldn't install the updates because there isn't enough space on the device" I have over 2GB free
I used WebUpdater to install that file. Haven't figured out what version it installed.

You keep forgetting there are two partitions for software in every Nuvi. There is the protected program area and the "user" area. You have no way of determining what's available in the protected area.

Express may copy a file to the protected area and attempt to unpack it before deleting the original file while web updater may unpack the files in temp memory on your computer and then overwrite the old file(s). Different process, different requirements, same end result.

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I know that

Box Car wrote:
Speed2 wrote:

You keep forgetting there are two partitions for software in every Nuvi. There is the protected program area and the "user" area. You have no way of determining what's available in the protected area.

Express may copy a file to the protected area and attempt to unpack it before deleting the original file while web updater may unpack the files in temp memory on your computer and then overwrite the old file(s). Different process, different requirements, same end result.

I very much doubt that whats on the hidden Partition has anything to do with the Traffic and or Maps that get installed. Its a boot partition.

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.