I have GTM 60 cable that has stopped working. What easiest
way to open the 12 volt end plug? I realize that there is
a silver plug contact, a fuse and spring on the inside of
the end assembly, but I am wondering how the pressed plastic
plug elements come apart.
This You-tube video might be of interest:
"Garmin GTM 36 GPS Car Charger Disassembly"
How might that affect the warranty?
What GPS do you have? Is the problem with traffic, power or both. Before you attempt to disassemble your GTM 60, check the USB plug end and socket on the GPS. Try wiggling the connection a bit. Most cable related problems occur at the GPS connection rather than the power plug.
Your Nuvi 3590 has a Powered Cable for it, that includes a built in speaker on the cradle.
When you plug into your GTM 60 what happens?
Does it not turn on at all?
The problem may lie in the Power Cradle itself and not the GPS.
To test it, use the USB cable that you received with the 3590 and plug it into the power cradle and then to your computer.
If the computer recognizes the GPS and boots up, I would think your GTM 60 is at fault and not receiving power.
Also try plugging into a different vehicle to verify there is no power to the cradle.
On the GTM 60, I don't know how to check the fuse, but you can look at the top of the silver plunger that when depressed reveals a slot that turns counter clockwise to access the fuse.
If you leave marks from opening it can void warranty. Question is, if you have warranty why to open it by yourself?
Thanks for the good suggestions - it turned to be a blown
The issue was compounded by the end connector that was stuck
in place by years of accumulated dust/dirt and probably some
spilled coke. A couple of gentle counter clockwise turns
with the right sized screwdriver released the end plug.
A couple of Q-Tips helped to clean up the inside of the plug.
Happy to hear you got the the GPS fixed. Sometimes it's the simplest method that resolves the issue.
Thanks for advising the forum so others may learn from your experience.
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