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In-Dash Garmin Nav Systems

Some in-dash infotainment systems use Garmin for navigation.

Custom POIs can sometimes be installed on these in-dash systems using Garmin's POI Loader software via a memory card or disk.

In other cases, custom POIs might require an alternative process or not be available.

Discussion threads for some makes/models are linked below.

FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

Please check our Garmin FAQ section before posting questions to the Garmin forum area.

FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

Garmin Express available

Garmin Express is available for download. No issues installing it.


"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

New time zone map available

As of 01 Dec 2022, all my devices are showing that a new time zone map is available.

John from PA

PhotoLive on map view

Just bought a Drivesmart 86 on a Black Friday sale, and I'm having trouble with Photolive on the map while driving. When enable it, I gets a caption "No cameras ahead on this road". I can tap on "find cameras" and it will find cameras, I can view them, save as a favorite, etc but I can't view them on the map even if I have a route set.

Map install

Is it advisable to update Map install to the latest version? I may be wrong but i thought there was something about installing maps that would not work with the latest version.


We've gone past 400,000 members/things

I saw a member name that I didn't recognize so I clicked on him (her?). His Factory id number is 400037. 400037! This place is awesome.


"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

Garmin DriveSmart 66 or 76 Orientation Options?

I am considering upgrading our Garmin DriveSmart 60's. One feature of the 60 that I really like is its ability to change to Portrait or Vertical orientation.

I downloaded the Garmin DriveSmart 66/76/86 Owners Manual and this is what it says:

Display Settings
Select Settings > Display.
Allows you to set the display to portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal).

Old Nuvi 750 - acquiring satellite

Here me out please, I bought a 12 year old truck that has a special mount drawer on the dashboard that has a Nuvi 750. The car was imported USA to Canada. So the maps had old data and home address. Excitedly I performed a master reset and everything was gone. I started getting acquiring satellite with a "?" On the anchor.

Garmin Vehicles - Zumo XT

I somehow managed to delete the vehicles I had installed on my Zumo XT and I've been trying to find them again. I thought there were more vehicles installed as default than appeared after I reset my device.

Can anyone tell me what vehicles appear installed on their Zumo?

Any motorcycle srf files gratefully accepted.


WiFi Map Update Issue

I had an interesting incident when updating one of my GPSr's via WiFi recently. It's not a common occurrence and is mostly my fault but I thought others should be aware of the potential problem.

I have a Drivesmart 65 and normally do map updates via WiFi. I leave the GPS in it's mount and do it with the vehicle in the driveway where it is in range of my home router.

Weirdest Theft

I had someone break into my Tahoe and steal my sdcard but not the actual unit. I was puzzled because the base is hard mounted but you can pull the face off, unplug and it's yours less the wire and mount. I'm still scratching my head about it.

3597 goes into Standby mode when external power is lost

Recently, I have noticed a change the behavior of my old trusted 3597. I have been leaving it on my car and always with it plugged to the cigarette lighter through the Gramin HD traffic receiver power cable that came with the 3597.

The 3597 used to power up as follows when I start the car:
Power up manually or when I start the car:

1. Screen shows GARMIN logo, loading maps.

Transfer Maps

I have 2 Lifetime Updates free for my 2 GPS..Can just update 1 and somehow transfer the map to my other device since both are free lifetime updates. My data is pretty crappy out in the country side and I have to go to big city to update..

Robert Tschetter

Backup Failure RV890

I ran into an error and couldn't find anything in the topics that matched my issue. Sorry for the long post...

I currently use two RV890's and I normally back one up when I add favorites and then transfer the favorites to the other 890.

When I attempted to backup today, it starts the backup and then fails after about 25% and says "there was an error backing up your favorites."

Drivesmart x5 vs. x6 Series

I have the Drivesmart 55. I was in Best Buy the other day and was playing around with the Drivesmart 86. It seems (besides the main Where To & Map screen that changed graphics) that the voice command (OK Garmin) no longer has a LIST of commands from the x5 > x6 series.

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Nuvi 3590LMT Replacement

Hi All.

My wife uses a Nuvi 3590LMT for travel.

I have noticed that the screen appears to be going bad.... sort of delaminating or something. I am sure it won't be cheap to repair it, so am looking for a used one, or a newer model thag is comparable to the 3590.

Any suggestions on what to replace it with?

Thanks !

Garmin Express v7.15.2 for Windows | v7.15.0 for Mac

Post updated:

GE v7.15.2 for Windows was sometime yesterday after thread started. Mac v7.15.0 was also released 6 days ago as well.

If you would like to update to the latest version, please visit “About” within the Settings of the Express application and select “Check for Updates to Express.”

Honda Navigation

I would like to alert the members that there is a new release for those that have Navigation in their Hondas. Map 2023 just released 2 days ago. I installed it in my 2018 Honda CR-V Touring this morning. 15 minutes to D/L to computer and 16 minutes to D/L to car. Probably won't be driving it for a few days, so will be commenting then.

Nüvi 3790

Never knew Garmin made a heads up display

Interesting article at I applaud the efforts of the individual in keeping the device functional.

John from PA
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