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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

Map update

When will the next map update be out. Before Christmas, or has covid made the updaters stay at home

Nuvi2797LMT (2) Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Garmin uploader wont recognize my OTR700

I have a new Garmin 700 OTR. I downloaded the Garmin uploader and transferred a POI file to that program. It took me 3 or 4 tries to get the program to recognize my GPS. It tried to transfer the file but I got a message saying the file could not be transferred. What am I doing wrong. When I plug the GPS into my dektop (windows7) it wants to open Garmin Express. But it would transfer the file.

Updating Garmin

Hi friends

Robert Tschetter

BC-40 / DriveSmart 65

I had my Honda in for service, and they loaned me a 2019 H-RV while the service was being done. It had a factory installed backup camera, and I was able to compare it with my BC-40.

My BC-40 is paired with my DriveSmart 65. I like this combination setup much better than the factory solution.
1. The view is much larger.
2. The screen is much brighter.

BaseCamp v4.7.3 Is Available

BaseCamp v4.7.3 is ready to download.

CNBC video about Garmin

Here is a CNBC YouTube video about Garmin that folks on this site may be interested in.

Battery low warning

Today I turned on my 3597 for the first time since 14 Aug 2020 when I last updated the map.

Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Blue squares---solved

Anybody know what these little blue squares are on the map screen along the road on the DriveSmart 65? They aren't signs and seem to have no significance but there are quite a few of them. One here, one there, cluttered at some intersections. Always along a road.

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

GE installation problem

Two different laptops. Both have a setting in the registry to install new programs to the "D" drive

One laptop no problem updating GE.

Second laptop gives me a message "INVALID "F" drive.
There is NO "F" drive. Is there a way to force GE to install in the "D"drive?

I tried both ways, update via GE and downloaded a GE file from Garmin.


Edit follow up:

Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Garmin Express v7.1.4.0

GE V ready to download.

Europe EUNT 2021.10

Just noticed that Europe EUNT 2021.10 subscription maps have been posted and ready for download. (If this has been posted here before.....Sorry).

Edited to add: Even though MapInstall says it is going to delete the old maps on the device, it did not do it on my device. I ended up doing the deletion manually.


Oh No, broken? (1450)

It has been some time since charging my 1450. Plugged in to do the map update and thought it was going OK. Map didn't register on the Garmin or the computer. Went through the steps and noticed that 1450 screen which was on then turned black. My 1390 will charge but with 2 different power cords the 1450 is dead. Did the receptor for the mini usb cord inside the unit broke off the board?

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

Lake Villa district library

I post this because I’ve not come across this type of thing in quite a while.
Do a search on
140 N Munn Rd, Lindenhurst, IL 60046
On Garmin with latest map
You won’t find it.
So Wife got directions off her iPhone and we used that
To route us there.
When we go there, we discovered that the street was seen by Garmin. All the way to that address!!

A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Garmin 660 (lost voice directions)

Need help It has been years and no problems with my 660.
This trip I lost all voice directions and have tried everything with no fix. I have a voice when I first load a trip in where to. I am looking for my manual but no luck it is somewhere easy for me to find.

If someone would like to help please email me at my contact point for POI Factory


johnm405 660 & MSS&T


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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Garmin Drivesmart 65, 60

Dose anyone know why Garmin GPS's will show my POI icons on one day, but not the next, and then they will be back again, the next day. I leave my Garmin plugged in all the time, it comes on when I start the car. They have all the latest updates,
Thanks Pete

Peter Dutcher

Posting pictures, how?

As far as I know, one can not post pictures in this forum. If it is in the FAQ's I missed it. How do members get around this limitation? Instructions?

Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive and uses a 2689 to find my way.

Drive series magnetic mount

Idea for this came from

I recently picked up an arkon magnetic mount - SPHDMAGKIT ($15)

This is a magnet base with a female socket to mount to any 17mm ball mount. The include several metal plates which are suitable for phone (cases), but not so much for a garmin device.

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