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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

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

CN EU 2018.30 NTU

New map CN EU 2018.30 NTU just released.

Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Micro SD card help

I have a Garmin dezl760LM and I installed a 8GB Sandisk micro DS card in the slot. Now what? Is there a way to format it in the GPS? It isn't seeing the card now and when I hook the GPS to the computer is shows the internal storage is pretty full with a suggestion to add more memory via a card.

Thank you in advance.

Garmin: Dezl 770 Nuvi 780, Nuvi 260W, GPSMAP 295, GPSMAP 396, GNC250-XL Magellan: Meridian Platinum, GPS-315 (first GPS in 1999)

Garmin Express 5.9.00

Garmin Express is out

Under no circumstances whatsoever, will logic and common sense be tolerated.

PhotoLive Service

I have subscribed to PhotoLive Service in my Smart Link App. So far I have not used it properly. Not sure how it works properly besides opening it manually and see the selected sections of the highways.
It does not show these live pictures on the map while driving as well.

Is this the way it is suppose to work? I will appreciate your feedback.

Iphone 6 Plus, Nuvicam, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

Looking to repair a Nuvi 750, Nuvi 765T and Nuvi 3790LMT

750 working but needs a new battery, 765 and 3790 have cracked digitizers but LCDs appear to be intact and could both probably use new batteries as well. Would like to repair the 3790 the most but only if I can get it done at a reasonable price and looking for somewhere near Columbus, OH.

I am okay with mailing the items if need be.

Nuvi 3590LMT can't install new maps

My Nuvi 3590LMT refuse to show the map functions in Garmin Express, the maps are dated 2014 but Garmin Express think I am up to date.
I can see my Nuvi in Garmin express, I recently updated the GPS software (V8.30)
Garmin support asked me to remove and re-add my unit...... no go.Garmin express still believe the maps are up to date as it doesn't go into the update function

Source for replacement Battery

Hi All.
I have Nuvi 3590LMT in need of a replacement battery.

Has anyone purchased a replacement battery lately, and if so, what was your source?

I see a "NEWPOWER99.Com", and a few on ebay and Amazon

But what has been your best source?


IOS 11.2 broke Bluetooth on Nuvicam

Hi all, Looks like IOS 11.2 broke Bluetooth on Nuvicam. I have not tested it on my 3597 yet. I upgraded my iphone to IOS 11.2 over the weekend and after that I lost Bluetooth connectivity with the Nuvi.
I reset Bluetooth on Nuvicam and on Iphone but still IOS service is not connecting with Smartlink app anymore.

Iphone 6 Plus, Nuvicam, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

USB charge-only cables; Garmin compatible

I like to power all the devices in my car with a USB hub and USB cables. Including my Garmin GPS (I don't need/use the Traffic antenna). Currently I use a Gomadic (an interchangeable-tip system) USB-A cable with a Mini-USB "Charge Only" tip #73. Its different than a standard/Data tip. It works well but is a little expensive as a set:

Cracker Barrel discussion (Error in File)

Was unable to find the Cracker Barrel Discussion thread (is not indicated at the CSV download area).... Want to post an error we found in the CSV file...

We discovered that the address for Cracker Barrel #192 is correct, (1000 Hwy 80E Pooler, GA 31322) but the GPS Co-ordinates are Incorrect.... You go right past CB Restraunt on the way to the wrong location.....

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!

Noticed the 2018.3 Maps has Double Entries

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that all searches have two and sometimes three entries for the same Points of Interest? I have numerous gps's and everyone of them show the same thing. Also, I noticed that I now have a map that is called CN North America NT 2018.30 Parkopedia?

Junction Views Confusion

I have a question regarding junction views that was not addressed in the "Garmin Junction view information link" here.

The information states > QUOTE

As a result, Garmin now offers basically three Junction View file types (xxxxxxxx.JCV file):

Extra POI Editor

need some help have installed POIs with wav to my nuvi 2555lmt Only works when I use GPS simulator then have to hit go on the POI for it to play the wav when with in the distance I have it set for Hope someone can give me a hand on this I have used it before but been sometime ago might be my mind slipping away That I don't need thank you for your help

Icon Library -Resize Icons

I have downloaded an Icon from the Icon Library and using "Paint Software" the size of this icon is 29 x 24 pixels, which is too small on my Nuvi 2689 screen.

When I resize to 48 x 40 pixels in Paint, the image looses some of its sharpness.

I am wondering which of the following *.bmp formates you you recommend to increase the clearity.

Mono Chrom BitMap
16 color BitMap

Traffic Alert Range

Driving back on several major highways today I started wondering what the range is for Traffic Alerts. Does anybody have any idea? Say in miles? No I didn't have any pop up yet. O yea, I'm new to modern GPS units having had a 650 for 10 years or so.

I also wonder who controls the alerts, the DOT for the State maybe?

Oh My!!! Copying Current.gpx from 2 identical GPS's Doesn't work!!!

I have two of same model GPS's.... 2689LMT....
I've updated all System files and Maps.
I went in and compared settings, and all settings are identical between the two units.
I've loaded POI's.... That's working....

One last Item.... Copied Current.GPX from my 2689, and pasted it in New 2689.....

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!

Dezl 560 has black screen

Maybe it's time to let this one go. I've had my Dezl 560 LMT since 2011. That seems to be a long time in the world of GPS.

I had become so comfortable with it that I formed the habit of leaving it in the car all the time, and let it power up and down according to whether it was getting power from the external power cord or not.

KD5XB in DM84

Garmin Express v5.8.0.0 Is Available

Garmin Express v5.8.0.0 is available to download.

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