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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

The frustrating thing about garmin

This is like Google 9, Garmin 0

Map updated in March 2016.

Garmin could not find the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.

Google maps just click and go. But it does drain the phones battery...

My hunch is there is some "other" address to use. Just like Garmin never likes US State Route 1 etc

Express v4.1.22.0

Just been released. Corrects the map update option bug that appeared in

Where there's a will ... there's a way ...

Is the Garmin server down?

I just tried to update the maps in my 1450, but when I started MapUpdater (NOT GE), I'm getting the message "A connection to the server could not be established..."
Is anyone willing to try MapUpdater to see if you get the same result?


Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

How do you cure a boot loop?

My poor old Garmin nuvi 500 is stuck in a boot loop. I haven't tried yet to plug it in to see if I can get to the file system via the back door. Any hints? Booting while holding down the lower left and/or right corner didn't do squat.

Thanks in advance.

Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

No Sound (when plugged in to power)

I have a Garmin nuvi 3597 that when plugged in to power in the vehicle I get no voice or beeps when the screen is touched. When I disconnect power by removing the GPS from the holder or unplugging the power cord, I have sound. There was a previous discussion on sound but my issue is different. Bad cord, maybe?

Using 7-Zip to download the large .jcv file

Not to belabor a point, but has anyone here used 7-Zip to download the large JCV file? I'm still struggling to download it and saw reference that I can use 7z to do it. (I'm on IE11 so I can't use the browser method.)

First of all, can I, if fact, use 7-Zip to download RAR1 and 2 then use WinRAR to put the two pieces together?

Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Proximity Issue


Chuck Stewart Benbrook, TX

Garmin Express Question

I've moved the map, JCV and SID files to my 8gb SD card.

Question: Is GE smart enough to update these files the next time a new map comes out?

Thanks. smile

Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

2016 Chrysler with built in Garmin NAV

I would never have bought a built in navigation unit but the car was a pretty good deal and the nav unit was already part of the package. Garmin needs to offer a lifetime update for the built in nav units. The manual says you can only update the maps once a year and currently the cost is $149. My Garmin Nuvi1300 with lifetime maps is going strong and I do updates every quarter.

Something Weird with my 2639LMT

When the Unit was delivered from Amazon, the first thing I did was the Software and Map Update (2017.10). When I was Navigating with it, I was not getting the Junction View. I called Garmin and they said to re-install the Maps, so I did and bingo, got the Junction View.

2639LMT, 67LM (X2) and 65LM

CNNANT 2017.20 Full-screen Junction View

Download both parts below and extract using WinRAR or 7-Zip. Internet Explorer users are required to use another browser as Internet explorer will crash. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and even Edge should work without issue.

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

convert .csv to .gpx garmin

The Choice Hotel file is .csv. I can't get it to convert or load into Mapsource. Does anyone have a converted file?

Speeding up Map downloads ???

After coming across a statement that when doing the SD card cloning method, your download is faster since it is not throttled by the GPS limitation.

Now that makes me wonder. Should I do my next map update to the cloning SD card first complete with device and computer.
Then after that download for the 2797 and my daughters 3790.

Would it make the two downloads faster???

Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

Garmin map update 2017.20 is out

The new Garmin map 2017.20 is out. Installed with GE, no problem.


TTS3 voice files

Is there anyplace I can download the English Samantha tts3 directions file, I am curious to see if my new kenwood In dash would work with these voices. I have already updated maps and added junction view with lane assist to the unit by accessing the internal memory card.

A good GPS Mount

I just got the new Drive Assist 50. Trouble is, I can't find a good, sturdy mount that will stick to my windshield and not obscure the camera and not be so low that half of the camera's view is obscured by my dashboard. Any ideas?

Garmin Express Version Issue

Loaded the PC version and discovered I could put new map updates om my LM55 but could not load maps on my computer for use with Basecamp. Couldn't find where others posts complained of the same issue so contacted Garmin. This was their reply:

Convert Google Map Route to GPX File

Does anyone have any recommendations on software I can use to covert a route created in Google Maps to GPX format so I can load it to my Garmin?


Nuvicam software 3.20 is out

Garmin have release new software update 3.20 for Nuvicam devices.
One good in this updat is th IOS service fix in Bluetooth. Now it connects to iphone 6 without enabling phone calls.

Here are the details of the change log:

Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20:
Added a new camera height setting to improve the accuracy of lane departure warnings when used in tall vehicles.

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