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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

An interesting test offer

Hmm, we've known for a while that Garmin map update policy states that a device not updated for more than 24 month will lose the ability to update maps.

I don't know that we've ever heard of someone experiencing this.

Here's a way to test it if anyone wants to buy a used 3597 with 2015 maps:

Keeping POI Files On SD Card

I downloaded the poi file for Harley Davidson dealerships on an SD card and inserted it into the slot on my Nuvi 55LM. The locations are now on the gps and when I tried to save a new destination as a favorite I get a message that the favorites folder is full. Is there someway to keep the poi locations on the SD card only?


CD Slot Mount

I really like my Mountek nGroove 6000g CD Slot Mount, but now that I see this, I want to learn more about it. I must admit that I like the idea of triple ball mounting and having the opportunity to hold two devices.

660 backlit screen fading....

Used our 660 yesterday... Bright day... In past few months I noticed that the Screen didn't seem as bright as it had been before.....
I'm guessing the backlight panel is fading over time... I see it going slightly red as well, which is another symptom I used to see on screens at work that had lots of hours on them.....

2689LMT 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 Express v5.2.0.0 Is Out

Garmin Express v5.2.0.0 for Windows is available.

NUVI 2595 LM "memory full"

My 2595 keeps telling me "Memory Full". Internal memory is almost full. I have a 4 GB SD card that has over 2GB free inserted.
I assume that it's favourites taking up memory, so I've deleted GC (geocache) favourites and numbered (012 for example) favourites from the unit's memory.
My question is ...

Incorrect Garmin Routing

Hi all. I am a bit frustrated why my Garmin lm58 would take me the long way around to a poi. I have a poi about 2 miles off a main highway but instead it will take me 70 km around then in.. i have tried to (check, uncheck) every possible navigation option like aviod toll roads or unpaved or uturns or ferries. Tried everything'..

Robert Tschetter

nuvi 855 battery - amazing.

I bought my nuvi 855 as a factory refurb in 2010. Later that year I bought a spare battery for it on eBay (they are no longer available, but were readily available at that time). I always carried the spare in the nuvi case. To keep the two batteries both fully charged, every few days I would swap between the two for normal daily use of my 855.

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

File compare program for Windows 10

For the last many years I've been running Examdiff to do file compares on my Windows 7 system. I've recently moved over to a Windows 10 system and when I went to download Examdiff I found out it's not supported under 10. There is a new version that is, but it's very expensive for my purposes.

Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

NUVI 2460

There is three plug in points one on the cradle at the bottom of the unit is numerous little contacts.At the left bottom a small adapter and a larger one on the left hand side.
Which one do I use for charging and for updating unit.

Is WebUpdater coming back?

I ran across this when attempting to update my FAQ on Garmin Software change logs. I found the link for the new Drive 51 and DriveSmart 51 and it reads:


Drive and DriveSmart 51 software version 2.60

as of January 24, 2017
Use WebUpdater to install this file.

Use WebUpdater? Does that mean Don't use Garmin Express? Garmin never fails to surprise me. Go figure!

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Garmin Drive x0 series 5.10 software update (2016 models)

It appears that Garmin has issued a software update for the entire Drive x0 series.

Changes made from version 4.10 to 5.10:

Added a feature to view the device battery level when it is connected to a computer.
Fixed an issue that prevented traffic events from appearing in Italy.
Fixed an issue that prevented postal code searches from working in Canada.

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Added SD Card when 2689LMT was new, and never used it...

Only because the 2689LMT had a SD Slot, and my 660 was already using the SD card for maps... I added a 16Gb card when the 2689LMT was purchased....
I've yet to use it for anything....

Question to others who ARE using SD slots.. (Other than you're out of space on internal memory)...

WHAT are you using the SD space on?

considering using it for something else.... Thanks!

2689LMT 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!

Nuvi 2589 Battery Won't Hold A Charge

Has anyone experienced and battery problems with Garmin GPS units in general or Nuvi 2589's in particular? I've has two 2589's I've had to return because the battery depletes after a short period in storage.

Inconsistent information displayed with 2018.1 maps

Since upgrading it seems there is more inconsistent map displays on the screen. If I have a route displayed and subsequently cancel it cross streets do not always show, or show on the map itself. And, in the information bar it (occasionally) shows "driving on road".

Garmin help

I noticed some time back Garmin started a new help page that deals more with model number . Lots of information can be found there when dealing with problems you may be having. Just put the model number or serial number in the required space. Next page will give topic choice or a search option.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Garmin dezl 770 custom avoidances for toll roads

I've tried to add the 407 as a custom avoidance but my 770 refuses to accept it. As a truck driver, my company does not allow driving on the 407, but we do use toll bridges and toll roads in the US.

Dezl 760LM

I have a new Dezl 760LM and will not take the SD card with a GPI file on it. Any suggestions will help thanks

Purchasing Garmin maps from a third party

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