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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

Icons used on route

Can anyone point to a link explaining what the various icons Garmin uses along a route mean? On most routes there is a black flag, similar to what you might find on a golf course and usually on a corner. Yesterday saw a new one, an indented circle. Hovering/clicking? over the icon does nothing.

Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

Increasing SC Card size

G'Day Mates, I have a pair of 3597LMT's that currently have 8GB SD cards installed. On both units, the current SD Cards contain map data. I want to increase the SD Card size as a hedge against the ever increasing new map sizes. I am a bit leery of just inserting a new card and downloading new maps. Has anyone successfully upsized their SD Cards when their old ones contained map data?

The Ogre

Garmin Map Update Watch

Time for another Garmin map update watch thread. smile

Its been four months since Map City Navigator North America 2023.10 ( was released. Hopefully we'll see an update soon. grin

Garmin and Apple Play

Is it possible to project the Garmin map my DS65 produces to the map Apple Play would show. I do not have "data" on my iPhone so it can not produce a map unless I am in a WiFi area.

Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

DriveLuxe 51 software update ver 6.70

I brought my DriveLuxe 51 in the house today to update the POI files and noticed that it had an alert for a software update. I let the update proceed and it installed software version 6.70. That was kind of a surprise for this old of a device.

May 12, 2022. Change log for DriveLuxe 51.
Changes made from version 6.60 to 6.70:
Added support for a new digital traffic provider in Germany.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

EPE V6.04

When I open a speed or rlc file, I get a script error notice.


DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin GTM60 HD Digital Traffic Receiver Service

I have a Garmin GPS that I use with the GTM60 HD Digital Traffic Receiver. Lately, I have stopped getting the data from the HD Radio Broadcast system.

Drivesmart 66 - No Garmin/HD Traffic - Only Live App?

I have the Drivesmart 55. It comes with a traffic cable to receive Garmin traffic. However, I swapped it out with the GTM-60 cable which gives better traffic and some weather info. Then of course there is the smartphone enabled Garmin Live App which gives more detail on weather, traffic, along with fuel prices, and other notifications.

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

Anyone having server communication error with GE

Over at the site there are an abundance of people having server communication errors with GE version I find it strange that no one here reports any similar issue. Many on the other forum are from Europe.

John from PA

Extra POI Editor - Side Map Loading Script Error

Looks like the problem with Google maps has cropped up again. EPE has started giving me an error message ('An error has occurred in the script on this page') showing the problem being URL:
And the map doesn't show in the upper right corner.

Anyone know what's going on, and how to fix it?


BaseCamp and Google Earth VIEW option

Years ago using the BaseCamp view option it brought up Google Earth and you could 'see' your waypoints!
Does anybody remember what version of BaseCamp and GE allowed you to do that?
Thanks in advance for the help.

Thanks, Robert

GE has same problem as prior versions....Darn!

For the past few versions, GE will see an SD card with HTML Garmin file from a 660, but during a map update will not warn you that you have to select a quadrant of the country..... THIS USED TO WORK..

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!

Cannot Search 50 Closest

I have a Drive Smart 60, latest map & Software. Normally when I select a POI category on the unit, 1t shows the closest 50, and I can scroll up and down to select one. About 2 weeks ago, it started just showing the closest one, not allowing me to scroll up & down. Did I inadvertently change a setting or what?

"As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend." - James Russell Lowell Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

CN EU 2023.10 NTU

CN EU 2023.10 NTU now available

Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart51LMT-S, DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Help me bring the laughs back to my Garmin Nuvi 680

I was at home because I was finally struck by the Covid bug. After the symptoms left (24-36 hours of being wiped out, thank you vaccines) and awaiting a negative test, I was going thru some boxes and came across my old Nuvi 680. It's been some time since it was boxed and set out for goodwill.

Garmin Express v7.13.0.0

Garmin Express v7.13.0.0 ready to down load.

Upper Slobovia????

Sometimes i just can't figure out where Garmin comes from with these updates. Express tells me i have two updates on my units, but it doesn't know i have north american maps on them? Well it should since it never gives me a euro map update. That option of course isn't available for me. But yet... i have an update for a new german digital provider.

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

Failure of Wi-Fi map update on Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S 5-inch


Has any Garmin DriveSmart 51LMT-S 5-inch user here succeeded in updating maps by Wi-Fi?

On Wi-Fi my unit will update software but wrongly shows 2019 maps as "up to date" every time.


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