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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 2020.30

CN EU 2020.30 NTU now available via Express

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

dezlcam charger

in my earlier post i wrote to as why my dezl cam keeps dimmimg out on me. I guess it has to do with my charger. It got mixed up with other chargers while a few gps were updated. i ended up with the incorrect car charger thereofoe it causes me problems. can anyone tell me the serial number or model number off the correct car charger or are they all different? please and thank you.

Robert Tschetter

New firmware out for nuvi 3590 - v8.5

It fixes the auto day/night mode that started screwing up this last daylight savings time change date.
Now it switches automatically at dusk like it used to.
The update may also apply to other 3*** models.

reading a map

hi friends,
I purchased a Canada map online on a sd card. when i insert my card into Gps i get a error saying "error detailed map Does not support routing.. please help

Robert Tschetter

Garmin Dash Cam Tandem

Well, probably not for me, but it might be great for some people.

RLC Icon

Wondering if anyone has had this happen?
I have a 3580LMT and 2598LMT. It only does it with my 3580.

nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT,DriveSmart 65| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Problems Updating Drive 6 GPS

I have been attempting to update my "new" Drive 6 all afternoon. (Uggh!)

I FINALLY got mt Garmin Express to find my GPS and it said must download new software FIRST.

I did so, and after a few minutes, it instructed me to unplug my GPS for 5 second, and then plug it back in to allow the unit to install the new software.


Garmin chargers light color

I have trouble seeing red or green lights like is on the Garmin car chargers/power supply. Honestly we have more charging cords than GPS units so often times they're not matched the way they came out of the box. My wife gets upset when she sees a red light on the charger and a green one one the other.

Drivesmart 65 MTP settings changed?

I have 2 Drivesmart 61's and to transer from Mapsource I would go to MTP settings and select Mass Storage. In this I would be able to transferr anything in my Mapsource program that I've used for many years on all kinds of Garmin Nuvi's.

Garmin-provided POIs

Just tried to use Garmin's POIs to find nearest US Post Office. First four nearest have all been closed over a year ago. One was closed six years ago.

Any thoughts about why Garmin doesn't update these?

DC Area, Nuvi 2797

garmin dezl cam dimms out

having a issue lately as why my dezlcam gps just randomly dims out while traveling.. has anybody had that issue? it goes on and off. wondering if thats a battery issue. thanks for responding.

Robert Tschetter

Directions with proper English

What bugs me when I use my Garmin is "turn right on Main St". If you are NOT ON Main St. you can't turn right ON Main St. You can only turn right ONTO Main St.

Does it bug you? I have tried to change it but Garmin uses the same ON for "destination is on the left", which is correct English.

When will the next map update appear (first in 2020)

Ok, any guesses for when the next map update will appear

Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

System Files

I've been searching, but I can't find it. Plan B for restoring those system files that you remove to save space, and didn't back up. My unit works, but I had removed a lot of files to make room, but I'd like to restore this unit to factory.

Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Vote for Contributor of the year

This may be a dumb question.
Is there a way to find out if I already voted? I'm sure I did, but want to verify that I did.

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

Day - Night Mode

Since my last upgrade to maps and other utilities it said I needed, my Garmin 3490 no longer switches from day to night to day mode anymore!!

All settings are the same as they were and in the correct "AUTO" mode.

Is anyone else experiencing this???

It is a real pain to set it to the proper mode required.

Custom RLC Alerts

I've had a custom RLC alert audio file on my DS-50 for a couple of years and it has worked fine. However awhile back (I think it was after the 2020.2 upgrade) it stopped working. Is it possible there was something in the upgrade that inhibits it? I have not made any other changes to my file structure etc.



DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin Express on a Windows 7 PC

I have been losing 'Free Space' on my PC SSD and discovered that one of the main culprits was that Garmin was backing up each map(2GB+ apiece) after every update. 12 updates has resulted in ~24 GB of lost free space.

The limited settings menu in GE has no choices for saving/deleting map updates.

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