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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

Garmin GTM 60 disassembly question


I have GTM 60 cable that has stopped working. What easiest
way to open the 12 volt end plug? I realize that there is
a silver plug contact, a fuse and spring on the inside of
the end assembly, but I am wondering how the pressed plastic
plug elements come apart.


DEM file on Drivesmart 61

Is it possible to install gmapdm.img file on these new generation of units like drivesmart 61?

Iphone 7, Drivesmart 61 - LMTS, Nuvicam, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

routes (in DriveAssist 51)

i loaded routes into the driveassit 51, but can not find them. Originally i used basecamp, the second time I tried using a GPX file, I got message that the routes were already in the GPS but I can not locate them. any Ideas?

Interstate close

Have had my Drive Smart 61 several times now, tells me that the interstate is closed ahead and recalucaltes to avoide. This has occured on several different interstates (57, 75, and 24). Have ignored and once I get further down the road it again recalculates and cointinues on the origional route.

Has anyone else had this issue?

Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Typographical Errors: Garmin Mapsource Vs.

I was looking for an address this evening and I noticed that Google Maps refers to a road as Juhles Road and Garmin Mapsource refers to the same road as Juhls Road. Not a huge deal, of course, at least not for me, in this case. I Am just curious which one is more likely to be correct?

Removal of Maps from Basecamp

I am trying to remove irrelevant maps from Basecamp.

1. I removed all the Computer Maps files using "Program and Features -uninstall command".
2. I removed all the maps from the SD Card in the nuvi 2689.
3. I removed the SD Card
4. I connected the nuvi 2689 to the computer and opened Basecamp.
5. From the menu item "Device Received from device" -nuvi 2689.

Nuvi 2689 -Multiple Maps

If I have multiple maps activated on my unit, will the unit read both, so as I leave the coverage of one of the maps, the second map coverage will automatically display on my unit.

Presently, the only solution to the above situation is to deactivate the first map before activating the second map.

I am too far from this situation to physically investigate with my unit.

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT GPS Navigator refurbished for $68

John from PA

PSA Nuvi 6x/5x LM/LMT models are no longer supported by your warranty

I own a Nuvi 67LM GPS and recently, the device no longer produces any sound. After several factory resets, reinstall of the firmware, I decided to contact support. As I purchased for christmas last year (2017), I contacted Garmin along with my proof of purchase. The representative I spoke to apologized and told me that the GPS I currently have has been discontinued since January of this year.

Garmin BaseCamp v.4.7.0

My BaseCamp just reminded me that v.4.7.0 is now available.

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

3597 POI Limit?

Just added poi's to my 3597 using poi loader.
I received the successfully added notification.
They are not showing up when traveling.
I tried zooming in and being with 200 feet or less
They are listed under custom poi but don't show up on the screen.
Is there an upper limit to the number of poi's causing them not to show up?

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

RV GPS Updates

Just got a new RV660, and it has map 2015.40 on it. Tried using Garman Express to update and no new maps for it. Email Garman Tech Support and got this as a response.


Garmin OpenStreetMap -Correction

I have attempted many times to make a correction to a OSMap, but I have not had any success. I am looking for a contact for either OSM or another account member, to whom I can forward this information so changes can be made to the map.

Disc Image File

I have 700 Disc Image Files, one for each of the contour maps in Canada.

How I can I combine these files to produce a Disc Image File that I can load into my Nuvi 2689

New Garmin Screens

I have a couple of Garmin Drivesmart 50LMT’s, anyone else find that these newer Garmin screens are too reflective or have too much glare? Compared to my old 1390T with the anti-reflective screen which I really liked, these ones are aweful.

Apple removes a top paid utility app that stole data and sent it back to China

Apple just removed its number one paid utility in the Mac App Store, Adware Doctor, after it was found to be secretly recording users’ app data and browser history and sending it back to a server located in China, as spotted by 9to5Mac.

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Garmin announces new handheld GPSMAP 66.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra
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