Garmin talk


Looking for a C340 mount

Anybody have an old garmin C340 mount they will part with? Specifically the part that snapped onto the GPS then the car power cord plugged into it with the older RCA type jack.

Michael J. Moonitz Massapequa, NY C340, N650, N660, N1490T, N2797 LMT, NuviCam

How well does HD traffic work in Phoenix?

I've been reading some threads here and it seems that everyone's opinion of HD traffic differs. Can anyone tell me how it functions in the Phoenix area? I use the traffic feature on my 2595 every day and, while it may not always be accurate, it's not bad. It certainly has proven to be a feature worth having.

Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

GTM 21 power cord

My GTM 20 cable cord busted on me so I threw it out and bought a GTM 21 cord that's suppose to be compatible with my unit. Can anyone tell me if it's compatible? Whenever I plug it in to my lighter then to my unit it says "Accessory needs external power".

How do I register this cord that I bought on Ebay from someone in China? Any help appreciated!

Nuvi 660 says "Bong - bong - bong."

When I drive by a rest area the device starts going: "Bong - bong - bong." Is it possible to cure it from doing this?


BaseCamp / excel and Extra Poi Editor

looking to discuss how to do a few very different things with my Garmin(s)

currently i have access to 765 / 56 / 2495 and a few more that i do not know the numbers of.

-the setup -

Update Frequency

How often does Garmin update the maps? Has anyone had success with having map errors corrected?

Garmin discontinuing nuvi 3597?

I went to amazon to check the current prices on the NUVI 3597 and amazon said Garmin was discontinuing it.
Has anyone heard anything about this. They may be
coming out with something in the new 2015 line.

Jim Jones

Battery Replacement

Anyone know how to replace the battery in the 2797 ?

GTM-26 Power cord

I just got back from a good trip from AZ to IL. The power cord on my Nuvi 2595 appears to have a short. Since it has traffic built-in, I wanted one that has a traffic receiver. My wife has a 1450 that came with the same cord. I used her cord during the trip and the traffic does not work with her cord, even though the coprds are the same model (GTM-26).

Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

Does Garmin StreetPilot Onboard Allow Custom POIs?

I am just wondering Garmin StreetPilot Onboard allows Custom POIs?

completaly formatted,fat 32,nuvi 1390t's internal memory

goodmorning,i'm intelligent:i formatted completaly my garmin,i resolved the wrong format by using garminsecurity3,but now i miss the operating system.i try to find the installer,or something like it,but it s quite difficult...and i didn t back up my,if someone can help me,thanks really a lot,i hope
have a nice day

Difference with maps (2014.10, 2014.20, etc.)

I have a Garmin 765T and I downloaded a 2014.10 map. Can someone tell me what the difference between a 2014.10, 2014.20, 2014.30, 2014.40 maps mean? My mother has a newer Garmin and she has the 2014.40 map.

Error when Device connected

Downloaded 2015.2 to my 3490. When it is connected to my Computer running Win 8.1 or laptop running Win 7 I get an error message indicating it is not recognized. However, it does show in the my computer windows both the nuvi and storage card. Garmin tech says "no problem" but I am not so sure.

looking for a new gps

I want a new gps
would like one that leaves a breadcrumb trail/tracks
currently using a nuvi 205 also need a model that i can plan a route using mapquest/google/ or my map source pgm.
the 205 will not upload a route

any suggestions thanks gary

Can't get POI State Parks-Florida to load

I downloaded the State Parks-Florida POI file from the site to my computer. I execute the POI Loader program and point to the CSV file on my laptop. When I select copy to my Nuvi 2557, it states "reading POI file" However, it never updates beyond 0% read. Any suggestions appreciated. Perhaps the Nuvi 2557 does not support POI.

Nuvi 1490 (still shows SeaTac airport)

question I recently traveled to Tacoma Washington and used my GPS there. Upon return to Iowa unit still shows SeaTac airport as "Where Am I" coordinates, and can't find local satellites. Does anyone know a fix for this problem?

Anyone Modify current Nuvi with 3.5mm phone jack?

Wired earbuds are a must for me to hear turn by turn directions. None of the current models of Nuvi for auto navigation have a phone jack. The very expensive Zumo does.
So....can I buy an affordable current Garmin GPS that I can modify to install a small phone jack to its speaker output? Are you aware of directions to do so that you can point me to?
Thanks much!

Garmin announce new 2014 Advanced Series Nuvi models

Garmin has announced a series of 5, 6, & 7" Advanced Series Nuvi models for 2014. These include the the 2539, 59, 89, and 99 five inch models, the 2639 and 2689 6 inch models and a single 7" model, the 2789. Details are at:

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Garmin 2014 Nuvi Advanced Series.

Garmin has finally announced some 2014 models other than the Essentials Series:

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

Garmin Express Released for Download

Garmin has released a new version of Garmin Express which maybe helpful to anyone having issues installing the 2015.20 map update. The change log reads:

• Fix an installation of Garmin Express issue with the C++ redistributable
• Fix an issue where updating computer installed maps would fail
• Fix an issue where Express was not recognizing the Monterra

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.