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City Navigator 2015.20 Europe

City Navigator 2015.20 Europe is now available for download via Garmin Express for anyone that using these maps.

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

Garmin dead?

Updated map several days ago and everything went OK. Today plugged in 1450 to update my Costco locations via Basecamp and sent them to GPS. Previously deleted Costco locations off GPS. Unplugged GPS and they were not on unit. Tried again 2 more times then unplugged unit and it would not turn on automatically or manually. Did this 2 times.

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

Hard Reset

I'm wondering why when I do a hard reset on my 1390T it doesn't reset my home address. I did it 2x and my home address is always there. I played around in the diagnostic screen by preiing on the battery symbol but that didn't help either. Is this supposed to happen?

Is there a way to clear the POI name from the top bar to be able to look at the routing?

I have gobs of POIs loaded into my 3590, including Starbucks locations for my wife (as a TourGuide with a 1000 ft range). At times, I need to see the full routing that is available by selecting the top bar on the display. When one is within range of a TourGuide POI, selecting the top bar brings up info on the POI.

Pop the top

Has anyone opened up their Garmin to clean out interior? I have had it in dusty conditions several times. It looks to have only the speaker that is open to the elements. Would like to lightly blow out as I do with my computers. Is that doable or should I not worry about it?

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

Nuvi 855 Tracks

I typically download my tracks on a weekly basis to MapSource, then delete them from the 855. For the past 3-4 weeks, it tells me there are no tracks to download, even though when I set the device to "show" trip log, there are tracks there; similar result for routes, even though there are routes on the device.

DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

printing maps

How many of you have noticed the 2015 map updates don't allow you to print the map from either Basecamp or Mapsource?

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City Navigator North America NT 2015.30

Will it be out this week?

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

Garmin Nuvi 660 calculation of nearest restaurants, etc. off by 90 miles or more

Suddenly my Garmin Nuvi 660 is having problems identifying nearby restaurants, gas stations, etc. For some reason it shows the nearest restaurant to be 90+ miles away, which is obviously incorrect.

I took off all custom POIs thinking that somehow they may have skewed something, a long shot but I thought I would eliminate a potential source of errors.


POI Loader MSI error

Can't get the 2.73 POI Loader setup file to run. Gives an MSI error:filenotfound during the install. Windows XP. Any ideas?

Suddnly no 2015.20 map on 3790

Yesterday morning I left home and the GPS showed the streets I was traveling on.

I parked the car for an hour leaving the GPS powered on. When I got back to my car the 2015.20 map was totally gone with no streets showing at all. The GPS was VERY warm from the sun.

The rest of the day no street map.

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

Garmin 65LMT Question (adding info on the screen)

I had an old 2450LM and purchased this new 65LMT my favorite thing about the old 2450 was adding info on the screen when navigating i could put 4 custom boxes on the right EX TIME , DISTANCE, TIME TO VIA i cant do this one on the new 65lmt or am i missing a trick here....

nüvi 255 Was SLOW TO START - Now VERY QUICK TO START After Replacing Battery

I have an old Garmin nüvi 255 (circa 2009) that has been rather slow to start-up for a long time...unless it was last used within an hour or so of turning it back On. With a typical 'cold start' it took maybe 2-3 minutes to get to the point of it being ready to use. It spent most of its starting time with the green bar loading at the bottom of the screen.

Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

Splash Screen for Garmin 2797LMT

I was told I could change the startup splash screen on my new Garmin 2797LMT and that all I had to do was place the jpg into the Pictures folder. My 2797LMT doesn't have a Pictures folder (I was also told to try the JPEG folder but again no-go). Can I just create the Pictures folder or is there more to it than that?


Nuvi 3597 Setup - How to set Nuvi so user inputs house number then street name, etc in that order

Hi Everyone,

We have 2 Garmin Nuvi 3597 units and one of them allows us to enter the following to navigate to a destination in this order as soon as we tap the Address icon:

House number
Street name

On the other unit a screen that asks us to select the City is shown.

Going From Garmin Express To Garmin MapInstall

I have several Garmins. They are Nuvi 500, Nuvi 360, Nuvi 350, and two Garminfones. In the past, I simply used Garmin Express to update the maps. Since the maps exceeded the memory capacity of the devices, I simply selected a portion of the US for each device.

Garmin Express auto download

Does Garmin express auto download the latest maps?
If so is there a way to stop this and let me decide when to download on a windows comp.
Thanks.... Cy

Problem installing 2015.20 to PC !!!

I do not know if this has been covered before but here is my way of fixing a problem installing the map to the PC.

After downloading 2015.20 and it installing fine to the GPS but not to the PC, I tried 3 times with GE to install to the PC. Each and everytime I got an error that it did not install sucessfully.

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

2495LMT Voice Command Fail

I just tried to use the Voice Command App for the first time on my 2495LMT and keep getting an error message "This feature is not available in Canada in American English".

I have the new 2015.20 full North American map installed and have reloaded the English language file.

Voice Command works for:
View Map
Find Category
Recently Found
Go Home
saved Places

Trouble every time I try to Backup one of my 765"s

Every time I try to back up one of the 765's I have, Windows gives me an error and my 765 resets. This only happens on one unit. It just will not let me back it up. Any help would be appreciated.