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Website for Garmin vehicles and much more

I remember quite some time ago finding that the various websites offering custom Garmin vehicles and gone defunct and figured that was the end of them.

Publix POI File No Longer Offers Go Function For Me

I recently upgraded to a newer Garmin Nuvi from one I had bought over 10 years ago. All my custom POI files from this site loaded into it no problem. However, the Publix file no longer offers the "Go" green button screen anymore when I punch in an individual Publix location. This appears to be the only file that this is happening to. Do any of you tech heads here know why this is happening now.

SD Card Use?

Garmin Express for my Nuvi 40LM tried to update maps but told not enough room so I went to Walmart, bought and installed a San Disk 32gb micro SD card (<$10.00). I never even knew I could install a card or noticed the card slot.
I am not sure why else I would even need an SD card

Excuse my ignorance, but please forgive me for asking a stupid question!

I am fairly new to this activity. My question is, how do I get the icons and sound files to happen when using POI files? I hope I am asking in a way that makes sense! This is related to a Garmin Smart Drive 65 with Alexa!

Thank you in advance for your help and understanding!

Mike Optie

Garmin Express v7.8.0.0

New Garmin Express v7.8.0.0 is out. smile

Mounting dilemma... new car

The old honda accord had a nice dedicated shelf where I should stick the gps mount.

Picked up a kia stinger recently. Not too many places to mount the garmin (ds65).

harley ride planner to garmin gps messed up

every time i plan route on the Harley ride planner and save it to my gps file it gets screwed up in garmin base camp. anyone else have this issue? and how do you fix it?

Nuvi 40LM Time incorrect


Most Under rated Feature

The most under rated feature in my opinion is traffic by lane. It doesn’t happen often but when the Garmin tells me which lane has heavy traffic and which doesn’t it’s golden. I took a picture of it yesterday since it’s not common for it to show. I posted a link on Reddit to see if Waze had something similar but it looks like it does not.

Drivesmart 61LMT on a long drive

Hi everyone,

I used my Drivesmart 61LMT for a long drive after long time. Due to COVID-19, we did not go anywhere and stayed in town. Finally we decided to get out of town and we drove to Sudbury Ontario from Toronto. It is about four hours drive and straight forward drive. Here is list of issues we experienced with Garmin device:

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

article titled "Getting started with Garmin Zumo XT"

A possible (and new) article of interest for those considering or already owning a Garmin Zumo XT can be found at

John from PA

Nuvi 2595 feature. Is there another??

there's a feature of the Nuvi 2595 that I love, it comes back on where it was when I turned off the power to it.
I have a few others that start up at the welcome screen every time and I have to navigate to the map or speed window every time I start up. A little difficult with motorcycle gloves on.

Are there any newer ones that do what my 2595 does??


POI loader question

I've been using POI loader for quite some time and today when I was trying to update my RLC and Speed camera POI I got an error message that POI loader could not convert the correct.wav files for RLC and SC.

Never had that happen before. Any idea what's wrong

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

Reconsideration Of FCC R&O On Petition To Allow Automatic Location And Data Transmission Over GMRS

This is interesting. If the change happens, Garmin may come out with a better Garmin RINO.

my 660 finally failed

My 660 finally failed after 13+ years!

Got half of the 2022.20 map into the 660 and went to install the other half and MapInstall didn't recognize it anymore.

Did a Master Reset and installed the latest Garmin USB drivers and rebooted PC. To no avail. Neither MapInstall nor GE could find the 660 any more. My 3597 was recognized though.

Metricman Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Anyone else get this screen?? Garmin 4.5

edit, I;ve been on this site for 13 some odd years and ask just once for help but I get attitude and accusation of something that I do not even understand............

Im not great at posting photos because I rarely ever have to if it isn't on Facebook.....

Thank you for your help........ I found my answer on another forum

Nuvi 1300 Traffic Alert Issue

I have an older Nuvi 1300 that I noticed was not getting traffic updates like it used to. I had the same traffic receiver cable but nothing was working. So I contacted Garmin support to see if there was a way to reset the unit and get the traffic alerts working again. Being an older unit I was not expecting much success.

Garmin Base Camp

I know that Garmin Express has an update every so often. I was downloading new map and checked Garmin Base Camp for new map install. They have an update. Loaded OK for me.
Is this new or am I very late to party?

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

Strange BC problem

In Windows 10

To begin with some program on my laptop somehow, without me initialling it, removed BaseCamp v.4.7.4.

Tried re-installing BC v.4.7.4 and v.4.7.3 Neither one did want to install and after several tries I gave up. It went through the install motions but only for about 15 seconds so I knew it didn't install.

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

Adding POI to DriveAssist 51-S

Hi Garmin Support Team,

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