20 Most Recent Garmin nuvi 2597LMT 5" GPS Navigator - Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates Questions & Answers

Things to check:

1. Make sure that your car receptacle has +12VDC. Try another device to confirm.
2. Make sure that the car charger is working properly. Most have a fuse in the tip. It could be blown. It may not be converting +12VDC to +5VDC which is required to power the GPS. Try another charger with the GPS.
3. Common problem with the 25xx series are loose/broken USB charger ports. This will prevent the unit from powering up with an external power source and will prevent the battery from being charged. Eventually the battery will lose its charge and since the USB charging port is loose, the battery will not charge and the unit will appear dead. More info here:

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Garmin nuvi... | Answered on Apr 05, 2016

My 2689LMT does as long as the PC is on. Will not work with a USB power "Brick" for some reason.

Garmin nuvi... | Answered on Jan 29, 2016

try drying in rice if that doesn't work then it is JUNK

Garmin nuvi... | Answered on Aug 25, 2015

you do not "obtain" a split screen. It automatically shows the exit of a freeway as you come up to it. you also have to be navigating somewhere not just viewing the maps. if that seems to not be working, try updating the maps as that is bundled with them (junction view)

Garmin nuvi... | Answered on Aug 09, 2014

master reset the unit by powering it down, holding the bottom right corner and powering it back on. otherwise you may have a deffective unit. try a sofware update/ map update with express then call for an exchange

Garmin nuvi... | Answered on Aug 09, 2014

Chinese may not be offered as a language option on the 1300.

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Jan 14, 2019

When encountering errors such as "No Map Data Available" and Garmin Express does not recognize your Garmin nuvi, check to see if your Garmin nuvi is out of storage space from your computer. Solution related to the fact that when brought up as the E: drive in windows there were 0 bytes free space on the Garmin nuvi. To get Garmin Express to recognize a unit which is full, do a search on the Windows Drive (E:) for "gmap" then choose "Open file location" This will get into the hidden ".system" directory. From there, delete the largest file map, such as "gmapprom" (or move this file to your hard drive). Afterward, reboot your computer to have Garmin Express software recognize your Garmin nuvi. On older units, also purchase a microSDHC card to be able to store the newest maps, such as the US & Canada 2.6Gb map file, which will not fit on the internal unit alone or a 2Gb card. The Garmin Express software will recognize 4Gb to 32Gb microSDHC Class 10 or UHS-I cards formatted to FAT32 and install the newest maps automatically to them. Some have reported that 4Gb cards are not large enough. I had used a 16Gb SanDisk Ultra PLUS UHS-I card ($10.88 Walmart) successfully on my Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Mar 20, 2018

You may have inadvertently blown the fuse to the cigarette lighter on the truck, I would check there first before doing anything else

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Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Jun 10, 2017

Install, plug in gps, it will ask for your key and download and install the map update. Do this before bed or if your not using the PC for a few hours.

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on May 09, 2017

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