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With either car having the garmin plugged in, it still does not work

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  • izmir69 Sep 16, 2008

    it does not power up at all - it did apparently a week ago

  • izmir69 Sep 18, 2008

    thank you for your help. It was a bad fuse and now it works perfectly. Many thanks!

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By doesn't work, do you mean it doesn't show any signs of power, or do you mean it won't get a fix?

Fresh out of the box, (or if it was last powered up in another country) you may need to let the antenna sit outside the vehicle, with a good view of the sky - like a mall parking lot - for up to 12 minutes or more. If there is an option to turn the antenna on or off (demo mode for in-store display), you'll want to make sure your antenna is enabled.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    David Friesen Sep 16, 2008

    Have you tried using it standalone, with known good batteries or a wall adapter? Is it only when using the car adapter that it won't power up?



    If so, the car adapter might have a fuse in it. The Garmin PC18 has a fuse inside the cigarette adapter, which can be removed by unscrewing the plastic ring around the center pin.

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