Question about Garmin GTM 12 FM TMC Traffic Receiver Receiver
I actually have a GTM 20 FM receiver and the metal tip came off and is missing. Can I buy a replacement tip so I don't have to pay the full price for a new traffic receiver
There is a repair kit P/N 010-11155-00 for the plug it is about $4
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Posted on May 25, 2010
If you need it just for powering your device radio shack has the I-go cords and usb tips that will work. If you need it for the fm traffic receiver it will still work without the tip you will have 2 cords. I am using this set up right now.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Repair kit parts are available on ebay
Posted on Aug 18, 2010
I almost gave up looking for the tip before I read all of the above "solutions". I then tore my car apart looking for that infamous "tip". Luckily I found it. But the thread on the black cap is almost worn out, it is now back in place literally "hanging by a thread". What I want to say here is that Garmin is totally customer unfriendly for (1) offering a product with a badly designed part (2) and if the customer needs a replacement because of the bad design, it gives nothing but an expensive solution - what is the logic of paying for a close to $100 replacement when you can get a new complete unit these days for under $200 (and it will likely not be a Garmin if I have my choice) (3) not all of us can be like the people above who can scavenge and rig a homemade solution; and then, why should we even be doing that??
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
I had the same problem.The tip of the 12v charger for the Nintendo DS was a tight fit but worked. be careful with the threads.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
I had the same problem. I scavenged a tip from an old adapter. It was too wide at the base so I carefully ground the shoulder to fit in the receiver. The tip on the Garmin unscrews so the fuse can be replaced. If you don't have a grinder, go buy a $5 fine file and file it off. Will take 15 minutes. Alot cheaper than $100 for a new unit.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
As anyone who needs a Garmin part knows, they refuse to sell components and will only discuss a replacement of an entire unit (since the GTM 20 goes for $120.-150.00, that can be tough).
First, and although too late for you, anyone utilizing a car adapter should regularly check the plastic threaded end-cap to make certain it remains tight to avoid the loss of the tip, spring, etc.
I have heard that a number of people have been successful at "scavenging" parts from inexpensive generic adapters. For your GTM 20, the metal tip you need measures about 5/16" in diameter and 1/4" in length. The bottom has a lip so that it will be retained by the outer plastic cap. If you can find a cheapy at your local CVS or whatever, it's worth a try... especially if they have a cash refund policy if the piece doesn't quite fit on your GTM 20.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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