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How do i keep my new garmin250w in english American.

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I have finally figured out on my own how to change the printing to ENGLISH--
I just rec'd this for my birthday, and I find the booklet which came with the merchandise does not explain very much-- I think you could possibly include a better manual.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008


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