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Zumo wont accept 12v charge from car or bike !

Can anyone help please, from the cigarette lighter or in its cradle it wont take a charge

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Did you drain the battery completly? Have you tried another battery yet? I've come across this issue once, seems the owner drained the battery completly. Leaving it hooked to the mains with the mains charger for almost a day did solve the issue. I'd try a new battery first.

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Mike,

My friend had the same issue as you mention. Puts his Zumo 550 on his bike only to have it discharge in a few hours. He later found out the pins on his motorcycle cradle had corroded and therefore was not keeping the Zumo charged. His solution was to purchase a new motorcycle cradle at about $100.00 CDN.

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