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I have garmin 780 it gives wrong directions, it will take 8.3 miles trip take u on detour and be over 10 miles. set on the fastest or the shortest does the same thing

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Yopu might need to get a software update from this website: http://www8.garmin.com/support/blosp.jsp

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