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When I am on the driving view screen, the GPS constantly makes a bonging sound, it is a series of 3 bongs, if I am on the screen with the map, it does not do this. it almost sounds like a warning, what is this?

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The bongs are usually associated with a selection made in 'preferences' that is to alert you / remind you to drive on the correct side of the road in that country. eg , I have GB maps on my TomTom and also have Western Europe . When I change from the GB map ( we drive on the left ) to the Western Europe Map ( when going on holiday to Spain ) the TomTom will ask me if I need ' alerts ' to remind me to drive on the other side ( Spain drives on right ) . From time to time and especially where I have been in a petrol station or deviated slightly from the route , the TomTom will bong 3 times as a reminder to me . Very Good , isn't it ?
Anyway , it sounds to me from your description that you have this alert turned on.

Good luck .

Posted on Nov 05, 2008


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