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My Garvin does'nt line freeways. It always uses surface streets

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  • pgmaggio Nov 09, 2008

    You should not charge for problem resolution. So far I have used Delphi, Sony, Phillips, AT&T, HP, and many others. NOBODY has ever charged a fee on user questions about their product!!

  • davidpeter Nov 16, 2008

    My satnav will not update maps etc.

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Garmin Street Pilot. No upgrades available from Garmin. Can it be updated some other way?


Hi Steve,

The Street Pilot line was one of the first automotive GPS devices from Garmin, and has got to be 8+ years old. Garmin contracts with Navteq for map software. At one point, Garmin needed to have Navteq compress their new maps so that they wouldn't need to increase the amount of memory in the GPS units and still be able to include all the way points, and new features such as junction view, traffic receivers, text to speech voices, etc. These new maps have an "NT" descriptor in the title. "NT "stands for "New Technology". Non-NT maps are no longer produced.

The new Garmin GPS hardware had to included the ability to decompress maps "on the fly" for display on the screen. As a result, the NT maps will not work in the older Garmin devices.

Your best bet is to either use the Street Pilot - knowing that the routes may no longer provide accurate information, or purchase a New, Refurbished or Used GPS. Garmin offers "Lifetime Maps" as an option for nearly all NT capable GPS units either as a subscription after GPS purchase, or "in the box" when buying a Garmin GPS. You'll get FREE map updates for that GPS up to 4 times per year. This assures you of always having the most recent maps available in your GPS. Look for a model that has "LM" in it (ie: nuvi 1490LM). If it has a "T" in the model name (ie: nuvi 1490T), it has Lifetime Traffic. If it is listed as "LMT" (nuvi 1490LMT) it has both Lifetime Maps and Lifetime Traffic.

I hope helps!

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It never lets me take the freeway!


You have the "avoid freeways & major roads" option selected. this is in setup which is completely different from the shortest route option.

Apr 18, 2009 | GPS Devices

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We just used our Garmin nuvi 260w for a trip. From Az to CA it was telling us to exit off every off ramp. It was trying to get us to california using side streets. Is there something we can do so it will...


Press the wrench/tools symbol at the main menu. The select "SYSTEM", make sure you have the "Automobile" mode selected.  Any other will try to take you on every non-freeway route it can.
RustyP

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My Garvin Navigation system isn't working


This is the solution I also put on your original post I hope for your original post you will have a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilotc340_OwnersManual.pdf
Follow this link and refer to p. 31.
Thanks,
lee

Aug 24, 2008 | GPS Devices

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GPS won't use the nthew maps I've downloaded.


I think the update is for the lower 48 states only NT 2009

Jul 16, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Tomtom gets lost.


I think that you just continued the wrong way. If you would follow the red line that is the way you should go. If you don't, then it will reset from where YOU went which was not the correct way to try to find you a new way to where you are going from where you have gone off on the wrong street. That has happened to me and it is only when I go the wrong way. I hope that helps..

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