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Battery does hold charge and blows out the fuse in the outlet in our car

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  • tuffylynn Nov 13, 2008

    this is a streetpilot c340

  • tuffylynn Nov 13, 2008

    i do not know where the battery is located

  • tuffylynn Nov 13, 2008

    where is the battery located?

  • tuffylynn Nov 13, 2008

    thank you very much

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You have a problem with the GPS unit that is going to require service by a professional. It has at least one bad component in the power supply of it that is causing the unit to blow the fuse in the car. It is unlikely that the battery is causing that. It could be in the charging circuit, but without a multimeter and then opening it up and checking some components, there is no way to figure out exactly what is causing it. If you have a multimeter and are familiar with electronics it may be able to be fixed by you. If you are not able to do this you should just take it to a service center. If it is under warranty you should not even open it up, it will void your warranty, just take it to a service center.

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How is your warranty on the garmin? I would suggest if its under warranty to remove it from your car and send it over to garmin, contact them first for free warranty repairs, also check your cables, if your cables are cut or if there a short circuit.. incase the cable is cut it might blow out the fuse.. thats one possible reason for blowing out the fuse.

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I think you will have to replace the battery.

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    Swilin Sampson Nov 13, 2008

    It is located within the unit. However, I wouldn't recommend opening it up yourself. Its best to take it to service center for repairs, as there is very complicated circuitry within.

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