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When I attach my garmin nuvi 760 to the car mount and plug it in the car charger it will not power off and on when the car turns off and on. For example if I turn the car off the garmin continues to charge being fully powered. When I turn the car on if the garmin is off it will not turn on without manually doing so.

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This is telling me that your cigarette lighter socket has +12VDC applied to it all the time EVEN when the ignition is turned OFF. This is not the fault of your Nuvi. On some cars, like Hondas, the cigarette lighter socket powers off when your ignition is turned off.

If you want it to turn off with the ignition, then you will have to power it from a +12VDC source that is controlled by the ignition.

- Jim

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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Sounds like you both have a battery problem. I experienced a similar problem when trying to charge via the USB-cable connected to my computer.
Ended up buying an original charger (expensive) and the charging went smooth.
The car charger should in any case work fine, so probably your battery is not very healthy.

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This will not solve your problem, but can give you an idea about what is wrong.
Good luck.

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