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GPS I have a garmin Quest GPS it keeps dopping out of satellite reception even when there is only lite tree cover.does anyone out there have any ideas that can help me? (GPS has no external antenna and is mounted in side a car)your sincerely April

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Http://www.fixya.com/support/t3119011-quest_2_antenna_contacts_cleaning

The antenna is on a spring loaded hinge and over time can get dirty where it connects to the gps. I have seen instances where cleaning the contacts helped the performance. Just be careful when removing the plastic endcap on the back of the GPS. There is a small spring that can fly out of there and is lost easily.

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