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Broken battery spring

2 problems:
1 the spring wire that makes contact with the negative end of the battery broke.
2. seems it eat batteries. Much quicker than it used to.
thanks for the help

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The only way is to send it back to Garmin. They will not sell the part. I just folded a piece of aluminum foil and poked a hole in it and unscrewed the contact, placed the foil under the contact, screwed the contact back down and then folded the aluminum down so the battery end could contact it. .

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