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Garmin nuvi 260w Where am i is off by a couple of blocks

Just got Garmin as a gift. When I tried to add my home address it does not recognize the address only lists 2 other addresses several blocks away.

When I asked it where I was it gave address of a house a coupel of blocks away.

What am I doign wrong

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Hi - I own a Garmin Nuvi 260w. Is it possible to use the SD card to download a trucker navigation road map and upload this to my Garmin Nuvi 260w? Thanks for your response.


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It is possible as long as the map is Garmin compatible.
However even with a trucker navigation map installed, the nuvi 260w will not function as a trucking GPS as the routing and IQ of the nuvi 260w does not have the capability to operate in this manner.
The nuvi 260w does not have a trucking mode to allow for the input of specific truck information like truck and trailer length and gross vehicle weight to use as factors on determining the best route for the specific truck/trailer combination.
I would recommend using a GPS specifically designed for trucking like the Garmin Dezl.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-dezl-560lmt.html

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My garmin doesn't recognize an address


If you are having problems finding a particular address, try some of following tips. In some cases the address may be listed as being in a different city other than the one that was chosen. When the unit asks for the City Name, try choosing Search All Cities. If the address is listed under a different City Name, doing this will allow the unit to find the address. Also, when entering a street name, it is important that you leave off any direction or label. For example, if the address was 2536 SW Melrose Place, you would enter 2536 for the house number and only Melrose for the street name. Using the house number and city/state, the unit will fill in the direction (SW) and label (Place).

If you are still unable to find the address, the mapping may not have the address available yet. Please report this to our Cartography department using the Error Report Form which can be found at the following link:
http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/errorForm.jsp

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How to unlock the garmin nuvi 260w


  • 1

    Turn on your Nuvi 260W.

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    Enter the four-digit PIN you chose when you locked the device. If you have forgotten the PIN, proceed to Step 3.

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    Drive to your security location. When you reach your security location the Nuvi 260W will unlock automatically. If you forgot your security location or cannot drive there, proceed to Step 4.

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    Call Garmin to unlock your device. You need your receipt to complete the process. Call 1-800-800-1020 in the U.S., 1-866-429-9296 in Canada. See Resources for the Garmin support webpage.


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    How do I reset my home location on my Garmin Nuvi 260W?


    When your at a spot you want to set as home save it and name it Home. then it will be set as your home button.
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    Garmin will not recognize destination


    How are you entering it? You should go to "Where to?", "Address", then "Spell State/Province". Enter "On" and the unit should pull up "Ontario". Press this, then press "Spell City/Postal Code". Type "Ot" and the unit should pull up several cities, including "Ottawa, ON" Press this, then enter the rest of the address. Let me know if this helps.

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    Garmin Nuvi 260w not recognized by computer


    Hi,
    Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
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    yep if you have an usb cable you can do that
    connect it to the pc (personal computer)

    Apr 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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