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Purchased a new Harley Davidson Zumo 665 with XM, handlebar mount and radio interface connections (all HD dealer items). The unit started freezing and turning off without warning day one (immediate black screen). I got a replacement unit from Garmin (warranty) and the new unit is doing the same thing. Replaced the cradle and it worked for the first day without noticeable issues but yesterday it started doing the same thing again after the screen calibration when I turned it on. The unit will now turn off within 10 seconds of powering it on while on the Harley cradle. The battery is fully charged and it works fine in automobile mode using the automobile mount. The XM will play through the ear bud and stereo and the radio mutes when voice map commands come through the ear bud. I do not have a SIM card or music, or photos downloaded to the unit. Garmin confirmed the unit does have the latest map and program software installed. What should I check next?

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