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Vehicle icon next to road on map

The vehicle icon of my friend's nuvi 200 shows next to the road on the screenmap. What can we do to make it appear on the road?

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Some SatNavs / GPS units have a 'lock to road' option. Go through the manuals / screen menus to see if it has that option and set it on.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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