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Voice does not announce streets and places by name

The voice stopped announcing street names a few weeks ago. Now it just says to turn left in 100 feet - as an example.

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  • kkeef Mar 02, 2009

    Exactly what I needed - thank you very much.

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: My nuvi is supposed to speak street names when giving voice prompts but it doesn't. How can I fix this?
Answer: All of the Garmin automotive GPS units that speak street names are also loaded with basic voice prompts (i.e. 'Turn Right in 500 feet') as well as 'text-to-speech' voices that speak street names. If one of the basic types of voice prompts has been selected, the voice prompts will not speak street names.
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  4. Select a voice that is labeled with (TTS) at the end. These voices will speak street names.
  5. Select "OK". The voice has now been changed.
The device should now speak street names.

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