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Ique 3600 antenna reception problem

My Ique 3600 is attempting to draw in satellite reception for the gps but does not lock in and show any satellite reception on the maps. Help is appreciated.

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I have three iQue 3600, one with a dead antenna. I added an external antenna I bought off eBay (Gilsson is a good brand) and it works. The iQue antenna is not very good compared to a more modern device so your performance will improve.

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Explain this problem to a reputable dealer. I did this and the dealer told me he was sending it to Quebec, Canada. I took a long time (several months) but Garmin actually sent back a BRAND NEW unit with no charge, not even shipping cost. My new one has failed again and I am attempting to go down the same route of sending to Quebec via my dealer.
I would like to hear more about this remote antenna. Does anyone know specifics regarding remote antennas???

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How long does it try to find the satellites? If it trys for a half hour of more with no results, the antenna may be broken. I have read in other forms that people have added an external antenna and their units would then work, evfen with the built in antenna broken.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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I have a Garmin 3600. When I want to use the GPS feature, and I open the antenna, all I get is Acquiring Satellites, but nothing happens (the little indicatior on the bottom shows activity). I thinkthere...


If you can obtain an external antenna from another IQ3600 user it
will plug into the connecter on the top of the unit and bypass the fold out antenna. I had to buy one because the windshield in my Pont Montanna would block the satalite signals. When I plug in the external antenna I do not have to fold out the antenna on the unit.
That will check to see if the unit is recieving and /or if the fold out
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Unit does not pick up satellites but recognizes when antenna is open


I have a unit like that. The antenna appears to be dead. It just searches forever and never finds anything. I use an external antenna that I got from eBay (brand is Gilsson) and it works fine. You just plug it in the external jack (after removing the little rubber plug) and it works even better than the built-in antenna.

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Two possibilities - Antenna (in power cable) or electronics related to antenna. First, do a hard reset. Place the pen top into the RESET hole for 3 seconds...
Next, when the unit is powered, page over to the screen showing satellite signal strength....

If NONE appear within 1 minute (and you are outside and NOT under trees), you have an antenna or antenna interface issue.

Garmin WILL repair the unit for 3 to 4 times its value... A 265WT GPS is cheaper, faster and more accurate. The IQUE is no longer worth repairing....
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Sounds like ext antennae is sick. Mine works 100% just by plugging into 3600

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Well unfortunately, sounds like it's replacement time.... same problem I had with mine. Even with an external antenna...no or little signal. Garmin charges $200 canadian for an exchange unit.
So much for costumer support.
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I have a similar problem but I can't turn the GPS off at all, even when the antenna is down. As far as the power on/off cycle, I found another link on this site that said to turn off WAAS while the GPS is off then when you turn it on the unit will not power cycle continuously. You loose the WAAS feature but the GPS and unit still works.

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It sounds like the micro switch for the antenna has busted and it now thinks the antenna is up always. It will have to be professionally repaired.

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When GPS is turned on unit locks up


I had losts of lock ups when flipping on the GPS - almost ready to get rid of the Garmin IQUE 3600 since it hasn't worked well for over a year. Sometimes it works a short time with the GPS; other times it was instant lock up when searching for satellites.

I took many steps to isolate the issue, and then added complexity to the equation: update to r6 (no change), hard reset, no user data on IQ3600 during testing, use only internal drive, only use basemap lite on internal drive, only use 1 local city on internal drive, load other maps on external card. Each time I went outside and flipped on the GPS to see if that was affecting the lock up.

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1st check to see if an external antenna will work.

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Does it work with an external antenna hooked up? If it does, it could be a problem with the flip-up internal antenna.

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