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Garmin Nuvi 660 - Bluetooth

Had the unit 2 days- Enabled bluetooth yesterday, but switched of unit. When trying to enable bluetooth today press bluetooth disabled tab and go to enabled then OK, it flashes up a screen for a split second then just enabling bluetooth frozen on screen and have to switch unit of and back on again . Have tried reset etc but they didnt work. ANY ideas - Many thanks.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 660 - Bluetooth

I fix this problem for my Nuvi 660 Europe. I found resources in Italian language only: 1 - go to 2 - in the search texbotx (i the up left corner of the page) type bluetooth and press enter 3 - click on the 1st faq that will appear 4 - download the file 5 - unzip the file 6 - copy 006B055301.GCD in X:\Garmin\RemoteSW directory 7 - reboot your nuvi At this poin bluettoth would be ok newly. Bye

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 660 - Bluetooth

I am having a problem with my Garmin Nuvi 660 that I hope someone can help with. The voice sounds hoarse or gravelly and cuts out before the final directions are given. I would appreciate some help here as I have not yet called Garmin and I depend on this unit for accuracy. Thanks everyone.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 660 - Bluetooth

This is a great site. I was having the same problem with the screen locking in the bluetooth enable screen. First line support wanted me to send the unit in. Software support sent me a file and I installed in, all in about 5 minutes. Thank you much! Power to the people!

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

Re: Garmin Nuvi 660 - Bluetooth

Thank you for this post - solved my problem 

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

Re: Garmin Nuvi 660 - Bluetooth

I had trouble finding the FAQ and linked file. I called Garmin support. The level one tech walked me through a master reset and a few other things without effect. He was going to have me send the unit in for service, but I asked whether they could replace the file via the web. He said that they couldn't do that, but software support could. I got shifted to software support and they were aware of the problem. Within a minute they offered to email me the appropriate file to fix the problem. Although it would make sense for Garmin to post this as an FAQ with the linked file, calling them does work as long as you don't waste too much time with level one support.

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 660 - Bluetooth

If you check solutions by Ozzy Glenn under "bluetooth enable" he tells you how to fix it and it actually works. It was posted 11-19-07

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