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Bluetooth enabling My Garmin C550 is getting stuck on the bluetooth enabling screen, why? And how to I fix it so it connects to my cellphone?

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Re: Bluetooth enabling

Does it work properly otherwise? Is this the only place it gets stuck?

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Re: Bluetooth enabling

All other modules works. Only the Bluetooth problem.
It was updating and it stopped at 86%. Since then no more Bluetooth.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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I had the same problem, and this is how I fixed it. Now it's working fine.

Thank you for contacting Garmin International,

If you are currently running the most current version of bluetooth software, and you are still seeing issues where your compatible phone is still not connecting properly, please try the below procedure, which will reinstall the version of bluetooth you have downloaded in case there was any corruption during the transfer or installation of the bluetooth version.

1. Power the unit on

2. Touch View Map

3. Touch the ETA/Speed button in the bottom left hand corner.

4. press and hold your finger over the speedometer for 10-15 seconds until a new screen appears.

5. Touch next at the bottom of the screen until the top blue banner reads Bluetooth Status.

6. Touch UPDT P, then Touch yes.

7. At this point the unit should go to a page that says Updating Bluetooth Firmware, allow this to finish, once finished, press quit, then press and hold the back button. At this point, go back through and try to connect your Bluetooth device again.

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1) Turn on unit
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5) From this point forward be careful you can mess up your unit by changing the wrong thing.
6) Press NEXT until you come to the BLUETOOTH STATUS screen.
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