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I can't chrage garmin c550 using carg charger gtm20. But I can charge using usb connected to computer. I had to replace fuse and I may be missing a part in gtm20 assembly. Is there a spring? How does

I need to see garmin c550 gtm20 car charger spec diagram looks like. Is there a spring in the assembly?

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There is a fuse in the cigarette lighter end on the power cable, twist off the end of the adapter to expose a cap, fuse and spring.

Hope this is of some help.
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Will not turn on


Hi Larry -

Your Nuvi 765T should light up when you connect it to your computer's USB port. If it doesn't, there may be a problem with the USB port. Try connecting to the other USB ports on the computer (or a different computer - such as one at work, etc.) if needed. This will help rule out a defective USB port on the computer. You can also connect to a USB charger for another device that you may have instead. It may not charge with another product's USB charger if it provides a very low power output though. The auto plug will not charge the Nuvi when it gets into this condition. Even if it does not light up, leave it plugged into the USB charger / or port over night.

Check the GTM20 traffic receiver plug. It has two LEDs on the body. The one closest to the power cord end is the Traffic Reception Status light and the the one closest to the plug end is the Power light. If either of these lights is on when connected to the Nuvi, the fuse is good. If not not, you may need to change out the fuse in the FM traffic receiver plug. The plug powers both the traffic reciever and Nuvi. Carefully spin off the bright metal ring to disassemble the end to access the fuse. Replace if it is open / blown. If you need replacement parts, they can be purchased from Amazon for about $6.

After charging over night via charger or USB port, disconnect the nuvi from the power / USB cord and turn on by sliding AND holding the power switch in place to turn it on. Keep it held in position for 10 - 15 seconds before letting it slide back. During this time, the Nuvi should start up.

If it will not power up, the battery may be unable to accept a charge. You can replace the battery yourself, but it requires a steady hand, jewelers tools, good eye sight and patience from people selling parts to do this on eBay for as little as $6. Here's a link to those auctions.

If you'd prefer not to do the work yourself, a second option would be to let Garmin handle the "repair". Your 765T is likely out of warranty, and garmin offers a "flat rate repair" fee of $99. If you opt to do this, you will send your 765T to garmin and they will send you a different 765T that has been factory refurbished; complete with the most recent maps available already installed and a gaurantee good for 90 days. Not a bad deal when you consider the cost of upgrading just the maps one time on the 765T. You can start the process on garmin's site, linked here. I have used this service myself and was quite happy with it.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Jan 25, 2012 | Garmin NUVI 765T 4.4 in. GPS Receiver

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LOw battery message on my C550 Garmin gps. I charge through my computer but it wont take a charge through the car. Charge will only last 3-4 days wjcorban@gmail.com


There may be a problem with your car charger. You may be able to find one on eBay.

Otherwise, you may want to contact Garmin Customer Support for assistance.

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Feb 07, 2010 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Will not charge c550 garmin


OK, THANKS, THE MOST LIKELY PROBLEM HERE IS THE BATTERY IS DEFECTIVE.

Nov 11, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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How to charge battery street pilot 550 on computer


If everything is working correctly you should be able to just connect your Garmin to the USB on your computer and it will charge the battery.

May 02, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Dead Garmin c550


had same exact problem. my unit would come on for a minute and then go black. if you take the silver ring around the face you will see the four screws to take the unit apart if you do have to replace the battery. however first try hitting the reset button on the right side of the unit. remember the cover needs to be off. i hit the reset and my unit powered on with no problems

Oct 31, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Help!


Turn on your garmin out of the car, connect to a PC via USB cable and see if the battery indicator goes away. If it does then the USB to PC cable is working and charging the unit. To test the car adapter, you can unscrew the tip of the plug to examine the fuse. Most Garmin car charger units have a light on them that ilimunates when you plug it in and turn the ignition. It could be that the plug is just loose in the socket. The picture shows the unit running on battery. If you plug in the usb cable and this indicator goes away, then it should be charging.

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Jul 25, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Recharge


The car charger worked fine in my car, but if it doesn't work for you, you can always charge it using the USB cable with your computer.

Dec 25, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Internal battery won't charge


Common issue. Steps to troubleshoot/solve:
1. Pull off face, press reset tab.
2. If unit wont turn on or if turns off immediately, connect to home computer using mini usb on side of gps (any usb cord that fits will do). This will charge the internal gps battery, which is discharged.
3. You will not be able to see the gps charge indicator while the usb cord is plugged into the unit. To check charge level, disconnect it, turn it on, and note the large "battery" icon.
4 Do you have a dead internal battery? If the gps holds a charge from your computer usb port, you don't.
5. If you have a dead battery, Google DIY replacement. With some soldering it can done for $15 total.
6. If you don't have a dead battery, the issue is charging from the cigarette lighter socket. Your car socket may have blown a fuse (check car manual). Your charger unit may have blown a fuse (unscrew the tip, check fuse inside). Also, some car sockets don't work when the ignition is off. Test yours.
7. There is a good chance the connection of the charger wire to the gps cradle is the problem. Fiddle with that. Replacement cradles are available for the c340 at about $25.
8. If your unit is not charging from the cradle/socket, buy a 12v usb cord. Plug into socket and into usb port of the gps. This is a workaround or alternative to buying a new cradle.
9. IMPORTANT: observe the "battery" icon while driving, esp. if you have doubts about charging. Basically, if you can see the icon, you're not connected to an outside (car or computer) power source. That is, if you can see the battery-charge indication, it means your battery is currently discharging and unless you get another power source to work it will be dead in a few hours.

Aug 27, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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