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Have no power from car lighter unit

Nuvi 710 do not get power from the car lighter unit, show only that battery is low, test the lighter unit aswell as on a other unit of a friend of mine, no respond

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Check the fuse in the Garmin adapter.

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How do I recharge the battery on my Garmin Nuvi 255WT? I would also like to know how to update my Garmin?


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Recharging the battery is done by connecting the nuvi to a vehicle power cable in the car through the vehicle power accessory outlet or cigarette lighter.
The unit can also be charged via a powered USB port off your computer via the USB power/data cable or an AC power adapter through the USB power/data cable.

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You probable have a blown fuse in the cigarette lighter adapter.... Unscrew the silver tip of plug and check fuse..... be careful its spring loaded..

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I had the same problem. When you have your nuvi plugged into your cigarette lighter it doesn't charge. Your battery is probaly near dead. I called Garmin and they told me to plug it into my computer via the usb cable. Turn the Garmin off and let it charge for several hours. That did the trick

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something is wrong withe your lighter so unplug it when the car is off also you may want to do a complete charging system inspection on your vehicle

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I havew a Garmin nuvi. Yesterday I was driving


Check the fuse in the lighter end of the cord.....it may be blown and the unit is not getting power.

Oct 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Charging the battery in Nuvi 760


1) Check the cigarette lighter is working by plugging in the lighter unit and see if it gets hot. If it doesn't then it is possible the fuse has blown.

2) You can plug the unit into a PC using the USB cable and if there is a fault you will get a message on the screen about 'USB over-current' but it shouldn't damage the computer.

If it runs/charges using the PC and (1) is OK then you may have a problem with the cigarette lighter - cradle cable or a problem with the cradle itself.
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Peter

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My Garmin Nuvi (200 I think) freezes..


My recomendation is to use the original accesory for cigarete lighter. I'll give you an example: when I connect my Nuvi 200 to any other USB cable (computer or home charger) its behaviour is like you said - it "says" that is connected to a computer and remains in stand by. But when I connect it to cigarette lighter (but note - the original one) the nuvi 200 recognize it as a car power source and works. The battery symbol disappear from screen and it works perfectly. When I turn off the engine or simply unplug the device from cigarette lighter (not from nuvi !) it recognizez that and ask me if I want tu turn it off on remains on on own battery. If I make no option the nuvi will turn off automatically after some seconds. So it recognize perfectly the car adapter and its behaviour is adapted to a car.

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First time use / battery charge


The Nuvi units are short on battery life and therefore Garmin has given you a connector other then USB to power your unit while in a car. You need to carry that. It's just a design flaw. If you try to rely on the battery of your Garmin Nuvi, you have less than 2 hours even on a full charge. And carrying the USB adapter which plugs into the cigarette lighter socket won't allow your unit to run while charging. so you need to take the adapter charger bracket that comes with the unit if you need it for longer trips.

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Recharge the battery or plug it into your car cigarette lighter and turn the unit on.

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