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Garmin IQ 3600

My GPS is always searching for satellites, even when the antenna is down. I would appreciate learning how to fix this problem. Thanks

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Re: Garmin IQ 3600

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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