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Garmin 660 My 660 relays back to me all major roads and highways via their route number not their name. Streets are via their name and I was wondering if I can get the major roads and highways to be relayed back via name not number... Can anybody help please????

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The Garmin GPS' are designed to read major roads and highways this way, as this is how they are marked as you drive on them. There is no way to change this.

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