Question about Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver
I have the same batter problem as described by pawnpower . I can't believe the batter life of a Garmin GPS is only 15 months?! Is that true? That seems awfully short for an expensive tech gadget.
I'm not clever enough to replace the lithium battery myself. Are there alternatives other than buying a new GPS?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had this problem recenly and it had to do with the cigarette power connector. It wasn't working. When I pluggged the Garmin into my laptop with the special connector to upgrade software, etc. It charged the battery. In my case the fuse and the metal end of the cigarette plug fell out. I imagine the fuse might also blow out. If you can power up the GPS using the USB connector, check the cigarette power connection. Is the metal end still on it? If you unscrew the end and pull out the fuse, it the fuse OK? Replacement connectors can be found on the internet.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
The battery is a Panasonic BR2032-1F2; the suffix desinates that it has two flat tabs for soldering into the unit horizontally. Once you remove tha back of the unit, you'll see the battery next to a resistor that's siliconed in place. You'll need to knife the silicone loose so you can gently move the resistor aside to reach the soldered tab underneath it. Just heat the solder on each tab with a small soldering iron until it melts and the tab pops loose.
Install the new battery with the unmarked side up (the other side has type) and solder in place. Reinstall the power and antenna connections in the cover, replace the cover, power up the unit and start re-creating all your lost waypoints.
Batteries can be ordered online from Allied Electronics at $2.42ea (www.alliedelec.com)
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
you might want to remove the battery and inspect the connection pins if one of them are bent or loose they will cause this also a loose connection internally will cause this. if this is a warranteed item you might consider using it ok?
best regards michael
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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