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Bluetooth enable When I try to enable bluetooth the 660 just hangs. I have tried the other suggested solutions but have trouble with the italian site. Does anyone have a solve in english? Apart from this, the unit is great. Cheers

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Re: bluetooth enable

The other solutions almost worked, but my unit would not update the firmware. However I tried this and for me it worked:
1. Turn off your nuvi.
2. Turn on Nuvi while holding down upper left corner
3. At the "Do you really want to start in Maintenance mode?`prompt select Yes.
4. Select View Diagnostics
5. Hit next till you get to the bluetooth status page
6. Select Updt PR
7. You`ll get the BT Firmware Updating screen
8. Restart nuvi. BT works!

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Re: bluetooth enable

The complete solution - user reset is NOT necessary:

Whenever I purchase a new electronic device, the first thing I do is update the firmware. This has me in a bind in this case.

I updated my Nuvi firmware, then my BT firmware.

A few days later, I got the "Enabling Bluetooth" hang. I followed the advice on this page, but "Bluetooth Firmware Update" would not appear in the webupdate list.

1. Browse here and install the latest version of WebUpdater:

2. Turn on your Nuvi, press view map, press speed, press and hold the middle of the speedometer (the circle that says 0.0mph in it). After five seconds (maybe a bit longer), the engineering menu will appear.

3. Press "Next" five times (once for each page). You will arrive at the "Bluetooth Status" page.

4. Press "Clear". Confirm by pressing "yes".

5. Press "Updt PR". Confirm by pressing "yes".

6. This probably did _nothing_ for you, but to be thorough, I've included the steps.

7. Connect the Nuvi to your computer. Run the webupdater and if the latest version is already detected on your Nuvi, simply proceed and browse the list of further updates.

8. If "Bluetooth Firmware Update..." (or similar text) DOES NOT APPEAR skip to step 10 below, otherwise complete your fix with the next step, step 9.

9. If the "Bluetooth Firmware Update..." (or similar text) appears in your list, select this update and agree to term of service, and have the updater load the firmware onto your device. Unplug your device. It should powerup automatically. Power off. Power back on. Your BT should be back in business. Do NOT continue with the next steps. You are done.

10. If "Bluetooth Firmware Update..." (or similar text) DOES NOT APPEAR in the list, then you need to remove the offending update that is making WebUpdater believe that your Nuvi is up-to-date.

11. You can access the Nuvi by clicking on "My Computer" and double clicking the Nuvi link.

12. Click the "Garmin" folder.

13. Click the "RemoteSW" folder.

14. DELETE "006B055301.GCD". This file will be one of two GCD files in the directory: <DRIVE>:\Garmin\RemoteSW. The file without the "Date Modified" is the original firmware. The other file is the new firmware that the Nuvi believes is installed. By deleting the newer of the two files, WebUpdater will see that your Nuvi is out-of-date. Return to step 8 to continue your fix.

This should resolve all permutations of this nasty bug.

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Re: bluetooth enable

Thanks are awesome. I got mine working too :) you are the greatest :)

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Re: bluetooth enable

Thank you Jarra!!! Indeed, my Nuvi 670 had the same 'Bluetooth enabling" hanging. After following your 1-9 steps, basically updating again the Bluetooth firmware, my Razor V3 is working again with the Nuvi 670 Bluetooth. What a great devise! I love my Nuvi 670!!!

P.S. -- if you get it on Amazon, you get the new 2009 US maps (or the EU maps, whichever you choose) for free!

Dr. Levy

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

Re: bluetooth enable

Just updating my nuvi fixed it.

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Re: bluetooth enable

Thanks Glenn, you're the best. Got mine working.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

Re: bluetooth enable

Everyone thanks for the helpful dialog on fixing the bluetooth problem. For me, I simply downloaded updates (verison, followed by bluetooth) and that fixed it. I did not lose any of my settings or favorites.

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Re: bluetooth enable

What other options can be opened up. Like the engineering pages. Can you access route data from previous trip that the unit has done? My old Street Pilot 3 used to leave a dotted line to tell me where I've been. Does the 660 have this option anywhere?

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Re: bluetooth enable

Mine did the same. Try downloading WebUpdater to your PC from the Garmin site. Once this is installed link your Garmin via the USB cable that is supplied with the unit. Follow the screen prompts and check for the latest software version for your unit. Once this is installed or confirmed as the latest version WebUpdater prompts you about specific files. One of these is bluetooth which may show it is the latest version.. Ignore this and download bluetooth to your unit. This fixed my problem straight away.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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Re: bluetooth enable

Just ran the WebUpdater and there is a new version of the Bluetooth firmware (Version 3.10) that claims to fix the disconnect problem.

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Re: bluetooth enable

Try resetting the unit by lightly pressing bottom left whilst stitching on. Follow prompts to erase everything. (this gets rid of all your user settings but it is worth the effort).
Boot up unit. Go into VIEW MAP. Press bottom right (Arrival time). Press & hold speedo.....this will let yu access the engineers area. Keep pressing NEXT until you reach the bluetooth page. Reset the bluetooth.
Now download from Garmin "webupdater" and run the zip.
Connect the unit via USB. Run WEBUPDATER. Follow the prompts and you will load the very latest software to your unit.
Then....IMPORTANT. Disconnect from the PC and switch on. Let the unit self import the latest software.
Then...switch off the unit. Finally, reconnect to your PC, run Webupdater.....when you get to the page that tells you you have the latest software....let Webupdater go look for updates......
Lo and behold there is a bluetooth patch. Place a tick in the box and pess next to re-install this firmware. Once finished, disconnect again. Switch on the unit, let it update the bluetooth firmware (blue bar appears to show progress). Once complete, you have a unit with latest software and an operating bluetooth.

I tried every which way and got nowhere. Follow this exact and it will fix the problem. To avoid re-occrence, it is best not to delete other bluetooth devices. I think this is what screwed my unit.

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