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Garmin 610 Nuvi will not stay on

When I plug it in my wife's Kia or on battery it shuts down within 1 minute. I my Ford truck with it,s power it works fine. Nothing in manual about this problem. Any thoughts?

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Try using it with a third option if you have access to a friends car. If it works, then there is something wrong with the electrical circuit in your wife's Kia - in that case you will have to speak to a Kia dealer to run a diagnostic.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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