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I have a Garmin Nuvi42lm & wanted to know if I can lock in the zoom as I have to adjust it every time I restart the unit.

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I have the same model, if you use it in 3d mode rather than map mode it stays the same , ps if you register the product & link it to your pc you can get some cool vehicles - I am using a star wars x wing fighter!!

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