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FM Traffic Cable for Nuvi 660

I accidentally yanked on the cable when the connector was still in the
cigarette lighter socket. The connector came apart and I tried assembling
the parts back together, but to no avail. The unit is inoperative.
Are there any simple instructions on how to repair this?

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Re: FM Traffic Cable for Nuvi 660

I just replaced the fuse and it works fine, thus saving a couple of
C-notes. Who's the idiot?

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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you have to subscribe to FM Traffic

to do that go to

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