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It is shutting down while we are using it. it is plugged into the lighter outlet and has power, does not show a low battery

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Try a hard reset first using a paper clip, innsert it in the little pin hole on the side to reset the unit. if that fails, get the 3.12 update off the magellan site..you must register the unit with magellan before you can download the update.

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Battery low signal, then shuts off.


Make sure the car charger and adapter is working (has power), is the Green light on? If not, use a 12 volt test light available from any auto parts store for about $4.00 and check to see that the lighter outlet is hot, the light should light up when you probe the centwer of the lighter socket. If the lighter is ok then replace the car charger for the GPS about $50.00 from Ebay.

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Our GPS keeps saying low battery and then going off. thought it was the cigarette lighter that wasn't working, got a new fuse, but it still says low battery. opened the back, now what


Let me see if I understand your question.

You had your GPS plugged into your vehicle power outlet (AKA cigarette lighter) and you thought you were charging the battery all along. However, your power outlet was not "live" (you checked?) so you replaced the fuse. Your GPS was telling you LOW BATTERY and turned off, and that was why you checked the fuse and it was blown, right?

So now, your power outlet is hot (you checked it right) and you have a good 12 volts DC. You have your GPS plugged in and it still says LOW BATTERY and shuts off. Is there a fuse in the GPS plug? Have you checked for this? Are you able to check the voltage where the cord plugs into the GPS with a volt meter?

There is that possibility that everything is well with your power supply - but you must check and assure you have power. If it is, and your GPS still says LOW BATTERY, I would be inclined to take it for a drive with it plugged in and turned off. At the end of the drive, try it again. (Is your power outlet HOT when the car is not running?) If all is well with the power and you have tried to charge it, the battery may not be accepting the charge due to a battery fault. I don't know if you have the tools required to change the battery or not. If you do and if you can find the battery (there are lots of batteries available at many sites) and it does not cost more than a replacement GPS, I would suggest you give it a try. What the heck, it doesn't work now so you don't have much to loose except the price of the battery.

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When using wire in car, Garmin won't turn on, it starts, shows a low battery sign and shuts down. Was working fine on recent trip. It seems no power is reaching GPS. Nuvi 765T


Most likely the fuse in the charger plug has blown. The plug that goes into the cigarette lighter socket has a ring near the end. On most chargers it's silver but some of them are black. If you unscrew this ring the plug comes apart. Be careful not to lose any parts. You'll see the fuse in there. Replace it and it should be ok.
The other possibility is that the cigarette lighter socket is not working. You can check that easily enough by trying something else in it.

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My cigarette lighter is not charging in my car what could it be?


You mean there seems to be no power to the vehicle's lighter unit outlet.

This lighter unit outlet is normally wired through its own fuse so check the fuse panel in the car for a blown fuse. If blown it must be replaced with a fuse of the correct amperage. The owner's manual will show you where the fuse is located.

Before you check the fuse just check the cigarette lighter outlet with another plug-in device if you have one such as a portable 12 volt tire compressor or a 12 volt plug-in auxiliary light. It could be that if you are using a charger from the outlet, the charger plug or wiring may be faulty rather than the car's power outlet itself. (These outlets don't usually give trouble unless the wiring has been messed with or the outlet itself has been damaged or abused).

If no device works from the lighter power outlet check the fuse as it may be blown.

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Dec 27, 2009 | 2006 Ford Taurus

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My garmin does not operate plugged in to my car nor by battery


You have not said why that is....

Have you fully charged the battery prior to using in the car?

Using the power from the 12v plug in a vehicle will not "charge" the internal battery, but tends to maintain it somewhat. If the fuse in the end of the 12v connector plug is blown and the battery in the unit is low then this will cause the unit to shut down or fail to fire up.

Please check both, the units battery level and the fuse in the cig lighter plug and the plug that connects the unit to the cig lighter outlet.

Now the second half of your statement:

Nor by my battery

It is either not charged ( AC charger) or it has reached the end of its life which if used correctly is about 2 years. If the life of battery is shortened , then it is by a common practice of misuse. This misuse is to have the unit plugged to the car 12v when staring the engine.

1) it damages the battery life
2) It can and does damage the SIIRF chip, which is responsible for connecting to the satellites

I suggest that if it does not charge over a 10 hours Max period to its full state, then replace the battery immediately to avoid damage to the electronics from battery leak.
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Magellen GPS is shows that there is low battery even though it is plugged into my cigarette lighter. It'll sometimes shut off, but most times it'll just keep on posting that notice.


Many auto accessory power outlets are only active when the ignition key is on or in the accessory position. It won't keep the GPS powered in the off position.

Jun 22, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 3200 GPS

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Unit (tom tom 1xl) turning off


One hour is about the time the unit will run without a power source.

You need to check that the cigarette lighter is working. Check the car fuse.

Check the fuse (one of the six bumps) on the cigarette lighter plug has not blown.

Is the cigarette lighter / Tom Tom lead damaged in any way?
Peter

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Sound as though the I3 is not getting power from the lighter. Hook the garmin to your laptop and turn on the laptop, now turn on the I3, does it still shows low battery message on the screen? If the answer is yes then the USB connector has failed (know problem with the I3). There are many unit sold on ebay with broken USB connector. If the I3 doesn't show Battery Low then the lighter cable is defective.

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