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Plastic pholder for my Garmin 255W will not stick to windshield

The accessory that holds the Garmin device in place on the car windshield keeps falling off. It feels like it is secure and then it just falls off with my Garmin still attached. What am I doing wrong to snap it in place on the windshield?

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The glass and attachment suction cup should be clean and free of oils, dust hair etc. Try cleaning both surfaces. If this doesn't workyou can order a new holder from Garmin.

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My garmin 255w keeps telling me that it's


Hello,

Doing a soft reset on the nuvi will usually get the nuvi up and running.
If there is a reset button on the bottom, press and hold it until the nuvi powers back on. If it does not have the reset button on the bottom, slide and hold the power switch to the left for at least 10 seconds.
Also running the Garmin WebUpdater and reloading the latest update will resolve most issues.
Download and Install WebUpdater.

Aug 17, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
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on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Reecently used as a handheld gps...when placed back in car does not want to stay connected


The antenna has to have a clear line of site to the sky in order to receive the satellite signals. Make sure it is mounted on the windshield or on top of your dashboard. This is assuming the unit works outside of the vehicle.

Mar 30, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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When I stop and turn off my car, my Garmin 255W stays on. Hows do I turn it off?


If your GPS is plugged into your power outlet in your car, it just means that the power outlet retains power when your vehicle is off as well. Meaning it is not an "Accessory" power source. Not a big deal, simply slide the power button on your garmin unit to the left. The power button is located on the top left side of the GPS. It is spring loaded so when you slide it to the left, hold it there for a second then it will spring back into place. Just release it and the unit should power down.

Jan 04, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Can a Garmin Nuvi be stored safely in a car at temperatures below 32 degrees, or should it be brought in when the car is not in use?


Bring it in house dont keep it outside in cold or hot weather........ GPS units are high on thief list never keep it or the garmin suction cup on windshield

Nov 29, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do I attach my garmin to my dash mount?


The Garmin Nuvi 255w comes with a three piece dash mounting kit. A round disk smooth on one side tape on the other to affix to the dash (most dashes ar textured and the suction cup will not hold to textures) a suction cup arm with a ball end, and a bracket with a receiver for the ball. Snap the bracket and arm together, this can take a little effort. mount the disk to your dash in a place that doesn't obstruct your view of the road. then place the arm/bracket on the disk and push the lever down creating suction to hold the mount to the dash.
Another option it the beanbag dash mounts that hold the arm without sticking to your dash.

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Apr 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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WHEN I POWER ON MY NUVI 255W IT SAYS NO DETAILED


sounds like the map folder in the gps software got corrupted. you will have to connect your device to your computer, get on the Garmin website, and let the garmin site update your device. Once updated, it will re-install the correct folders and maps to their proper place. the gps should work as before after that.

Mar 30, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi - rubber piece that sticks to windshield stayed


you can use sellys contact cement or a rubber cement used to reole shoes to reattactch to the plastic piece. Just dont over stick the cup keep it concentrated towards the centre.

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Dec 06, 2009 | GPS

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Garmin 255W turns on and shuts off


Have you tried resetting the unit.Press and hold the RESET button on the bottom of the nuvi for several seconds,DONT use a ball point pen to do this,use something that wont damage the unit,if this doesnt work,do a hard Reset.Or try rebooting by holding the Power switch on for 15 seconds.Good luck.

Jul 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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