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I am unable to activate a free subscription for traffic updates on my Garmin Nuvi 265 WT. The web site has no option to activate the traffic update

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  • churjohn Sep 06, 2009

    This is no help. The file downloaded is damaged and will not open.

  • churjohn Sep 06, 2009

    I am unable to activate my FM subscription and need a code for Garmin Nuvi 265 WT. I am not interested in sifting through downloads for
    nebulous solutions. I have been doing this with
    no solutions.

  • churjohn Sep 06, 2009

    Yes, This is probably the answer. I have yet to confirm since I am not in the metro area. I will
    be going through NY on Rte 95 Tuesday. Thanks

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Hi there,

Just turn your unit on in one of the 50 metro areas covered and it will automatically receive traffic updates. You do NOT have to sign up, get a code, or anything. Just turn it on in one of the areas and watch for the traffic symbol on the upper left hand side.

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