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Recharge I have a c550 but can;t figure out where to plug it in my car to recharge. I have used the cigarette lighter for other devices, but the piece that came with my GPS doesn;t fit. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

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Or you can purchase a 3 way socket adapter as your cigarette lighter port may be to deep to accept the garmin charger/traffic antenae

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Re: Recharge

The car charger worked fine in my car, but if it doesn't work for you, you can always charge it using the USB cable with your computer.

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