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Late information on ramps

Hi, I have just updated to firmware 4.20 on my nuvi 660.  For some reason, on highways now, it only offers that there a "Ramp ahead", then a few seconds later it gives me the ramp number and finally, less than 100 meters before the actual ramp, it gives me the name of the exit!.  Before the update it provided the ramp number, the exit name and how many kilometers before the exit would show up.  Any ideas?

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Re: late information on ramps

Concerning this issue, GARMIN is already advise and the next update will correct this.

If you really want to go back to 4,10 but that IS not recommended to prevent any bugs , contact GARMIN and they will give you hand to go back.

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Garmin Nuvi will not respond, to touch of screen and screen indicates that map needs to be updated. What do I do to get it to function again

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My Garmin Nuvi 660 touch screen is frozen. I've tried to reset it with the switch on the back. I've tried connecting it to my computer to reset it. Powering on and off don't work.

Sounds like your firmware needs updated. Just go to Garmin’s website then downloads and update your firmware. As long as there is no screen damage but just touch screen not working that will fix it. An easy test is to take out the battery and if the unit works for second then freezes you just need to update firmware. Turn off unit plug into computer via usb cable and do firmware update, that easy!!!! Hope that helps?

Aug 16, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT voice prompts tell me way to late to turn as I approach turns and intersections. Many times I am already pass the left or right turn lanes before I am told to turn. Also addresses and...

I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor or inaccurate GPS tracking, and taking a long time to acquire satellites, are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

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Jun 05, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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How do I turn off our garmin nuvi?


Reset button behind the Antenna, press this in for a few seconds.
Use the Web-updater at Garmin, to update it too,
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If still playing up, Use the Firmware update at Garmin for it,
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May 18, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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660, hangs up totally after ca. 40mins use

Hi Martin,

It sounds like a corrupted firmware update. Please go to this site:

I believe the latest firmware version for a 660 is v4.7. You can try reflashing the firmware with v4.7 or trying an earlier version. Let me know if this resolves your issue.

Also, the Nuvi can lag if you have large picture files on an inserted SD card.

- Jim

Feb 13, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 660 + omnia

Hi, version 3.1 is supposed to help with disconnects. Please see this link:

However, Garmin released 3.4 which will include the changes in 3.1 and also makes the bluetooth compatible with more phones.

You need to go to and download their webupdater and run it with your Nuvi connected to the PC with a USB cable. It will check (via the Internet) if you need a firmware upgrade. The latest firmware version for a Nuvi 660 is v4.7. There is a second menu after the main firmware option that allows you to select additional software. Select yes and check the bluetooth 3.4 box and the Chipset "G" box if it's shown.. The Chipset "G" is the upgrade for the receiver in the flip-up antenna. Let it download. When finished, select to safely remove the Nuvi. You can now unplug the USB cable. Your Nuvi will reboot and load in the new changes. Whatever you do, don't turn your nuvi off! Let it go and update. You will see it say "Loader", then "Loading Software" and you'll see a task bar that says "Updating Bluetooth Software" and "Updating GPS Software" (if required). Once you get to the main menu and there are no more texts coming up on the screen. Press the power button and turn your unit off and then back on again. Check the GPS and Bluetooth firmware versions in your Nuvi. It should be 3.0 for the GPS and 3.4 for the Bluetooth. Check the firmware version if you selected v4.7. You will have to re-pair your phone with your Nuvi as the update erases any previous set-up. Let me know how it went for you. If you have trouble with this, let me know. I can do it for you. I have done it many times. Please rate my solution if you found it helpful.

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The update should not have affected the proper operation of your Nuvi unless it was a bad flash. I would try to reflash the firmware again and make sure you properly disconnect the Nuvi from the PC by choosing the safely remove function. Also, make sure your battery is charged and don't press the on/off switch at all while its reflashing or rebooting. However, yes there is a site that offers older firmware versions.

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Stop transfering voice from Sony Ericson P910i and Garmin Nuvi 660

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