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I cannot get a satellite signalon my Garmin nuvi 200 in my 2003 Chevy Trailblazer? I have onstar in the vehicle but do not subscribe to the service and a directional compass on the rearview mirror. Could these things interfere with reception? My Garmin nuvi works in all other vehicles that I have tried to use it in.

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Have the same unit and have the same exact problem.....but it does it in any car I'm in, not just the one with Onstar.

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