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Won't set to a new location

We left home in Montana in our new truck which has a gps, so the Garmin was in the suitcase turned off for two weeks. When we unpacked it to use in our other car in California, the garmin would not work properly. When we try to enter the state, we get as far as C and it selects Connecticut, and will not let us enter California. We upgraded the software in October, and have tried a basic reset. We really would like to get this operational. Any suggestions?

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Re: won't set to a new location

Remove the faceplate and you will see the reset button (right side). There is an indentation under the word GARMIN which you can use a finger nail to help lift the faceplate. Try resetting the Garmin.

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