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Wrong directions When trying out the Garmin 330 I typed in my home address from work and the directions led me all the way to my street and then had me turn right instead of left to my home. Right was the wrong way. How can I fix this, because if it makes this mistake taking me to a place I know, it will get me lost taking me to an address I don't know

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I believe the problem is the street address. If your address is an even number, the the unit believes the house is on the right in most instances.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008


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