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Low battery My refurbished Garmin worked fine until the battery ran low. It keeps cutting off in the car because the battery went dead.I hooked it up to the car with the accessory included but it keeps cutting off. It charges when I hook it up to my PC. What is my problem?

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    Kathy Myers Jan 26, 2008

    Thank you, the car is new and the sockets, there are four of them are all fine. The adapter cord for my Garmin does not have a light, however, I noticed the unit itself was not making good contact with the adapter. I tightened it all up and it is working fine now. Thank you so much for your time and advice. The first comment I got was such a smart alecky reply from someone who had nothing better to do. Kathy



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I had the same problem with mine shutting off ...turns out my battery was completely dead and the car charger just was not charging the unit. I charged it with the usb overnight and it worked fine:) I have yet to figure out if it is the car charger or the actual back piece the suctions to the window and attached to the battery but for now it works! Also another helpful hint for garmin C330 the Motorola Razor chargers work too I am using the house charger to charge it the wall:)

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It sounds like the cigarette lighter charger/adapter isn't working.

1. First, does your cigarette lighter socket have +12VDC on it?
Try plugging in some other device that you know is good and see if the socket powers that device ok. If yes, read on below. If not, you probably have a blown fuse that powers the cigarette lighter socket. Use your vehicles owner manual to find where it is and how to replace it.

2. When you are using the Garmin cigarette lighter adapter, does the light come on the adapter? When the unit is powered by an external source (PC or Car) there should be a lightning bolt symbol that is shown over the battery bar graph display. Do you see the symbol? Try looking for the symbol when you connect it to the PC. You should also see it when using the car adapter. If not, the car adapter is defective. There is a fuse inside the Garmin car adapter plug that goes into the cigarette socket. Try looking to see if it's blown. If not, the adapter electronics is defective.

The reason why the unit keeps shutting off is because the battery isn't being charged.

Good Luck,
- Jim

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

    SHARCNET-USA Jan 25, 2008

    Thanks for the inappropiate vote. You never answerd any of my questions. I asked them so that I could help you find out what the problem was. There are a lot of people on here wanting to help and ask questions to better help understand what is causing the problem. Instead of answering my questions you gave me an inappropriate vote. Too bad. I wanted to help you.


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Don't buy another

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