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Garmin Nuvi 660 - how do I get FM Transmitter firmware

I have a Nuvi 660T (European Maps) and I don't seem to have have the FM Transmitter capability. Is there any way to download the firmware/software which will give me the FM Transmitter which is supposedly on the Nuvi 660?

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  • John McIntyre Jan 23, 2008

    Thanks. I had seen the manual alright, but I don't have the options mentioned on the page you highlight. I rang the UK number and they told me that there was no way to upgrade a 660 to a 660FM as it requires "some hardware in the device". He did suggest that a FM transmitter like those used for iPODs etc may be able to work in the headphone jack. Will try that...

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Inserted MicroSD into Garmin Nuvi 2595 slot, but European maps not loading.

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Yes, you can purchase an external FM modulator like those used on IPOD's and CD players. I am using one on my Nuvi 350 and it works well. Just plug it into the headphone jack. Advice: Be sure to buy one that is crystal (PLL) controlled and NOT using a tuning dial. The FM modulators that use a tuning dial often tend to drift and they will also change frequency when you hit a bump in the road.

Good Luck!
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I believe in your location it comes as an option. transmitter is an optional module. You can browse the user manual at following link (PDF file) http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/1262_OwnersManual.pdf
You can see at 35th page, simple instructions have been given for FM transmitter settings.

If it doesn't work please contact to the Manufacturer. I couldn't find Garmin's Ireland number. However you may call UK number +44-870-8501242. Or simple you call your reseller.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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