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LOw battery message on my C550 Garmin gps. I charge through my computer but it wont take a charge through the car. Charge will only last 3-4 days wjcorban@gmail.com

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There may be a problem with your car charger. You may be able to find one on eBay.

Otherwise, you may want to contact Garmin Customer Support for assistance.

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The car charger worked fine in my car, but if it doesn't work for you, you can always charge it using the USB cable with your computer.

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