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How do I change the battery in a Garmin 255W? I'm sure it is quite easy, But I want to do it right the first time with no damage. Right now the battery life is only about 20 min after a full charge. Thanks for your assistance.

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First, here is the Owner's Manual Rev. A, Sep, 2008 Download

The battery is non-user replaceable. See page 34 of the manual.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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Can you check or varify your speed with garmin nuvi 255w


Yes, your mph shows up on the bottom left box, your estimated arrival time on the right...and if you're on a major highway, the posted speed limit will show up all the way on the left side. Hope this helps!

Dec 03, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers


Garmin Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number


Garmin Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to edit the phone number entry on your Garmin Nuvi 255W for the Call Home option?

To edit your phone number touch:
  1. Where To?
  2. Favorites
  3. Home
  4. Edit

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Trying to replace battery for a Garmin 255W..we can not find how to open the unit?John


I'm afraid the battery in the 255W like most of the Garmin satnavs is not user replacable. Even if you got it open you would probably not be able to get the right battery. To have it replaced you need to return it to garmin. Their contact details can be found at http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/supportcontact

Aug 12, 2010 | Garmin GPS

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Download Nuvi 255W Manual Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W,...


Download Nuvi 255W Manual

Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 255 or 255W GPS?

Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available in pdf format, just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.
Garmin 255W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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255W Garmin GPS not working.


Short answer, is yes, you now have a nice dash ornament, as for repairs not to likely. Motherboard on this would have been live right up to the point that it shorted itself out. Time to look for a new one. Sorry

Apr 24, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Open the case of a Garmin nuvi 255w


i am wondering why you want to open it.

There are some small parts that will fall out unless you are very careful and even more difficult to put back when you try and close it up
. Other than to change the battery there are no fuses or user repairable parts inside.

Aug 14, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 255W turns on and shuts off


Have you tried resetting the unit.Press and hold the RESET button on the bottom of the nuvi for several seconds,DONT use a ball point pen to do this,use something that wont damage the unit,if this doesnt work,do a hard Reset.Or try rebooting by holding the Power switch on for 15 seconds.Good luck.

Jul 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My new garmin 255w is not charging


I had the same problem. The plug wasn't sitting right in the charger hole.

Jun 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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