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Default state changing

In my Garmin 1450 default state Illinois. I want default state New York. How can I change? Thank you

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  • larimikha Apr 25, 2010

    It is not HOME. Illinois appears from the very beginning when I am going to indicate where to go



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If you are talking about your home location all you have to do is go to your TOOLS / MY DATA / SET HOME LOCATION. You can then set your HOME location to anywhere you want. This is the only default location I am aware of. If this isn't what you were looking for let me know and I can dig into it.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

  • bvanjoff Apr 26, 2010

    When you first start up the GPS, it will show you where you are starting from, as the assumption is that you need directions from the point you are at now. There is currently no way to change that location other than actually being in that location when you turn on the GPS unit. If you wanted to get routes from the same location in a different city you could create maps on either Google or Mapquest and save them to your Favorites. The problem is that you would have to then add that Favorite as a Way Point all of the time you would want to make use of it. Definitely not an elegant way.

    The following website has another way of getting around this that is a bit of a hassle to first setup but may get easier as time goes on. First go to:

    Then do a search using your browsers find function for the following phrase: DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE -- FROM CHICAGO?. This will give you another way that will work, but again it is somewhat inelegant. The steps were meant for 7X5T models, but should still work for yours. You can also try a few searches out on that website as they have a lot of excellent hints, tips, and cheats for the Garmin units.

    Hopefully this information will be more of the type that you are looking for.



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