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When I plug the power cord for my Garmin into the car, the display instantly is too dark to see anything. When the cord is removed and the Garmin is running on battery, the screen is fine. Shouldn't be Garmin work when plugged in???

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Mine does that also.. your useing the usb port on the garmin ..that is good for charging the battery..but when the gps is on and your driveing and useing the garmin you need to use the power cord in the cradle..The cradle latches on the the back of the garmin..

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Without knowing what model Garmin you have, perhaps there is a "night mode" illumination display option available and has been selected.

Sorry this is vague, but I hope it is of some benefit to you.

Good luck!

Posted on May 02, 2010

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  • Fernando Ricagno Mar 29, 2014

    mine is a model 855 and does exactly the same , when I connected it reduces the brightness

  • Fernando Ricagno Mar 29, 2014

    my garmin is a 855 and I have the same problem

  • Fernando Ricagno Mar 29, 2014

    when I connect to battery or USB the brightness reduces drastically , too dark , Any solution ?

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