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Programming the Garvin to work with a Bluetooth phone

How do I program my Garmin nuvi navigator to work with my bluetooth Nokia cell phone?

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As far as i remember there is no bluetooth on this unit.

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How to add bluetooth to my garmin nuvi 750


Updated Bluetooth 3.40 available on Garmin Web Updater for Garmin series.750 but remember you have to pair the phone and the Nuvi again after doing the update. Mine was

Changes from version 3.10 to version 3.40:
Made general improvements in hands-free operation.
Improved Bluetooth support for various phones

Aug 10, 2011 | Cell Phones

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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 265WT Delete Phone Numbers


Garmin Nuvi 265WT 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 265WT, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

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 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Change Nuvi 265WT Home Phone Number here.
Download Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 265WT WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 265WT Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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No contacts on GPS from Nokia E71


You may have to allow access from your bluetooth to your phone via your buetooth menu on you garmin. I know I did that with my mortorla phone and garmin. I hope this helps. If not I will try to get mine to work. I use a motorola blue tooth car speaker it has better noise canceling and reception.

Jun 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 215 GPS Receiver

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I wish to erase phone numbers, transferred from my cell phone to my Garmin 265WT when pairing the phone to the Garmin. These phone numbers came from my cell phone and I cannot remember who is associated...


I can help you with the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

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 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Erase Nuvi 265WT Phone Numbers here.
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Apr 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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Pairing bluetooth motorola W755 phone to Garmin nuvi 760


I left the Garmin in passive mode and had just the phone do a search for new bluetooth devices and it worked fine. So my advice is , if the Garmin instructions don't work, try this method.

Apr 01, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 760 Car GPS Receiver

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 680 I would like to use it as a hands off cell phone in my vechile. I no little about blue tooth. How do I go about getting my cell phone to work with my Garmin. Thanks Joe


Hi Joe,

1. First, you have to turn your bluetooth function (power) on your phone on. See your phone manual.

2. On your Nuvi, press the wrench symbol, then the bluetooth symbol. Press the option to enable bluetooth on your Nuvi. You will know that it is enabled when you see the bluetooth logo at the main menu on your Nuvi.

3. While in the bluetooth menu of your Nuvi, press the ADD button. It will tell you to turn the bluetooth function on your phone, which you should have already done in step #1.

4. Your Nuvi will start searching for your phone and if it finds it, the brand name will show up on your Nuvi's screen. Select the phone model and press OK. It will then tell you the pass key code. On your phone it will ask if you want to pair with your Nuvi. Select yes and enter the pass key code into your phone. This is usually 1234.

That's it. Your Nuvi will say you can now make phone calls. When you unit is paired to your phone and the bluetooth is turned on your phone, you will see a telephone handset at the main menu. Press that and you'll be able to select options to speak the phone number, enter it manually, transfer your phone address book to your Nuvi, etc......

If your phone isn't recognized by your Nuvi, make sure you have the latest bluetooth firmware on your Nuvi. It can be updated with Garmin's webupdater program available on their website.

- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

Feb 19, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nui 360


Please tell me what the version of bluetooth firmware is showing up in your unit. You can access this by pressing the wrench symbol, then the gear symbol, then "about". The latest bluetooth version is v3.4. If it shows up as 0.0, then you need to reflash the bluetooth firmware.

One note: Everytime you update the bluetooth firmware, it erases your pairing information with your phone, so you will have to re-pair your phone with your Nuvi.

Best wishes,
- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

Dec 11, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 360 Bilingual GPS Navigator...

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Dont have cell phone icon anymore on nuvi 360


Have you tried to re-pair it with your phone? What does the bluetooth firmware version show up as on your Nuvi? If it says 0.0, you need to reflash the bluetooth firmware. You can find the firmware version by selecting the wrench icon, then sekect the gear symbol and then select "About". Use Garmin's webupdater and connect your Nuvi to the PC and let the webupdater reflash yoour Nuvi. Garmin just updated the bluetooth firmware on November of 08 to v3.4 so you would want to do it anyway. When you reflash, you have to repair the phone to the Nuvi because the reflash erases your phone setup.


- Jim

Nov 16, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 360 Bilingual GPS Navigator...

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Garmin NUVI 660 BlueTooth


I had the same problem, and this is how I fixed it. Now it's working fine.


Thank you for contacting Garmin International,

If you are currently running the most current version of bluetooth software, and you are still seeing issues where your compatible phone is still not connecting properly, please try the below procedure, which will reinstall the version of bluetooth you have downloaded in case there was any corruption during the transfer or installation of the bluetooth version.

1. Power the unit on

2. Touch View Map

3. Touch the ETA/Speed button in the bottom left hand corner.

4. press and hold your finger over the speedometer for 10-15 seconds until a new screen appears.

5. Touch next at the bottom of the screen until the top blue banner reads Bluetooth Status.

6. Touch UPDT P, then Touch yes.

7. At this point the unit should go to a page that says Updating Bluetooth Firmware, allow this to finish, once finished, press quit, then press and hold the back button. At this point, go back through and try to connect your Bluetooth device again.

Dec 29, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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