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Power cyles on and off repeatedly when plugged in to car

The cord does not appear to be the problem. I have been having a low battery message in the past couple weeks when i should not have. when the unit is plugged into the car charger it just cyles on and off wiht only the "Garmin" boot up screen coming on.

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The problem is most likely one of two things.
1 - bad battery
2 -bad charger plug.
I suggest you try the home wall charger if you have one. If not - it is a good investment to have a second charge cord. Try a new one from Wal Mart - you can always take them back. This has been a long standing issue with the cords on some models. You might talk Garmin into giving you one free if yours proves to be bad.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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