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The car charger on my nuvi 255wt garmin has stopped charging the unit. Not sure what to do.

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Just at the end of the chager (the sig plug end) the end winds off like a bolt behind it ( dont loose the spring) is a fuse if its blown reolace it if not replace the whole charger

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