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I've been using after market chargers in car and on ac. They worked fine for a long time. Now, my Garmin NUVI 660 seems to turn off (goes into "charge mode" or something) when I plug my car charger into the slot on the side of the Garmin (not the connection built into the windshield mount.) I took it back to Best Buy (where I bought it). They said "It has a short. Just buy another one.") Do I need to order a replacement charger from Garmin, if available, or is the thing washed up. It seems to work fine when just on batter power, so I can charge it from my computer or an ac charger. It's just when I try to use it with the car charger that it goes out. Of course, I can use if briefly on the battery, but it turns off in about a minute or two when on the battery. Thanks, sam424

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Yes, many aftermarket chargers are not wired the same as a Garmin charger and will cause your Nuvi to think it's connected to a PC. What happened to the original charger that plugged into the cradle (the part your Nuvi snaps into?)

Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm

- Jim

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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