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The unit will not accept or hold a charge. The low battery sign pops up intermittantly while on charge while driving. The charging cord hook up to the unit seems to me to be a part of the problem because when touched it initiates several responses from the unit including charging and low battery. We bought the unit late last year and have not been able to use it effectively at all.

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