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Garmin Nuvi is plugged into the electrical outlet in my car. It appears that it is not having a good electrical connection because nothing comes up on the screen like it is charging. Unsure if it is dead, broken, or just having a simple, technical issue.

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If the lighter socket is working ok then it may be the fuse in the charger plug that's gone. It can be replaced by unscrewing the silver ring at the end of the plug and removing the fuse. A replacement fuse should be available from garmin dealers.

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