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My Garmin keeps saying it can't find the satellite. What's the problem?

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Most problems for this happening stem from the unit being mounted on the windscreen when the windscreen has heating elements in it, this causes the signal from the satellites from reaching the gps unit. If this is the case, the only option is to fit an external antenna through the sunroof onto the roof.

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