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Map problem I have a 660 and it only shows roads on the left except for an occasional one on the right and it's not a main road it may be a dead end just past the main road. I had a nuvi 360 that did the same thing after contacting Garmin several times I got rid of it and bought the 660. I also have a C330 and it shows roads both righ and left witch I have told tech support at Garmin and I never get and answer why I can't get it on the 660. I have sent them photos of both the c330 and the 660 mounted on the windshield and the c330 is showing the roads on the rihgt and left while the 660 is not. What can I do to correct thsi problem?e-mail me at PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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Check the zoom level, you may bee zoomed out too far to see the streets. The 660 is an old model, but if I remember correctly the settings are the same. Go into your settings, then map, then change your details (usually 5 different settings ranging from least to normal to greatest.)

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No roads near starting point

I assume that there should be roads there. It may be that the map is unselected.
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  2. Press SETTINGS
  3. Press MAPS
  4. At the bottom of the screen press MAP INFO
You should see the name of the maps installed on your satnav. There should be a tick beside the maps if it's selected. If there's not press the map name to select it. This should solve your problem.
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Look and see what you Navigation set to. to do that go to Tools...


under Route Preference I set it to Faster Time .. you can click it to change to Shorter Distance or Off Road

On avoidances... I have it Enable.....Click it to change what to avoid..
I have checked mark U-Turns....Traffic...Car Pool Lanes and Unpaved Roads.

Hope this helps

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How do I set the GPS so it shows me the best route on main roads and not all the side, gravel and dirt roads

Click Tools.....Settings.....Navigation...

I like Faster Time.... you can change it to Shorter Distance or Off Road
depending on your gps

On Avoidances... I have it Enabled

click Avoidances.... I avoid U-Turns.....Traffic...Carpool Lanes...Unpaved Roads

click OK after your choices..

Good idea when you plan a route is to check it by arrowing down your map to make sure its the route you want to travel, if not go back to main page and click detour X to change route then you can save it if you like

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