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My charger is not working, the garmin connects to the computer and updates fine so i know its not the usb...any ideas?

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If your unit will not charge in your vehicle, you may need to replace the fuse located in the tip of the vehicle power adapter.

  1. Unscrew and remove the silver or black, round end piece.
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  3. Remove the fuse (glass and sliver cylinder) and replace with a new fuse.
  4. Ensure that the silver tip is placed in the end piece. Screw on the end piece.

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