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Where can I buy a cigarette lighter power lead for a Garmin GPS Pilot 3 ?

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Hi. Here's the link where to purchas for the power adapter. Please click here.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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Seems to be dead .wont turn on when plugged into the cigarette lighter Garmin street pilot c 510


Hello,

Before writing the unit off as dead I would try obtaining a new 12v power cable and maybe try your cable in someone else vehicle, often the 12v power in your car can short not providing power to the GPS.

Hope this helps!

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I bought at Garmin Nuvi 1300 GPS for my daughter for Christmas. She just tried to use it for the first time yesterday and it doesn't fit the cigarette lighter. What can we do now???


It's strange if the plug doesn't fit the cigarette lighter socket. They can be a tight fit so if you find it a little big for the socket try putting pressure on it to push it in. If it absolutely won't fit you can buy cigarette lighter plugs in car accessory shops. If you can get one that does fit you can cut the one that's on the lead off and fit the new one.

If you cannot get any plug to fit you can get the lead wired permanently into the car. Any garage would be able to do it for you.

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I have a Garmin nuvi 255w GPS. Recently, the cigarette lighter adapter cord began to fray, causing the unit to flip back and forth between running off the battery and drawing power from the cigarette...


You must buy the Special Traffic cord to receive the traffic.....it will have 2 lights to it to let you know that it is working..... just a regular cigarette lighter adapter plug will Not work, you need the Traffic Receiver cord.

You can get them on the Garmin site www.garmin.com

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My garmin charges with my computer but stopped charging in the car


The most obvious answer is a possible blown fuse in the cigarette lighter socket or the in the tip of the charger plug. Most charger plug fuses are accessed by unscrewing the metal tip. Check both for good fuses.

If this doesn't solve the problem, make sure the points of contact between the charger, cradle and GPS are all free of dirt and grime. Don't forget to vacuum the cigarette lighter socket - especially if it is used as a lighter, too.

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GPS plug do not fit in car cigarette lighter


Buy a adapter for your cigarette lighter socket that has multiple sockets with one that will fit the Garmin adapter.
I've never heard of a problem you are having??
Are you using a Garmin plug?
If not get one.

May 08, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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My garmin street pilot 330 will not power on


I've had a couple of Garmin C330 units and a C340. They're good quality except for the flimsy power plugs. My first one out of the box had a defective plug which made intermittent contact when I plugged it into the lighter. Tightening the knurled nut on the tip of the plug helped somewhat, but didn't fix it completely. It became a non-issue after I bought a friction mount which came with a better cord and plug. The friction mount also stopped the problem of the suction cup constantly falling off the windshield.

Lee

Jul 08, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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GARMIN STREET PILOT-330 GPS


Hello KTFORE1,

The Street Pilot 330 comes with both a vehicle power cord and a USB cord for connecting the unit to the computer. If I understand you correctly the GPS isn't getting power from the vehicle power cord. Does the GPS charge if connected to a computer using the USB cable? If so the problem is likely the power cord or cigarette lighter socket you are using. If the GPS doesn't charge from USB port on your computer then the problem is likely the GPS itself.

If you determine that the cable is the source of the problem, check and replace the cable's fuse. You will probably also want to check and replace your vehicle fuses as the circuit that powers the cigarette lighter might have a blown fuse. If replacing the fuses doesn't solve the issue then you might need to replace the power cord.

Best Regards.
Ken
"Go Ahead. Use Us."

Jun 30, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Charging unit with AC adapter


I have a 100v A/C power / charger unit for my garmin C340 GPS that I use to charge my Garmin's battery every day. I can use thj adapter to run the GPS, or just turn it off and let it charge the GPS. But it connects dirctly to the Garmin GPS unit, not to the cradle like the Cigarrette lighter unit does. .

Mar 18, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 330 street pilot keeps shutting down. Only 3 mos. old and has been connected to cigarette lighter. What is the problem? I need a manual.


Make sure that you age getting power from the plugin.
Test: With the unit OFF plug adapter into cigarette lighter.
The Garmin should turn on automatically. If it does not,
you are not getting power to the unit. Make sure you have
good connection at the holder.
Generally it powers off by itself because it is not receiving
power from the plug.

Oct 22, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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