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Replace the VL 1220 memory battery

Hello, I need to replace the battery on the 12XL but I don't know how to pull the case apart. If it's not too much trouble could you please explain this proceedure.

Thanks Mike in Homestead

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    i have the same problem

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Wildstreak, same happened to my GPSMAP 180. Its old and no longer supported by Garmin. I did call them and they gave me the model and number of the battery (mine is a Panasonic) Also advised that units are heat sealed so I am taking mine to a local electdronics shop that also sells Garmin and have them replace the battery.

Seadrive Joe

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SOURCE: What sort of internal memory battery is in my garmin 12xl?

You can find the battery here:
http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=658-VL1220-1VC

To open the case, scrape the sealant in the grove around the unit; then use a flat screwdriver, as wide as possible, that fits in the grove. Place the screwdriver on all sides and different places. Rotate the screwdriver gently until the glue tears and both gps housings can be separated.

To replace the battery you will need to be handy in soldering in tight spaces.

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