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GARMIN ZUMO GPS 550- how to i connect power source to my Harley mc and speakers?

How to i connect power source to my Harley mc and speakers? Garmin looses power after 4 hours.

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Red lead to the plus and black to the minus of the battery, connecting to the speakers youl'll nead something with an aux input, or a small amplifier, the output signal of the Zumo is just enough to power a head set!

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HI I have Zumo 550 when I first switch it it comes up with can't maps press OK you press OK then starts to work but starts at 1am on the clock and in night time mode after awhile it goes to the right time...


If your zumo 400 or 500 series will not power on, or performs strangely after powering up, follow the steps (described on the Garmin website) below to perform a soft reset:
  1. Connect the zumo to a power source such as a computer or AC outlet
  2. Hold the zoom (+) and ON buttons at the same time for five seconds
  3. If this does not restore power, remove the battery for five seconds
  4. Place the battery back in the zumo
The zumo will now power on. Because the battery may deplete while the zumo is locked up, it is ideal to leave the zumo connected to power to allow it time to charge.
Once the battery has charged, follow the steps on the Garmin site to update the operating software in the zumo. (just copy this link to get there https://buy.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={8576ba20-e948-11dc-d6fc-000000000000} )

Good luck,
Michael

Feb 01, 2011 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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The sound on my garmin zumo 550 is not working right it has been working fine. But this morning when I hooked it to my Harley ultra classic it was reel low upon further check it was only coming through...


sounds like the Audio patch cord, i had around 5 of them that do that ...sometimes i hear the music thru one speaker, cracking noise sometimes it works when the wire is twisted, but i would try a new patch cord first.....my patch cord worked fine on some stereo units others break up

Nov 07, 2010 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 550 has quit talking to me. I understand the unit must be connected to a power source in order for it to speak. I have not paired it to my cell phone or downloaded the MP3 files. I have...


You should download, install then connect and run the Garmin WebUpdater on your nuvi 550 first. The new maps shouldn't have caused a problem - but stranger things have happened. After the firmware update, you will have the latest firmware to go along with those maps you installed.

IF you're still having problems, the Service Reps at Garmin are about as knowledgeable as they get for Garmin products. Give them a call on their dime too - there are other ways too - pick which method suits you best from the choices here.

Please rate this reply if it was helpful - good luck!

Aug 12, 2010 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Speaker doesn't work when using Garmin on my motorcycle but it works in my truck. got any ideas?


there is a speaker on the cradle for the car and none on the bike cradle probably due to the exposure to the elements when on the bike and i think the Zumo must be powered from the bike for the speaker on the Zumo to work when riding.

May 23, 2009 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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I cannot get audio at all for my garmin zumo 550. all it says onscrean is to connect zumo to holder which i have done or to connect to bluetooth headset.i think i may have a problem with my power lead but...


The 550 relies on the car base for audio as it has no speaker. If the base is not powered up it will not amplify the sound out of the GPS unit, Check the in-line fuse on the power cord, it is usually located in the tip of the cigarette lighter adapter. twist off the tip and this should expose a fuse.
HAve you tried connecting to it with a bluetooth headset, this should work regardless of whether or not it is on the base.

Hope this is of some help.
Ed

Apr 20, 2009 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Code problem


to reset the c550 place your thumbnail in the groove located under the garmin logo on the faceplate. Gently pull off the faceplate and press the reset button then connect to a power source and the unit should automaticly turn back on.

Dec 21, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Garmin zumo 550 vehicle file


Instructions taken directly from the Garmin website

How to Install:
  1. Connect your Garmin GPS device to your computer.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Click Open, if necessary.
  4. Click Extract.
  5. Browse to find the “Garmin/vehicle” folder on the Garmin drive. You may need to create the vehicle folder.
  6. Double-click the Unplug or Eject icon in your system tray. Click Stop, and then click OK.
  7. Unplug the USB cable from your Garmin GPS device.

Jul 28, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Zumo 550


Make sure that the bike's electrical connection to the GPS unit is actualy not having power once you turn the key off in the bike. This GPS turns on with external power. It is inherent in to its design.

In the case were you cannot have the bike's power source to the GPS turn off with the key, see if you can wire a small in-line switch in series with the GPS unit so that you have an external power switch. This should be easy to do.

The models I have used from Garmin have their own power switch. You should be able to use its power switch to turn it off.

Jerry G.

Jul 19, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Zumo 550 - Failure of call functionality on Bluetooth


Try the garmin webupdater with the unit connected to the computer to see if your bluetooth firmware is the latest. Beware however, I lost phonebook functionality!

Mar 04, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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