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Garmin Quest antenna broke of while quading need new antenna where to?

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The best thing I can recommend is shop around on Ebay and hopefully find a basketcase Quest or Quest 2 with the antenna intact. Swapping the antennas is fairly easy. Lay the GPS display side down and remove the two endcap screws on the right side. Pull the old antenna out and to the right and replace it with the replacement antenna. Another option you may try is purchasing an external patch type antenna that can mount remotely and plugs into the back of your Quest GPS. Garmin WILL NOT sell you a replacement antenna. They want you to send it to them for repair and will charge you $100+.

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My garmin quest 2 gps will not connect with satelites It loses its signal way too often.

I have seen this before. The flip up antenna connection tends to be a bit fragile and eventually will break the connector away from the antenna circuit board. It is a fairly easy fix if you are handy with a small soldering iron. I have personally repaired quite a few of these units. If not, Garmin will probably want $100-150 flat rate repair for about 15 minutes of work. A work around on this is to get a small "patch" antenna with a cable. Put the antenna on the dash and route the cable to the back of the unit and it should work fine. Just make certain if you buy an external antenna, you get the proper connector. There are lots of these antennas on Ebay.

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Most likely a defective antenna connection. Two ways to fix this. (1) obtain an external "puck" type antenna with an SMA connector and plug it into the back of the Quest. (2) If you feel comfortable soldering small circuit pieces, remove the flip up antenna by placing the quest face down on a table. Remove the right two screws from the back and carefully remove the end cap holding the flip up antenna in place. Be careful removing the antenna endcap because there is a small plastic piece and a spring that can easily fly out and get lost. Gently pull the antenna to the right, away from the GPS, removing it completely.
Take a small flat blade jewelers screwdriver, pry the pieces of the antenna shell apart exposing the antenna circuit board. There is a small gold colored antenna connector on the left side of the circuit board. Very lightly apply a very small amount of heat to the solder connections. Just barely enough to melt the solder. Reassemble the antenna and then the antenna to the Quest, making certain to include the small plastic piece and spring and then tighten the endcap and screws in place.

I have repaired quite a few Quest units with this procedure and have had only 1 that did not work afterwards and that was because the antenna itself was bad.

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The problem is most likely a defective antenna. If you are comfortable with soldering on a circuit board you can try what I am going to suggest. If not, you will have to send it off.
I have repaired several Garmin Quest units that exhibited the same problem as you describe.
You will need a light duty soldering iron, solder, a small phillips head screwdriver, and a small flatblade screwdriver. With the GPS sitting on front of you, face down and the antenna pivot hinge away from you, CAREFULLY remove the two right phillips head screws from the RIGHT side back. This is the antenna retaining piece. BE CAREFUL as you do this, as there is a small plastic pin with a spring behind it that can pop out and easily become lost. Once the antenna retainer has been removed, gently pull the antenna to the right AWAY from the GPS unit. It should pop off easily. Take the small flatblade screwdriver and gently insert it between the bottom portion of the antenna case and the top portion. There is a small seam on the bottom of the antenna where you can get the screwdriver blade inserted. GENTLY pry the top portion of the antenna case off. This will reveal the point where the antenna connector attaches to the circuit board by solder. If the antenna connector is loose, CAREFULLY solder it back in place, reverse the process in assembling the antenna, and the antenna to the GPS and finally the antenna retaining piece. Don't forget the small plastic piece and the spring. Again, if you are not comfortable with detailed disassembly or detailed soldering, have someone do it that has the necessary tools and skill.

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The antenna connection on the Quest is very fragile and is easily broken internally. Fit an external antenna and this should fix your problem.

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May be zoomed in to close, could be that the antenna is not receiving good satellite signals, some windshields have metal to lower sun energy and this can affect reception. Try external antenna.....

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I have successfully changed the battery in two Quest II units. While it may not be for some who are intimidated by the inner workings of electronic devices, it is not that hard either. You will need a small Phillips head screwdriver. Removed the back by removing the 6 small Phillips head screws on the back. Use caution with the two screws that hold the endcap for the antenna. It is not a problem if the endcap comes off, but there is a small spring holding tension on the antenna and if it pops out, it is easily lost. Handle the two parts of the GPS gently as there are wires that joining the two sections. The battery is held into the back section of the GPS with some glue but it is easily removed with gentle prying. Use a small flatbladed screwdriver to remove the plug from the battery to the circuit board. This should be all that is needed with the old battery. A new battery can be obtained from They sell the direct replacement for the Quest and Quest II GPS units. When you go to their website, there is a list of various devices they sell batteries for. Click on GPS. This will bring up a page for various manufacturers. Select Garmin, and look for Quest. I think the battery runs around $25.
After plugging the new battery in, you may want to use a small dab of glue to secure it to the back side of the unit like the original battery. Reassemble the unit, reversing the process with the front and the back. The Quest units have a rubber sealing gasket between the two sections. Be sure you inspect that for kinks before tightening the 6 small screws. I would suggest the screws be tightened down gradually so uniform pressure will be applied to the gasket. I would tighten one screw down partially then move to the opposite side and criss-cross the unit until all screws are snug. Again, inspect the gasket for proper seating and you are done.

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I got the exact same problem and I solved it. The problem was a bad contact between the flipping antenna and the unit.
On the back of the unit, removed the two screws on the right side, beside the flipping antenna.
Take care there is a spring that can fly away.
Remove the part that was holded by the screws.
Removed the flipping antenna (pull on right slowly).
On the antenna connector on the unit, there is a ring. That ring was loose.
Tight it.
Put every thing back.

It solve the problem on my Quest 2.


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