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I have garmin gps it not chargeing my car onl by computer whe?

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It's most likely that the fuse in the charger has blown. The fuse is located in the plug that goes into the cigarette lighter socket. On the end of the plug there's a ring. Unscrew the ring and it comes apart. Be careful not to lose any parts when you open it. You'll see the fuse which needs to be replaced. If this does not solve the problem it's possible that the cigarette lighter is faulty.

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