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I have a new garmin 260w given to me about a year ago today when i plugged it in to my cigarete lighter it came on then quit charging does that mean my battery is bad and how do i check thanks

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On the cigarette plug adapter there is a fuse on the tip of plug its silver or black..... its spring loaded so unscrew it carefully. Check and replace

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