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Nuvi 660 ~5yrs old. With auto charger connected the unit powers off quickly with low battery indication. However if charged overnight on a USB cable the unit operates fine and indicates the battery is fully charged. Hook it back up to auto charger and the failure mode returns with immediate indication of low battery. How can I trouble shoot the auto connector?

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You probable have a blown fuse in the cigarette lighter adapter.... Unscrew the silver tip of plug and check fuse..... be careful its spring loaded..

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