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I have a Garmin Nuvi 760. The end cap which screws in and holds the fuse in for the traffic receiver power cord is broken. Anyone knows where I can get a replacement part without buying another power cord?

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This is a known problem with the 760 traffic receiver power cords. Call Garmin Customer Service (you may stay on hold for 20 minutes or so). When someone answers, explain the problem and they will most likely send you a replacement screw cap and fuse assembly for free.

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