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Garmin nuvi 360 speaker not working - GPS

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  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    my speaker is not working on my new garmin nuvi .
    The audio is only heard when I connect it to my car stero via a
    cassette adapter.


  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    After I downloaded and installed the latest Map (a 2 hour ordeal), my speakers stopped working.

  • choco9in Aug 16, 2008

    I can hear the audio only if I connect it with headphones!!

  • pakhogn Aug 31, 2008

    All of a sudden while driving the speakers went out on me. Is this a manufacturer flaw or the internal connection to the speakers disconnected? Would like to hear from others.

  • hairypalm Sep 08, 2008

    I have a similar problem. Speaker doesn't work most of the time, but sometimes it does. I find that if I let the batteries run down and try it again then the speaker will work for a short time. Nothing I do can fix the problem including the diagnostic mode.

  • hank19580 Nov 08, 2008

    My speaker on garmin nuvi 360 stop working .what should i do.?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Count me in. The ***** is giving me the silent treatment, maybe because I ignored her directions one too many times. With heaphones, I can hear her through only one channel. I did use the mp3 player through amplified speakers for a short time, until one channel went out.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    My Nuvi 360 speaker not working. Works through headset.

  • mas2009 Jan 10, 2009

    it was working fine today.. then it just stopped.. no sound from the speakers :s

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Garmin nuvi 360. Probably about 2 months ago (and a few months out of warranty) lost the external speaker. DEAD as a doornail can hear only on audio jack. Quite an expensive piece of...

  • rippie Feb 02, 2009

    Garmin nuvi 360. A few months ago (just out of warranty time) my speaker went DEAD as a doornail. Can only hear thru the audio jack. What a piece. I saw a thread on this where some guy was offering his skill as an out-of-warranty repairperson. Apparently a good job to have in a troubled economy. Plenty of business... 

  • Msesq1997 Feb 28, 2009

    My Garmin Nuvi 680 GPS Receiver started with sound problems that sounded like static. Now there is no sound at all.

  • tony7681 May 12, 2009


    I bought nuvi 650 almost two year back and I hardly used it. After some use audio stopped working. I thought I might have some thing wrong and there should be nothing wrong with my GPS as it is from Garmin. After trying all sort of options I finally concluded it's Garmin GPS issue.
    Now I am looking for your help. Will you pl. let me know what should I do to fix this issue. I paid $500+ for this device.



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I fixed my wife's with a speaker from Digikey, part number 102-1564-NE (2 watt speaker, 8 ohms). If you have the guts to take it apart, then it's not too tough. I used a 0.020" thick plastic card (a credit card is 0.030 and is a little to thick) to separate the cover, a very small torx and phillips screw driver, and a soldering iron.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

  • buckley888 Feb 06, 2009

    Oh I also used a dremel to trim the speaker face pad a little, it's a touch thicker compared to the old speaker.

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To repair my Garmin Nuvi 360 with a distorted speaker on July 9, 2010, I purchased from Digi-Key (www.digikey.com) a Panasonic P10175-ND 36 mm round speaker 8 OHM 0.5W for $5.38 plus $0.43 tax and 1st class USPS shipping for a bottom line of $8.05. This speaker is ~ 1mm thinner than the original so no trimming of face pad was required. Arrived in 2 days very carefully packaged from Digi-Key -- Great Service ! The sound volume from this speaker is a bit less than the original at full volume setting however may be a plus so it isn't over driven by the Nuvi 360. The volumes is adequately audible in the car.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

  • candor Jul 09, 2010

    sharcnet SELF SERVINGLY says "Please don't try this yourself. You risk damaging the unit. .... " AND THEN ATTEMPTS TO POINT YOU TO HIS COMMERCIAL WEB SITE. BS -- the fix (speaker replacement) is very simple and straightforward and cheap when purchasing the replacement speaker from Digi-Key as noted above by Candor. Don't be mislead to a commercial repair shop drumming up business for themselves.

  • candor Jul 09, 2010

    From Candor:

    See http://www.dacust.com/nuvi350/index.html... for an excellent pictorial instruction to replace the battery on an Garmin 350. Same disassembly works for 360 and probably many others. Just replace the speaker instead of the battery.


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