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The cable that connects the garmin streetpilot c340 to the cigarette lighter is not working. It seems like a piece may be missing from the end that goes in to the lighter. Can I just replace the cable and if so where can I get it and what exactly would you call it?

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Yeah, the garmin webstore stocks them. www.garmin.com. Sounds like you lost the tip which also holds the fuse

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Why does my c340 keep losing satellite reception


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please follow these instruction and this should help if not let me know and i willcontinue to get you more information for you
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  1. Step 1 Calibrate the screen of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the touch screen does not seem to respond when you hit it with your finger or a stylus, you may need to calibrate it. To do this, turn the unit off and then hold down the "Power" key for approximately one minute. You will see a calibration screen come up that will recalibrate the GPS2_bing.gif unit.
  2. Step 2 Reset the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If your GPS unit is not responding or is stuck on a particular screen, it may need to be reset in order to operate. To reset, remove the face plate of the unit by gently prying it off. Locate the "Reset" button under the face plate and press down in order to restart the device.
  3. Step 3 Change the fuse of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the fuse blows on the GPS, you will need to make a replacement using an ACG/3AG 2 amp fuse. Unscrew the adapter cord at the end and remove the fuse found there. Put in the new fuse to see if this returns function to the unit.
  4. Step 4 Update the software for your Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the GPS is not providing you with correct directional information, you may need to update the software or download new maps onto the device. Connect the Garmin StreetPilot C340 with the USB cord to your PC and log on the Garmin website for available updates.

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I can't chrage garmin c550 using carg charger gtm20. But I can charge using usb connected to computer. I had to replace fuse and I may be missing a part in gtm20 assembly. Is there a spring? How does


There is a fuse in the cigarette lighter end on the power cable, twist off the end of the adapter to expose a cap, fuse and spring.

Hope this is of some help.
Ed

Apr 20, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin C340 is dead!!!!


I had the same problem on a trip. Required two fixes and once I did this the unit worked fine.
1. Replace the fuse in the car adapter (reason it wasn't charging when I used it in the car).
2. See the users manual on page 31 regarding resetting your C340.
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilotc340_OwnersManual.pdf

Jul 21, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Charging unit with AC adapter


I have a 100v A/C power / charger unit for my garmin C340 GPS that I use to charge my Garmin's battery every day. I can use thj adapter to run the GPS, or just turn it off and let it charge the GPS. But it connects dirctly to the Garmin GPS unit, not to the cradle like the Cigarrette lighter unit does. .

Mar 18, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Garmin c340 went black and can't get it working


The battery was completely dead. I must not have had the cord plugged in to my lighter, or maybe it wasn't sitting properly on the cradle, and it was running on battery power. I found that when I charged it by the computer, it was ok. It is working with no problems, now.

Mar 10, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Karen died


If the unit works on battery but not the AC adapter or cigarette lighter adapter, obviously the problem is in the adapter.

1. Have you verified that you have +12VDC at your accessory jack?

2. Have you checked the fuse in the cigarette adapter?

What are you powering it with when not on the battery?

- Jim

Feb 15, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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I can't charge my GPS while I am in the car


Verify that the car cigarette lighter outlet is working. Do you have something that you could plug into the lighter like a light?

With the car running plug the Garmin into the cigarette lighter outlet. Does it come on without pushing the ON button? If the answer is no then there is either a problem with the cable or the cigarette lighter outlet. It should come on by itself if the lighter is working. Also are you using Garmin cables and DC adapter?

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I just received the Garmin C340 GPS as a gift from my daughter.


Only use Garmin approved power connector either AC or DC (cigarette lighter adapter), otherwise you risk ruining your unit. The DC power adapter actually step down the voltage from 12vdc to 5vdc. Using anything other than a Garmin approved adapter can fried the unit.

Jan 21, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Recharge


The car charger worked fine in my car, but if it doesn't work for you, you can always charge it using the USB cable with your computer.

Dec 25, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Location says I'm in Kansas


I got stuck in Kansas also. But, now I'm not in Kansas anymore! Are you trying to set your Garmin up indoors? That was my first problem. Go outdoors and try it. I did that and Toto and I were still in Kansas. SO, I pluged it inot my cigarette lighter and drove down my driveway. It took a few minutes for Garmin to locate a satalite, but once it did I was all set. No problems since, hope it works for you. I really enjoy using my Garmin. I'm one who ofter ends up on the road less traveled so, Garmin has come to my rescue a few times already. Have fun and say hello to the Wizard of Oz for me!

Christine

Dec 25, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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