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Bluetooth enabling whenever i try to enable the bluetooth to use the handsfree on the nuvi it freezes on the screen 'bluetooth enabling' ive tried backdating the software but this doesnt work and there doesnt seem to be a solution online yet! MY BLUETOOTH IS ENABLING FOR EVER ON MY NUVI 610

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  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    I bought a 2009 SX4 wich came with a 7 series nuvi about 3 weeks ago. I used the bluetooth twice and somehow it disabled itself and now I cant re-enable it or add and delete phones.

  • jay3005 Apr 23, 2009

    I HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE BLUETOOTH FREEZING ON MY NUVI 610. IT WORKED FOR A WHILE AND THEN STOPPED. IS THE SOLUTION AS DESCRIBED THE ONLY WAY ?

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For what its worth I am getting the exact same problem. I understand that Garmin have a fix for this but you have to send/take it to a registered repairers to get the software downloaded. Hope this helps.

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