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Typing street names

When you try to type in a street name you get half way thru and two or three street names pop up and it wont let you finish the spelling. example you want bower st, when you get as far as bow it shows you two or three streets that sound like bow and you cant finish spelling the word bower and cant get the route that way

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It's predictive text, if you have spelt the name properly it should be in the suggested street names. If it's not then it's not on the unit.

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Trying to input address and cannot type in street, gets three letters and goes to street name and won't let me continue to type actual name karenwallin@aol.com


Thank you for your question.

Go to the Garmon.com website. Check for an "update for your Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver. Download the update which may take a while. It's best to start downloading and go do something else for a while until the download is complete.

If this doesn't work, contact support at Garmin.

Go to the Garmin website now (click here)


If your unit was around $100 or so, it's easier to just buy a new one then to send yours in for service.

I found a discounted unit online:

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Hope this helps you solve your GPS problem.

Rob913

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How to update street names in some small towns


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try this type in the zip first if you have it then try your steet name if all else falls find the closet street to where you want to go see if it will let you load that street at least it will get you in the area you want to be in

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My Garmin will not let me finish typing the street name.


Hard to solve over the net like this, but it sounds like your unit thinks you are somewhere other than your current location. This can happen if you turned the unit off at your destination and you aren't allowing it to update the location prior to typing in the street name.

So turn the unit on and click on the View Map icon to see where IT thinks it is. If it's somewhere else, check the satellite bars and make sure they are GREEN. (You may have to go outside to get reception.)

If your device is showing you at the correct location, I'm at a loss on what to advise.

Is Long Lake Road fairly new? If so, it may just not be on the maps yet.

Another "work-around" (government jargon) is to use a USB cable to connect to your computer, and then use the Maps from Google to find your address. Once you do, you can transfer the address to your Garmin by selecting the "Send" link on the box the points to the location on the map.

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It searches the database for street names. keep typing your street name until it is the only one availiable. If it cannot find your street, then either: you are spelling it wrong, you have the wrong city/state or the street is newer than the database

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When I switched on my new tom tom it gave me that option to speak street names and it vanished after selected a different voice. I checked all manuals and web references in Tom Tom - none of them list it.
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