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I purchased the latest Garmin Nuvi 880 and it has a ticking/clicking sound whenever its connected to the car aux power via the MSN/Direct cable, but no such clicking sound when operating on battery without cable. Please advise if there is a solution, or do I send it back, Marcel

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  • lazam98 Jul 04, 2008

    Answer was helpful.

  • lazam98 Jul 07, 2008

    Although changing the language/speakers got rid of the popping/ticking sound, it unfortunately came back after a couple of trips. Changing speakers again fixed it but it still came back. I am not ready to keep changing the settings all the time particularly with a $1,000 unit.

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What is the model no#

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    Legin Varghese Jul 04, 2008

    the clicking sound is bad if the unit is new replace it.

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    Legin Varghese Jul 04, 2008

    this answer given by one of your expect....



    I also have this problem. I tried to troubleshoot it and observed the following:

    * plugged GPS into car power outlet, tried navigating, got popping sounds (after announcements and also after other events - like zoom in/out etc).

    * changed language setting from Jill to first option (american, no street names) - trying to rule out voice synthesizer, the popping sounds were gone

    * changed language setting to english woman with street announcements - no popping sounds

    * changed language back to Jill - no popping sounds.

    It looks like my hypothesis ragarding voice synthesys was incorrect but the popping sounds did disappear. It is unclear whether changing language setting fixed something or it was just a coincidence (the latter is more likely, I guess).




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