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At first it was giving me a (time to update map msg) now it won't pick up a satellite signal at all

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1st go to Setup and make sure you have all options the way you want it.
To lock in satellite connection, make sure your device has an unobstructed "view" to the skies... no trees, ceilings, etc. A dashboard window is OK. Give it time. Sometimes it is 5 minutes (while driving around), other times its 1 min. CHeck Setup that it is not Simulating GPS - Turn it OFF.

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How do you set time/date?


Hi, do you have the MiniTuner module in the radio? You need that in, and the antenna connected facing the SW horizon. Turn on to SATellite. Adjust antenna so that you can hear Channel 1 clearly. After you hear channel 1, the satellite will send a time signal. Then go to MENU, select Adjust time and pick your time zone and if you are on Daylight Savings time. Then, menu to exit out. Your satellite signal will keep the time updated when in Satellite mode.
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Gps singal lost


Often, when your GPS is in a "covered" area ... e.g. inside a building, in a tunnel, under a bridge, amongst / under tall buildings, etc... when there is no open space (directly) between your GPS and the satellites, your GPS will loose its satellite signals. If you're in such locations, try to find some "open space" and wait a bit for the signals to be picked up again.
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It requires Internet to update maps, install corrections, or additional features. It requires the GPS signals transmitted by the satellites to know where it is and where to go.
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hi save all the maps and info you have to your computer and then wipe/reformat your tom tom and the reload it and update it and you should be right to go. cheers
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Tom Tom loses GPS reception as I am driving around


Have you hooked your GPS to an internet connected computer lately?

The TomTom home software that comes with the GPS will update so that it knows were the satalites are for the next week. It will also update the software to the latest verson.

You could also try inserting the end of a paperclip in the reset hole on the bottom of the GPS unit.

If all this fails contact TomTom. I have found them very helpfull.

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When WAAS is turned on it takes a channel that would normally be dedicated to a GPS satellite. It's possible that turning off WAAS helped you because having an extra GPS satellite improved your geometry which improved your accuracy more than the corrections WAAS is designed to make. The next time your error seems high, check how many satellites are being tracked and how strong the signal is.

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