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Garmin gps III / internal battery replacement

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    How do I replace the internal battery of a Garmin GPS Pilot III

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March 2009 I replaced the solder type battery of my GPS III Plus with a battery holder (clip) that a “Basic CR or BR2032 Coin type battery”, without solder connections, that is, they simply clip into place. Replacement batteries can be purchased at less than a $1.00 of E-Bay.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009


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I have the same problem. how can I get it fixed?

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I dont have a GPS 111 plus unit but my guess is that it has a very small solder in 3v rechargeable lithium battery (as do most Garmin units)
This is a $1 quick and dirty fix which I have used for the i2, i3 and i5 series and could probably be adapted for the GPS111.
Forget all about the 'special' battery, just get a CR2025 or similar 3v lithium button cell. make it 'wire ended' by baring off the ends of some very thin connecting wire say 2 inches long and tape to each side of the battery with insulating tape. Slacken the 3 screws holding the AA battery pack and tuck the CR2025 underneath, pack some sponge on top so that when the screws are re-tightened there is sufficient pressure to keep the battery firmly in place and also to keep the wires held firmly against the battery. Remove the original button cell and wire in the new CR2025 make sure you keep the same polarity. Thats it.
I know the CR2025 is not chargeable but it does not need to be, its capacity is about 100 times greater than than the original cell and it will last at least 5 years without becoming discharged, it is not affected by the tiny charge current the garmin tries to put in it. The original button cell will have failed within about 5 yrs so it's a 'no brainer'. This solution is intended for folks with some electronic knowledge and ability, If you do not fully understand any of the above then dont attempt it'
Hope this helps.

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The battery is a Panasonic VL1220. See my local post here about replacement.

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You cannot replace the internal battery on this unit yourself.You need to contact Garmin for the same.Most of their GPS's are hermetically sealed and positively pressurized by Nitrogen. Stops internal corrosion and makes them truly waterproof. You have to break the seals to take it apart, and then re-gas it.

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