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Zumo 550 When I turn off the bike and turn off the GPS, I will come back a few minutes later to find that it has turned on by itself. This plays havoc with the battry. I don't want to remove the GPS every time I'm off the bike. In addition, I purchased XM radio service but cannot connect through my Zumo. I am registered and can listen 'on line' but the bike has me baffeled.

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    When I turn off the bike and turn off the GPS, I will come back a few minutes later to find that it has turned on by itself. This plays havoc with the battry. I don't want to remove the GPS every time I'm off the bike. In addition, I purchased XM radio service but cannot connect through my Zumo. I am registered and can listen 'on line' but the bike has me baffeled.

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I have had the same problem with my Zumo 550.
I found that if I turn the power off on the GPS first and then turn the bike off this handles the problem.
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Make sure that the bike's electrical connection to the GPS unit is actualy not having power once you turn the key off in the bike. This GPS turns on with external power. It is inherent in to its design.

In the case were you cannot have the bike's power source to the GPS turn off with the key, see if you can wire a small in-line switch in series with the GPS unit so that you have an external power switch. This should be easy to do.

The models I have used from Garmin have their own power switch. You should be able to use its power switch to turn it off.

Jerry G.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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