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I have purchased a Garmine 4008 on ebay only to discover the GPS unit wires were cut. Which wires do i need to connect back up.

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There are quite a few variables involved depending on what antenna and accessories you have, and where the antenna is mounted. Your best bet would be to download the installation guide at this link:

4008 installation guide

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I disconnected my car battery now my sevilla 168 will not turn on please help


Hello,

GPS systems are standard features in many new vehicle . A GPS system communicates with satellites to provide directions through unfamiliar locations. However, older vehicles don't come with GPS, and many drivers purchase aftermarket systems for their vehicles. Installing a GPS system in your vehicle can increase its value and help make traveling a much more enjoyable experience.

Instructions And Materials Needed Below.

  • Plastic putty knife,Flat and Phillips screwdriver set,Wrench set,GPS system
  1. Slip the edge of a plastic putty knife under the edge of the radio face and lift the plastic housing off. Most aftermarket GPS systems incorporate a radio or CD player to replace the old stereo.
  2. Loosen the bolts on the left and right side of the stereo and pull it gently out of the dashboard. Unplug the connections at the back of the stereo and unscrew the mounting bracket on each side.
  3. Connect the mounting bracket from the stereo to the sides of the GPS system. If you've purchased the correct GPS unit for the make and model of your vehicle, the bracket will attach with just a screwdriver.
  4. Plug the wires into the back of the GPS system and slide the unit back into the dashboard. The ports on the back of the unit will be color-coded to correspond with the proper wire plugs, so there is no confusion when connecting the unit.
  5. Secure the GPS unit by inserting the bolts back into the bracket and tightening them with the wrench. Replace the plastic cover over the face of the unit and press it down until the plastic holders click into place. Turn the vehicle on and follow the instructions on the screen to program your new GPS system.

Good Luck.

Dec 07, 2010 | Blaupunkt GPS Devices

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Ebay Buyers Beware When Purchasing Garmin GPS Products


For those of you considering purchasing a new/refurbished Garmin GPS product through eBay;

Here is some info taken directly from Garmin's website (FAQ section - search under ebay) See my comments at the end.

Question #1. Does the unit I purchased on EBAY have a warranty?

Answer:
Products that are purchased from online auctions such as EBAY are not covered by warranty. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

Question #2. Does Garmin have any authorized dealers on eBay or any other online auction site?

Answer:
Garmin does not have any authorized dealers that sell new products directly on online auction sites. Any purchases made through online auction sites are on a "buyer beware" basis. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

There is always the possibility that products purchased through eBay or other online auction sites could be stolen merchandise. You assume this risk when you buy through these auction sites. If you buy a Garmin product through an online auction site and later send it to Garmin for service, if the product is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

Question #3. I purchased a unit through an online auction and Garmin has just informed me that the unit is stolen. What can I do?

Answer:
If a unit is purchased through an online auction, such as eBay, and that unit is found in our stolen-units database, Garmin is not obligated to release any registration or unlock code information. Also, please be aware that Garmin can request that the stolen unit be returned to Garmin without compensation and report this information to law enforcement authorities.

If the product has already been returned to Garmin for service and is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

** My Comments **

I purchased my Nuvi 350 on eBay through a so-called Garmin "Authorized Dealer". Three days later when my unit broke, I found out that Garmin would not honor the warranty and they told me that my refurbished unit was already registered to someone else. Garmin also told me that they had never heard of the "eBay dealer" that I had purchased the unit from (ebestdeals4u). This is how I got into fixing the Nuvi's on my own.

Now, I'm not saying that the sellers on eBay are going to rip you off. In my case, my Nuvi worked fine except that the power switch broke 3 days later.

As for stolen units: I'd be cautious of anyone selling a unit with just the GPS and no accessories or just the GPS and car adapter alone. Be more suspicious if they claim the unit is locked with a PIN and that they have forgotten it. If a seller has the original box and all of the accessories, it's less likely that it was stolen from a vehicle. However, ask them if the deal includes the yellow Garmin registration card. You'll need that to register your unit with Garmin and obtain future updates. It has specific information unique to each Nuvi. No two cards are alike.

However, just because you have the card, doesn't mean your unit hasn't already been registered to someone else. If thats the case, you're out of luck, unless the seller can give your the ID & password that it was registered with through Garmin.

You can be assured that if you purchaseed your unit through a well-known retail chain, your Nuvi WILL have a warranty recognized by Garmin. No, I don't work for a major retail chain. I am an Engineer in the Electronics field (not Garmin or any other GPS manufacturer).

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at ks3r at sharc dot net.

Good luck & safe travels,
- Jim (SHARCNET)

on Sep 03, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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My gps doesnt turn on even conected to the car,


Hello,

GPS systems are standard features in many new vehicle . A GPS system communicates with satellites to provide directions through unfamiliar locations. However, older vehicles don't come with GPS, and many drivers purchase aftermarket systems for their vehicles. Installing a GPS system in your vehicle can increase its value and help make traveling a much more enjoyable experience.

Instructions And Materials Needed Below.

  • Plastic putty knife,Flat and Phillips screwdriver set,Wrench set,GPS system
  1. Slip the edge of a plastic putty knife under the edge of the radio face and lift the plastic housing off. Most aftermarket GPS systems incorporate a radio or CD player to replace the old stereo.
  2. Loosen the bolts on the left and right side of the stereo and pull it gently out of the dashboard. Unplug the connections at the back of the stereo and unscrew the mounting bracket on each side.
  3. Connect the mounting bracket from the stereo to the sides of the GPS system. If you've purchased the correct GPS unit for the make and model of your vehicle, the bracket will attach with just a screwdriver.
  4. Plug the wires into the back of the GPS system and slide the unit back into the dashboard. The ports on the back of the unit will be color-coded to correspond with the proper wire plugs, so there is no confusion when connecting the unit.
  5. Secure the GPS unit by inserting the bolts back into the bracket and tightening them with the wrench. Replace the plastic cover over the face of the unit and press it down until the plastic holders click into place. Turn the vehicle on and follow the instructions on the screen to program your new GPS system.

Good Luck.

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I purchased a Garmin Nuvi 260 on ebay and it is locked. How do I unlock it. It does nothing but ask for the pin?


I would do one of two things: ask the seller for the PIN or return it and get your money back. You cannot get past the PIN number without entering the correct PIN, taking the unit back to the location at which the PIN was entered or returning the unit to Garmin. However, Garmin requires proof of purchase in order to send the unit back to you.

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The ?USB? line coming out of the unit is cut. is my unit still g?


Its pretty much useless. Unless you can find a wiring schematic from Pioneer for that particular unit. If you managed to obtain a schematic (very unlikely as its Pioneer's property!) you might be able to cut an existing usb connector and join it where the old cable was cut off.

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C340 will not come on by battery or plugged into car. Could the lithium-ion battery be bad, if so how do I replace?


Hi,
Try pulling the face off and resetting it,
If it will not reset, work in the car or the house,
The battery need's replacing.
If your savvy (soldering), Ebay for battery,
or Garmin Around $100
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=67938&whichpage=1

Regards

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Garmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. i charge it at usb, but as soon as i unplug it, it cuts off.


have the same problem on a 3 yr old unit cant wait to see the responses. will not take a charge anothersite said replace battery from mds batteries but I can not find a listing

Apr 19, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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How do I get my battery out of the gps


Since you're posting here, I'm assuming you have a C330.

Step 1 remove face plate.
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Step 2, remove 4 screws.
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Step 3, pull gently apart and take note of the antenna that's on the top of the garmin unit. It comes out easily so you must make note of it's orientation or you may never get the unit back together.
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When apart, there are two screws holding the battery.
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Battery plug must be cut and new battery spliced in.
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Battery can be purchased on Ebay. If you can't find it, do a search for tom tom. They use the same battery.



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Garmine Marine Network Wiring


There is nothing unique to Garmins wiring so an ethernet cable should work. I think it's a crossover but I did it a year ago so I could be mistaken. It's possible that the cable isn't fully connecting because they have added that big knurled screw on part to make it water proof. I had a problem with a Raymarine recently and it turned out to be a defective cable. If you purchase Garmin's connector it comes with instructions on how to assemble. You need a special crimping tool. I bought mine from Radio Shack for @ $40. You could probably save money by buying 2 connectors and cutting the ends off your ethernet cables.

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