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WILL NOT CHARGE SAID BATTERY LOW AND WILL NOT CHARGE

HAD LESS THAN A YEAR BOUGHT GARMIN BECAUSE IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE THE BEST!!!!

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    HAD LESS THAN A YEAR WILL NOT STAY ON WILL NOT CHARGE SAYS EXTREMELY LOW BATTERY

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Today cars cigarette lighter will not work unless the key is turn on. If the cigarette lighter is working then the unit should power on by itself once you plug it into the cigarette lighter without touching the on/off button. Also once you turn off the engine the unit will do a countdown to shut down once external power is removed from the unit (you can touch the screen to prevent the unit from turning off).

Garmin is still the best unit for the money if you're living in North America. They uses maps from Navteq which is located in Chicago, IL. Tom Tom uses maps from TelAtlas which is located in Amsterdam.

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I used another charger in house and charged battery must be the car charger adapter I haven't used it yet but I will today and let you know if it works

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