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I just bot a Garmin GSP nuvi 260W and cannot figure out how to set it up for operation.

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To get your GPS set up is quite easy you just plug it in your car for power then turn the unit on. That will allow it to connect to the satellites and you will be set to start your journey.

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Hi - I own a Garmin Nuvi 260w. Is it possible to use the SD card to download a trucker navigation road map and upload this to my Garmin Nuvi 260w? Thanks for your response.


It is possible as long as the map is Garmin compatible.
However even with a trucker navigation map installed, the nuvi 260w will not function as a trucking GPS as the routing and IQ of the nuvi 260w does not have the capability to operate in this manner.
The nuvi 260w does not have a trucking mode to allow for the input of specific truck information like truck and trailer length and gross vehicle weight to use as factors on determining the best route for the specific truck/trailer combination.
I would recommend using a GPS specifically designed for trucking like the Garmin Dezl.

Sep 10, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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How to unlock the garmin nuvi 260w

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    Turn on your Nuvi 260W.

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    Enter the four-digit PIN you chose when you locked the device. If you have forgotten the PIN, proceed to Step 3.

  • 3

    Drive to your security location. When you reach your security location the Nuvi 260W will unlock automatically. If you forgot your security location or cannot drive there, proceed to Step 4.

  • 4

    Call Garmin to unlock your device. You need your receipt to complete the process. Call 1-800-800-1020 in the U.S., 1-866-429-9296 in Canada. See Resources for the Garmin support webpage.

  • Mar 05, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    My Garmin Nuvi 260W gives vocal directions but is unable to read the distance. For e.g turn in ...m

    try going to Tools... Settings... System... on this page look at Units is it set to Miles or Kilometers

    set to Miles

    hope that works

    Nov 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    Cannot save direcctions to my gharmin 260w

    Unfortunately the Garmin Nuvi 260W lacks the capability to save a route. If you are looking for a unit with great Trip Planning (route saving) features, the new Garmin Nuvi 3790T is a great option. I am currently using one and I love it.


    Jul 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    How do I reset my home location on my Garmin Nuvi 260W?

    When your at a spot you want to set as home save it and name it Home. then it will be set as your home button.
    Good luck!

    May 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    My Garmin GPS 260w Givin me Problems

    Make sure that in the settings under maps you have the mapsource maps checked rather than unchecked. might have accidently got bumped.

    May 04, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    Problem with Garmin Nuvi 260w

    No because the date recorded in the unit would have been set via satellite and cannot be changed.

    Jan 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    Gps lost it's voice.

    probably the volume is muted tap the settings menu

    May 04, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    Try settings; language and select one that says TTS,

    Nov 08, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    Nuvi 260w change to different voice

    First you have to down load a new voice. Do this from Then you go to settings, language and Voice. Select and save.

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