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Garmin C550 FM transmitter does not work

Brand new GPS, no sound from car stereo using FM transmitter, Pl. advise.

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  • cdram98 Aug 03, 2008

    Accurate. C550 has a receiver, not a transmiter. Garmin support confirmed it. Thank you.



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HI Heather,

Make sure you don't have the sound muted. Have you tried plugging in a set of headphones into the headphone jack? If you can hear sound with the headphones, most likely, the internal speakers have failed. If you still can't hear any sound, the audio output stage on the motherboard has failed. In either case, you will need to send the unit back for repair. Be sure to have your serial number handy. Register it online https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/register.htm
if you haven't already done so.
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