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The tip on my Nuvi 260 W power cable came off (unbeknown to me) and is gone. Does the company replace this if the warranty has expired?

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You won't be able to buy the tip only but you can either buy a complete charger/cable from https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=63951
or you can buy the same type of plug in most car accessory shops and simply take the tip off it for your car charger. To remove the tip you unscrew a ring near the end of the plug.

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