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My nuvi 760 - when mounted and plugged into the lighter of any car - is not automatically coming up like it used to. When turned on it displays the low battery warning and goes off. I'm thinking it is the cord from the base to the car??? Where would I purchase such an animal and could it be something else? Thank you for your assistance, Emma

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It could be the fuse in the charger cord. On the end of the plug, that goes into the cigarette lighter socket, there's a ring, usually silver coloured but black on some. Unscrew the ring and the plug will come apart. Be careful not to lose the silver tip. Take out the fuse and replace it with another which can be got from car accessory shops or most shops that sell garmin satnavs.

If this doesn't solve the problem you can get a new charger lead from https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1371

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