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When i connect it to my car it displays a message which is a picture of the garmin plugged into the computer. It appears as if it wants me to plug it into the computer when i did this it still appeared

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Doubloh7, are you using a bonafide Garmin car adapter? Unofficial adapters can cause this to happen. If you are using an unofficial adapter, it may be time to invest in one from Garmin.
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