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Since Garmin had it back to upgrade the battery, I had it back and nearly every journey I take, it freezes part way through. It won't turn off either,until the battery is flat.

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How do i update my garmin sat nav cos the map i have now neads updateing by the internet

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Garmin won't switch off

Open unit disconnect battery and speaker wait 3-4 min Re connect battery while opened .This should reset and clear any faults. ..reassemble

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I have a similar nuvi model and this happened to me. I contacted Garmin who said that I need to update the software on my model. Plug your nuvi into a pc. Hopefully the pc will recognise the device and it will launch some Garmin web page. From there, read the instructions on the page and see if you can update the software. If there is no response from the device when plugged in, visit Garmin's website and find your device. There should be an option to update software. Try it this way. Hopefully this sorts the problem. I leave mine in the car a lot and in freezing conditions and while it does drain the battery a bit, I don't have the problem you are having. Good luck.

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My 2009 dodge journey won't start, the lights bells and everything else works but all the car does when i try is click

i would check battery connections and test battery. a battery can have a bad cell and run lights but not have enough amps to spin a stater. if everything on battery is good i would suspect a bad starter

Sep 14, 2012 | 2009 Dodge Journey

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My Garmin nuvi 295W won't turn on at all.?

Did you get the battery reinstalled correctly? The battery and a question mark means there's a battery problem.
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Aug 19, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 295W 3.5 in. Car GPS Receiver

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Can't remove cap to fill anti freezes

It should come off that way. Apply more downward pressure, hard, and turn till it stops and won't go any further. Then pull straight up There are tangs on the bottom of the metal top of cap that must be turned (towards loosening) before they allow the cap to be removed. Possibly, you haven;t turned it far enough.

Jul 06, 2012 | 2010 Dodge Journey

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I cannot get past the startup screen! The nuvi just shuts off.

A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

Jan 28, 2012 | Garmin GPS

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Does`t seem to charge w/USB, in car after two hours only get 4 batteries is this normal?

Mine does the same thing, after years of freezing heating and thawing in the car the batteries just won't hold a charge anymore.Getting a replacement battery would cost about $24 plus shipping.

It is possible to change the battery yourself.


Aug 15, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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I shut my Garmin Nuvi off mid trip home, now when i want to start another trip the map shows me at the location I shut it off at. How do I get it to start back at my own address??

It would appear that it's not accessing satellites. If it was it should know that you're at home. First, if you haven't already, press Menu and then STOP so it stops trying to continue the journey.

  • If it then won't access satellites outdoors you should try updating the operating system software. Download and install Webupdater to your computer from
  • Connect your satnav to your computer and run the webupdater program
  • It will search for updates to your satnav operating system. Install any updates it finds.
  • When it finishes installing updates it will give you the option of installing optional updates. It's not necessary to install these unless you want to.
This should solve your problem.

Jun 05, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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When I plug the system into either a wall socket to charge or a cigerette socket it will not work. If I take the charge out and turn it on it works only when unplugged. So I guess I need to charge the...

When it's plugged into the cigarette lighter socket it should work. Sometimes the reason it won't is because the mini USB plug of the charger is not pushed fully into the satnav and it goes into mass storage mode showing a picture of a satnav connected to a computer. The plug appears to be fully pushed in but it's not. Pushing it in further usually solves the problem.

I hope this solves your problem and that you find that garmin satnavs aren't so bad after all.

May 28, 2011 | GPS

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Garmin screen freeze

I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Not starting, getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

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