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My Garmin GDB 50 MSN Receiver/Car Charger lost the piece on the tip to connect it to the cigarette lighter. Can I purchase the replacement part?

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You can buy a complete charger by going to https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=8526
Click on "FIND A STORE" and select your country.

A cheaper option would be to go to a car accessory shop and buy a plug for cigarette lighter accessories. Take it apart and use the tip out of it.

Posted on May 25, 2011

  • mrobins49 May 17, 2014

    Depending on the model GTM20, parts can be found at GPSNSTUFF.com and cost will be lots cheaper!

  • mrobins49 May 17, 2014

    Sorry about typo but the same parts kit will work with the GDB 50.

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Parts kit is the cheapest way to go. Go to GPSNSTUFF.com and purchase GTM 20 repair kit. $10-15

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