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Garmin always 1/2 mile left of actual position

Hi, my garmin always shows half mile left of actual position, when i entered the actual coordinates of my position ( got the ref from another gps), garmin actually plotted a route ( from the the garmin's present position) to the coordinates ( which is my actual position, correctly showed up in garmin map). So is it a map problem or a unit problem ?

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It could be the unit or the film on the windows of your car .... most of the time it is the unit messing up i have ran into this problem a few times installing

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