20 Most Recent Garmin NUVI 255 PERSONAL GPS Device Questions & Answers

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Garmin NUVI 255... | Answered on Aug 15, 2010


Download Nuvi 255 Manual

Download Nuvi 255 Manual

Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275


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on Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin NUVI 255 PERSONAL GPS Device

Are you sure you have set the mark correctly. 30 ft would be acceptable due to regulations , but 2 miles is quit a lot of variance. Check to be sure your map is up to date as some maps were never updated with road changes if you are going off a pre-set map load

Garmin NUVI 255... | Answered on Mar 09, 2010

When you first tun them on it is supposed to tell you to touch all four corners in a row.....this calibrates it. Yours may be differenr but the most of them are this way.......

Garmin NUVI 255... | Answered on Dec 25, 2009

If you are pressing the on switch and it is not switching on then try plugging this in someone else's care and see if it works. If it doesn't then there is an issue with the unit or the charging cord. Try a different cord and if that doesn't fix it then it is the unit. Good luck.

Garmin NUVI 255... | Answered on Jul 16, 2009

Press the reset button - you'll find it on the lower right of the Nüvi 255, but it doesn't look like a button. It's basically the sticker with all the information on it. It's just enough to push the sticker carefully with something small, not too sharp so it doesn' get destroyed. The Nüvi reboots, the loader loads and proceeds with the software load. Once this is over, shut down the Nüvi and reconnect to the PC. Then, everything works fine (it did at least for me).

Garmin NUVI 255... | Answered on May 22, 2009

You charge the unit via your cigarette lighter socket using the charge lead supplied. Generally you type a zip code if you know it and the satnav will calculate your route.\if you dont know the zip code type in an address but this gives several areas. Zip codes are preffered.It will talk once you start driving giving you forwarning of any turns you need to make in advance. Good Luck

Garmin NUVI 255... | Answered on Mar 17, 2009

You need to download Garmin Express on a computer. Connect the device, register it and then get the software and map updates. I did mine yesterday, and I check every 3 months for map updates.

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Garmin GPS | Answered Yesterday

Go to the garmin web site and follow the on screen instructions.

Garmin GPS | Answered on Jul 03, 2020

Go to settings and set the correct time to your location!

Garmin GPS | Answered on Jun 11, 2020

Has yours been updated recently? I updated mine, (about a year ago), on the website and it wiped all the map data.
I think some of the more recent software update versions have caused problems for certain sat nav models.
Try logging onto the Garmin website, connect you sat nav to you computer and check it has the current software updates. Older models sometimes need to be reset to an previous version of the software to work correctly. To do this you might have to contact Garmin directly by Email to get them to send you the correct software version.
Hope this helps.

Garmin GPS | Answered on Jun 08, 2020

notify garmin for assistance

Garmin GPS | Answered on Apr 02, 2020

Hi Earl,

Sometime it could just be of aging. I have a 130, it was having similar problems, until i realized it was the screen not showing, but power on turning on. In your case, I probably probably try a hard factory reset as follows:

To perform a master reset:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press the PAGE, ENTER2, and POWER buttons simultaneously.
  3. Release all buttons once the Do you really want to erase all user data? message appears.
  4. Select Yes.
hope this helps!


Garmin GPS | Answered on Mar 29, 2020

The reason why people don't like to do Free Garmin Map Update is they think that it is somewhere a little tough procedure. But let us tell you that there is nothing like that, try our well-researched steps now.
1.To download the update, first, you have to create your own account on the Garmin website. For that just connect your computer with wifi and then search there for the Garmin websites. Enter your details there and son you will get your own account.
2. Now, with the help of a USB cable connect your GPS device with the computer.
3. After that install Garmin Express first because without this software you can't Update Garmin Nuvi 265W.
4. As soon as you will download the file into the system, simply double click on the file. Follow all the given instructions and install it to the device.
5. As you have already connected the device, now double click on the Garmin Express file to open it.
6. When you will click on "Add a device" the setup process will begin to start.
7. Now, you just have to follow the instructions that have been given there and soon you will get an update GPS device.
8. The procedure may take a little time, wait for that and then remove the device.

So, in place of looking here and there, call our Garmin Map Update now! For: US/Canada: +1-888-480-0288 For UK: +44-800-041-8324

Garmin GPS | Answered on Feb 05, 2020

try www.garmin.com

Garmin GPS | Answered on Jan 07, 2020

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