20 Most Recent Garmin nuvi 55LM 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates Questions & Answers

Try clearing out the pairing and start over again. There is a possibility that the built in microphone in the Garmin isn't working correctly. Here is a link to suggestions from Garmin.


Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Oct 28, 2016

YES! Needs charging......plug in charger and recharge battery.

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Apr 14, 2016

Leave the suction pad with the holder on the windscreen.
Remove only the GPS device from the holder if you have to.

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Apr 12, 2016

The lightning bolt indicates that the battery is being charged. Remove the unit from the charger and the lightning bolt will go away.

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016

There are usually 4 side by side green bars if the battery is fully charged. You can think of each bar as 25% power, so (4) bars is 100%, (3) bars is 75%, (2) bars is 50% and (1) bar is 25%.

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016

Heated windshields (and some others) contain metals which shield against GPS RF unintentionally.

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Jan 29, 2016

Hold the power button in for at least 30 seconds while externally powered. Some of the units have software problems if they are shutdown using the power button instead of letting them auto-shutoff when you remove DC (shut off your car).

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Jan 29, 2016

Here is the Garmin registration site:

myGarmin Product Registration

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Nov 05, 2015

Plug it into your computer, get Garmin Express, do a Software update and try again. if it is still having trouble call Garmin at 1800-800-1020 or take it back for warranty resolution. support number is USA people and M-F 9-6 Central time

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

If you're in the US, point your web browser at http://www.garmin.com/us/support/ then click "Product Registration."

If you're not in the US, point your web browser at http://www.garmin.com then select your country or region of the world and go from there.

Garmin nuvi 55LM... | Answered on Nov 04, 2014

When encountering errors such as "No Map Data Available" and Garmin Express does not recognize your Garmin nuvi, check to see if your Garmin nuvi is out of storage space from your computer. Solution related to the fact that when brought up as the E: drive in windows there were 0 bytes free space on the Garmin nuvi. To get Garmin Express to recognize a unit which is full, do a search on the Windows Drive (E:) for "gmap" then choose "Open file location" This will get into the hidden ".system" directory. From there, delete the largest file map, such as "gmapprom" (or move this file to your hard drive). Afterward, reboot your computer to have Garmin Express software recognize your Garmin nuvi. On older units, also purchase a microSDHC card to be able to store the newest maps, such as the US & Canada 2.6Gb map file, which will not fit on the internal unit alone or a 2Gb card. The Garmin Express software will recognize 4Gb to 32Gb microSDHC Class 10 or UHS-I cards formatted to FAT32 and install the newest maps automatically to them. Some have reported that 4Gb cards are not large enough. I had used a 16Gb SanDisk Ultra PLUS UHS-I card ($10.88 Walmart) successfully on my Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Nov 17, 2019

If the garmin can reach satellites in North America, it will reach satellites anywhere in the world as long as it has a clear line of site to the satellites. Depending where you are, the satellites can be higher or lower in the sky. This means that the garmin in your vehicle may not be able to see the satellites how you have it positioned in your vehicle. Try finding the satellites outside of your vehicle while in Europe. If you can, then the problem is positioning in your vehicle. The satellites are all the same kind no matter where you are.

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

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