20 Most Recent Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS Receiver Questions & Answers

Hi there and welcome to fixya!

I have a Garmin as well. Updating your map is super easy. Just go to https://my.garmin.com/maps/updates.htm and enter your serial number. They will then provide you with a link to download new maps and instruction on how to install them.

Hope this helps!

If you have any more questions do not hesitate to ask and have a happy holiday,

Garmin... • Answered on Apr 12, 2016

If the USB port is loose, that means that the port has come of the circuit board. This happened to a friend of mines, his son did not look which way to orient the usb plug and used brute force. It will need to go back to Garmin for repair unless you are or know of an excellent solderer as the conenctions are minute. The case needs a TORX 6 screwdriver.

Garmin... • Answered on Oct 04, 2013

You should use MapSource provided by Garmin. It works, I use it.

Garmin... • Answered on Aug 04, 2012

Page 44 of the Garmin 750 owners manual says there are three ways to charge:
auto power cord (which you have)
optional ac power cable

You might get more/better answers if you post this ??? under the 750 product heading rather than i3.

Garmin... • Answered on Jul 21, 2010

My instinct is it would be cheapest to buy a "broken screen" model off eBay and tear the mobo out of it.

Or just buy a refurb; mine was $80 with current maps (current at that time) installed.

Garmin... • Answered on Jul 21, 2010

"switch off your i3, press and hold down the arrow button, then the wheel and finally the power button. Hold all three buttons down until the i3 switches on. Select 'Yes' to erase all user data. Follow the instructions and again leave your i3 outside for up to 40 minutes."

From a Garmin help page.

Garmin... • Answered on Jul 21, 2010

That is probably the case. In most scenarios you have to purchase another lock to add or upgrade maps.

You could start playing with OpenStreetMaps.org data and see if it meets your needs.

Garmin... • Answered on Jul 21, 2010

First try that the Garmin recognozied the SD...
- Turn the unit off
- Plug in the USB cable to the Nuvi and your computer. Your unit should automatically turns on.
- Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management.
- Click a Nuvi removable disk drive (either the internal memory or your SD card drive). Right-click your mouse, and select Change Drive Letter and Path...
  1. Select Edit..., select a drive letter from the drop-down list and click OK.
  2. Your Your Nuvi will now be in “my Computer” with the drive letter that you picked.

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Garmin... • Answered on Jun 24, 2010


it should take about 30mins or more for the map to load.

Take care.

Garmin... • Answered on Jun 23, 2010

Garmin allows you one free update for your maps as long as you do it within 60 days of your day of purchase. You have to download it with your computer and then use the USB cable that should have come with your receiver to transfer the update to your GPS. After the initial free update the charge is $100.00 per year or $200.00 for lifetime updates.

Garmin... • Answered on Apr 26, 2010

Press arrow, wheel, Power, in that order and hold down

Garmin... • Answered on Apr 16, 2010

go to garmin.com and order the part directly from them. J.

Garmin... • Answered on Mar 28, 2010

Either remember the PIN
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If you have forgotten your PIN and Security Location please contact Product Support for assistance. Please note Garmin will require a copy of the receipt and there will be a charge to unlock the device as this issue is not covered by the warranty.

Garmin... • Answered on Jan 19, 2010

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