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Bluetooth enabling My Garmin C550 is getting stuck on the bluetooth enabling screen, why? And how to I fix it so it connects to my cellphone?

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  • chipgiv Jan 22, 2008

    I have the same problem it says updating bluetooth firmware 0%


  • PPell Mar 16, 2008

    The Updating Bluetooth Firmware message comes on as soon as I turn the GPS on and it is stuck there.

  • pctuneup Apr 02, 2008

    When ever I try to enable the bluetooth on my C550 I get the bluetooth enabling screen and sits there. It won't go past and I have to turn the unit off then back on to use it. Does anybody know how to fix this?

  • kari564 Jun 18, 2008

    i have the same problem with the screen getting stuck on "enabling bluetooth." did anyone get it fixed??

  • keon Jun 25, 2008

    the exact same problem!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    Have the same problem enabling bluetooth. Enabling screen stays on. Contacted Garmin tech support and was email backdated .GCD file to install and forced the recognition of the new file. Bluetooth still not working. Tried this method a second time with Garmin support with the same results. Updated the software with Garmin Web Updater, no luck with that process either. Tech support unable to resolve the issue and I have been referred to Garmin Software Support.

  • delcorep Jul 21, 2008

    My phone had been connected but garmin is disabled and when you try to enable it it sticks on the screen and you have to shut it off to reset.

  • ikockaya Aug 21, 2008

    One day, My Garmin all of a sudden gave me a warning saying that the pass code for bluetooth connection is 1234 and clicked OK. Next time I started my garmin, the blue tooth stopped working. I try to enable the bluetooth from the Settings. The screen says Enablibg Buetooth and freezes.

    Could anybody get it solved

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    same exact thing

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    setting up bluetooth

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Mine gets stuck on the enabling Bluetooth screen also. Boo



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Does it work properly otherwise? Is this the only place it gets stuck?

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All other modules works. Only the Bluetooth problem.
It was updating and it stopped at 86%. Since then no more Bluetooth.

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In the Nuvi 1300 Bluetooth controls can be found in Tools - Settings - Bluetooth.

In this screen the Bluetooth communication mode can be switched on/off by pressing on the Bluetooth menu entry. Press Off and Save to store this setting.

Also existing (paired) connections with a cellphone can be dropped by pressing the phone menu entry and press the delete button.

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The Bluetooth symbol on the bottom left of the screen will not show up unless the unit is linked with a compatible phone and Bluetooth is turned on. When the phone is not connected or the Bluetooth is turned off, you will not see this icon. The same thing goes for the Traffic icon. If you do not have an active traffic receiver connected, the Traffic icon will not show up either.

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Unfortunately, not every Bluetooth enabled phone is compatible with the C550. I believe Garmin has a list of compatible phones on their website. It is possible your phone will not work with your GPS.

Garmin 760 is stuck on enabling bluetooth

Seems they have been having the identical problem with the 660
Here's a link to the solutions..

The 2 best suggested fixes were probably that you need to reset the garmin ( instructions at link)
Or update the bluetooth software ( Probably the best solution)

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Honestly I just kept playing with it until it finally took.

Bluetooth connection

If you have tried to connect from the unit and from the phone, and neither finds the other, or they won't connect, it is possible the phone may not be compatible with the unit. Not all Bluetooth devices are compatible. Your best bet would be to go to Garmin's website and check the C550 for compatible phones and see if yours is listed.

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I had the same problem, and this is how I fixed it. Now it's working fine.

Thank you for contacting Garmin International,

If you are currently running the most current version of bluetooth software, and you are still seeing issues where your compatible phone is still not connecting properly, please try the below procedure, which will reinstall the version of bluetooth you have downloaded in case there was any corruption during the transfer or installation of the bluetooth version.

1. Power the unit on

2. Touch View Map

3. Touch the ETA/Speed button in the bottom left hand corner.

4. press and hold your finger over the speedometer for 10-15 seconds until a new screen appears.

5. Touch next at the bottom of the screen until the top blue banner reads Bluetooth Status.

6. Touch UPDT P, then Touch yes.

7. At this point the unit should go to a page that says Updating Bluetooth Firmware, allow this to finish, once finished, press quit, then press and hold the back button. At this point, go back through and try to connect your Bluetooth device again.

Speaker phone

While the unit is plugged into the computer, it cannot be used as a speaker phone. If you have a cellphone connected via Bluetooth, it will transfer the call to the C550, but you will not hear the other party and vice versa. The unit cannot be manipulated until it is disconnected from the computer.

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Note: This is for a 550c Street pilot

1) Turn on unit
2) Press VIEW MAP
3) Press SPEED in lower left hand side of map
4) This will bring you to the Trip meter screen on this screen press the round speedometer at the top of the screen for about 10 seconds this will bring you to the SYSTEM BIOS.
5) From this point forward be careful you can mess up your unit by changing the wrong thing.
6) Press NEXT until you come to the BLUETOOTH STATUS screen.
7) Now press UPDT P this should complete your update.
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