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The lithium battery to my Garmin Nuvi 350 is giving out. My husband has figured out how to open the case, and I've tracked down replacement batteries on line. The picture of the batteries online looks as though there are two wires coming out of the battery. Does installing it require any soldering or any other tricks that we should know about? Thanks, Linda

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No soldering should be required as far as installing the Batteries is concerned. You may find Sockets/Holders, the batteries to be inserted in.

If you can't find out the Holder/Socket, contact Professional Serviceman.






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Hi there....
well i would like to tell you that please don't try to do soldering and repairing work on the battery if it leaks your whole device will be of no use ....

getting a new battery is the best option it will give you the best results ,reliability and optimum performance of your gps device

take care
cheers

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Well when you opened the case did you see any wire connection to battery that is soldering if yes then you need to solder or if there is the wires the replacement battery they are terminals of the battery you need carefully to main board and check the battery wires and then solder it to the board...


Good luck..

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