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  • This might help you. Most of it's pages are on the .ru domain. Some don't like that, but I find a lot of useful pinouts and info on it. https://pinouts.ru/dev/Magellan/ https://pinouts.ru/ Not certain if your Trailblazer is one of those model…
  • I don't think they are out of touch with their pricing either. It's just that they probably figure they will be able to sell X amount of units at that price. On the other hand, they probably saw they could sell more units a a lower price, but the …
  • Well the 700 dollars gets you more than just a 10" screen. You also get more information about things that are more important to those operating big vehicles as some RV's are. So there is some special stuff making it potentially worth the cost for…
  • Well the DriveSmart 61, 65 and 71 are newer than the DS 55. Not certain if the DS 71 is actually released yet as I didn't see it on the Garmin site, but the manual for the DS 55 now shows it applies to DS models 55/65 and 71. https://buy.garmin.com…
  • Just got back to my Macbook and am currently connected to garmins servers and downloading updates to my DS 61. The newest version of Garmin Express is 7.2.0.0 for Mac's. Not sure what it is for Windows PC's. But if you haven't updated GE in a l…
  • I quickly did several searches in the Garmin Support FAQ's and never found a hit for "TV app". So that currently sounds sketchy to me if you are claiming this was Garmin Support that told you this. I'm not where I can check my computer's Garmin Ex…
  • If your time, date and timezone aren't correct on your computer then that sometimes causes issues too. Not always, but I did happen to me once and correcting got it going.
  • Google maps get annoying too. Or at least they were. They holler about speed traps all over the place and most I encounter are ICE or DEA running tags. Not speed traps. And then they were always suggesting new ways and automatically rerouting me…
  • I haven't been driving much with my DS 61 since covid. But I thought the orange alert only stayed full for a second or two then shrunk to a small part of the banner so you'd see your next turn info. As well I thought if it is touched while big tha…
  • On my DS 61 there is a checkbox under [settings] [Map & Vehicle] [Map Layers] specifically for parking. If you have that, try unchecking it. I also don't have the Parkopedia map enabled.
  • @OldGeezer...... first I'm going to say "killjoy". You can imagine that however you want. With a grin hopefully. Sad, that this thing from Garmin... apparently, is in the same mindset as other in-dash systems. They apparently don't want the cons…
  • Don't know, never seen such a beast (in-dash Garmin). But have you tried connecting to it with a notebook computer and seeing if there is any directory file structure? Or if Garmin BaseCamp will see it? If it does, then you can probably add them …
  • What's the part number of the map you are looking at? You might be on the wrong page and are seeing that for map updates. You are needing to purchase a completely new map to add to your device. I didn't see that verbiage on the pages for the pr…
  • Just to be clear, are you trying to install the Garmin City Navigator North America map? Where did you get the older version you are trying to install? CN North America NT 2021.30 is the latest and greatest. And, did your Nuvi have lifetime updat…
  • - blow prior owner's data? In general, I would. Though I'm not certain what data you are asking about. I'm imagining routes and/or POI's, destinations, etc. - update map for $$$? Depends on how important and reliant you are on the GPS for nav…
  • On my Edge 530, I go into the menu and select "missed notifications". However I only have text messages sent to my device.
  • Magnetic North is subject to east and west variation depending one where exactly you are. It also changes over the years. So if the bearings you are going by are not recent, then there are corrections that might need to be figured in to them.
  • Well if you did all the steps in the link @sussamb provided, then call Garmin support. If you are in USA then then you can get a call back instead of sitting on the phone waiting in the queue.
  • Incorrect date and time on my computer has given me this issue before. It was right after the change to/from daylight savings time a few years ago. I had some issues with Win10 and timezone too, but I don't know if timezone affected Garmin Express…
  • Only a survey by a surveyor will mean anything legally. All you'll do with a GPS is make yourself suspicious of things. The earth isn't flat so when a property description says go 500 feet, part of that might be up the side of a hill and not 500 …
  • I have no clue, but I suspect that the built-in gps and map display in my wife's car is a Magellan product. I've not noticed that Garmin has grabbed any of that type market. So if Magellan is getting revenue from that line, it could be significant…
  • Interesting for sure. I think I figured out what the i, r and t mean for the GPSMAP 66s. Just haven't figured out the s. Nor why the t goes away in the model number with the model that has both topo and multi-band tech. And the s as well as the…
  • Wasn't there something said that if you didn't update your device at least every two years that you might lose your free lifetime update? I've never looked to see if that was factual, but seems like someone put that out in a post a while back. B…
  • nuvi 55 may not have free lifetime map updates depending on whether it is just a nuvi 55 or a nuvi 55-lm or lmt. If you go to garmin's site and download Garmin Express and install it on your macbook or PC, then you can connect your nuvi to it and i…
  • I've had some odd-ball map install failures to my nuvi's, drivesmarts and other Garmin devices that give the ""Something went wrong". These were the full north america maps. At the time, I was using wifi to my macbook with Garmin Express. Even th…
  • Probably not that big. And likely they'll be replacing what is there already, so even less space actually taken. You don't have to have them. But then again, someone might take their Garmin somewhere where Arabic is needed and they'll forget it…
  • Since in order to use live track you'd have to have a smartphone, you can still have someone track you whether the Garmin device does or doesn't. There are a number of apps that will let you share your location with another and no other device need…
  • It's been awhile since I've been to the Garmin Forums. Surprisingly, while it was down there was some info I was looking for that I felt for certain would be there. Interesting how something not used for a long time can be missed when gone. Even …
  • There always seem to be certain cities the GPS takes me through instead of around. Others cities it will take me around when I would rather go through. Don't know why. Just one of the quirks. Short of painstakingly setting up via's or waypoints …
  • Other than messing with the brightness controls or putting it in night time mode I wouldn't know. There are different map themes that change colors of the map displayed. Don't know if that would affect what you are asking. I've not had any issue …
  • I've no idea. I'd base the decision on fix or trash on how much expense fixing will be and if I can't be assured of the outcome, then that magic dollar amount is a very low number. I've never been good at unsoldering and soldering circuits, so if …
  • Why can't the maps be updated? Because of the error or was this unit never activated? Have no idea if you are delusional.
  • I'm just having a problem understanding why a garmin device not being able to connect to a garmin server would cause it to not function at all. Even with cloud based services going on, It seems gross mishandling of what should be a simple program e…
  • I only skimmed through the article. But programming wise, there shouldn't be a reason that problems at Garmin should be causing issues with the devices. The devices should always be able to connect to the GPS satellites and give you all the inform…
  • I spent part of my career in the IT (information technology) world. My wife is still involved with IT. Even back in the 90's I was amazed at how willing company management was to connect all their computers to the wide wide world with only a firew…
  • "Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin" Yes, that caught my eye too. Might be where the bulk of their revenue is coming from now. Never looked that close at their numbers though.
  • You can also call garmin support. 1 (800) 800-1020 There'll likely be a wait time. However their VRU will take your callback number and then when your turn comes up in the queue the CSR will call you back. I've used it a fair number of times and…
  • I'm still wondering if you have a pointer moved out to measure distance or bearing from your current location. On my GPS's, marine, handheld, automotive and even cycling the current location is at the bottom center of the screen. Unless you hav…
  • So Garmin no longer sells maps to directly install on your computer. However, you can still use them on the computer by connecting the GPS. Or you could just put the memory card into a slot on your computer (or a USB card reader). In fact, you coul…
  • Not saying this is the case for your issue, but there are many people selling SD cards with Garmin maps on them that don't go through Garmin's licensing program. They pretty much just have a hacked version of Garmin's map that sometimes works and s…
  • If you are in North America, call Garmin Support. Won't cost you anything but time. Product Support U.S. 913-397-0872 | 1-800-800-1020 Canada 1-866-429-9296 When you are in basecamp are you certain you are viewing the map on the device itself or…
  • In the system setup menus you might need to see if that map is listed and the checkbox checked. Or perhaps the card slot is damaged. Garmin used to have a flat-rate repair site so you could see what it'd cost for out of warranty stuff. However th…
  • I always find it best to call Garmin Support. Then you can quickly dispense with the "is it plugged in" emails and all the other stuff that support has to do to eliminate the less tech savvy. Usually, pre-covid, when I've called them they have a …
  • I thought it kind of looks like the line that I'd get when I use the rocker pad on my gpsMap 76 csx to move the pointer out and mark a waypoint on the map or see what distance and bearing something was from me on the map. If I moved the pointer on …
  • Computer USB amperage is only required to be .5 amps for USB v1.0 and v2.0. USB 3.0 is .9 amps to meet the standard. Probably not a great choice for using it for charging Garmin's that try to guess what they are connected to based on voltages an…
  • Just got the DS 65? Return it for a refund before it's too late. Of course Garmin will replace it under warranty but that takes a little time too. Garmin might not intend for them to charge from the USB. My DS 61 doesn't charge significantly fro…
  • My older Garmin's go straight into storage mode when I connect them to my computer. But my newer DriveSmart 61 lmts gives an option to cancel out of that. Never thought about trying the USB connection in the car. Don't know how much amperage it…
  • Oh.... I'd been thinking a while back about get a BC-30 and missed out on the part about using a different power cable for the GPS. Don't know what to tell you about the wiring. The plug going into the cigar lighter/power point is probably just…
  • Why not just get a 12 volt power outlet and wire that in and tuck under your dash? Then you won't have to alter the power cable for the GPS. If you ever have to take it out, it'll be undamaged. There are all sorts of them at the auto parts stores…
  • I'd think the issue is with the GPSmap. When my Garmin Edge does a similar thing with my HR monitor or speed/cadence sensor, It's typically been the Edge device. I'll have to go in an re-pair the device and save the pairing. Typically does happen…