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Caring for Your nüvi
Your nüvi contains sensitive
electronic components that can be
permanently damaged if exposed
to excessive shock or vibration. To
minimize the risk of damage to your
nüvi, avoid dropping your unit and
operating it in high-shock and high-
Cleaning the Unit
The nüvi is constructed of high-
quality materials and does not
require user maintenance other than
cleaning. Clean the outer casing
of the unit (not the touchscreen)
using a cloth dampened with a mild
detergent solution, and then wipe
it dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and
solvents that can damage plastic
Cleaning the Touchscreen
Clean the touchscreen with a soft,
clean, lint-free cloth. Use water,
isopropyl alcohol, or eyeglass
cleaner, if needed. Apply the liquid
to the cloth, and then gently wipe the
Protecting Your nüvi
• Do not store the nüvi where
prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures can occur, because
it can cause permanent damage.
• Do not expose the nüvi to water.
Contact with water can cause this
unit to malfunction.
• Although a PDA stylus can be
used to operate the touchscreen,
never attempt this while
operating a vehicle. Never use a
hard or sharp object to operate
the touchscreen because damage
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• To avoid theft, remove the unit
and mount from sight when not
in use. Remove the residue left
on the windshield by the suction
• Do not keep your unit in the
• Register your product at
• Use the Garmin Lock feature. See
below for more information.
Locking Your nüvi
Garmin Lock is a theft-deterrent
system that locks your nüvi. Each
time you turn on the nüvi, enter the
PIN or drive to the security location.
1. Touch Tools > Settings >
2. Touch the button below Garmin
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN and drive to a
What is a Security Location?
Your security location should be a
location you return to often, such as
your home. If the nüvi has satellite
signals and you are at the security
location, you do not need to enter
Note: If you forget your PIN
and your security location, you
must send your nüvi to Garmin
to get it unlocked. You must also
send a valid product registration
or proof of purchase.
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Calibrating the Screen
1. Turn off the nüvi.
2. Hold the upper-left corner of the
screen while turning on the nüvi.
3. Release the Power button when
the Garmin screen appears.
4. Continue to hold the upper-left
corner of the touch screen for 30
seconds until a white screen with
“Press dot” appears.
Updating the Software
1. Connect the nüvi to your
computer using the mini-USB
cable. The AutoPlay menu opens.
2. Double-click on
to open the
myGarmin Agent download
page. If the AutoPlay menu does
not open, or you are on a Mac
computer, go to www.garmin
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
After you have installed myGarmin
Agent, you will be prompted to
open myDashboard when you
connect your nüvi to your computer.
myDashboard checks your nüvi
for current software and provides
additional information about your
Clearing User Data
iMPortaNt: This deletes all
1. Hold your finger on the lower-right
corner of the nüvi screen while
turning on the nüvi.
2. Keep your finger pressed until the
pop-up window appears.
3. Touch Yes to clear all user data.
All original settings are restored.
Any items that you have saved are
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To maximize the lifetime of the
battery, do not leave your nüvi in
direct sunlight, and avoid prolonged
exposure to excessive heat.
battery icon in the corner
of the Main menu indicates the status
of the nüvi battery. To increase the
accuracy of the battery gauge, fully
discharge the battery and then fully
charge it. Do not unplug the nüvi
until it is totally charged.
Charging Your nüvi
Charge your nüvi for at least 4 hours
before using on battery power.
• Connect the vehicle power cable.
• Connect the USB cable (included
in some packages).
• Connect an AC adapter (optional
Changing the Fuse
CautioN: When replacing the
fuse, do not lose any of the small
pieces, and ensure they are put
back in the proper place.
If your unit will not charge in your
vehicle, you might need to replace
the fuse located at the tip of the
1. Unscrew the
end piece, and
tiP: You may
need to use a coin
to remove the end
2. Remove the fuse (glass and silver
cylinder), and replace it with the
appropriate fuse type, which
can be found on the side of the
Silver tip Fuse
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3. Ensure that the silver tip is placed
in the black end piece. Screw on
the black end piece.
Removing the nüvi and
To remove the nüvi from the cradle,
press the tab of the cradle while
tilting the nüvi forward.
To remove the cradle from the
mount, turn the cradle to the right or
left. Apply pressure in that direction
until the cradle snaps off the mount.
To remove the suction cup mount
from the windshield, flip the lever
toward you. Pull the tab on the
suction cup toward you.
Mounting on Your
Use the enclosed mounting disk to
mount your unit to the dashboard and
comply with certain state regulations.
iMPortaNt: The permanent
mounting adhesive is extremely
difficult to remove after it is
1. Clean and dry the dashboard
where you are placing the disk.
2. Remove the backing from the
adhesive on the bottom of the
3. Place the disk on the dashboard.
4. Remove the clear plastic cover
from the top of the disk.
5. Place the suction cup mount
on top of the disk. Flip the lever
down (toward the disk).
To receive one free map update
(if available), register your nüvi at
http://my.garmin.com within 60 days
of acquiring satellites and driving
with your nüvi. You are not eligible
for the free map update if you
register by phone or wait longer than