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I’m having trouble with my Nuvi 1390 I hooked up on my GL1500, I keep getting this message on the Nuvi (Serial Accessory Requires External Power) I contacted Garmin and they sent me a new power cord and I still have the issue, and the mechanics installed a new cigarette liter, so any advice will be helpful.
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I have a 1390 on my 1500 and dont have any problems with it. Can you explain what you are doing when you install it?
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ka4yqi wrote:I have a 1390 on my 1500 and dont have any problems with it. Can you explain what you are doing when you install it?
On the GPS there is nothing I wouldn't think I just hook it into the cradle start it and I did notice yesterday it works fine with the bike off and as soon as I start the bike the error message pops up, and I did hook my Garmin street pilot into the power cord and it done the same thing, so I'm lost for things to do as are the mechanics that hooked up the cigarette lighter. Thanks.
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Is it happening "when" you start it? Have you tried turning it on after the bike is already running? This would be an indication that the error is happening when the ignition cuts the power to it at startup, if so, and I would expect this is normal. If this situation does not describe what is happening, then I have no further idea.
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themainviking - you know I tried hooking up after the bike was running and it still did it, so the thought is the ignition must be pulling enough juice to send the GPS over to its battery power, going to have the mechanics wire the cigarette lighter in another way. Thanks
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Is the polarity on the outlet corerect? Have you tried it in your car or truck?
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Steve F - I have tried the unit in my car and my jeep and it works fine so it is one of those things that just baffle you to insanity.
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is your power outlet on the wing connected directly to the battery? having the power outlet spliced in with another componet might be causing a problem
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detdrbuzzard - The mechanics have it wired into the ignition now but they’re going to try something different today, and I'm thinking being on the ignition is pulling a lot of power, so we will see what they have in mind today and I will let them know what you have mentioned, I just hope they figure it out soon. Thanks.
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Well I have to say Thanks to everyone for their help in figuring out my GPS, we finally figured it out today, the battery is at 13 plus AMPS and when the GPS was running it dropped the amps down to 8 to 9 amps just enough to turn the light on the cigarette lighter and when we hooked the GPS direct to the battery it was fine enough amps to run it the problem with this GPS is it has a traffic detector to monitor traffic again thanks folks.
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jewater88 wrote:Well I have to say Thanks to everyone for their help in figuring out my GPS, we finally figured it out today, the battery is at 13 plus AMPS and when the GPS was running it dropped the amps down to 8 to 9 amps just enough to turn the light on the cigarette lighter and when we hooked the GPS direct to the battery it was fine enough amps to run it the problem with this GPS is it has a traffic detector to monitor traffic again thanks folks.
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