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    18 R1200GS Navigation system

    I have been having trouble with the BMW (Garmin) navigation system. Sometimes it doesn't turn on when the ignition is on (maybe dirty contacts?, low battery?)
    Anyone else having the problem?
    thanks
    Chris

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    Registered User patm's Avatar
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    I regularly clean the contacts behind my Nav V and on the mount. It fixes the issue.
    This is not unique to those devices.
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    If the gps battery is very low it may not turn on when the bike is powered up. It may take a few minutes for it to get a charge
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsinnc View Post
    If the gps battery is very low it may not turn on when the bike is powered up. It may take a few minutes for it to get a charge
    I agree. I had the same issue on my Nav VI.

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    Take it out of cradle

    I have Nav VI and have the same problem occasionally. I have to take it out of the cradle and manually start it, which takes a very long push of the button, about 30 seconds. Then I put it back in the cradle without turning it off. and it works normally. Problem happens about 1 in 20 times, but at least I know how to fix it now. GPS is addicting; hard to ride without it.

    There is also the separate problem of the battery running down in a couple weeks of sitting, noted in earlier posts.

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