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    Garmin will not shut off 2012 1600GTL

    Hi guys, FNG here. Just wired in the gerbing harness for heated clothing. At one point when I was attaching the hot wire to the battery terminal, I heard the Garmin beep (factory nav) and it came on. Tried many times to turn it off with the switch, but this only kicks it into a program having to do with volume for the stereo and the nav unit itself. Has been on continuously for at least 30 minutes. How do I make it shut off so it doesn't drain the battery? any help is much appreciated

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    Work backwards.
    Disconnect the Gerbings wiring and see what you get.

    Good luck.

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    Never mind problem solved

    Didn't hold the button down long enough

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    In your initial post you said, "...so it doesn't drain the battery?"

    On our K16GT when the ignition is off the GPS is not charging.

    I didn't know that, and ran the GPS down while riding another bike of ours that doesn't have a GPS connection for about a month.

    Also, our Nav VI will automatically shut off after a given time (not sure how long that is) to help prevent battery drain.

    FYI...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehrten View Post
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    Also, our Nav VI will automatically shut off after a given time (not sure how long that is) to help prevent battery drain.

    FYI...
    The screen will go dark, but the Nav VI is not shut off, just "sleeping" using the internal battery power. This is to allow a quick start after a gas or lunch stop. To turn it OFF, you have to hold down the button on the back until it asks you to confirm that you want to shut it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    The screen will go dark, but the Nav VI is not shut off, just "sleeping" using the internal battery power.
    Ikraus,

    The bike does about the same thing with the ignition off. All the "screens" are dark but the bike is still running the clock, etc., etc.

    Left alone long enough the bike's battery will eventually drain, like the Garmin's.

    I'm going through a "left-the-fob-on-the-bike-and-the-ignition-on-too" problem. In about 12 hours the battery was at 2 volts.

    We found out sitting on her, all geared up and ready to go. Every time I hit the starter button the bike would go dark and restart.

    The battery is on a charger and seems to be coming back...we'll see.

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