Problem with a Garmin Direction Finder

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by JD, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. JD

    JD Guest

    Hello Experts,

    I have spent most of an hour trying to work a local area code into an
    address. The product is a Garmin Nüvi, 1300 Series. The area code is
    BT5-6LW and, every time I finish it, it drops the LW.

    Is anyone here an expert in Garmin leaks?

    TIA and Happy Holidays :)
    JD, Dec 26, 2012
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  2. Your area code does not conform to what is used in the States, but you
    should not need it if you know the city.

    The States use 5 numerals, 90210 for example, so if your unit is dropping
    after the 5th digit then you might have trouble with it. What happens if you
    just put in the city name, then the street address?
    Jeff Strickland, Dec 26, 2012
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  3. JD

    Loony Guest

    Oppss! Apologies Jeff for being late.

    I bought the Garmin in USA a few years back and my code was 95401. Now
    I'm stuck here in UK and my code is BT5-6LW and it gets stuck after the
    BT5. I'm still searching for an escape.
    Loony, Jan 3, 2013
  4. JD

    Loony Guest

    I forgot to mention that the city name is Belfast. The street address is
    66 Balmoral and the code is BT12-6QL. The address was ok but the code
    did not work. The problem could be my ignorance so I'll keep trying.
    Loony, Jan 3, 2013

  5. I am not certain, but I do not think your USA (North America) GPS will work
    in Europe. I believe you need a different unit, or you need to at least
    download something for the other part of the world where you are now.

    Me thinks you can find the answer at
    Jeff Strickland, Jan 4, 2013
  6. JD

    Loony Guest

    Just had an answer Jeff :

    Thank you for contacting Garmin Europe.

    I am happy to help with your enquiry. Looking into this for you,
    normally if you have North American maps loaded to the device, you would
    need to first change the country within the address feature and you will
    then be able to search for addresses fine. Now looking at the serial
    number of the device, I cannot see any North American maps pre loaded to
    the device which would most likely be the reason why you are not able to
    find this information. To confirm this, I would like to check the map
    section on your device. Please find below a step by step guide on doing

    1. Turn the unit on without it being plugged into any power cables.
    2. Once loaded if you could then click on the spanner icon, followed by
    the settings icon.
    3. When the next page loads, you will then need to scroll down the page
    and click on the map icon.
    4. You will then need to click on map info located at the bottom of the
    screen. In here is where all the maps are currently stored on the unit.
    If you could let me know what is written in here and also if there is or
    is not a tick in the box next to the writing.

    If there is anything else I can help you with then please let me know.
    Alternatively you can search for a solution here:


    Now, how about that???
    Loony, Jan 6, 2013
  7. JD

    Loony Guest

    It was not easy. The routes were not well described nor chosen.
    Loony, Jan 6, 2013
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