Join Date: May 2002
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Re: GPS Can't Be Heard
The GPS plays only thru the headset. Before setting out, have your helmet on and plugged into the system. Either with the engine running or with the key in the ACC position, try the radio. Can you hear thru the headset? If yes, continue, if not play with the volume until you can. If not, get some help from someone local (or dealer) to verify all the connections are correct.
Assuming you can hear the radio, be sure the GPS is connected and on. Press the <Speak> button on the GPS - he/she should say something, if only "ready to navigate". If you cannot hear, hold the <speak> button until the volume setting appears, and adjust the setting. If you cannot hear at the highest setting (but CAN hear the radio) there is either a connection or an internal issue.
If you can hear the GPS, try the autoroute feature, letting the GPS set a route from here to there, and start riding - should be both visual on-screen AND audible directions. If this works, but your manual route does not, a call to Garmin may be in order - they are usually quite helpful. Also try the Garmin website. Also check with another rider locally and compare notes/installations.
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