595LM Automotive use?

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595LM Automotive use?

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I have never attempted to use my 595 in my pickup, I have an old nuvi 780 for that. But lately the nuvi is acting weird so I decided to chuck the 595 on the seat "just in case". Turns out the automotive charging cord is wrong- it won't fit the device. A "standard" "normal" USB cord fits fine but the cord sent in the Zumo box has a slightly larger USB end and it simply won't fit to power the device. So, a couple questions:

- Garmin recommends that a Garmin supplied cable be used only. Anyone use something else with no problems? I do with my PC so...
- Anyone come across this before with the automotive cable?
- Anyone order a new Garmin automotive cable? I don't want to order the same bogus thing over.

I sent Garmin an email, I'm in no hurry, I'll just use a "regular" USB cable for now. But I'm curious as to how this could happen and if anyone else has seen this. The supplied cable has the Garmin triangle on it so I'm sure it's genuine, how can it not fit? Anyway, when you get a chance, check out your automotive charging cord and see what you got, just in case.
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Re: 595LM Automotive use?

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The cable is designed to be plugged in to the windscreen mount and it also powers the speaker that's in the mount
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Re: 595LM Automotive use?

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Sounds like you need one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Garm ... rk:15:pf:0 to plug the cable into.
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Re: 595LM Automotive use?

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Gee, I feel pretty stupid right now :oops: . Never considered a speaker- I haven't in many yrs used a gps audible instructions.
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