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13850Re: [tracker2] Garmin Nuvi 350 won't stay connected

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  • Scott Miller
    Apr 2, 2012
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      Does the green LED on the tracker keep blinking every second or two,
      indicating it's getting a GPS fix, when the Garmin error pops up?


      On 3/31/2012 4:51 PM, rooster4bravo wrote:
      > I keep getting a message that says, "The communications device is not
      > responding." To fix this, I have been entering maintenance mode and
      > clearing user data. However, I have to do that every time I start my car
      > and turn everything on. If I turn the system off and on again, I get
      > that error message again.
      > Here's how everything is installed. The OT3m is connected through the
      > data jack to an IC-2720H. The Garmin Nuvi 350 is connected with the
      > Garmin FMI cable, and is in the mount, powered through the back, with
      > the cord plugged into the cigarette lighter. The radio and OT3m are
      > powered on and off with a toggle switch.
      > As far as troubleshooting, I have tried two different Garmins, and both
      > have reacted the same way. In my wife's car, there is a similar
      > arrangement, except everything including the GPS is powered by one of
      > the APO3 switches.
      > The only thing I can figure is that powering the GPS and radio/tracker
      > separately is messing things up. Any ideas?
      > Thanks,
      > Chadd
      > KD0OFX
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