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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:38 pm    Post subject: Garmin Nuvi 3598 Reply with quote

I have just replaced my ageing Tom Tom 720 with a new Garmin Nuvi 3598. On the whole it works well. It has lots of good points..But
1) There is no cable available to enable it to wired into the car electrics so that I dont have to have this ugly cable running from the cigarette lighter
2) The Garmin Help desk was less than helpful on this matter
3) I managed to load the Pocketgpsworld POIs using the Garmin POI loader - There is no help avail on this app
4) The icons come out very small compared with the Garmin supplied POIs. Is there a way of enlarging them?
5) I have yet to find a way of removing the POIs supplied by Garmin

Any help on these matters would be welcome [/list]
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Not if you want the digital traffic as the receiver is built into the cable.
2) You must have phoned on a bad day, I've always found them extremely helpful.
3) Not sure what you mean here?
4) Don't know, I find them plenty big enough.
5) Which POI's 'supplied by Garmin'? If you mean their camera alerts just delete the relevant file in the POI folder. It should be obvious and there may be more than one depending on what mapset your satnav came with.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick search on this site reveals that "wibbly" resized his own icons to 44 x 44 with success on his own 3598.

Alternatively "GerryC" has posted his own icons, in various sizes, on this site for free download.

Have a search around the site !

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy a cigarette lighter socket extension cheaply eg from Maplins, which you can splice into the car electrics after you've cut off the plug from one end.
Then, you can have the remote socket somewhere nearer the device, whilst still leaving your device's aerial cable in view of the windscreen.

As for turning off the Garmin camera alerts, there may well be a setting in the menus to do this. Alternatively, as sussamb says, remove the Cyclops-type files from your device (and copy them to your PC as part of the complete backup of the new device that most people recommend).
(NB you probably cannot turn off the "tourist" Garmin poi's that are built into the map itself).

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wired in a power socket near the fusebox to have the power cable run round from the side. Works well.

I agree with the sentiment about ugly trailing dash wires though. I don't understand why car manufacturers don't place additional power sockets in better places for the likes of SatNav's and dashcams. Down by the gearstick is a pain.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dales wrote:
As for turning off the Garmin camera alerts, there may well be a setting in the menus to do this.


Yes there is, guess I focused on the word 'remove'. Should be under Settings, Proximity Alerts Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help guys.
Ive managed to turn off the Garmin 'places along the road' which is the terminology used here.
I edited and resized the Bitmaps using PSP but I think the originals could be larger.
Its very annoying that a) the aerial is in the cable, and b) that noone does a cable without the plug so that it can be wired into the car electrics. I did not find any mention of this in the reviews I've read.
Has anyone got alternative MP3 files?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 44 icons here I'm sure and I would guess they will display sharper on the unit than 'stretched' ones.

If you want to hide the cable you could try Smartlink. I can't verify whether Garmin have fixed it after they broke it last year, see my Smartlink thread.

Newer Garmins don't use .mp3 voice files but .wav and you'll need sox.exe for POILoader to process them.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deverer wrote:
Thanks for your help guys.
Ive managed to turn off the Garmin 'places along the road' which is the terminology used here.
I edited and resized the Bitmaps using PSP but I think the originals could be larger.
Its very annoying that a) the aerial is in the cable, and b) that noone does a cable without the plug so that it can be wired into the car electrics.


'Places along the road' are separate from the speed cameras installed by Garmin. Turning off the former wont affect the latter.

Not only is the aerial in the cable but so is the receiver. You can get other cables but you will then lose digital traffic, although if you have a smart phone you could use traffic over smartlink instead.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deverer wrote:
Its very annoying that noone does a cable without the plug so that it can be wired into the car electrics.
Shoving 12v up it will not do it any good at all when it's designed to work on 5v.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually someone does do a cable. I've got one in the bits box. When I'm on the PC I'll look it up because when I bought it it was labelled Garmin compatible but when I last checked it was advertised as only TT compatible.

It's just a small transformer box with a mini USB one end and bare wires the other.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I bought as a hardwire kit and it worked well:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001M09L20?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just note if you use that you'll need to use smartlink if you want digital traffic ...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive me Mr Kremmen but the link you provided went the a cable etc for a Tom Tom. So are you saying that this is ok for a Garmin?
On a further note when driving in certain areas I get warnings of a 19mph restriction in a 40mph zone. Is the Garmin producing this warning or is it pocketgpsworld camera POI doing this?
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