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Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S Questions & Answers

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Cam

Camasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Why cant I use a standard USB power cable in my car. My car does not have a cigarette lighter!!!!

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Bergs
Bergs

I believe you need to purchasing a Garmin specific USB cable to be able to charge the GPS. You will need it because the battery only last about 30 minutes

Rhodes Petros

Rhodes Petrosasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

can you capture a single photo using voice command, say in the case of a questionable action by vehicle ahead?

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Bergs
Bergs

Disappointingly there is no voice command available to operate the dash cam or camera. So to answer your question, no you cant'.

George Reilly

George Reillyasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Why is my GTM-25 cable not compatible? This would only leave the (expensive) option of using my cell phone to get my ‘free’ traffic updates.
Thank you for your assistance to sort this out satisfactorily.
Regards
George

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CTA

CTAasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

My device keeps on SWITCHING ON and OFF continuously for about 10-15mins almost every morning; then tells me UPDATE OK before I can use.
This is very frustrating especially when I need to navigate to an unfamiliar destination in the morning.
Any HELP will be very much appreciated?

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Brian
Brian

what update does it mention? Check on pc for map and software updates. If this fails you can reset to factory defaults and if you still have issues contact Garmin.

CTA
CTA

Thanx Brian, will try that

toto

totoasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Where can i buy a longer cable? I want to tidy up the cable cluttering the windscreen that annoys and distracts me but its not long enough to go around.

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mcalexy2k
mcalexy2k

It's hard to find longer "cigarette lighter" to "usb mini" cable. But you can buy a longer "usb mini" to "usb mini" cable and extend it. Try on office works or else in ebay.

toto
toto

Thank you.

Brian
Brian

try Jaycar slso

Jason T

Jason Tasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

Mine keeps shutting down. It's not sleep mode or screen save as that is set on never. Any help?

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mcalexy2k
mcalexy2k

Try to reset the GPS to factory default then check whether any software updates available. If this doesn't work then contact Garmin support for help.

Jason T
Jason T

Okay, how do I reset?

mcalexy2k
mcalexy2k

Check the user manual. You can restart it by putting a small needle through small hole behind the gps unit and reset the software through garmin connect

Oh Lin

Oh Linasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

My previous Garmin came with a GTM 25 Power Cable 1OR-024450 for Traffic information, will this cable work with the 51LMT-S?

Traveller Too.

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Pez
Pez

Probably best to email the tech support team at Garmin, they are very helpful and will answer any technical queries you have about their products.

Druid
Druid

I just looked at this link https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/driveassist51/EN-US/GUID-6C0AA68A-726F-47C2-A65F-46C0BB58E04A.html and it seems it will not. in the link above it says if model ends LTM-D or LMTHD it can be used
I have tried my old cable from my 3790T adn it doesn't work. So I am using the app on my phone

Kerry Thistlethwaite

Kerry Thistlethwaiteasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

OK I sorted out the collision warning and the speed alert. Last night I plugged the unit into my computer to get it registered and also
download any maps that map have been updated since the manufacture date. As usual this takes time and when I was out of the room during initialization, an error was encountered and the GPS was shut down. Now I am not able to turn it back on. What happens now. Any help appreciated.

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Pez
Pez

Did you hook it up to your car again?, Sometimes if it won't start while connected to your computer connecting to 12 volts will work,if not it's probably time to shoot Garmin an email or give them a call. I found the techs there very helpful, they will talk you through any procedures you need to do and if the unit still won't work they will log the problem and advise you to return it for repairs. I had all sorts of problems with my second unit but they replaced it with the updated model (51) and it seems to be working fine so far.

I had tried that straight away but it didn't work. I have just tried again and it is now working, Thanks for the help. Now I am frightened to try
and upgrade maps, guess when I feel I really need to I will give it another go. Cheers

Jonno
Jonno

Had that happening to me and always fixed it by pressing and holding the power button for 30 seconds (or longer) until the screen shuts down or reboots again. Give that a go. Happened to me a few times and yes scary the first time, but the above method always worked for me.

Kerry Thistlethwaite

Kerry Thistlethwaiteasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

How can I turn off forward collision warning as it keeps on coming up for no reason.
Also, my speed warning does not come up when I have exceeded the speed. I have done
this deliberately to check the unit, so do I need to turn something on????
Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S GPS Navigator
Kerry

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Jonno
Jonno

Go to "Settings" -> "Camera" where you can adjust the settings. For speed warning, also in the "Settings" area, but you should also update your unit from time to time (via USB to the computer), as the road limits do change due to council changes as well as road updates.

Thanks, I will try these hints.

Pez
Pez

In the Driver Assistance menu you can toggle on/off the lane departure etc. warnings, you can also find the on/off for the over speed warning. I found that other than on major roads (hi-ways) outside about a 60klm radius from Adelaide there is no speed limit icon displayed so also no indication when exceeding the speed limit, I don't know if this is causing the lack of over speed warning with your unit but I feel this is a major failing with this particular GPS as I have other units which show the speed limit pretty much everywhere.

Ella

Ellaasked

DriveAssist 51 LMT-S

How to you set it up in your car?

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Pez
Pez

I set mine up by attaching the suction cup mount just off-centre (driver's side) on the lower part of the windscreen, then fed the power cable under the dash mat and down next to the centre console where I have a power outlet so the cable is fairly well hidden, I drive a Pajero so the cable routing may be different for your car. Then it's simply a matter of plugging the power cable into the GPS unit, turning on your ignition key, setting your preferences if you want to personalize your unit and you are ready to navigate. If you are happy with the factory settings all you need to do is plug the unit in, set the camera angle and go.

Jonno
Jonno

You might want slightly moist the suction cup to enhance the suction power. The suction cup and your Nav can be positioned anywhere you feel comfortable, but watch out for the top of the window where there are those black dots. After that adjust in your settings where you've positioned the Nav (right, left or centre) and adjust the camera lens so you get the full recording view. Remember to periodically check it for updates on your computer, I was pleasantly surprised by the voice command feature, which wasn't in the description but came free of charge with an update, and it works well!.

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