This posting is designed for new Garmin GPS users. If you have purchased PatchMap you will need to take a few simple steps to set up your GPS.
When using your PatchMap it is important to remember to turn off your City Navigator. This is the standard North America map that comes installed on all Garmins. The device does not have the capabilities to run both maps at the same time. If you notice your Garmin is acting up, flashing screen, driving in the ditch etc. Check this setting 9/10 this is the problem.
Tool – Settings – Map – Map Info – CN North America … (check this off) Ensure both layers of PatchMap have a check-mark beside them.
If you would like to use your GPS for in City use i.e. Search House address, restaurants, shopping etc. go into this same area of settings – Turn CN North America on, turn both layers of PatchMap off. You do not need to remove your PatchMap Card.
CLICK HERE to see screen shots and details for setting up your Garmin GPS