Garmin Montana - Stay On?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by stevodadevo, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    Hey guys,

    I have a Montana that is mounted and wired into my motorcycle. It's wired to switched power so every time I turn off the key, the GPS asks if it should stay on or shutdown. I just want it to stay on, since it's then running on batteries. If it shuts down, then I have to select Map again to see where I am. It's a PITA.

    Is there a way to do this?
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  2. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Not in the current Montana software.

    This feature has been requested, though.
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  3. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    Damn. Thanks!
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  4. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    Take it off of switched power and put it on unswitched.
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  5. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    +1. That is what I did a few years ago to fix this issue with my 60 and now use it on the Montana.
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  6. shu

    shu ...

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    What was the issue again? :huh

    Turn off the key, poke the screen one time and it will stay on.

    .............shu
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  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    If you're not paying attention, you walk away without hitting stay on, 30 seconds later it shuts off.
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  8. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    +1. I was unable to train myself to hit a button/screen when I came to a stop. I got pissed off about having to turn it back on and wait for it to start up too many times. So I did the power switch and love it.
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