Owner`s manual | Garmin C510 GPS Receiver User Manual

Owner’s Manual
StreetPilot C510
portable, affordable car navigation
© 2006 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
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Tel. 913/397.8200 or
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Garmin Corporation
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April 2006
Part Number 190-00602-00 Rev. A
Printed in Taiwan
Thank you for purchasing the Garmin
StreetPilot® c510™.
Manual Conventions
When you are instructed to “touch”
something, use your finger to touch an
item on the screen.
You will see small arrows (>) used in the
text. They indicate that you should touch
a series of items. For example, if you
see “touch Where to? > Favorites” you
should touch the Where to? button, and
then touch Favorites.
c510 Tips and Shortcuts
• To quickly return to the Menu page,
touch and hold Back.
• Touch
to see more
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Quick Links
• Finding an address: page 7
• Viewing the Map page: page 12
• Using the Garmin Lock™ antitheft feature: page 6
• Transferring files to your c510:
pages 16–17
• Adjusting the volume: page 6
• Adjusting the brightness: page 6
• Cleaning and storing your unit:
page 23
Preface ............................................i
Where To? ......................................7
Getting Started...............................1
Using the Main Pages .................12
Manual Conventions .......................i
Quick Links ......................................i
Warning ..........................................iv
Caution ............................................v
Important Information ....................v
Product Registration .....................vi
Contact Garmin .............................vi
Software License Agreement .......vi
What’s in the Box? .........................1
Looking at Your c510 .....................1
Step 1: Mounting the c510 .............2
Step 2: Configuring the c510.........3
Step 3: Acquiring Satellites ...........3
Step 4: Using the c510 ...................3
Finding Your Destination ...............4
Following Your Route.....................5
Adding a Stop to Your Route.........5
Adding a Detour .............................6
Stopping the Route ........................6
Taking a Better Route ....................6
Adjusting the Volume .....................6
Adjusting the Brightness...............6
Locking Your c510 ..........................6
Finding an Address ........................7
Go! Page Options ...........................7
Go Home .........................................8
Finding Points of Interest ..............8
Finding Recently Found Places ....9
Favorites .......................................10
Finding a Place Using the Map ...11
Expanding Your Search ...............11
Map Page.......................................12
Trip Information Page ..................13
Turn List Page ...............................13
Next Turn Page .............................13
Using FM Traffic...........................14
Viewing Traffic Incidents .............14
Avoiding Traffic ............................15
Purchasing an Additional Traffic
Subscription ............................15
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Managing Files on Your c510 .....16
Supported File Types ...................16
Step 1: Insert an SD Card
(Optional) .................................16
Step 2: Connect the
USB Cable ................................16
Step 3: Transfer Files to
Your c510 .................................17
Step 4: Eject and Unplug the
USB Cable ................................17
Deleting Files from Your c510 .....17
Customizing the c510 .................18
Changing the Map Settings .........18
Changing the System Settings ...19
Localizing Your c510 ....................19
Changing the Navigation
Settings ....................................20
Customizing the Display..............21
Restoring All Settings ..................21
Clearing User Data .......................21
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Appendix ......................................22
Resetting Your c510 .....................22
Caring for Your c510 ...................23
Changing the Fuse .......................24
Using a Remote Antenna .............24
About Satellite Signals ................24
Charging the c510 ........................24
Calibrating the Screen ................24
Battery Information .....................25
Updating the c510 Software ........25
Purchasing and Loading Additional
MapSource Maps .....................26
Loading MapSource Waypoints
on Your c510 ............................26
Custom POIs
(Points of Interest)...................27
Troubleshooting ...........................28
Technical Specifications ..............29
FCC Compliance...........................30
Declaration of Conformity ...........30
Index .............................................31
Failure to avoid the following potentially
hazardous situations could result in an
accident or collision resulting in death or
serious injury.
When installing the unit in a vehicle, place the
unit securely so that it does not interfere with
vehicle operating controls or obstruct the driver’s
view of the road (see diagram).
Do not mount
where driver’s
field of vision
is blocked.
Do not place
unsecured on
the vehicle
Do not mount in front of an
airbag field of deployment.
When navigating, carefully compare information
displayed on the unit to all available navigation
sources, including information from street signs,
visual sightings, and maps. For safety, always
resolve any discrepancies or questions before
continuing navigation.
Always operate the vehicle in a safe manner.
Do not become distracted by the unit while
driving, and always be fully aware of all driving
conditions. Minimise the amount of time spent
viewing the screen of the unit while driving and
use voice prompts when possible. Do not input
destinations, change settings, or access any
functions requiring prolonged use of the unit’s
controls while driving. Pull over in a safe and
legal manner before attempting such operations.
The unit contains a non-user-replaceable,
rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery
may present a risk of fire or chemical burn if
Do not remove from the unit, heat unit above
140°F (60°C), or incinerate.
Dispose of unit properly. Contact your local
waste disposal department for information on
properly disposing of lithium-ion batteries.
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is being provided
in accordance with California’s Proposition 65. If you have any questions or would like additional
information, please refer to our Web site at http://www.garmin.com/prop65.
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Failure to avoid the following potentially
hazardous situations may result in injury or
property damage.
The unit is designed to provide you with route
suggestions. It does not reflect road closures
or road conditions, traffic congestion, weather
conditions, or other factors that may affect safety
or timing while driving.
Use the unit only as a navigational aid. Do not
attempt to use the unit for any purpose requiring
precise measurement of direction, distance,
location, or topography. This product should
not be used to determine ground proximity for
aircraft navigation.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is
operated by the United States government,
which is solely responsible for its accuracy
and maintenance. The government’s system
is subject to changes which could affect the
accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment,
including the unit. Although the unit is a
precision navigation device, any navigation
device can be misused or misinterpreted and,
therefore, become unsafe.
Important Information
MAP DATA INFORMATION: One of the goals of Garmin is to provide customers with the most
complete and accurate cartography that is available to us at a reasonable cost. We use a combination of
governmental and private data sources, which we identify in product literature and copyright messages
displayed to the consumer. Virtually all data sources contain inaccurate or incomplete data to some
degree. This is particularly true outside the United States, where complete and accurate digital data is
either not available or prohibitively expensive.
California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor
vehicles. Refer to page 22 for instructions on using the included mounting disk with the suction cup
mount. Garmin does not take any responsibility for any fines, penalties, or damages that may be incurred
as a result of disregarding this notice. (See California Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes
2005, Section 169.71.)
NOTICE: This Category II radiocommunication device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS310.
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Product Registration
Help us better support you by
completing our online registration today!
Connect to our Web site at www.garmin
Use this area to record the serial number
(8-digit number located on the back
of the c510) in case your c510 needs
service. Keep the original sales receipt,
or a photocopy, in a safe place.
Serial Number: ____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____
Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin if you have any
questions while using your c510. In
the U.S.A. contact Garmin Product
Support by phone: 913/397.8200 or
800/800.1020, Monday–Friday,
8 AM–5 PM Central Time; or go to
www.garmin.com/support/, and click
Product Support.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
at 44/0870.8501241.
Software License
Garmin grants you a limited license to use
the software embedded in this device (the
“Software”) in binary executable form in the
normal operation of the product. Title, ownership
rights, and intellectual property rights in and to
the Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the
property of Garmin and is protected under the
United States of America copyright laws and
international copyright treaties. You further
acknowledge that the structure, organization, and
code of the Software are valuable trade secrets
of Garmin and that the Software in source code
form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin.
You agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify,
reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to
human readable form the Software or any part
thereof or create any derivative works based on
the Software. You agree not to export or re-export
the Software to any country in violation of
the export control laws of the United States of
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What’s in the Box?
c510 unit and vehicle suction cup mount.
12-Volt adapter to provide external power or FM TMC Traffic receiver (Deluxe
versions only) to provide external power and traffic information.
USB cable to connect the c510 to your computer. Your c510 connects to your
computer as a Mass Storage Device (see pages 16–17).
Dashboard Disk to mount the suction cup mount on your dashboard (see page 22).
DVD-ROM (Deluxe versions only) to use the mapping software on a computer.
Yellow Sheet that contains your unit’s serial number, registration number for
registering on Garmin’s Web site, and unlock code for future reference.
Looking at Your c510
Ball socket (for attaching
the suction mount
SD card slot
MCX connector under rubber cap
(for an optional external antenna)
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Volume knob
Step 1: Mounting the c510
Select a suitable location to mount the c510 on your windscreen. Clean and dry the
selected area of your windscreen.
1. Plug the power cable into the back of the c510.
2. Place the suction cup on the windscreen. Flip the lever back, toward the
3. Snap the socket on the back of the c510 onto the ball at the end of the suction cup
4. Plug the power cable into a power receptacle in your vehicle. Your unit should turn
on automatically if it is plugged in and your vehicle is running.
To remove the c510 from the mount, turn the c510 as far as you can to the right or left.
Apply pressure in that direction until the c510 snaps off the mount.
To remove the suction cup from the windscreen, flip the lever toward you. Pull the tab
on the suction cup toward you.
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Step 2: Configuring the c510
To turn on your c510, press and hold the Power button on the side of the unit.
Follow the on-screen instructions to configure your c510.
Step 3: Acquiring Satellites
Go outdoors to an open area, away from tall buildings and trees. Turn on the c510.
Acquiring satellite signals may take 30–60 seconds.
bars in the upper-left corner indicate satellite strength. When the bars are
green, your c510 has acquired satellite signals; you can find your destination and go
to it.
Step 4: Using the c510
A Touch to find a destination.
B Touch to view the map.
C Touch to view traffic incidents, when an
FM traffic receiver is connected.
D Touch to adjust the c510’s settings.
E Touch to adjust the brightness of the
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Finding Your Destination
The Where to? menu provides several different categories for you to use when you
search for locations.
Touch Where to?.
Select a category.
Select a sub-category.
Select a destination.
Touch the arrows to see
more places.
Touch Go!.
Enjoy the route!
TIP: Touch
to see more choices.
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Following Your Route
As you travel, your c510 guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows
on the map, and directions at the top of the Map page. If you depart from the original
route, your c510 recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Your route is marked with a
magenta line.
Follow the arrows as you
take turns.
A checkered flag marks your
Adding a Stop to Your Route
You can add a stop to your route. The c510 gives you directions to the stop and then to
your final destination.
1. With a route active, go to the Menu page, and touch
Where to?.
2. Search for the extra stop.
3. Touch Go!.
4. Touch Yes to add this stop before your destination.
Or, touch No to make this your new final destination.
NOTE: You can add only one stop to your route.
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Adding a Detour
If a road on your route is closed, you can
take a detour.
1. With a route active, touch Menu.
2. Touch Detour.
Stopping the Route
1. With a route active, touch Menu.
2. Touch Stop.
Taking a Better Route
As you approach your destination, the
c510 evaluates road options, which may
result in a better route. When the c510
finds a better route,
appears in the
right corner of the map. Touch
take the better route.
Adjusting the Volume
Turn the volume knob on the right side
of the unit to adjust the volume.
Adjusting the Brightness
On the Menu page, touch
. Touch
to lower the brightness and to raise
it. Touch OK when you are done.
Locking Your c510
1. On the Menu page, touch
2. Touch the button next to Garmin
Lock. Touch OK.
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN. Touch Yes to
accept the PIN.
4. Touch OK. Drive to a security
location, and touch Set.
Each time you turn on the c510, enter
the 4-digit PIN or drive to the security
What is a Security Location?
You can select any location, such as
your home or office, for your security
location. If you are at your security
location, you do not need to enter a PIN.
If you forget your PIN, drive to your
security location to unlock the c510.
NOTE: To unlock your c510 at your
security location, the c510 must have
acquired satellite signals.
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The Where to? menu provides several
different categories used to search for
locations. To learn how to perform a
simple search, see page 4.
Finding an Address
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to? >
2. Select a country and state, if
3. Touch Spell City/Postal Code. Enter
the city/postal code, and touch Done.
4. Select the city/postal code in the list.
5. Type the number of the address, and
touch Done.
6. If necessary, enter the street name,
and touch Done.
7. Select the correct street in the list.
8. Touch the address, if necessary.
Touch Go! to create a route to this
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TIP: Finding an intersection is very
similar to finding an address. Touch
Intersection, and enter the two
street names.
Go! Page Options
Touch an item in the search results list to
view the Go! page.
Touch Go! to create a turn-by-turn route
to this location.
Touch Show Map to view this location
on the map. If the GPS is off, touch
Set Loc. to select this as your current
Touch Save to save this location as one
of your Favorites. See page 10.
Go Home
You can set a home location for the place
you return to most often.
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to? >
Go Home.
2. Select an option.
Going Home
Once your home location is set, you can
route to it at any time by touching
Where to? >
Go Home.
Changing Your Home
To change your home location, you must
first delete it from Favorites:
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to? >
2. Touch HOME > Edit > Delete > Yes.
After you delete your home location,
reset it by following the steps in the “Go
Home” section above.
Finding Points of Interest
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to? >
Food, Hotels….
2. Select a category and a sub-category,
if necessary. (Touch the arrows to see
more categories.)
3. Select a destination.
4. Touch Go!.
Finding a Place by Spelling
the Name
If you know the name of the location you
are looking for, you can spell it using the
on-screen keyboard. You can also enter
letters contained in the name to narrow
the search.
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to? >
Food, Hotels….
2. Touch Spell Name.
3. Using the on-screen keyboard, enter
letters in the name. Touch Done.
4. Touch the place you are looking for,
and touch Go!.
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Using the On-Screen
When an on-screen keyboard appears,
touch a number or letter to enter it. Use
the keyboard to spell words just like
computer keyboard.
Finding Recently Found
Your c510 stores the last 50 of your
recent finds in the Recently Found list.
The most recently viewed places appear
at the top of the list. From the Menu
page, touch Where to? >
Recently Found to view your
recently found items.
Deleting Recently Found
to enter numbers.
to delete the last character
entered; touch and hold
to delete the
entire entry.
to change the keyboard
mode to use diacritical characters or
special characters.
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To remove all places from the Recently
Found list, touch Clear. Then touch Yes.
NOTE: When you touch Clear, all
items from the list are removed. It
does not delete the actual place from
your unit.
You can save places in your Favorites
so you can quickly find them and create
routes to them. Your home location is
also stored in Favorites.
Editing Saved Places
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to? >
2. Touch the location you want to edit.
3. Touch Edit.
Saving Places You Find
1. After you have found a place you
want to save, touch Save.
2. Touch OK. The place is saved in
Finding Saved Places
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to?.
2. Touch
Favorites. Your saved
locations are listed.
Saving Your Current Location
From the Map page, touch the
vehicle icon. Touch Yes to save your
current location.
4. Touch a button to edit the location:
Touch Change Name. Enter a new
name, and touch Done.
Touch Change Map Symbol. Touch
a new symbol.
Touch Change Phone Number.
Enter a phone number, and touch
Touch Delete to remove this item
from the Favorites list. Touch Yes.
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Finding a Place Using the
Use the Browse Map page to view
different parts of the map. Touch
Where to? >
Browse Map.
Tips for Browsing the Map
• Touch the map and drag to view
different parts of the map.
• Touch and to zoom in and out.
• Touch any object on the map. An
arrow appears pointing at the object
you selected.
• Touch Back to return to the previous
• Touch Save to save this location to
your Favorites.
• Touch Go to navigate to the selected
• If the GPS is off, touch Set Loc.
to set your current location to the
selected location.
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Expanding Your Search
1. From the Menu page, touch
Where to? > Near.
2. Select an option:
Where I Am Now—searches for
places near your current location.
A Different City—searches for
places near the city you enter.
My Current Route—searches for
places along the route you are
currently navigating.
My Destination—searches for places
near your current route destination.
3. Touch OK.
NOTE: Your c510 automatically
searches for places near your current
Map Page
On the Menu page, touch
View map to open the Map page. The
shows your current location.
To save your current location, touch
the vehicle icon, and touch Yes.
vehicle icon
Touch the text bar to open
the Turn List page.
to zoom out.
to zoom in.
Touch Menu to return
to the Menu page.
Touch Arrival or
Speed to open the
Trip Information page.
Touch Turn In to open
the Next Turn page.
Map Page while Navigating a Route
Trip Information Page
Turn List Page
Next Turn Page
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Trip Information Page
The Trip Information page displays
your current speed and provides helpful
statistics about your trip. To view the
Trip Information page, touch Speed or
Arrival on the Map page.
Resetting Trip Information
If you want accurate trip information,
reset the trip information before
beginning a trip. If you make frequent
stops, leave the c510 turned on so it can
accurately measure elapsed time during
the trip.
Touch Reset Trip to reset the
information on the Trip Information
page. Touch Reset Max to reset the
maximum speed.
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Turn List Page
When you are navigating a route, the
Turn List page displays turn-by-turn
instructions for your entire route and the
distance between turns. Touch the green
text bar on the top of the Map page to
open the Turn List page. Touch a turn on
the list to view the Next Turn page for
that turn. Touch Show Map to view the
entire route on the Browse Map.
Next Turn Page
When you are navigating a route, the
Next Turn page shows the turn on the
map and the distance and time left before
you reach the turn. To view an upcoming
turn on the map, touch Turn In on the
Map page, or touch any turn from the
Turn List page.
to view other
turns in the route. When you are finished
viewing the Next Turn page, touch Back.
Use the FM TMC (Traffic Message
Channel) traffic receiver to receive
traffic information broadcast over the
FM Radio Data System. When a traffic
message is received, your c510 displays
the incident on the map and can change
your route to avoid the traffic incident.
For coverage areas, refer to
the Garmin Web site at www.garmin
NOTE: The FM traffic receiver and
c510 must be in data range of an FM
station transmitting TMC data to
receive traffic information.
NOTE: Garmin is not responsible
for the accuracy of the traffic
information. The FM traffic receiver
simply receives signals from the
traffic service provider and shows
that information on your c510.
NOTE: You can only access the
traffic information if the c510 is
connected to an FM traffic receiver.
Viewing Traffic Incidents
1. On the Menu page, touch
display a list of traffic incidents.
2. Select an item to view details.
3. Select an option.
Traffic Symbols
Road Condition
Severity Color Code
The bars to the left of the traffic symbols
indicate the traffic incident’s severity:
Green = Low severity; traffic is flowing
Yellow = Medium severity; traffic is a
bit congested.
Red = High severity; traffic is heavily
congested or stopped.
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Avoiding Traffic
NOTE: You do not need to activate
the subscription included with your
FM traffic receiver (if it came with
one). The subscription activates
automatically after your c510
acquires satellite signals while
receiving traffic signals from the pay
service provider.
The Map page displays
when there is
a traffic incident on your current route or
on the road on which you are traveling.
Adding a Subscription
1. From the Map page, touch
2. Select an item to view details.
3. Touch Avoid.
Purchasing an Additional
Traffic Subscription
If your subscription expires, you can
renew it at Garmin’s FM Traffic Web
site at www.garmin.com/fmtraffic. You
can purchase additional subscriptions at
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On the Menu page, touch
Touch Add.
Write down the FM traffic receiver’s
unit ID. Go to www.garmin.com/
fmtraffic to purchase a subscription
and get a code.
5. After you have the 25-character
code, touch Next on the c510, and
enter the code.
6. Touch Done.
The traffic subscription code cannot be
reused. You must obtain a new code each
time you renew your service. If you own
multiple FM traffic receivers, you must
obtain a new code for each receiver.
You can store files, such as JPEG image
files, in the c510’s internal memory or on
an optional SD card.
Step 1: Insert an SD Card
To insert or remove the card, press it in
until it clicks.
NOTE: The c510 is not compatible
with Windows® 95, Windows 98,
or Windows Me operating systems.
This is a common limitation of most
USB mass storage devices.
Supported File Types
• JPEG and JPG image files for splash
screen (see page 21)
• GPI custom POI files from Garmin’s
POI Loader (see page 27)
• GPX waypoint files from MapSource
(see page 26)
• Maps from MapSource®
Step 2: Connect the USB
1. Plug the small end of the USB cable
into the mini-USB connector.
2. Connect the larger end of the USB
cable to an available USB port on
your computer.
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Two additional drives appear in your
computer’s list of drives. “Garmin”
is the available storage in the c510’s
internal memory. The other removable
disk drive is the SD card.
NOTE: On some operating systems,
the c510 drives may not be named
automatically. See your operating
system’s Help file to learn how to
rename the drives.
Step 3: Transfer Files to
Your c510
1. Connect the c510 to your computer.
2. Double-click
My Computer.
3. Browse your computer for the file you
want to copy.
4. Highlight the file, and select File >
Edit > Copy.
5. Open the “Garmin” drive or the SD
card drive.
6. Select File > Edit > Paste. The file
appears in the list of files on the c510
memory or SD card.
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Step 4: Eject and Unplug
the USB Cable
When you are finished transferring files,
double-click the
Unplug or Eject
icon in your Windows system tray.
Select USB Mass Storage Device, and
click Stop. Select the c510 drives, and
click OK. You can unplug the USB cable
from your c510 now.
Deleting Files from Your
With the c510 connected to your
computer, open
My Computer.
Open the “Garmin” or SD card drive.
Highlight the file that you want to
delete, and press the Delete key on your
computer’s keyboard.
CAUTION: If you are not sure
about a file’s purpose, do NOT
delete it. Your c510 memory contains
important system files that should
NOT be deleted. Be especially
cautious of files located in folders
entitled “Garmin.”
1. From the Menu page, touch
2. Touch the setting you want to change.
3. Touch the button next to the setting
name to change it.
Changing the Map
From the Menu page, touch
Map Detail—adjust the amount of detail
shown on the map. Showing more detail
may cause the map to redraw slower.
Map View—change the perspective of
the map.
• Track Up—display the map in 2
dimensions (2D) with your direction
of travel at the top.
• North Up—display the map in 2D
with North at the top.
• 3D—display the map in 3 dimensions
(3D) in Track Up.
Vehicle—touch Change to change the
icon used to display your position on
the map. Touch the icon you want to
use, and then touch OK. Download
additional vehicle icons at www.garmin
Map Info—view the maps loaded on
your c510 and their version. Touch a
map to enable (check mark) or disable
(no check mark) that map.
Restore—restore the original map
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Changing the System
From the Menu page, touch
GPS Mode—enable and disable
GPS and WAAS/EGNOS. See www
.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html for
information about WAAS/EGNOS.
Safe Mode—turn on or off Safe Mode.
When your vehicle is moving, Safe
Mode disables all functions that require
significant operator attention and could
become a distraction while driving.
Garmin Lock—turn on Garmin Lock™
to lock your c510. Enter a 4-digit PIN,
and set a security location. For more
information, see page 6.
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Proximity Alarms—turn on or off the
alerts when you approach Custom POIs.
This option is only visible if you have
loaded Custom POIs. See page 27 for
more information about Custom POIs.
About—display your c510’s software
version number, unit ID number, and
audio version number. You need this
information when you update the system
software (see page 25) or purchase
additional map data (see page 26).
Restore—restore the system settings.
Localizing Your c510
From the Menu page, touch
To change a setting, touch the button
next to the icon. To change all settings,
touch Change All. In each screen, touch
the setting you want, and then touch
Locale—select your location.
Text Language—change all
on-screen text to the selected language.
Changing the text language does not
change the language of user-entered data
or map data, such as street names.
Voice Language—change the
language for voice prompts.
Time Format—choose a 12-hour,
24-hour, or UTC time format.
Time Zone—select a time zone or
nearby city from the list.
Daylight Saving—set to On, Off , or
Auto, if it is available.
Units—Change units of measure to
Kilometers or Miles.
Changing the Navigation
From the Menu page, touch
Route Preference—select a preference
for calculating your route. Select Faster
Time to calculate routes that are faster
to drive but can be longer in distance.
Select Shorter Distance to calculate
routes that are shorter in distance but can
take more time to drive.
Vehicle Type—specify your vehicle type
to optimize routes.
Avoidances—select the road types you
want to avoid on your routes. The c510
uses these road types only if alternative
routes take you too far out of your way
or if no other roads are available. If you
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have an FM traffic receiver, you can also
avoid traffic incidents.
Attention Tone—turn on or off the
attention tone.
Restore—restore the original navigation
Screen Shot—enable Screen Shot mode.
Touch the
camera icon to take a
picture of the current screen. The bitmap
file is saved in the Garmin\scrn folder
on the “Garmin” drive.
Customizing the Display
1. From the Menu page, touch
2. Touch Restore.
From the Menu page, touch
Restoring All Settings
Clearing User Data
CAUTION: This deletes all userentered information.
Color Mode—select Daytime for a
light background, Nighttime for a dark
background, or Auto to automatically
switch between nighttime and daytime.
Splash Screen—select an image to be
shown when you turn on the c510. First,
load JPEG images using USB Mass
Storage Mode (see pages 16–17).
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1. Hold your finger on the lower-right
corner of the c510’s screen while
turning on the c510.
2. Keep your finger pressed until the
pop-up window appears.
3. Touch Yes to clear all user data.
All original settings are restored. Any
items that you have saved are erased.
Resetting Your c510
Mounting on Your Dashboard
Use the enclosed mounting disk to
mount your unit to the dashboard and to
comply with certain state regulations.
Important: The permanent mounting
adhesive is extremely difficult to remove
after it is installed.
To install the mounting disk:
1. Clean and dry the dashboard where
you are placing the disk.
2. Remove the backing from the
permanent mounting adhesive on the
bottom of the disk.
3. Place the disk on the dashboard.
4. Place the suction cup mount on top of
the disk. Flip the lever down (toward
the disk).
If your unit locks up (freezes up), press
and hold the Power button to turn off
the unit. Then turn the unit back on. If
this does not help, reset your c510.
To reset the c510:
1. Place your thumb nail in the groove
located under the Garmin logo on the
Reset button
2. Gently pull off
the faceplate.
3. Press the
Reset button.
4. Connect the
Faceplate Power button
c510 to a
power source using the power cable.
The c510 should automatically turn
back on and operate normally.
NOTE: If you need to reset your unit
often, update the system software.
See page 25 for information about
updating the software.
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Caring for Your c510
Your c510 contains sensitive electronic
components that can be permanently
damaged if exposed to excessive shock
or vibration. To minimise the risk of
damage to your c510, avoid dropping
your unit and operating it in high-shock
and high-vibration environments.
Cleaning the Unit
The c510 is constructed of high-quality
materials and does not require user
maintenance other than cleaning. Clean
the unit’s outer casing (not the touch
screen) using a cloth dampened with
a mild detergent solution, and then
wipe dry. Avoid chemical cleaners
and solvents that can damage plastic
Cleaning the Touch Screen
Clean the touch screen with a soft, clean,
lint-free cloth. Use water, isopropyl
alcohol, or eyeglass cleaner, if needed.
Apply the liquid to the cloth, and then
gently wipe the touch screen.
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Protecting Your c510
• Carry and store your c510 in the
included carry case.
• Do not store the c510 where
prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures can occur (such as in
the boot of a car), because it can
cause permanent damage.
• Do not expose the c510 to water.
Contact with water can cause this unit
to malfunction.
• Though a PDA stylus can also be
used to operate the touch screen,
never attempt this while operating
a vehicle. Never use a hard or sharp
object to operate the touch screen;
damage may result.
Avoiding Theft
• To avoid theft, remove the c510
and mount from visible sight when
not in use. Remove the mark on the
windscreen left by the suction cup.
• Do not keep the c510 in the glove
compartment; thieves look there.
• Register your product at
www.garmin.com/registration. This
may help if your unit is stolen.
• Use the Garmin Lock™ feature. See
page 6.
Changing the Fuse
An AGC/3AG 2-Amp, high-breaking
capacity, 1500 A-rated fuse is located
at the tip of the vehicle adapter.
Periodically, you may
need to change the fuse.
Unscrew the black,
round end piece, and
replace the fuse.
Using a Remote Antenna
You can use an optional external remote
antenna (GA 25MCX). To purchase, go
to the Garmin Web site at www.garmin
.com/products/sp510, and click the
Accessories link.
Remove the weather cap from the
antenna connector located on the left of
the c510, and connect the antenna.
About Satellite Signals
Your c510 must acquire satellite signals
to operate. If you are indoors, near tall
buildings or trees, or in a parking garage,
the c510 cannot acquire satellites.
Go outside to an area free from tall
obstructions to use your c510. When the
c510 has acquired satellite signals, the
signal strength bars on the Menu page
are green
. When it loses satellite
signals, the bars turn red or disappear
. For more information about GPS,
visit www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
Charging the c510
To charge the c510, connect the power
cable to the c510 and a power source.
Calibrating the Screen
If the touch screen is not responding
properly, calibrate the touch screen.
Turn the unit off. Press and hold the
Power button for about one minute until
the Calibration screen appears. Follow
the on-screen instructions.
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Battery Information
Your unit contains an internal (nonremovable) lithium-ion battery. The
battery should last up to 8 hours,
depending on usage.
battery icon in the corner of
the Menu page indicates the status of the
internal battery. If the icon is not present,
the c510 is connected to external power.
Contact your local waste disposal
department for information on properly
disposing of the unit.
Maximizing the Battery Life
• Turn off GPS (
> GPS Mode > GPS Off) when you
do not need to receive GPS signals,
or use Normal mode when you do
not need to use WAAS or EGNOS.
• Turn the backlight brightness down
(on the Menu page, touch
• Do not leave your c510 in direct
sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure
to excessive heat.
c510 Owner’s Manual
Updating the c510
Use WebUpdater to update your c510
software. Go to www.garmin.com/
products/webupdater/ to download the
WebUpdater program.
After downloading WebUpdater to your
computer, connect your c510 to your
computer, run WebUpdater, and follow
the screen prompts. After confirming
that you want to perform an update,
WebUpdater automatically downloads
the update and installs it on your c510.
If you register your c510, you will
receive e-mail notification of software
and map updates. To register your c510,
go to www.garmin.com/registration/.
You can also download software updates
from www.garmin.com/products/
sp510. Click Software Updates. Click
Download next to the unit software.
Read and agree to the terms. Click
Download. Select Run (or Open). Your
software is updated.
Purchasing and Loading
Additional MapSource
To find out the version of the maps that
are loaded on your c510, open the Menu
page. Touch
Map > Map
Info. To enable additional maps, you
need your unit ID (see page 19) and
serial number (see page vi).
Check www.garmin.com/unlock/update
.jsp to see if an update for your map
software is available.
You can also purchase additional
MapSource map data from Garmin and
load the maps on your c510’s internal
memory or on an optional SD card.
To load maps to your c510 memory
or SD card, select the name for your
“Garmin” drive or SD card drive. Refer
to the MapSource Help file for more
information about using MapSource and
loading maps on your c510.
Loading MapSource
Waypoints on Your c510
Using MapSource, you can save
locations (also called waypoints) and
transfer them to your c510. For more
information about creating waypoints in
MapSource, see the Help file (press F1
to open the Help file).
After you have created the waypoints,
select File > Save. Select GPS
eXchange Format (*.gpx) for the Save
as Type. Click the Save button.
With your c510 connected to your
computer, copy the *.gpx file into the
Garmin\gpx folder in the “Garmin”
drive. The waypoints you created in
MapSource are now in Where to?
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Viewing Your Saved
Locations in MapSource
You can also view the locations you have
saved in your c510 using MapSource.
In MapSource, select File > Open.
Select GPS eXchange Format (*.gpx)
for Files of Type. Browse to find the
Garmin\gpx folder on your “Garmin”
drive. Select Current.gpx, and click
Custom POIs (Points of
Load custom points of interest (POIs)
onto your c510. POI databases are
available from various companies on
the Internet. Some custom databases
contain alert information for points, such
as safety cameras and school zones.
You will receive a warning if you are
traveling too fast near these custom
Use the Garmin POI Loader to load POIs
into your unit. Download the POI Loader
from www.garmin.com/extras.
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Using the POI Loader program, you
can store the Custom POIs on your
“Garmin” drive or your SD card. You
can also customise the proximity alert
settings for each POI using the POI
Loader. Refer to the POI Loader Help
file for more information; press F1 to
open the Help file.
To view your Custom POIs, touch
Where to? >
Extras >
Custom POIs.
To delete the Custom POIs from
your c510, connect your c510 to your
computer. Open the Garmin\poi folder
in the “Garmin” drive or the SD card
drive. Delete the file entitled poi.gpi.
CAUTION: Garmin is not
responsible for the consequences
of using a custom POI database or
the accuracy of the safety camera or
other custom POI databases.
My c510 never gets
satellite signals.
Take your c510 outside, away from tall buildings and
How do I know my
c510 is in USB Mass
Storage Mode?
When your c510 is in USB Mass Storage Mode, a picture
of a c510 connected to a computer is shown. Also, you
should see two new removable disk drives listed in My
My computer never
shows that the c510
is connected.
1. Unplug the USB cable from your computer.
2. Turn the c510 off.
3. Plug the USB cable into your computer and your
c510. The c510 automatically turns on and goes into
USB Mass Storage Mode.
I cannot find any
drives named
“Garmin” in my list of
If you have network drives mapped on your computer,
Windows may have trouble assigning drive letters to your
c510 drives. See the operating system’s Help file to learn
how to rename and assign (map) your drives.
I get a message
saying “Unsafe
Removal of Device”
when I unplug the
USB cable.
When you are ready to disconnect your c510 from your
computer, double-click the
Unplug or Eject icon in
your system tray. Select USB Mass Storage Device,
and click Stop. Select the c510 drives, and click OK. You
can disconnect your c510 from your computer now.
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Technical Specifications
Physical size: 4.4” W x 3.2” H x 2.2” D
(11.2 x 8.2 x 5.6 cm)
Weight: .59 pounds (269 g)
Display: 2.8” W x 2.1” H (7.2 x 5.4 cm);
320 x 240 pixels; bright, 16-bit LCD,
with white backlight and touch screen
Case: Not waterproof
Temperature range: 32°F to 140°F
(0°C to 60°C)
Data storage: Internal memory and
optional removable SD card. Data stored
Computer interface: USB mass storage,
Charge time: Approximately 4 hours
Power input: 12/24 VDC
Usage: 15 W max. @ 13.8 VDC
Battery life: up to 8 hours depending on
GPS Performance
Receiver: WAAS enabled
Acquisition times*:
Warm: <1 sec
Cold: <38 sec
Factory Reset: <45 sec
*On average for a stationary receiver
with a clear view of the sky
Update rate: 1/sec, continuous
GPS accuracy:
Position: <10 meters, typical
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec RMS
GPS (WAAS) accuracy:
Position: <5 meters, typical
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec RMS
For a complete list of specifications,
see www.garmin.com/products/sp510/
CAUTION: The c510 is not
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FCC Compliance
The unit complies with Part 15 of the FCC
interference limits for Class B digital devices
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE. These limits are
designed to provide more reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation, and are more stringent than “outdoor”
Operation of this device is subject to the
following conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
NOTE: The Garmin c510 has no userserviceable parts. Repairs should only be
made by an authorised Garmin service
NOTE: Unauthorized repairs or
modifications could result in permanent
damage to the equipment, and void your
warranty and your authority to operated
this device under Part 15 regulations.
NOTE: The c510 is fastened shut with
screws. Any attempt to open the case to
change or modify the unit in any way
voids your warranty and may result in
permanent damage to the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this StreetPilot cseries product is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of Conformity, see
the Garmin Web site for your Garmin product:
www.garmin.com/products/sp510/. Click
Manuals, and then select the Declaration of
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2-D, 3-D map view 18
About button 19
acquiring satellites 3
Aligning the touch screen 24
antenna, external 24
anti-theft feature 6, 19
attention tone 21
audio version 19
avoiding road types 20
avoiding traffic 14, 21
battery 25
better route 6
brightness 6
browsing the map 11, 27
calibrating the touch screen 24
caring for your c510 23
charging the c510 24
clearing user data 21
computer connection 16
configuring the c510 3
contact Garmin vi
current location, saving 10
customising your c510 18–21
Custom POIs 27
daylight saving 20
Declaration of Conformity 30
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all user data 21
character 9
custom POIs 27
Favourites 10
files 17
recent finds list 9
detail maps 18
diacritical characters 9
disconnecting the USB cable 28
driving directions 13
near another location 11
recent selections 9
saved places (Favourites) 10
FM TMC traffic receiver 14–15
fuse, changing 24
home location 8
editing saved places 10
ejecting the USB 17
enabling detailed maps 18
expanding your search 11
external antenna 24
Extras 27
Favourites 10
editing 10
finding 10
saving 10
FCC compliance 30
deleting 17
managing 16
supported types 17
transferring 16–17
finding places
by name 8
intersection 7
item on the map 11
Garmin Lock™ 6, 19, 24
Go! page options 7
going home 8–11
GPS 3, 19, 24, 25
keyboard 9
kilometers 20
language 20
license agreement vi
loading additional maps 26
locked up, c510 is 22
locking your c510 6
main menu page 3
managing files 16–17
browse 11
customise 18
moving 11
software version 18
update maps 25
view 18
zoom 11
MapSource 26
MapSource waypoints 26
Map Info button 18
menu page 3
miles 20
mounting the c510 2, 22
navigation settings 20
Near button 11
Next Turn page 13
on-screen keyboard 9
POIs, custom 27
position icon 12–13, 18
postal code 7
proximity alarms 19
recently found locations 9
deleting 9
finding 9
registering your c510 24, 25
remote antenna 24
removable disk drive 17
removing the mount 2
the max speed 13
the trip data 13
your c510 22
restoring settings 21
routing preferences 20
safety camera database 27
Safe Mode 19
satellite signals 3, 24
places you find 7, 10
your current location 10, 11
school zone database 27
SD card 16, 29
security location 6
serial number vi
settings, adjusting 18–21
setting your location 7, 11
show map 7
software license agreement vi
software version 19
special characters 9
specifications 29
spelling the name of a place 8
stopping the USB 17
storing your c510 23
supported file types 16
system settings 19
turn-by-turn directions 13
unit ID 19
unit locked up 22
updating the c510 software 25
USB 1, 17
mass storage mode 16–17
troubleshooting 28
vehicle icon 12–13, 18
vehicle type 20
voice language 20
volume 6
warranty 33
WebUpdater 25
zoom 11
technical specifications 29
text language 20
time zone 20
touch screen
calibrating 24
cleaning 23
Track Up 18
traffic 14
avoid 15, 21
incidents 14
subscription 15
transferring files 16–17
Trip Information page 13
troubleshooting 28
c510 Owner’s Manual
Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from
defects in materials or workmanship for one year from
the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will
at its sole option repair or replace any components that
fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be
made at no charge to the customer for parts or labor,
provided that the customer shall be responsible for
any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover
failures due to abuse, misuse, accident, or unauthorized
alteration or repairs.
DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace
the unit or software or offer a full refund of the
purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin
authorised dealer or call Garmin Product Support for
shipping instructions and an RMA tracking number.
The unit should be securely packed with the tracking
number clearly written on the outside of the package.
The unit should then be sent, freight charges prepaid,
to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of
the original sales receipt is required as the proof of
purchase for warranty repairs.
Garmin International, Inc.
Tel. 913/397.8200 Fax. 913/397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Tel. 44/0870.8501241 Fax 44/0870.8501251
Online Auction Purchases: Products sold through
online auctions are not eligible for rebates or
other special offers from Garmin. Online auction
confirmations are not accepted for warranty
verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or
copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is
required. Garmin will not replace missing components
from any package purchased through an online auction.
International Purchases: A separate warranty
is provided by international distributors for units
purchased outside the United States. This warranty
is provided by the local in-country distributor and
this distributor provides local service for your unit.
Distributor warranties are only valid in the area of
intended distribution. Units purchased in the United
States or Canada must be returned to the Garmin
service center in the United Kingdom, the United
States, Canada, or Taiwan for service.
For the latest free software updates (excluding map data)
throughout the life of your Garmin products, visit the Garmin
Web site at www.garmin.com.
© 2006 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K.
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
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