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Old 05-18-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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Fusion Version 3.80

I checked the Garmin website and found an upgrade. It seems to have fixed the issue of not being able to have your co-pilot use the interface whilst underway.

Not certain that the other updates are material, and I believe it is working since we haven't been denied access to the menu to add a location, etc.

It loaded without incident using the Garmin Express update tool and a thumb drive.
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That is great news!! Thanks!
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Done!
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Done!
Great info. We will try the download soon too. The “ no use while driving” safety feature forced us to drive with an old GPS plugged in so that the passenger could access info while the vehicle was not in park. Fingers crossed that this works for us too.
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I checked the Garmin website and found an upgrade. It seems to have fixed the issue of not being able to have your co-pilot use the interface whilst underway.

Not certain that the other updates are material, and I believe it is working since we haven't been denied access to the menu to add a location, etc.

It loaded without incident using the Garmin Express update tool and a thumb drive.

Thanks for the tip. I completed upgrade without issues but still not able to adjust nav settings while driving. Too bad.
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I checked the Garmin website and found an upgrade. It seems to have fixed the issue of not being able to have your co-pilot use the interface whilst underway.

Not certain that the other updates are material, and I believe it is working since we haven't been denied access to the menu to add a location, etc.

It loaded without incident using the Garmin Express update tool and a thumb drive.
How about a step-by-step explanation for us tech challenged guys.
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Thanks for the tip. I completed upgrade without issues but still not able to adjust nav settings while driving. Too bad.
Same here. Checked today since I took my AI to work... tested and the message of not being able to change while in motion came up....
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Same here. Checked today since I took my AI to work... tested and the message of not being able to change while in motion came up....
Maybe next version
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Same here. Checked today since I took my AI to work... tested and the message of not being able to change while in motion came up....
It won't let one put in a "new" address, but if you have it in there it will let you select a saved or recent destination. Everything else seems to work while moving.
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I started two days ago to update my Fusion, using the USB input. I had never used the USB before in the 2018. The USB memory was not recognized, no response at all. I tried several other known good USBs, also with zero response from the Fusion.

I pulled the Fusion and traced the USB wire from the socket in the dash-top compartment. Six feet of wire to go 6"! All appeared to be properly hooked up. I unplugged the 6' Airstream cable from the short wire from the Fusion and plugged the USB in there. Still no response. I unplugged the short wire from the gray connector on the Fusion and metered the signal pair (white/green). That cable appears to be good as well. I have to reluctantly conclude that the Fusion is failing internally.

After 35 years of designing and debugging electronics for IBM, the tangled wad of wiring behind the Fusion dismays me.

I plugged a mini-SD into the front and prepared to download with it. I downloaded both the latest Fusion system and the latest Garmin maps. I applied both updates to the Fusion without problems.

I now have the latest Fusion release and 2018 maps. My maps now even show a new toll road close to my home that just opened to traffic yesterday.

I have decided to simply ignore the USB problem and use the mini-SD from here on. I have a small Atom processor installed in the AI where I can easily write on the mini-SD when I want to update or transfer music to the Fusion.
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Same here... did not even bother with the USB after the first attempt using it failed... I have been doing the updates via the mini-SD card.
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5 New Updates after 3.80 the most important/relevant to us is the
US & Canada Maps version 2019.20
Map Care Expiration Date 5/26/2022

FYI - regarding the "nanny controls" - any choices/options that can be accessed via the touch screen that DOES NOT require one having to type-in an input is accessible. If it requires typing in an input (i.e address or name) it will generate the "Function not available while vehicle is in motion". There were changes to the last update of the VIM file that made/allowed this partial "compromise".

FYI2 - if there are many choices/options necessitating multiple pages to scroll through, the up/down arrows would be disabled (grayed-out). A workaround is to momentarily put van in Park (on next stoplight, obviously not while in motion), then access the scroll arrows. Then place back on Drive and the scroll down arrows remain enabled.
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Great! Will update the maps this weekend!
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