Garmin Nuvi 2589LMT Troubleshooting
Battery Drains Quickly
The battery of your GPS drains faster than desired.
Decreasing the screen brightness will increase battery life. To adjust the screen brightness, go to Settings > Display > Brightness.
Decreasing the time before the GPS enters sleep mode will increase battery life. To change the screen timeout, go to Settings > Display > Display Timeout.
Decreasing the volume level will increase battery life. To change the volume, go to Volume and decrease the volume using the slider bar.
Bluetooth Left On
Turning Bluetooth off will increase battery life. To turn Bluetooth off, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
Putting the GPS in sleep mode when not in use will increase battery life while keeping it ready for instant use. To put the GPS in sleep mode, press the power button on the back of the device.
GPS Left On When Not in Use
Turning off the GPS when you are not going to use it for an extended period of time will increase battery life. To turn off the GPS, hold the power button until a prompt appears on the screen and select “Off”.
If none of the above solutions resolve the battery issue, the battery may be faulty or worn out. Replace the battery using this guide.
Battery Will Not Stay in Place
The battery in your device keeps falling out.
Worn Out Adhesive
Inspect the underside of the battery for the adhesive strip that secures the battery. If the adhesive strip is old or worn out, you will need to replace it.
Incorrectly Positioned Battery
Ensure that the battery is positioned right side up, with the adhesive strip down. Press the battery firmly into place. The battery wires should be in the corner closest to the motherboard.
Car Charger Does Not Charge Device
The device will not charge in your vehicle.
Vehicle Not On
Confirm that the vehicle is turned on and is supplying power to the power outlet.
Improper Operating Temperature
Check that the interior temperature of the vehicle is between 32°F and 113°F (0°C and 45°C).
Burnt Out Power Cable Fuse
Check the fuse in the vehicle power cable; it may be burnt out and need to be replaced.
Burnt Out Vehicle Power Outlet Fuse
Check the fuse in the vehicle power outlet; it may be burnt out.
Suction Cup Does Not Stay On Windshield
The suction cup on the GPS mount continuously falls off of your car's windshield.
Dirty Suction Cup and/or Windshield
Clean the suction cup and windshield with rubbing alcohol. Dry suction cup and windshield with a clean, dry cloth. Mount the suction cup.
Screen Will Not Turn On
When you turn the device on, the screen is not showing anything.
Device Not Charged
Charge your device for 4-5 hours to ensure a full charge. If it still does not turn on, the screen may be damaged or disconnected or the battery may not be working properly.
Screen May Be Damaged
The screen has cracks or punctures that may prevent it from turning on and needs to be replaced. See a step-by-step guide for replacing the screen here.
The screen has disconnected from the motherboard and must be reattached. See a step-by-step guide for replacing the screen here.
Device Will Not Turn On
When you press the power button, the GPS will not turn on.
GPS is Not Charged
The battery in the GPS will need to be charged often. Make sure the device is fully charged before use.
Charger is Defective
Check to see if the charger is working properly. The charger may be tested to see if it is functioning by using it on a separate device. If the charger does not work, a new charger can be purchased.
Battery is Defective
If the previous two steps did not solve the problem, it may be a defective battery. The battery can be replaced easily using this guide.
Motherboard is Defective
If none of these solutions fix the issue, the motherboard may be the problem. The motherboard can be replaced easily following this guide.