Garmin Quest GPS

Submitted: Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 22:05
ThreadID: 85437 Views:2510 Replies:5 FollowUps:1
This Thread has been Archived
I have Garmin Quest GPS which is about 4 years old and Garmin in their wisdom have withdrawn all support for it. The last set of maps they issued was 2009.
I am bit upset with this situation because the Quest is a terrific bit of kit. As well as being a street navigator, it supports Tracks4aus, and Shonkey maps as well as having a NEMA output which plugs directly into Oziexplorer.
My problem is the battery is on the way out and Garmin basically gave me the bums rush when I asked if they could change the battery.
My question - has anybody on this site changed a Quest battery themselves?
I don't want to pull it to bits and end up with the proverbial "spring up the nostril" and not be able to put it back together again.

Also does anybody know of an equivalent unit? One which will do street nav, work with Shonkey and Tracks4aus and with a NEMA output to work with Oziexplorer.

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 22:26

Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 22:26
the Garmin GPSMap 60CS or 60CSx, or 76CS or 76CSx will do the trick for street nav as well as Shonky t4a etc

Also does NMEA (not NEMA) output for Ozi, I have one of each model and they work a treat.

Google the batt replacement and you may find something there, the 60 and 76 units use normal AA batts so no issues there.

You can also use the Garmin GPSMap60 (thats black and white mapping) but it also autoroutes and does NMEA and shonky etc. The CS units are limited by their internal memory the CSx units use micro SD cards.

Good luck, I hate throwing out something that works cause the batts die
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 450370

Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 09:38

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 09:38

All those models are now discontinued so be careful. I think you can still pick them up here and there. Nothing wrong with them though so if you can get them at a good price - fine, just need to beaware of their status and accept associated risks

I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

FollowupID: 722886

Reply By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 23:35

Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 23:35
Hi Trevor
If you don't get an answer, on the battery here, you could ask on the GPS Australia forum.
GPS Aust

AnswerID: 450380

Reply By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 04:02

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 04:02
Try a google search for "Newpower99" in the states. They do a replacement battery kit , incl. screwdriver and plastic tool for opening it, for the Nuvi 760. I have one on order. I feel sure they have a replacement for your Quest.

Good luck GT

AnswerID: 450383

Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 08:37

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 08:37
Here's a place in the States sell Garmin batteries

Garmin GPS Batteries

And here's a thread about replacing them..


AnswerID: 450389

Reply By: Member - John D, Wandong (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 09:23

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 09:23
Hi Trevor,
you could try

it may be what you are looking for @ $52.50

Cheers, John
AnswerID: 450391

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (11)