Marine Electronics Forum - Garmin Radar Error Code 6
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07-10-2010, 03:57 AM
I got ready to pull out this morning before dawn, and when i powered everything up, I got a "Garmin Radar Needs Repair. Error Code 6". So now that i'm waiting for the sun to come up I have some time to research this. Any ideas???
07-10-2010, 08:02 AM
from a previous post, that is a radar high voltage error code. i just had a code 7 (another power code) that required a new power converter. they were on back order so there may be a wider problem. contact garmin. ron
07-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Had a similar error code on our GMR 41. (using a 3210 chartplotter)... After some investigation, I found that while under shore power, I would get the error code. If I waited until under ships power to start the unit, it would work fine. Somewhere I have a voltage problem or perhaps the radar is being too sensitive. Anyway, Garmin is programmed to say "send it in". I am going to wait and see if I can resolved this on my end (electrically) before handing over $500 bucks to Garmin.
07-11-2010, 06:41 AM
My gmr24HD did the same thing, had to send back for service.
05-09-2013, 08:42 AM
I have the same Radar Code 6. Pulled the unit down and shaking it can hear water inside. Another guy had the same problem. Garmin said to send it back for repair with a check for $500.
05-09-2013, 12:28 PM
I suppose mine was under warranty. I doubt it is now though (this thread is three years old.)