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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.


If you experience an issue with your TomTom VIA 1605TM, then please visit our troubleshooting page to diagnose the issue.

Background and Identification

The TomTom VIA 1605TM is a global positioning device released in November 2010. It can be identified by it's model number which is located under the small panel on the bottom of the device. It has a six inch touch screen(larger than previous models), and also boasts an improved 800 by 600 pixel resolution. The device can be used to navigate to destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It includes advanced lane assistance, and it can help notify of road blocks and construction. The device includes a moderate search to locate the point of interest (POI) along your route. Hardware failure is common when the device is not recognized by the computer after being plugged in. Loss of GPS signal is common with this device as well. This device was replaced by the TOMTOM GO 600.

Additional Information

TomTom VIA 1605TM Support Page

TomTom VIA 1605TM User Guide

TomTom GPS Comparison Chart

Video of Replacing TomTom VIA 1605TM Battery

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