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Garmin nuvi 200

I bought a garmin nuvi 200 and it worked til i turned it off now it wants a pin which i dont know or the secure location please help

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Please see the article I wrote on this subject:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1121692-lost_pin_garmin_lock_nuvi_series

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I do not kno the password.

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How do you reset ur password on a garmin nuvi 200w? i just bought a used garmin nuvi 200w but i dont know the pin for it. so how do i change the pin if i dont know the original pin?


The only way you can register that gps is have the original owner call Garmin and have them release it from his account, otherwise you could not use it or get it registered..... all Garmin GPS are registered to unlock maps....and all have a SECURITY FEATURE in them in case of lost or stolen.

Nov 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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I bought a garmin nuvi 200 in junck mail and i forgot the password,and i dont no where to find the guy that i bought it from


I've been trawling for unanswered questions; this information may be too late for you (or perhaps it may help you resurrect a useless machine which you have put away) but it will certainly help others searching for advice with the same problem.

You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose. Clearly this option cannot be used by you.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.

Sep 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: i have a garmin nuvi 255w and its locked and need ...


I had for 2 years a nuvi 255w and its as working real good. Until one day i tried to open it up and it ask me a code pin. Witch i dont have. Ive been the only one owner on that GPS and never put any pin code on it and now just like that it want one... Grrrr that **** me off i cant use it anymore i dont have any acess anywhere exept that pin code of 4 number,. Is this possibility of update? I dont know I am the only one in that situation?

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I bought a Garmin Nuvi 200 at a yard sale and it is Locked with a security pin. It asked for a PIN #. Does anyone know how to reset the security lock.


You actually have two problems; you won't just need the pin code, but will need to know at which location the pin code was set.

The system is designed to make stolen Nuvi's useless and cannot be bypassed without internal hardware changes which will cost more than replacing the unit. Unless you can obtain the pin code AND take the Nuvi to the location it was originally entered then it's totally unusable.

Chalk it down to experience and resell yours as being for spares or repairs.


Mar 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Bought garmin nuvi 200 and seller didn't provide pin number


Take it back to the seller and try to get your money back. The seller does not provide the PIN number. The new user sets the PIN number and the security location. If you purchased this from a Garmin dealer, send it to Garmin with your original receipt and they will unlock it for you. If you purchased it privately, it was probably stolen. Garmin will not reset without an original receipt from a dealer.

Nov 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I dont know my password on my garmin help please


I've been trawling for unanswered questions; this information may be too late for you (or perhaps it may help you resurrect a useless machine which you have put away) but it will certainly help others searching for advice with the same problem.

You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.

Oct 14, 2009 | Garmin nuvi® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 200


I've been trawling for unanswered questions; this information may be too late for you (or perhaps it may help you resurrect a useless machine which you have put away) but it will certainly help others searching for advice with the same problem.

You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.

Jun 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Pin Removal


To reset, you have to go to the home location. That is the security location.

The only other solution to unlock this model GPS is to send it to Garmin with the proof of purchase. They are the only ones who can unlock your GPS. If you read the instruction booklet that came with the GPS, they expain the same thing I am indicating here. Call the Garmin support for details.


Jerry G.

Jun 25, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Did you find a way to unlock the garmin?


The only way to unlock a PIN locked Garmin is to enter the correct PIN number or take the unit to the location at which the PIN was set. Your only other option is to return the unit to Garmin.

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*pick a torx 3 tool
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