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Change pen number

How do you change the pen number on garmin c550, it is not locked just need to know how to change to new pen number

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Your only options for unlocking/changing a PIN locked Garmin are:

1 - Enter the correct PIN
2 - Take the unit to the location at which the PIN was originally entered
3 - Send the unit back to Garmin.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

  • Kevin Miller Jan 11, 2010

    If it is NOT locked, you can enter or change the PIN by pressing the wrench key on the bottom of the main screen. From there, you press "System", then Garmin Lock "On". The third option from the top is "Change PIN".

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