Question about Garmin nuvi GPS
Lost pin code of my device.got this device from a friend and he isnt with use anymore
Probably one of the most asked questions on Fixya about a Garmin GPS.
Garmin added the PIN lock feature to deter thieves from stealing a GPS. If the PIN code could be easily resettable, then the feature would be pointless.
First, ask your friend what the PIN is. If he can remember his credit card PIN, he should be able to come up with a couple of possible numbers to unlock the unit.
Otherwise, you have (2) choices:
1. Go to the location where your friend set up the PIN and turn on the unit. The unit will not ask for the PIN. This is known as the "safe" location.
2. Contact Garmin and pay whatever fee they charge to unlock it, however be warned... if the unit is stolen and has been reported as stolen, you may get a visit by law enforcement.
More information about PIN locking can be found here:
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have to take your unit back to your Safe Location where you set your PIN number (usually your home). Otherwise, you'll have to send it to Garmin with the receipt to have it reset.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
SOURCE: i forgot my pin on garmin 205
Try this. You'll lose all your favorites and anything else you have entered though.
Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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