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Just bought a Garmin GPS. Where do I find the PIN number to use it for the first time?

If it is asking for a PIN number, then the unit has been secured by the previous owner. If you bought it new, take it back to the store for a new unit. If you bought it used, you cannot change the PIN number. Only Garmin can unlock it and you will need an original receipt from a licensed Garmin dealer to unlock it and they will probably charge you for this service. This is a security feature so that the unit cannot be used if it is stolen.

Dec 25, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I just bought a garmin nuvi 265 at a garage sale and its asking for a pin is therew a default pin or did i just wast my money

The previous owner must call Garmin and have it released from there name for you to re-register it, or give you the Pin Number.

If they forgot the pin number you must go to the SECURITY LOCATION of where they first set up the gps to automatically unlock for you then change the Pin number at the point.

Nov 18, 2010 | Garmin GPS Devices

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My 3 years old son has unlock my Garmin GPS, and it is asking for PIN now. How can i unlock it? is there any master PIN

No, there is no master PIN but if you take it back to the security location you set when you first installed the GPS, it will automatically unlock and you can then reset the PIN number.

Dec 23, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c530 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 300 asking for pin number

Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."

So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.

Apr 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 300T GPS Receiver

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Pin number

According to the c550 owners manual, the only way to bypass the PIN request is to drive to the security location where the PIN was set. When you are at that location the GPS will NOT ask for a PIN. Since you bought the GPS at a pawn shop, you probably don't know the security location either.

In that case, according to the owners manual, you'll have to send the unit back to Garmin to be unlocked. Go to

I know you won't like my solution but its the only solution available.

Good luck,
- Jim

Jul 16, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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How do I unlock a Garmin c550? i bought garmin device at black market. after 1 month, it's automacally locked, ask me typing pin code. i'm trying so many times and unlocked. after that it was locked...

Your first problem was purchasing the unit the way you did. If you purchased it legitimately, you would not have this issue. Your only solutions are to enter the correct PIN number, take the unit to where the PIN was set, or send the unit back to Garmin.

Jun 28, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Forget pin code

Maybe Transport it to my phone than tell me

Jun 15, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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The only way to do it is to go to the location you set as "home" in the GPS. When you are at that location, the GPS will not ask you for a PIN and you can then go in and change the PIN.

If you don't know what the home location is, you'll need to contact Garmin

There are so many of these being stolen from vehicles, the PIN is designed to make the unit useless to thieves.

Good luck!

- Jim

Mar 19, 2008 | GPS Devices

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Pin number

There are only three ways to unlock the GPS.

1) Get the PIN from whoever you bought it from.
2) Take the GPS to the location it was at when the PIN was set.
3) Send the unit to Garmin to have it reset. For return information: CLICK HERE

If you can't get the PIN from whoever sold it to you online, it is probably a stolen unit. You should contact your local police dept with a the serial number to see if it turns up in their database. If it is stolen, you may be eligible for a refund from the online auction house because you were defrauded. At the very least you should file a complaint with the auction house to prevent this sub-human from screwing other people the way he screwed you.

Feb 07, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Pin number

The only way to get it going is to send it to Garmin. The PIN is a security lock and Garmin will only unlock and return it to the registered owner ... who is not you. This is to prevent miscreants from stealing them and then selling them at, erm flea markets. You DID ask for proof of ownership, manuals etc from the flea market person didn't you?

Sep 12, 2007 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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