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I don't know the pin for my Garmin Nuvi 255W. Help! I have used it a few times in the past. My granddaughter set up but she does not recall the pin either. Any way to bypass this or is there a way to retrieve pin or a magic pin???????

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  • boboc261 Sep 18, 2009

    locked dont know pin

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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.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
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Would you like to edit the phone number entry on your Garmin Nuvi 255W for the Call Home option?

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I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

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Hello,

I am having a little trouble understanding your question. If you sent your recalled nuvi in for service and got a defective replacement you will have to contact garmin and inform the of the situation. If you are at the most current firmware and are still having issues it is a hardware problem.

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Need a pin for garmin nuvi 255w


Turn on Garmin,touch Tools then Settings then Security.Touch the button below Garmin Lock.Enter a 4-digit PIN.

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