Question about Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin 360 I have a Garmin 360 which is asking the pin number,I can not rember the pin,am I am 1200 miles away from the unlocking location.I need to travel....How can I unlock my Garmin?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 233 Answers
Re: garmin 360

Garmin USA 1-913-397-8200
Tech support 1-800-800-1020
8am to 5pm Mon -Fri
Garmin Europe 44 1794-519944
Garmin Taiwan 886 2-26429199

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

3 Answers

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?

May 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Unit ask for pin

Go back to the location of where you purhcase the unit and if that was the location where the PIN was entered, it should allow you to change the PIN number, if not than ask the retail store manager. The only other company that can unlock this is Garmin but you will need to show proof of purhcase from an authorized Garmin reseller.
Good Luck

Apr 03, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Cont rember my pin nenber

In that case take the unit to your security location and it will unlock when you turn it on. You can then reset the pin.

If you don't know the pin or the security location, then the only way to disable Garmin Lock is to return the unit to Garmin: there's a fee for the service and they will demand to see proof of ownership.

If you cannot do this and still cannot remember either the pin or the security location then the unit is totally useless. Garmin Lock is deliberately awkward to overcome as it makes the unit near worthless if stolen.

Apr 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 780 GPS

1 Answer

Okay when i went to turn on my Garmin nuvi 260 it ask me for a pin or password and i forgot it. Then it says to go to your safe location and i dont remember if i set one of those. So how do i unlock it?

Your safe location is where you entered the PIN number (probably your driveway). If it still won't unlock, send it to Garmin with your original receipt from an authorized Garmin dealer and they will reset it for you. There is no master unlock for the Garmin units, it must be reset by Garmin.

Oct 12, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

I need unlock garmin c550

Enter your PIN number, or take the unit back to the "Security Location" and it will unlock by itself. You can then enter a new PIN unlock code.

May 21, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

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

2 Answers

Need to unlock a garmin nuvi 660

No... and please don't try to take it apart. I have received many emails about people destroying their Nuvi, trying to take it apart.

Please read this article I wrote on the issue:

- Jim

Dec 01, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Forgot my pin code of my garmin 360

Here's your options:

1. Enter the correct PIN.
2. Go to the secure location where the PIN was set and it won't ask you for a PIN.
3. Send the unit back to Garmin to be unlocked.

Sorry but there is no master reset. The PIN is written into memory that can not be erased. I have had success in unlocking Nuvi's but I will only do it for people who have a valid purchase receipt from a major retail chain and if they can provide me with their Garmin registration info so I can verify that they are the rightful owner.

There are too many of these units out there that are stolen and the culprits are looking for a way to bypass the PIN. This is why Garmin added this feature to their GPS's.

- Jim

Sep 16, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 360 Bilingual GPS Navigator...

1 Answer

Garmin nuvi 360 was sent to me for my birthday. As soon as I took it out of the box and turned it on, the unit was locked and required a pin code. I have no pin code or security location. Is there any way...

Ask whoever sent it to you for the PIN. Otherwise, here are your only options:

1. Enter the correct PIN.
2. Go to the secure location where the PIN was set and the unit will not ask you for the PIN.
3. Send the unit back to Garmin to be unlocked.

I have had sucess in unlocking Nuvi's but I will only do it for owners who can prove ownership through a valid sales receipt and proof of ownership through registration through Garmin. There are many stolen units out there with people looking for a way to bypass the PIN code.

- Jim

Sep 06, 2008 | Garmin GPS Devices

14 Answers


I have de solution:
*pick a torx 3 tool
*release de equipment
*put on 22 awg copper cable in the main chip on upper right pin and touch softly the + pole of a 3V batery.
tested in a garmin nuvi 780

Nov 29, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver Logo

Related Topics:

71 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Devices Experts

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

22279 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Bill Gilhooly
Bill Gilhooly

Level 2 Expert

94 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Device Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides