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Master code reset pin garmin nuvi - Garmin nuvi 310 Car GPS Receiver

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Sorry but there is no master reset. If it was a gift, tell whoever bought it for you what happened and let them exchange it for you. If it has a security code on it, that means someone else had it before you. New units do not come from the factory with a PIN.

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




Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: GARMIN 200 LOCKED

If it's locked and you don't have the code and you "can't" send it back then you probably have a stolen unit. The code is set for a reason.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: do not have a pin to unlock my garmin nuvi 765

There is a code in the manual. That u would use

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 200 password locked

Resetting the unit, as you discovered, will NOT reset or bypass a PIN entered to protect the unit from unauthorized use. The only ways to unlock a PIN locked Garmin are:

1 - Enter the correct PIN
2 - Take the unit to the location at which the PIN was entered
3 - Send the unit back to Garmin. Be aware, however, if you are not the owner of record, Garmin will NOT return the unit to you.

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi PIN reset?

I think the true purpose of the pin is for another income stream to garmin they want $110 to unlock it. If not then why not just register a pin when you register for the warranty then just use your MY GARMIN to get it when you need it???

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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My brother passed away and his wife gave me a garmin nuvi 200 and it has a pin code that know one knows. how can i master reset it so i can use the device


There is no way to perform a master rest to clear the PIN. You either have to have the PIN number or contact Garmin to unlock it for you for a fee. I would first try turning the unit on where your brother lived or where he worked and the unit will not ask for the PIN. This is called the safe location. You can then change the PIN. He probably set the PIN at some place where he knows well.

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How to resset PIN code


There is no master PIN reset. You have to either send the unit back to Garmin or go to the secure location where the PIN was set to unlock the unit or enter the correct PIN.
More info here: http://www.sharc.net/gps_lost_pin.htm

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Hi. I forgot the pin code for my nuvi310. can you help me please?


Garmin Pin codes are accessed ( when forgotten) By taking it back to the coordinates that it was first set. You would know where you were when you set the pin code. So just mosey on back there and once in place access your unit and reset the code.

There is no master code, that process IS the master code access

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Garmin nuvi 200 password locked and i did a master reset but that didnt fix the password problem


Resetting the unit, as you discovered, will NOT reset or bypass a PIN entered to protect the unit from unauthorized use. The only ways to unlock a PIN locked Garmin are:

1 - Enter the correct PIN
2 - Take the unit to the location at which the PIN was entered
3 - Send the unit back to Garmin. Be aware, however, if you are not the owner of record, Garmin will NOT return the unit to you.

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I bought a used garmin nuvi and it is pin locked and i cant find the person i got it from? how do i reset or get pin?


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.

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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...


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.

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My garmin nuvi 660 is asking me for a pin and i done have it. i need help


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.

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My kids locked my garmin nuvi 260w all my screen says is enter pin in i dont know it


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.

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Garmin Nuvi PIN reset?


I think the true purpose of the pin is for another income stream to garmin they want $110 to unlock it. If not then why not just register a pin when you register for the warranty then just use your MY GARMIN to get it when you need it???

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I had a garmin nuvi bought for me as a present. When I took it out of the box, I discovered that the unit had a security pin code entered into it previously. I don't know the pin code so I can't even get...


Sorry but there is no master reset. If it was a gift, tell whoever bought it for you what happened and let them exchange it for you. If it has a security code on it, that means someone else had it before you. New units do not come from the factory with a PIN.

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 11, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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