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UNLOCK GARMIN I NEED TO UNLOCK BUT DONT KNOW THE SECURITY LOCATION

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  • BIG MONEY Mar 12, 2008

    I DON'T KNOW MY PIN NOR SECURITY LOCATION.. CAN U HELP

  • sinna Mar 22, 2008

    I hahe a problam for forget my pin nomber

    germin nuvi 660

  • pouchon82 Apr 10, 2008

    i forgot my pin nor the location the pin was set , what else can i do in order to unlock my garmin

  • SOUTHSIDE718 Apr 11, 2008

    I FORGOT MY PIN AND IM NOT WHERE I SET MT LOC SO CAN YOU HELP ME

  • ruben75 Apr 21, 2008

    i need to unlock a nuvi 660

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    helo

    my garmin is stuck

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    MY 3 YEAR OLD GRANDAUGHTER WAS PLAYING WITH MY NUVI 660 AND NOW HAS IT LOCK UP WHERE IT IS ASKING ME FOR A UNKNOWN PIN NUMBER IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BESIDES THROWING IT AWAY

  • chance-bj Jul 17, 2008

    lost pin

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    I bought a garmin nuvin 660. My kids locked it and now I do not know the pin .

  • yamis Jul 29, 2008

    I bought a Garmin nuvi 660 it was working perfectly. I turned it on one day and it is asking me for a pin, i have been trayin a lot of numbers and non of them works. Is there any way to get the pin or do something else, please help me?

  • sean329 Aug 15, 2008

    My wife is away and accidently put the wrong pin number in the nuvi 260. Now the unit tells her invalid pin and locked up. Is there a way to reset it so she can put the correct pin in it without bringing it home first? She knows the correct pin but the unit apparently won't permit a second try.

  • luis papa Aug 29, 2008

    My garmin 680 is lock,,, i don't remenber the pin# and i don't where is the secuty location either...

  • quero Oct 12, 2008

    how do i unlock it?

  • geestudio Oct 25, 2008

    forget my pin code

  • andyibbitson Oct 29, 2008

    how do i find out the pin code or security location on a unit i have bought from a friend???

  • gohabsgo Nov 04, 2008

    any hopes to unlock my nuvi 660 ??

  • kgranato Nov 04, 2008

    I have a Garmin 200 that is locked with a pin # or a security location. Is there anyway to unlock it? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    garmin nuvi 350 gps receiver

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver My son entered pin and i can' unlock it

  • okddm Apr 01, 2009

    how do i unlock garmin nuvi 660?



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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

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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    Kurt Annaheim Dec 09, 2014

    Hello and thanks for this post. Does the negative side of the battery get connected anywhere for this to work?

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I bought this garmin nuvi at my local pawn shop and its asking me for a pin .. what do i do?

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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My grandson lock my garmin nuvi how can i get it unlock

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The security location / pin # is so that someone cannot access the unit if it is stolen. When you first set up a pin # it tells you that the location you are at is your security location. Are you sure you want to do this now? and also informs you that if you forget your pin # you can return to the security location to unlock the unit. At that point you could easily reset the pin # or disable the security feature entirely. If the unit you have is stolen you are SOL you might as well send it back to garmin and if the origonal owner registered the unit like they were supposed to it will get back to them. Otherwise you did not pay enough attention to the instructions that were given to you at the time and you need to send it to garmin for unlocking. Good luck on that and I hope that they dont charge you for that service.

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How to unlock my garmin nuvi

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Please read this article I wrote on this issue:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1121296-lost_pin_garmin_lock_nuvi_series

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Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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Ive got garmin streetpilotc510 i cant remember my password is any one can hellp me about it. thanks

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GARMIN charges $150 for this service 8,14, 2008.

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The only way to unlock a PIN locked Garmin is to enter the correct PIN number or take the unit to the location at which the PIN was set. Your only other option is to send the unit back to Garmin.

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How to unlock a garmin GPS

Step one: send the unit back to garmin

Step two: pay through the ***.

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I can unlock it for 40$.

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There is a guy on eBay that will unlock Garmin units for a few bucks. As far as I know he is the only one ableto do it. Search on eBay for "Garmin pin unlocking"

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Try to look for the reset button. You can then put the pin in again without doing the secure location.

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SOURCE: gps is locked i dont know the pin to unlock it and

Those are the only two ways to unlock the GPS without contacting Garmin. If you call them and provide the serial number they may be able to unlock it.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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Surely, you can remember where you were when you set the pin code, just return there and it will unlock itself.
Garmin use this to deter thieves from unlocking stolen units.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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The only way to unlock a PIN locked Garmin is to enter the correct PIN number or take the unit to the location at which the PIN was set. Your only other option is to return the unit to Garmin.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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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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Your only other option is to return the unit to Garmin. Be aware, however, if you are not the owner of record, they will not return the GPS unit to you.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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