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I found a Garmin nuvi 205w gps but I dont know what pin number to put in. what are some codes i can use?

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    Why are you not trying to find the owner? Call Garmin, give them the serial # and they will contact the rightful owner. Wouldn't you want someone to do the same for you if you lost something? - Jim



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You can't. Each PIN code has been entered manually by the original user and cannot be reset except by the owner. Contact Garmin, and if the unit was registered, they will be able to trace to the original owner.

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My pin doesnt work and I dont know how to reset my garmin nuvi 205

If your pin does not work, you need to go to your security location (location of when you set the pin the very first time) to unlock it. If you don't remember that you need to call garmin at 1-800-800-1020 to set up an rma to send the unit in to have it unlocked.

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This is the Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature) security feature.
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My garmin nuvie 205w has a pass code but i dont know it how can i reset the pass code?

for your gps to unlock you must return to with-in 50 meters of the SECURITY LOCATION .....the security location is where you first set up your gps..(could be your home or office )

once there your gps will automatically unlock for you.....make sure you change the security pin number at that point since you will have access there.

other than that you would need to send your gps back to Garmin to have them unlock it.... a receipt needs to be sent as proof of ownership......

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I just bought a nuvi 205w from a pawn shop and they could not tell what the pin was to unlock it. How can I make my new gps functional again?

Once the pin number is entered the only way to change it or remove it, if you don't know it, is to send it back to garmin with proof of ownership. This is to stop thieves being able to use them. If you got a receipt from the pawnshop that should do as proof. If not it would be a good idea to go back and ask for one. Garmin contact details can be had at

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I'dont know wich es the secret number (PIN) can you help me ?? is One GARMIN NUVI 205 ... THANKS

The PIN is set by the owner of the unit. The place at which the PIN is first entered is the Security Location. If you do not have the PIN, you must go to the Security Location for the unit to unlock. You can then change the PIN or remove it. Your only other option for unlocking the unit would be to return it to Garmin with proof of purchase.

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This GPS doesn't come pass code protected, that code is put in by the owner, so i must assume this is not your property.

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I forgot the pin number to my garmin gps and garmin wont give it

You can call the guy you purchased your Garmin univ 205 from and unlock the PIN and change it from the location he set the PIN at.
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Apr 03, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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How to unlock garmin nuvi 205

You have three options:

1) Enter the correct PIN.
2) Take the unit back to the location at which the PIN was first entered.
3) Send the unit back to Garmin.

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