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How can i unlock my old GPS i forgot the PIN< and i live too far from my Security Location to go back and Unlock it is there some master code i can use? email me @ James_corriveau@hotmail.com

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No, there is no master code to unlock your PIN locked Garmin. Your only options 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

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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