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Hi i forgot my garmin gps pass code is there a way i could reset it

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Yes, take the unit back to the security location you set, and it will automatically unlock and you can then reset the password code.

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To reset the GPS, put your thumbnail under the Garmin logo and pull off the faceplate. Press the reset button.

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This is a scripted massage, take what you need from it.

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