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Garmin 350 Unlock

I recently tried to install the new City Navigator NTv9 updates. I have followed the instructions, however, the maps remain locked. Can anyone shed some light on this process, and assist me?

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    Have just bought a Nuvi 350 with SD card. Receiver keeps reporting that it cannot 'unlock maps'. There are no instructions on how to go about unlocking the maps on an SD card .

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Did you buy the unlock key from garmin? You need this key to be able to use the maps on a specific gps (serial number) so when you update maps, you type in this unlock key and the maps are unlocked on the gps. There is a page about this on the garmin website

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