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My garmin nuvii 200 is stuck on a foreign language

How do i get my garmin nuvii 200 back to english

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  • Dazeyduck1_ Mar 31, 2008

    My Garmin 200W no longer understands English. It will speak English, but will not accept a city or street name that is spelled out. When I click on modem for choices or options, there is no choice for English.

    Then I went to default, and restore, and still nothing happens. Everything else works fine, "favorites", "recently found", the numbers, everything expect English!!!!

    What's a woman to do?


  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Hi, I had selected the wrong country and hence the laguage setting was wrong. I found a solution somewhere on the web that worked for me. I have a garmin nuvi 250 and it worked:

    Press in the right bottom corner of screen when you switch the gps on. Keep on pressing while it starts up .... should reset.

    (normal reset did not reset the language but this did).

    Let me know if it helped


  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Language is all screwed up on Nuvi200w...American English is not an option. No matter what language is chosen, letters are missing on the "spell city" page. This is obviously a software problem, tried the bottom right corner reset, and that did reset the unit, but language problem is no different.

  • jlove50 Oct 15, 2008

    Hi, I had selected the wrong country and hence the language setting is wrong. I was able to change the direction to english,however the questions are still written in spanish. Thanks.

  • Jimmy Hall
    Jimmy Hall May 11, 2010

    What is the part # of the unit?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    nuvii 255 stuck on chinese



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Ah ha, someone decided to play a little joke with your Garmin. (I've done the same with someone else's cell phone; set it to Portugese and they'll search for days to correct it!) Fortunately, all of the Garmins I've played with are typically icon driven menus. I'll assume you touched the wrench icon in the lower right corner to get into the setup display. From there, you should see icons for 'Map', 'System', 'Time', etc. If you don't see the 'Language' icon, use the down arrow to go to the next screen. If that doesn't help, I would do a factory reset and that should take you back to the factory settings.

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I wanna know how to use my new nuvi 200 to locate addresses around my town as my job want me to deliver stuff to custmers homes, and i have to start from one point.. how can i make my map starting from one point to another diffrent addresses around the same town.

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