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Code for garmin

I've seemed to have forgotten my four digit code for my garmin, is there any way to remove it without having to actually type in the code and then going to security settings, otherwise i would have done that

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I also do not know my PIN anymore, how do I retrieve this.?

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Yup, send it to Garmin. Or go to the spot where it unlocks. It is a theft protection, so only send it to garmin with proof of purchase to prove you are the owner!

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How to unlock the garmin nuvi 260w


  • 1

    Turn on your Nuvi 260W.

  • 2

    Enter the four-digit PIN you chose when you locked the device. If you have forgotten the PIN, proceed to Step 3.

  • 3

    Drive to your security location. When you reach your security location the Nuvi 260W will unlock automatically. If you forgot your security location or cannot drive there, proceed to Step 4.

  • 4

    Call Garmin to unlock your device. You need your receipt to complete the process. Call 1-800-800-1020 in the U.S., 1-866-429-9296 in Canada. See Resources for the Garmin support webpage.


  • Mar 05, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    There is a pincode on a garmin and how do I bypass this or break the code?


    If you have a Garmin Lock on your nuvi, zumo orStreetPilot c500 series and you have forgotten your 4 digit PIN number you canunlock the device by returning to your Security Location. The Security Locationis the location that you set when you first enabled the Garmin Lock on yourdevice. Returning to the Security Location will unlock your device.(Approximately 150 feet from that location)

    If you have forgotten your PIN and Security Location please contact ProductSupport for assistance. Please note Garmin will require a copy of the receiptand there will be a charge to unlock the device as this issue is not covered bythe warranty. So in summary 1)Remember your password. 2) Go to yoursecurity location 3) Pay for Garmin tounlock it for you.
    To contact Product Support in your area go to http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/supportcontact

    Oct 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    I forget my pasword


    If it is Garmin you will have to send it back to them. Garmin has a way to clear the pin code but they are not releasing it to the public. So i think you will have to have your cheque book ready for this one.

    Jun 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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    I have a garmi 260 nuvi moved and i forgot the code. how do i reset it


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    If you have forgotten your PIN and Security Location please contact Product Support for assistance. Please note we will require a copy of the receipt and there will be a charge to unlock the device as this issue is not covered by the warranty.

    To contact Product Support in your area go to http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/supportcontact

    Jan 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W Car GPS Receiver

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    I forgot my pin and I need to unlock it


    You have to go to the orig location you programmed your number. It uses the coordinates of that location in memory as a "Home" See below.
    The Garmin Lock is a theft-deterrent system that locks your nuvi. Each time you turn the on the nuvi, you would have to enter the PIN or drive to the security location.
    To set the Garmin Lock on the device:
    1. From the Main Menu, touch the Wrench (Tools) icon.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Touch Security. (you may need to touch the down arrow button)
    4. Touch the tab labeled Off next to the Garmin Lock heading.
    5. The nuvi will prompt you to enter a four-digit pin number.
    6. Enter a four-digit code as your pin.
    7. Re-enter the four-digit pin.
    8. Go to a 'Security Location' and let the unit acquire satellites (the security location will unlock the unit if the pin is forgotten or lost).
    9. Set the 'Security Location' by touching Set.
    The Garmin Lock has now been turned On.

    Dec 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    Help Me Unlock my exsisting code for my Garmin 2255W so I can give it to my son.


    Hi

    To unlock the garmin, enter your code when asked, then you need to remove the code or change it to something else from the settings.

    If you have forgotten the code then I'm afraid the only solution is to contact garmin, you will most likely have to send it in to them, contact them before sending anything.

    There is noting else we can do about the thief protection on these devices.

    Merry christmas.

    Dec 19, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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    Has a lock code on it how can i unlock the code


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    Nov 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    I recieve a garmin as a gift @ it now has a code lock on it how can i unlock my garmin 260


    The Garmin Lock is a theft-deterrent system that locks your nuvi. Each time you turn the on the nuvi, you would have to enter the PIN or drive to the security location. (where it was orig programmed)
    To set the Garmin Lock on the device:
    1. From the Main Menu, touch the Wrench (Tools) icon.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Touch Security. (you may need to touch the down arrow button)
    4. Touch the tab labeled Off next to the Garmin Lock heading.
    5. The nuvi will prompt you to enter a four-digit pin number.
    6. Enter a four-digit code as your pin.
    7. Re-enter the four-digit pin.
    8. Go to a 'Security Location' and let the unit acquire satellites (the security location will unlock the unit if the pin is forgotten or lost).
    9. Set the 'Security Location' by touching Set.
    The Garmin Lock has now been turned On.

    Nov 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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    Forgot password cant unlock to change code.


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    If you have forgotten your PIN and Security Location please contact Product Support for assistance. Please note Garmin will require a copy of the receipt and there will be a charge to unlock the device as this issue is not covered by the warranty.

    To contact Product Support in your area go to http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/supportcontact


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