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Garmin 255w Once my navigator was locked by itself( Where must I look for a secure place or pin code? I've never changed the password or location!

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The secure location is normally your Home location. So you would go to the place you set as Home and hopefully it will unlock itself. Then you can reset the pins. I hope you get the unit working again.

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The only solution would be to Contact Garmin. You would need to send them the receipt of purchase. They would charge you $110 for the same.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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