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Will not take my pin number when I turn it on 300/350

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Is it a garmin GPS Nuvi 300 ?
Do you mean a 4 digit to lock you garmin ?
If in that case you have another choice to unlock if your security location like home or office,you can drive to that security location to unlock.Incase you didn't set then you have no choice to sent it to garmin to unlock for you.
takecare.

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Then reset it sir..

Posted on May 01, 2008

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