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You'll have to contact Garmin Support to unlock the GPS.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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I forgot mym password and i can't get and my gps and i wanted to no how to unlock it


You can unlock it at the same place you set the lock code.
If you cant do that you will have to send it back to garmin to unlock it.
You will also need a proof of purchase.


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Feb 12, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Locked out of my nuvi 255w askin for a 4 digit num code bought it from a friend of a friend help plz


This problem cannot be solved. You will need to send it to Garmin with an original receipt from an authorized Garmin dealer in order to have Garmin reset the password. Otherwise, you will need the friend of a friend to give you the PIN to unlock it. This is a security feature on the Garmins and cannot be bypassed.

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Forgot the lock code for the garmin nuvi 255w. What can i do to unlock my device, i forgot the lock code.


click www.garmin.com and go to the technical support section. There u will be asked a few questions on make and model of the device and then u can search the data base for an answer by typing your problem/question in to the search box.

Nov 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I forgot my password for my garmin nuvi 255w how can i reset it? please help


If you forgot your PIN, take the unit to your Security Location (where you first set the PIN). The unit will unlock and you can reset it.

Aug 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I forgot my pin to get into my garmin nuvi 255w. Is there a way i can unlock it?


Your GPS should reset when you arrive home. When I pull into my street, or get close to my house, I don't need to enter the code, it will automatically bypass the code because it recognizes me being home. Once you find the place your first programmed your GPS to consider "home" and you can get into your settings, go to "tools" then "settings" then "security" then under "garmin lock" (it should say ON) press the button that says "on" and it'll give you the option to change your pin. Hope this helps?

Aug 12, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I need password or pin number


You have Garmin Lock activated and there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another. Please take a moment to rate my answer.

Jul 24, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: i have a garmin nuvi 255w and its locked and need ...


I had for 2 years a nuvi 255w and its as working real good. Until one day i tried to open it up and it ask me a code pin. Witch i dont have. Ive been the only one owner on that GPS and never put any pin code on it and now just like that it want one... Grrrr that **** me off i cant use it anymore i dont have any acess anywhere exept that pin code of 4 number,. Is this possibility of update? I dont know I am the only one in that situation?

May 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I don't know the pin for my Garmin Nuvi 255W. Help! I have used it a few times in the past. My granddaughter set up but she does not recall the pin either. Any way to bypass this or is there a way to...


Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."

So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.

Apr 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Forgot password on my garmin 255W


Page 37 of this manual gives some tips:
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/nuvi205_OwnersManual.pdf

Basically, if you want to turn the system on, just return to your "Security Location."

If you want to reset the 4-digit code you will need to send your nuvi to Garmin and provide proof of purchase or valid registration.


Mar 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I forgot my password of my GPS Garmin nuvi 255 w


I've been trawling for unanswered questions; this information may be too late for you (or perhaps it may help you resurrect a useless machine which you have put away) but it will certainly help others searching for advice with the same problem.

You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.

Mar 17, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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