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Please i can't remember my password to unlock my garmin gps nuvi 260. There must be a default or some basic code.

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You need to go to the SECURITY LOCATION of where you first set up the GPS, could of been your home or work, it will then unlock automatically for you, at this point renew your pin number once unlocked.... other than that you would have to send it in to Garmin with the proper receipt of ownership.

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