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If I hard reset my garmin...will this allow me to reset the password?

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No, doing a hard reset will NOT reset the password. There are a few methods to reset the password...

Take the unit back to your security location, make sure the antenna is up and it will automatically unlock. You can then change the password to something you remember.

If you are unable to do this for whatever reason, you will need to send the unit to Garmin with an original receipt from a Garmin authorized dealer and they will reset the password for a fee. This is a security feature that Garmin installs into the unit's main software so that the unit cannot be used if it is stolen. There is no 'master' password or reset feature for this.

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Try performing a soft reset or a hard reset to the unit.
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A hard reset is done by pressing and holding the bottom right hand corner of the screen while the power is off and then pressing the power button on. A pop up will appear asking to confirm the reset.
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A hard reset is done by pressing and holding the bottom right hand corner of the screen while the power is off and then pressing the power button on. A pop up will appear asking to confirm the reset.
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Hello,

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