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How do I unlock the Canada maps?

By my own fault, I assumed that the newest map update for my Garmin nuvi 200 included all of North America but as it turns out it only includes updates for the lower 48 states. Sure, this is still handy but I plan to go to Winnipeg, MB on July 31 and a Canada map would be much appreciated. I noticed that when I tried to load maps of the Canadian Provinces I needed, MapInstall said that they were locked. I would like to know what I have to downlaod to unlock these Canadian maps.

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I had same problem, purchase Sd card, because internal memory too low for all Canada and Usa. search for unlocker program. It works like a charm. Ps i dont know the legality of using unlocker so you may want to consult Garmin.

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Only shows us routes not canada

I fell foul of that the other way. I have Canada maps and lent it to a friend who was going to California.

You need a map that covers Canada and it is an extra cost. The USA is in two zones, or one map does both zones.

You need to buy the Canada maps and then put it on an SD card. The map costs $84

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Feb 20, 2016 | Garmin Nuvi 2360Lmt - Gps Receiver

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Have city navigator nt on memory card in nuvi 200.When booting up get a loading stripe followed by can`t unlock maps page with ok button which puts into normal screen.Is there any trick to reading the...


we used the serial number to register on web site.

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Aug 30, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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I have 2 Garmin (205W and new 255W). I downloaded the new map update to my PC, and installed the maps onto my 255W. When I turned it on, all seemed well, but after I passed the safety screen, I got the...

It should unlock automatically.
Try reconnecting your device to computer and going onto the garmin site and get the website to check for updates.
If that fails to work, give garmin a call or send an email to them.
they are normally very quick.

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Feb 09, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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Does the garmin255wt work in puerto rico is it preloaded with map

Yes. The maps preloaded on the unit (assuming it was purchased in North America) will allow you to navigate in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Mar 09, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Have a Garmin nuvi 200 with North America maps. Am downloading a map of Ireland. Will this erase my existing maps of N. America?

It will depend on how much memory you have in your Garmin. If you have maps that you want to keep then I would download those first and then add in the Ireland maps. Or wait until you leave to add in Ireland. I believe the Garmin will tell you if there isn't enough room to add in Ireland.

Aug 17, 2009 | Garmin nuviĀ® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 205 can't unlock maps after North America 2010 download.

Got a response from Garmin that didn't help much. Called Garmin today and asked to be matched with a software person for a "xml map" problem. They are aware of this problem, and will be able to remote into your computer and fixed it for you.

The problem is that the installer will install us and canada maps, when the 205 cannot support the canada maps. The old 205s didnt have as much storage space, so the installed never transferred over canada. The new 205s have twice as much storage, and the installer thinks it is helping you out. They will be working on a new installer, until then a Support rep needs to run some batch files to fix the issue.

Apr 10, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Error message appeared and can not do anything with it now

Here is the the lastest response:

Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

If you updated your nuvi 200, 200w, 205, or 205w to City Navigator North America NT 2010.10 between 4/7/09 and 4/25/09, and your unit is display the message, "No detailed maps found that support routing. The nuvi cannot be used without them." or "Can't unlock maps." A new revision of the 2010.10 update file (Garmin_RMU_CNNANT2010C.exe) has been released which corrects this issue. To download this new revision, please follow these steps:

1. Log into your myGarmin account
2. Click Manage Maps and Downloads
3. Connect the nuvi to your computer
4. Click Download Again next to your nuvi
5. Click Launch Download Manager
6. Follow the prompts to install the Download manager
7. Save the file to your Desktop

The new download may take a few hours to download. Once the file has fully downloaded, double click the file to run it, and follow the onscreen prompts to begin the installation again. You will now be able to choose the appropriate region for your device.

Note: Please make sure to only select the region that originally came loaded to your device. For example, if you have a nuvi 200 that came with the Lower 49 States, select that region and not a region that includes Canada.

With Best Regards,

Mark S
Senior Product Support Specialist
Automotive Team
Garmin International

Dec 01, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Going to Mexico and my garmin will not display it.

There are a variety of Garmin® GPS devices that come preloaded with mapping not just for the United States but also for Europe and Mexico. Any nuvi® that has 70 in the model number will have preloaded mapping for North America and Europe.

Example: nuvi 270, nuvi 370, nuvi 670, nuvi 770

Also, some specialty models will have preloaded mapping for North America and Mexico. These units include the nuvi 200 Mexico (p/n 010-00621-2A) and the Nuvi 260W Mexico (p/n 010-00656-37).

To obtain Mexico maps, go to this link:

Oct 11, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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