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My GARMIN IS WRITING ENTER PIN AND NOW I CANT REMEMBER MY PIN ANYMORE

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Glad to help YOU!

Here you have the procedure allowing you to RESET the PIN on a Garmin device:

1. power ON and let the device to communicate with the satellites and to acquire its data. You can choose this step to drive to the security location you've set it up at the very beginning, when you have set up Garmin Nuvi. This procedure may unlock your device;
2. select SETTINGS > SYSTEM;
3. select RESTORE (in SYSTEM menu) > OK;
4. choose GARMIN LOCK option on th screen after the reboot > OK (for confirmation)
5. enter your new PIN (twice) > YES (to confirm);
6. tap OK to reset the SECURITY LOCATION (previously entered) and choose a NEW SECURITY LOCATION > SET

You're done!

GOOD LUCK!

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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  • kollingsluv2 Mar 12, 2011

    Thanks but i cant really remember.i will really appreciate if you can send me a master password to unlock it.i am in Nigeria now i don't think there is any satellite here. Thanks

  • Cat Croitoru Mar 12, 2011

    If you want to gain access to the maintenance mode or restore original factory settings in your Garmin Nuvi device (like 20X, 250, 750 etc series):

    # turn off your navigator;

    # keep pressing the bottom right corner of the screen and turn ON the device the same time;

    # now system should prompt you to CLEAR ALL USER DATA. Also you might be asked if you really want to TURN in MAINTENANCE MODE ON

    # just press YES to reset or get into to the MAINTENANCE MODE

    The procedure procedure will erase data in the device memory; it will NOT DELETE the Garmin files or your PERSONAL FILES!

    GOOD LUCK!

  • Cat Croitoru Mar 12, 2011

    If you want to gain access to the maintenance mode or restore original factory settings in your Garmin Nuvi device (like 20X, 250, 750 etc series): # turn off your navigator; # keep pressing the bottom right corner of the screen and turn ON the device the same time; # now system should prompt you to CLEAR ALL USER DATA. Also you might be asked if you really want to TURN in MAINTENANCE MODE ON # just press YES to reset or get into to the MAINTENANCE MODE The procedure procedure will erase data in the device memory; it will NOT DELETE the Garmin files or your PERSONAL FILES! GOOD LUCK!

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If you can remember exactly where you set the pin, then if you go to that location it will unlock for you.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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  • Martin Murray Mar 12, 2011

    unless you can remember where you set it then you will have to send it back to garmin for them to unlock. Sorry but there is no master password. It is a security measure to combat theft of devices as only the legal owner will know where they set the pin. Taramarsh in the comment below has explained the details of what you need to do once you find the location.

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