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I have been using the password feature, and there is one issue I have with it. On my NUVII, I only get ONE chance to put in the password. If I mess up that one time, there is no second try. Most systems give you 3 trys and then revert to the second level security (the location in the case of the nuvii). As a result of this one try approach, I have had to ceased using the security because its too risky and I cannot afford to be on the road with my nuvii not functioning. Is there any way to change the one time entry to 3 opportunioties? Thanks John Baker

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  • bakerjohnh Mar 28, 2011

    It is a Nuvii 200 -- the low priced spread! I guess that means I am stuck with the "one strike and your out" security!

    Thanks for your comments

    John Baker

  • bakerjohnh Mar 28, 2011

    Its a Nuvii 200 (low priced spread). I guess I am stuck with the "one strike and your out" security therefore.


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If you are talking about the Garmin Nuvi 660 (and most others), there is no limit on the wrong # of incorrectly entered passwords. If you type in a wrong password and it says "Invalid Password", all you have to do is wait 15 seconds and the screen will clear allowing you to try again.

- Jim

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

    SHARCNET-USA Mar 28, 2011

    I will also add, this is part of the fimware and con not be altered by the user.

    - Jim


    SHARCNET-USA Mar 28, 2011

    Ok, the reason why I said 660 is because your question was posted in the Nuvi 660 area. All of the Nuvi's will allow you to retype the password after a 15 second reset, if a wrong number has been entered. Sorry, we are all at the mercy of the one who wrote the firmware. It can't be changed by the user. - Jim


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