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Pin i have started up my new garmin nav and it is asking for a pin, how do i know what it is?

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Did you buy it brand new? If so, then someone must have returned it previously after they set the security pin. The only way to gain access to your GPS is to either go to the saved security location (if one was also set) which after acquiring the satelites will unlock the device and then you can reset the pin, or to call Garmin or go to a Garmin authorized dealer. This security pin is there for a reason.

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