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I have a Garmin Nuvi 255W, It was put in a box with other stuff in an Auction that I bid on. It looks in good condition but, it has a pass code that doesn't let me get in. Is there anyway of breaking that pass code with a new pass code.

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Contact Garmin at www.garmin.com that pass code is put in the unit by the owner in case it is stolen. Then the person who stole it cant use the unit because they dont have the pass code. When you get on Garmins page set up an account with them and then go to technical support there are email address's and phone numbers you can call to see if they can help you remove the pass code. When you get to Garmins webpage look at the top right hand corner where it says My Garmin click on that and then set up your account from there you can contact their tech support.

I hope this helps you out if it does please leave a YES on the page I have given you this response on. Thank you.

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Father passed away and found 255w in truck. Nuvi is asking for pin. Any suggestions? I dont want to throw it away.


 There is a serial number on it and that identifies it into Garmin. You don't have the password and Garmin is pretty strict  about helping legitimate customers as they never know  if  someone is trying to hack, cheat or bootleg it. Here is their website   http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us  you can contact them from there. Good luck. Let me know if this helps.

Mar 08, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers


Garmin Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number


Garmin Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to edit the phone number entry on your Garmin Nuvi 255W for the Call Home option?

To edit your phone number touch:
  1. Where To?
  2. Favorites
  3. Home
  4. Edit

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Forgot the lock code for the garmin nuvi 255w. What can i do to unlock my device, i forgot the lock code.


click www.garmin.com and go to the technical support section. There u will be asked a few questions on make and model of the device and then u can search the data base for an answer by typing your problem/question in to the search box.

Nov 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: i have a garmin nuvi 255w and its locked and need ...


I had for 2 years a nuvi 255w and its as working real good. Until one day i tried to open it up and it ask me a code pin. Witch i dont have. Ive been the only one owner on that GPS and never put any pin code on it and now just like that it want one... Grrrr that **** me off i cant use it anymore i dont have any acess anywhere exept that pin code of 4 number,. Is this possibility of update? I dont know I am the only one in that situation?

May 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 255W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Download Nuvi 255W Manual Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W,...


Download Nuvi 255W Manual

Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 255 or 255W GPS?

Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available in pdf format, just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.
Garmin 255W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I think I probably have a UBS cord for this. but


yes you got one when you purchased your garmin. it has the typical flat end for the computer and a much smaller trapezoidal end for the garmin. I would go to a radio shack store with the nuvi and see if they can provide a cord. OR go to garmin.com and order a new one. ................or hit up a buddy who also has the garmin nuvi. good luck.

Aug 14, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 255w Car Gps


You must call Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 they will walk you through plugging in nuvi to your computer (must have usb cord) and it will upload then go to my computer and choose garmin drive then click garmin folder and either find the folder they say or make new one like I did with the guy on the phone and put in code. The only information needed is the numbers on the bottom of the device.... super fast fix!

Dec 23, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Need a more indepth instruction manual on how to program gps system graman nuvi 255w series


Plug your GPS into your computer it has a drive letter (look in My Computer)and is provbably called Garmin and has a little icon. The next highest letter drive is the SD card. I use SD to download POIs and keep photos. I don't think there is a way to look at stuff on the SD through the GPS, you need a computer You can transfer stuff from SD to Garmin by connecting the USB then copying stuff between drive letters. In the Garmin drive, select JPEG to store your photos, you can then view them on Garmin. You can download pictures from My Computer, My Pictures to the drive letter of the SD or put them directly into the JPEG folder on the GPS. Hope this helps

Dec 04, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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