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Need to change pin number in garmin nuvi model 205 i bought it at a police auction and need to enter my own pin number

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You will need to contact garmin to do this. Their website is www.garmin.com when you get to there web page look at the top right hand corner where it says My garmin. From there set up a new account once you do this then contact their technical support either by phone or by email. From there they can instruct you what you need to do to reset the pin number.

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