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Bought a garmin second hand already registered so I can't download from Garmin site How do I get maps for America

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You need to either get the previous owner to remove the satnav from their site or give you the log in details. To remove it from the previous owner's site;

  • They need to log in to myGarmin
  • Click on the "myProducts" tab at the top of the screen
  • The name of the satnav (i.e. nuvi 255W) will be shown here and under it in blue writing the word "Details"
  • Click on "Details"
  • On the next screen click on "Delete Registration"
Once it's deleted you should be able to register it under your own name. If you don't know the previous owner or can't contact them I'm afraid it won't be possible to update it.

Posted on May 23, 2011

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