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Registration Coode for Nuvi 660

We recently purchased a new in box,never used, Nuvi 660 from an ebay seller,however when we came to register the yellow slip with the code number was missing,have contacted the seller and seems unable to help,so we cant download any updates etc, warranty etc, Garmin will not help,as they dont recognize ebay ,or the seller.Could anyone please help.........thank you. John.,

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  • builder1 Dec 01, 2007

    I need a registration code for my garmin nuvi 660, so that I can register it. How can I get this code. I bought the garmin on ebay so getting it from the seller is not an option, and garmin won't talk to me with out it.

  • boronatg Apr 23, 2008

    I´d the same problem with "Registration Code", I don´t have the "yellow card" with code.

    It´s anybody help me?

    TY.

    GB

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    I bought a 750 on ebay and now when I try to register it says it is previously registered. Help.

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Please read my article about eBay purchases by clicking on the link below:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1003730-ebay_buyers_beware_when_purchasing

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Unfortunately, this demonstrates the problem with purchasing a GPS (or anything else) from a non factory-authorized retailer. It comes without the manufacturer's warranty or any support from the company. There is no way to register these units without this information, and if the sellers or Garmin will not help you, there is nothing that can be done.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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I bought this Garmin nuvi 660 in Ebay and have PIN because read enter pin


There is only 5 solutions to resolve this problem:

1. Enter in the correct PIN (not possible in your case).
2. Go to the secure location stored in memory - auto unlock PIN (not possible in your case).
3. Contact the factory and pay the unlock fee (factory may not honor this - unit might be stolen).
4. Try all possible combinations 0000-9999 (will take you a long, long time).
5. Return the unit to the eBay seller for a refund.

More info here:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_lost_pin.htm


- Jim

Jun 15, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Ebay Buyers Beware When Purchasing Garmin GPS Products


For those of you considering purchasing a new/refurbished Garmin GPS product through eBay;

Here is some info taken directly from Garmin's website (FAQ section - search under ebay) See my comments at the end.

Question #1. Does the unit I purchased on EBAY have a warranty?

Answer:
Products that are purchased from online auctions such as EBAY are not covered by warranty. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

Question #2. Does Garmin have any authorized dealers on eBay or any other online auction site?

Answer:
Garmin does not have any authorized dealers that sell new products directly on online auction sites. Any purchases made through online auction sites are on a "buyer beware" basis. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

There is always the possibility that products purchased through eBay or other online auction sites could be stolen merchandise. You assume this risk when you buy through these auction sites. If you buy a Garmin product through an online auction site and later send it to Garmin for service, if the product is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

Question #3. I purchased a unit through an online auction and Garmin has just informed me that the unit is stolen. What can I do?

Answer:
If a unit is purchased through an online auction, such as eBay, and that unit is found in our stolen-units database, Garmin is not obligated to release any registration or unlock code information. Also, please be aware that Garmin can request that the stolen unit be returned to Garmin without compensation and report this information to law enforcement authorities.

If the product has already been returned to Garmin for service and is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

** My Comments **

I purchased my Nuvi 350 on eBay through a so-called Garmin "Authorized Dealer". Three days later when my unit broke, I found out that Garmin would not honor the warranty and they told me that my refurbished unit was already registered to someone else. Garmin also told me that they had never heard of the "eBay dealer" that I had purchased the unit from (ebestdeals4u). This is how I got into fixing the Nuvi's on my own.

Now, I'm not saying that the sellers on eBay are going to rip you off. In my case, my Nuvi worked fine except that the power switch broke 3 days later.

As for stolen units: I'd be cautious of anyone selling a unit with just the GPS and no accessories or just the GPS and car adapter alone. Be more suspicious if they claim the unit is locked with a PIN and that they have forgotten it. If a seller has the original box and all of the accessories, it's less likely that it was stolen from a vehicle. However, ask them if the deal includes the yellow Garmin registration card. You'll need that to register your unit with Garmin and obtain future updates. It has specific information unique to each Nuvi. No two cards are alike.

However, just because you have the card, doesn't mean your unit hasn't already been registered to someone else. If thats the case, you're out of luck, unless the seller can give your the ID & password that it was registered with through Garmin.

You can be assured that if you purchaseed your unit through a well-known retail chain, your Nuvi WILL have a warranty recognized by Garmin. No, I don't work for a major retail chain. I am an Engineer in the Electronics field (not Garmin or any other GPS manufacturer).

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at ks3r at sharc dot net.

Good luck & safe travels,
- Jim (SHARCNET)

on Sep 03, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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I purchased a numaps lifetime card and need instructions on how to get maps into my Garmin nuvi 660


Plug in your Nuvi into your computer,

Go online to www.mygarmin.com Sign in to the site or Register


Download your maps there

Sep 28, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 660 - Won't register


Sound like somebody has boughten that registered then return to the store. I would go back to the store where you bought it from and tell you want a new. .

Nov 23, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 715 number already registered?


You have a "pre-owned" device. Since these are sought after devices - many private sales are for stolen devices.

If purchased as a "NEW" or "Factory Refurbished" GPS, contact the seller for return of your money or exchange of the GPS, as it is neither "New" or "Refurbished". "New" and "Factory Refurb" units are cleared of registration information prior to resale.

Sep 29, 2009 | GPS

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No unlock code for Garmin Nuvi 660


Sorry but that is a security feature. There is a chance you've purchased a stolen unit from ebay. Unfortunately, only Garmin can unlock it and they will require a receipt from a Garmin dealer.

Jan 10, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Need to unlock a garmin nuvi 660


No... and please don't try to take it apart. I have received many emails about people destroying their Nuvi, trying to take it apart.

Please read this article I wrote on the issue:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1121692-lost_pin_garmin_lock_nuvi_series

- Jim

Dec 01, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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I need a registration code for garmin nuvi 660


You need to register your product first on www.garmin.com. The product code needed is located behind your sat nav on the barcode sticker. Once you are asked to enter this on new maps or updates etc, it will tell you if any are available. Most you have to but.

Sep 24, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Registering Garmin nuvi 760


Hi,

Contact Garmin, if it has not been reported as stolen
They will re-register it for you.
As a second hand system

Regards
Richard

Jun 14, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Product key lost


Did you throw away the box with the yellow or white slip that said Garmin wants you to regiter your product? And did you register the Nuvi? If you did garmin can send you the unlock code, otherwise there is some neat software on the net to do that for you...

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