How to Unlock a Garmin Nuvi 205

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How to Unlock a Garmin Nuvi 205
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The Garmin Nuvi 205, a mobile GPS navigation device, includes security features to help discourage product theft. Users can create a password or PIN that must be entered before the product will work. The Garmin Lock option can be found on the Security screen as one of the Settings options. The PIN must be four-digits long. Garmin users can select a security location which the device can unlock without the aid of a PIN number.

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  1. 1

    Enter the PIN number. When you turn on the Garmin Nuvi 205, you will be prompted to enter in the four-digit security number. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the PIN number. The device will unlock.

  2. 2

    Take the Nuvi 205 to the security location. As an alternative to entering in the PIN number, you can take the Nuvi to the security location such as your home or office. This location was set with the PIN number. Once the Nuvi detects that it is in the security location it will unlock.

  3. 3

    Send the Nuvi and a valid product registration or proof of purchase to Garmin. If do not know the PIN number or the security location, you will have to send the product back to Garmin with the required proof of registration or purchase and they will have to unlock it for you. Contact Garmin Product Support at 800-800-1020 for more information.

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