How to Unlock a Garmin nuvi 205 With the PIN Locked

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How to Unlock a Garmin nuvi 205 With the PIN Locked
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The Garmin nüvi 205 is a 147gr. navigation unit with a touch-screen interface and an array of features that include voice prompts, preloaded maps and routing options such as most fuel efficient, closest point of interest and auto re-routing. Additionally, the unit features an antitheft system that stops unauthorised use. To unlock your nüvi 205 antitheft system, you must provide a 4-digit PIN number or connect with a satellite signal in a preselected security location.

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Things you need

  • 4-digit PIN

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  1. 1

    Slide the "Power" switch on your Garmin nüvi 205 to the left to turn it on.

  2. 2

    Enter your 4-digit PIN number when prompted. If you forgot your PIN, drive to your security location so the device picks up a satellite signal and unlocks automatically.

  3. 3

    Touch one of the icons on the screen to begin using the device.

Tips and warnings

  • If you need to unlock the touch screen so it will respond to your taps, turn on the device by sliding the "Power" switch to the left position and then sliding it to the centre position before entering your PIN.

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