Installing the GPS Unlock Code
The Magellan unlock code will either be located on some paperwork (i.e. instructions, certificate, etc.) that you received with the GPS device, or it could be on the installation CD that you received. Generally, once you register your Magellan GPS device, the unlock code may also be emailed to you. Wherever it’s located, find it. Then follow the below instructions in order to unlock your device. These instructions are generic, but should give you a general idea of how to proceed.
- Power up your GPS device.
- If an icon pops up, press it. You should be able to press any icon on the screen to begin the unlock process.
- A prompt for the unlock code should appear. Type in the unlock letters and/or numbers.
- If the unlock code worked, you should now be able to use your device.
Once the GPS unlock code is accepted, you won’t ever need to enter it again. But, don’t lose it. You may need it in the future if your GPS device gets wiped or something else happens to it.
If the one that you entered doesn’t work, double-check the code, and try re-entering it. If your unlock code still doesn’t work, you may have to contact Magellan customer support. There are some sites online that do have Magellan GPS unlock codes, including the Magellan site itself. But, many of these codes will probably not be valid anymore or may not be the correct unlock code for your device. Remember, each device has its own GPS unlock code.