How do I enter a 25 digit unlock code into MapSource to unlock my BlueChart, City Navigator or Topo maps?

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09/07/2012

If mapping has been previously unlocked, a 25 character unlock code has been generated and can be entered into MapSource to unlock the map on the computer.

To unlock maps in older versions of MapSource:

  1. Open MapSource
  2. Click the Utilities menu
  3. Click Unlock Maps*
  4. Click Next
  5. Click the radio button "Yes, I have a 25-character unlock code"
  6. Click Next
  7. Click the radio button "I have a 25-character unlock code, I will type it in"
  8. Click Next
  9. Type in the 25 character unlock code into the first box (The second box is the comment field and is optional.)
  10. Click Next
  11. Click the radio button "No, I will register later"
  12. Click Next
  13. Click Yes when the pop-up window appears
  14. Click the radio button "No, I am done"
  15. Click Next
  16. Click Finish
  17. Close the MapSource program
  18. Reopen MapSource

* Note: If Unlock Maps is not an option in MapSource (versions 6.13.7 and earlier), skip to the second set of instructions for newer versions of MapSource.

To unlock maps in newer versions of MapSource:

  1. Open MapSource
  2. Click the Utilities menu
  3. Click Manage Map Products
  4. Click the Unlock Regions tab
  5. Click Add on the right
  6. Type in the 25 character unlock code into the first box (The second box is the comment field and is optional.)
  7. Click OK
  8. Close the Manage Map Products box
  9. Close the MapSource program
  10. Reopen MapSource

If the maps are displayed as "unauthenticated," refer to this article:

http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={fff0cad0-c00e-11df-444a-000000000000}

The maps will now be unlocked on the computer.

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