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How to Reset Your Keyless Entry Door Lock

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If you have a keyless entry door lock at your home, it’s important to know how to reset it in case you ever need to. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it.


If you’re having trouble operating your keyless entry door lock, you may need to reset it. Before you begin resetting your door lock, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare. First, make sure your battery is fully charged and the power switch is in the “On” position. Then, you’ll need to gather the appropriate tools that are necessary for the job, including a flathead screwdriver and a Phillips head screwdriver. Once you have everything you need, you can begin the reset process.

Gather the necessary tools

Before you begin the process of resetting your keyless entry door lock, it’s important to gather the necessary tools that you will need. The steps may vary depending on the type and model of your lock, so take some time to familiarize yourself with the instructions included with your lock.

You will typically need two basic tools for any keyless entry door lock reset: a standard/ Phillips-head screwdriver and an Allen wrench. Some locks may require additional tools such as a flat-head screwdriver, pliers, WD-40 lubricant or precision keypad type tool. It is also helpful to have replacement screws and batteries handy in case they are needed during the reset process. Once you have all of your supplies ready, it’s time to start tinkering!

Read the manufacturer’s instructions

Before embarking on the reset process, carefully read all manufacturer’s instructions that came with your keyless entry door lock. Familiarizing yourself with how the lock operates, its features and how you can reset it are important for successful completion of the task. Manufacturer manuals usually have in-depth commentary regarding programming steps and can help you to avoid common mistakes.

Additionally, gathering all necessary materials beforehand, such as extra or replacement batteries, additional keys or parts may prove useful and necessary before resetting your keyless entry door lock. Understanding what type of coding system you have for keyless entry is also important prior to beginning a reset program as every type of coding system will require a different method to complete a reset frequency. Lastly, be aware that some locks may require an experienced handyman or locksmith if the DIY route proves unsuccessful.

Removing the Lock

Having the ability to reset your keyless entry door lock is a convenient way to keep your home secure. The process is fairly simple and requires you to remove the lock from the door. This can be done by unscrewing the screws that hold the lock in place and then gently prying the lock off of the door. Once the lock is removed, you can begin the process of resetting the lock.

Locate the screws or bolts that secure the lock

Locate the screws or bolts that secure the outside part of the lock to the door frame. Inspect the edges of the lock for screws or bolts and look for plugs on either side of it, which could hide them. Some locks may also have special access panels that can be opened to access the hardware. Remove all hardware with a screwdriver or power drill, depending on what type of securing hardware was used. Disconnect any wires connected to the lock before you remove it from the door. When all securing hardware is removed, carefully pull out both sides of the lock away from either side of your door frame and pull it out toward you.

Remove the screws or bolts

Once you have gathered all of the necessary materials, you can begin the process of resetting your keyless entry door lock. Begin by unscrewing or unbolting any screws or bolts securing the lock to the door frame. Before unscrewing or unbolting any screws, please make sure that both sides of the keyless entry door lock are facing up so as to not interfere with the reset process. Use caution when removing any screws or bolts and place them in a secure area where they can be found easily if needed later in the reset process.

Carefully remove the lock from the door

Removing the keyless entry door lock requires careful steps. You must begin by shutting off both power and water to the door if still connected. Take off any trim or molding, then remove all screws securing the lock to the door. Carefully lift both sides of the lock away from each door, taking extra care not to strip any of the screws in process. Once you have successfully removed the lock, you’ll need to reset it before reinstalling it on your door.

Resetting the Lock

Resetting your keyless entry door lock is a very simple process. All you need is a Phillips-head screwdriver and a few minutes of your time. To reset the lock you need to remove the battery cover and locate the reset button. Then, press and hold the reset button for a few seconds until the lock beeps or lights up. After doing this, your lock should be reset and ready to go.

Find the reset button on the lock

Resetting your keyless entry lock is not complicated and can be done in a few simple steps. Before you begin, make sure you have the original model number for your lock – it will be on the underside of the lock or inside the battery compartment.

The reset button is usually located either on the inside or outside of your lock. It may be covered with a small circular plate that requires a screwdriver to remove it. On some locks, you may need to press an “Unlock” button before pushing down on this cover. Inside you will find a red button (sometimes square). This reset button should not be confused with any power supply buttons that may also be present – these usually look like a “+” or “-” sign and are used to change batteries but are not reset buttons.

Push down on this reset button with either a pin or paperclip until you hear two clicks – it may take several presses of up to 5 seconds at a time before it resets properly. Once this is done, all of your codes will have been deleted and the system will enter its factory-reset mode, ready for programming new codes from scratch.

Press and hold the reset button

Resetting your keyless entry door lock is a simple process, and can be done by pressing and holding the reset button. On your keyless entry door lock, there will be a reset button located on the inside of the face plate that you open when entering your code or using the key card. Depending on the model you have, this button may be behind a flap or screwed into place. To reset your lock, simply press and hold this reset button for several seconds until a light turns on indicating that it is now ready for use again. After holding down the reset button for at least five seconds, you should hear an audible signal indicating that it has been successfully reset. The signal may vary from one model to another, so consult with the product manual if necessary.

Once your door lock has been successfully reset, be sure to enter in your new entry code or adjust any settings associated with your keycard access. As always, test out both methods of access prior to leaving to ensure that everything is functioning correctly and securely as intended.

Enter the new code

After easily identifying the model and serial number of your keyless entry door lock, resetting it is relatively simple. It takes only a few steps to change the combination code for your lock.

The primary step is to enter a new four-digit code into your keyless entry door lock. To do this securely, make sure to select a secure code that is not easily guessed. Also make sure not to forget the new code or write it down anywhere near the premises. Next, enter your new code twice in order make sure that you have entered the correct digits with each attempt. After you have successfully entered and verified the new code, press “Cancel” on the empty buttons provided once more to finish programming your new combination.

Once you hear two beeps signalling that you have successfully programmed in your new four digit combination into your keyless entry door lock, simply test it out by entering it several times and ensuring that unlocks as intended with every attempt of entering in the correct series of numbers.

Reinstalling the Lock

Reinstalling a keyless entry door lock is not a difficult task. If you have lost your key or the lock has malfunctioned, and you need to replace it, the process is straightforward. Keep in mind that there are different types of locks that require different steps when reinstalling them. In this section, we will discuss how to reinstall a keyless entry door lock and what steps should you take when doing so.

Place the lock back onto the door

Once you have reset the pin on your keyless entry door lock, it is time to place the lock back onto the door.

First, using a Phillips-head screwdriver or other appropriate tool, loosen the screws or bolts to remove any hardware pieces that secure the old lock to the door. Carefully remove these pieces and set them aside for later.

Second, use a damp cloth to wipe away any dust or debris from around where the old lock was installed. This will help ensure that your new lock sits securely in place and performs optimally.

Third, align your new lock with pre-drilled holes in the door. Then insert the screws and other necessary mounting hardware into those holes, making sure they fit securely.

Fourth and finally, tighten each screw until it is secure; don’t overtighten as this may damage both your new lock and/or your door frame. Once all of your screws are secure, test out your keyless entry code one more time to make sure it works properly before replacing any decorations on either side of the door.

Secure the screws or bolts

After you have the new batteries securely in place, it’s time to reinstall the lock mechanisms. Some locks require additional steps, such as replacement reset buttons that must be secured. Others may require that you align the mechanism with the door handle so it slides smoothly into place when you pull the door shut.

Make sure to take note of where each of these pieces went before uninstalling them, as they need to go back in exactly the same way. Reinforce your new lock by using screws or bolts as needed until everything feels securely mounted. Ensure that these components are tightened to manufacturer specifications for optimal performance and long-term reliability.

Test the new code

Once installation of the new keyless entry door lock is complete, you can test the code to make sure it works. Begin by pressing the program button located on the keypad and enter your new access code. The correct access code should cause a green LED light to flash or will light up steadily to indicate that the access code is accepted.

If you enter an incorrect number, a red LED light will flash or stay lit constantly. If this happens, check that all numbers were entered correctly and then try again. Once confirmed to be working, re-assemble your lock and return any tools that were used during installation back to their proper places. Ensure that all screws are tightened securely before testing your lock’s security with a tug.

Now you can enjoy the convenience of using a keyless entry door lock without having to worry about resetting it regularly or multiple people needing individual keys!

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