The $12.95 BRINKS® rekey kit for use with BRINKS LOCKS by CHANGE-A-LOCK® is an import lock which uses the KWIKSET® type 5-pin cylinder in the lock. The Brinks rekey kit is not for regular KWIKSET® locks. BRINKS® CORPORATION now offers a new HIGH SECURITY lock that has the same design as a KWIKSET® LOCK and uses the KWIKSET KEY CYLINDER; therefore, order the KWIKSET® 5-pin rekey kit for these style locks.
ALERT: BRINKS® LOCKS: If you have the Older style BRINKS® locks which uses the KWIKSET® 5-pin key cylinder compatible in the lock then order the BRINKS® (KWIKSET® cylinder compatible) REKEY KIT. This entrance style lock has a small round hole in the handle on the keyed side of the lock.
BRINKS® CORPORATION now offers a new HIGH SECURITY lock that has the same design as a KWIKSET® LOCK; therefore, order the KWIKSET® 5-pin rekey kit for these style locks.
This rekey kit contains everything necessary (except for a common screwdriver) to rekey Entrance, Lever Entrance, Single & Double cylinder Deadbolts, Handlesets type locks. The kit will rekey 6 single cylinder locks. Each lock you put a key in is a single cylinder. A deadbolt keyed on both sides would count as 2 single cylinder locks.
EACH KIT CONTAINS: Two precut keys, 6 sets of color coded pins for rekeying single and/or double cylinder type locks, detailed step-by-step instructions in both ENGLISH & SPANISH, and all specialty tools needed to rekey lock.
NOTE: To order EXTRA PIN SETS and/or EXTRA KEYS for your rekey kit please click on the desired rekey product list. All you may need is a common screwdriver to remove lock from door. This rekeying kit is to be used only with BRINKS (Kwikset® 5 pin cylinder Compatible) locks. Kit is not designed to work with other manufacturer's type locks.
Note: You must use the keys provided in rekey kit for rekeying. Pins match keys in kit and are not to be used to rekey with any other keys!
NOTE: OLD KEY is needed to take out cylinder plug then new key is used to rekey lock. Old keys can not be used to rekey locks using the CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekey kit for the cylinder pins will not work with old key.
ALERT: WHAT TO DO IF KEY CAN NOT BE REMOVED AFTER LOCK HAS BEEN RE-KEYED. If your key cylinder has a screw-off end cap, tighten or loosen one or two notches at a time until you are able to remove key. If this does not work or if your lock cylinder does not have a screw-off end cap then refer to master keyed locks below.
MASTER KEYED LOCK:
Your lock may have been master keyed at one time. If key can not be removed once lock has been rekeyed, then remove the key cylinder again using the follower. Remove the follower to let the top pins and springs drop out of cylinder housing. If lock has been master keyed you will have more than 5 top pins for a 5 pin cylinder lock system. Refer to the directions on how to replace the 5 top pins of equal length and the 5 springs. Do not use the other pins which drop out of the cylinder housing!
If you have a 6 pin key cylinder system then replace the 6 pins of equal length and the 6 springs.