The $12.95 KWIKSET Security® & Maximum Security® Rekey Kit
is a 5-pin key cylinder lock system. The CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekey kit contains everything necessary (except a common screwdriver) to rekey 6
single cylinder locks for Entrance, Lever Entrance, Single & Double cylinder Deadbolts
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. All you may need is a common screwdriver to remove lock from door. To order EXTRA PIN SETS and/or EXTRA KEYS for your rekey kit please click on the desired rekey product list. This rekeying kit is designed to be used only with KWIKSET Security® & KWIKSET Maximum® Security locks and is not design to work with other manufacturer's locks.
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! KWIKSET SMART KEY® LOCKS
Do not use
the CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekeying method
for the new KWIKSET SMART KEY® lock.
If you have a new Kwikset SMART KEY® lock you can use the keys in the CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekey kit by following the KWIKSET SMART KEY® rekeying method only.
Note: Smart Key® lock
has a small slot
on the left side
of the key cylinder slot. Watch Kwikset Smart Key® rekeying method: http://www.kwikset.com/SmartSeries/ScienceOfSecurity/ReKey.aspx
CAUTION ALERT: CAN'T REMOVE KEY ONCE I HAVE REKEYED THE LOCK.
If your key cylinder has a screw-off end cap, tighten or loosen one to two notches at a time until you are able to remove key. If this does not work then read about locks which have been master keyed below.
MASTERED KEYED LOCK:
Your lock may have been master keyed at one time. If once you have rekeyed and you can not remove the key, then take out the cylinder again. You will need to remove the top pins and springs. There should be 5 top pins of equal length and 5 top springs for a 5 pin key cylinder system. If you have more than 5 pins do not use the other pins then replace the 5 pins and 5 springs per instructions. If you have a 6 pin key cylinder system then replace the 6 pins of equal length and the 6 springs.