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How do I get a dead bolt off that has no slots or visible screws. made by arrow co.

Tried to turn cover on front &back with pliers

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Did you turn the lock bar to both lock and unlock? In one of the positions, screws will be covered by the lock bar.

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

Testimonial: "lock was inoperable at the time. I tore the cover off with a screwdriver & a pliers. screws were under cover. got lock off door, & replaced with my brothers vBulletin help."

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    alan wondergem Nov 19, 2014

    wouldn't work. lock was inoperable at thevtime. I got it off my own way. I ripped the cover off with a screwdriver & a pliers. got lock off door.



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Might want to get it all buttoned back up and head to a shop. Maybe even call first. Ask if they can use an impact gun to break it loose for you and hand tighten it so you can get back home. A good mechanic should even have tools that will grip a rounded bolt head.
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