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Need to know how to re program our kara ilco when i swip the gma card it says card error or wrong card is being used

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The Kaba Ilco 1000 lock does not use any sort of card reader for programming--it is strictly a push button lock.

From this link, which you can cut and paste into your web browser:
you can search for your model of Kaba Ilco lock and click on the box with the picture of your lock.
This will take you to the page for that particular lock. On the right side of any given page, you will see the heading "Documentation" an under that, a link that says "click here to visit the literature and support page".
Following that link will lead you to a grid of the various lock models, with links to the manuals, etc.
These will be PDF files and will require you to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view them. If you don't have Adobe Reader, :

You will also find a "Contact Us" link on the first link I gave you, where you can contact Kaba Ilco directly for customer and technical assistance.

I hope I've been able to help. Good luck!

Posted on May 19, 2011


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