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I've seen that door lock assemble before and I normally just replace it. But good job on your end to give it a go. That door lock has a coil that when energized it closes on the door strike. When its de-energized, that springs assist to open the lock. I can say exactly where it fits, but look for a spot between the red part on inside. Good Luck
this step by step guide should help you reset the lock, if its not the exact same lock, its the closest thing that Yale currently makes. Be aware you cannot reset locks like these unless they are open already, atleast not to my knowledge
Somehow your answer ended up in the Office Shredders problem area. I suggest you resubmit your answer to the correct problem area. When you do, clarify if the lock is installed in the door, in that case, either 1) remove the lock and take it to a locksmith to make a new key (It is expensive if they come to you) 2) Buy a new lock and hide a spare somewhere safe outside your house 3) If it is a pad lock, cut the lock and get a new one.
Hi John, If the latching mechanism is in the locked position, does it open when either of the handles are pulled? If it is not opening you may need clean and service the linkages and the latching mechanism or replace the latch. The locking mechanism inside the latch is is an off center sort of horse shoe shape. If it is closed you will see a bar which will be in an almost vertical position, and it should release when either of the door handles is operated. If it is failing to lock, (which I am suspecting), the latch will be at an angle of about fifty degrees. If that is the case, using a Philips (star screw driver) push the latch back to find out if it is latching. If it does, use either of the handles to release it again. If it fails to hold in the closed position, the linkages from the release handles may be fouled, damaged or disconnected. If everything is correct in those areas, the latch may need replacement. Check that first, let me know how you get on and if we need to go further and carry out a replacement, which will mean removing the door panel, and the mechanism let me know so we can go through it together. Regards John
Leo, check in side the door there shud b a small leaver that springs back after u open the door so as u close it the catch locks on usually what happens is it gets rusty and stays in open position fre of with oil and try again use a screw driver in place of locking bar to test with door oped if it works ok it will lock on screwdriver, let me know how u get on, Leo
Yes I would useWD-40 to spray in lock. Insert key part way in lock and spray a small amount on key and into lockset if tou can, If you can fit spray nozzle into keyhole ,and spray liberally. You can also use dry graphite to lube lock mechanism. I would check to make sure that your keys aren't bent or worn to the point that I hope this helps you. Thanks they can't engage all tumblers inside lockset. I would also make sure that latch on lock is lining up with strike plate in door frame. One easy way to do this is to use a felt tip marker to cover strike plate on door frame and open and close door several times. Where ink from marker is rubbed off will show you where latch is contacting strike plate. If it is out of aligmment this will make it harder to open or lock with key. If necessary adjust strike plate for better fit. I hope this helps you. Thanks
I had mine do the same thing right before I was leaving to the airport [re-keying for the house-sitter]. I was setting the lock and I hear a spring-type ping and the keying was lost.
The tumbler can be reset to your key. However, it involves disassembling
the device and has small parts.If you are feeling lucky, you can do
this yourself or take it to a qualified person.
If you are feeling lucky:
A: Disassemble the lock from the door
B: Remove the door handle from around the key side.
C: Remove the U retaining-clip from the outside of the lock that is securing it to the shaft.
D: Remove the lock from the shaft
E: Remove the U retaining-clip from the tumbler body and the case
F: You will have to press the five fingers down evenly on the length of
the case to slide the cylinder out of the case. (I cut a plastic card
with small wire cutters to make a tool, but you could probably use thick
card-stock and some scissors.)
Be careful; you will have to watch for and secure the check ball on one
side of the tumbler and the finger lock bar on the other side as you
slide this out.
G: Remove and store the check ball securely as well as the finger lock
bar. (careful with the plate surrounding the fingers that the finger
lock bar resides in)
H: Remove the finger locking plate. Carefully, make sure the fingers
are still inside and oriented correctly and the spring at the back of
the finger locking plate is left in place.
I: You will notice a u channel groove in the fingers and the finger
locking plate. Align the fingers in the finger locking plate evenly so
that the grooves in the fingers match the groove in the finger locking
J: Replace the finger locking plate with fingers aligned evenly with the
u channel groove back onto the tumbler body and hold back against the
spring left on the rear of the tumbler body. This puts the tumbler into
K: Replace the finger locking bar onto the finger locking plate while
holding the assembly against the spring and tumbler body. (If this is
done correctly, the finger locking bar will now be flush with the side
of the finger locking plate and not raised as normal.)
L: While holding the tumbler assembly together and maintaining the
locking plate pressed against the spring, Insert your new key into the
M: While holding this assembly in this position, add the check ball to the tumbler assembly.
N: While holding the assembly in position, slightly depress the black
plastic block at the back of the finger locking plate and slide this
tumbler assembly back into the tumbler case taking care to rotate the
case 90 degrees clockwise from normal. (Note the U channel groove inside
the tumbler case that normally receives the finger lock bar and use
that for orientation.)
If the tumbler does not insert cleanly, verify the finger locking bar is
flush. If it is not, redo while maintaining proper pressure to keep
the finger locking plate firmly against the spring in re-assembly.
Also, verify the fingers are not protruding from the tumbler body. If
they are, redo the procedure taking care to align the fingers properly
on assembly and maintain proper force on the finger locking plate
against the tumbler body during re-assembly and new key insertion
O: Rotate the key and tumbler body in the case to the normal position (counter-clockwise 90 degrees).
P: While holding the tumbler body firmly against the case, remove the key.
Q: Re-insert the key and verify smooth rotation.
R: Align the tumbler body and case back to the normal position and while
holding the tumbler body firmly against the case, remove the key.
S: Replace the U retaining-clip that belongs on the back of the tumbler body to secure it within the case.
T: Replace the tumbler body in the main lock shaft and secure with the shaft U retaining clip.
replace the door lock assy, you can't fix this without almost certainly breaking it by prying with a flat screwdriver. Remove door boot spring, fold door boot back over door lock area, unscrew door lock screws (3), then remove from harnesses and replace. Reverse door boot and spring removal, top of spring first, then work your way down ensuring a good snug fit with no water leaks, it may take you a couple of trys.
this happened to me and it drove me crazy for a few days. check that the hood is closed tightly. its held shut for the most part by a peice of metal with a screw on one side, a spring around it, and a nub looking shape that fits into the locking device above the bumper. When i finally checked my hood, the entire bit of metal had come unscrewed and was stuck in the locking device, leaving my hood held shut only by the safety clamp. remove it from the locking part and screw it back into the hood, closing it a few times to find the right distance to screw it in. lock your car and hear that chirp, that should fix it
if thats not the case then check that all of the doors are closed nice and tight... if the doors lock but the audible alarm is not armed then that is most likely the case