I bought a Kwikset rekey kit to rekey the locks at home. However, at the beginning I did not turn the lock to "lock" position; instead, it was in unlocked position. I then followed the instructions given with the kit.

In the end, it turned out that I could not open the lock with either my current and new keys. Any solution to this?


There is a way to fix it. You need to essentially disassemble the lock and line the pins up. Here's a video explaining how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQjXl78DdUA

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    Part 2 of the video is how to disassemble and reassemble your automatic transmission. :-) – fixer1234 Jan 22 '18 at 4:08
  • Having done it once, it's not that hard. It sounds hard, though. – poorplanning Jan 22 '18 at 4:15
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    I have had to do this ... a few times. To be honest, don't blame yourself. I found that the reviews on the rekeying tool are awful. There is a black one and a red one, either way, I returned mine. When I need to rekey and the key is missing, I follow the general approach in the video. Advice, do it over a hard surface, and while most of the videos dont say this, let gravity be your friend. Once you get into it, you'll understand. Holding it in an orientation where gravity isnt moving parts is (pun intended) key. – noybman Jan 22 '18 at 4:59
  • Thank you so much guy! Thanks for the video, encourage and experience sharing. I feel frustrated when I made this mistake, but now I am ready to give it another try! – Martin Jan 23 '18 at 6:19

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