On my entry door is an ASSA 7000 double cylinder deadbolt that has no screws and no screw head caps. I have found videos on removing Schlage double cylinder deadbolts with the caps and without. Those without use an Allen wrench along the bolt however this lock does not have such a mechanism. Some kwikset double cylinder have a face plate that removes to reveal the screws but if this lock has that I cannot figure out how to get it off. This is a really nice lock so I don't want to deface it trying to remove it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • The problem with ASSA is they are a more "professional" brand typically installed by locksmiths rather than homeowners. I did find this video of someone installing a high security ASSA, and there is a cap that presses over the exposed screws. I'm not even sure how it would come back off non-destructively (I know this isn't your exact lock). – JPhi1618 Apr 4 '19 at 20:05
  • Here is another example of a Medeco deadbolt removal. Some are pretty tricky. – JPhi1618 Apr 4 '19 at 20:09
  • Does this lock have a figure-8 style cylinder (removable core)? The figure-8 will be obvious from the outside, it looks like a venn diagram. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Apr 4 '19 at 20:13
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    This is for 6000 series rather than the 7000 series you have, but check out the diagram for this cover plate and how it all goes together. Given that they sell them for $5, @JPhi1618 may well be right that you can only remove them destructively. mrlock.com/manufacturers-1-1/assa-high-security/… – Nate S. Apr 4 '19 at 20:21
  • This expansion helped. The face plate is fairly tight. This lock is such over kill of a home entry door and the previous owners put one on each door. Thanks! – AxGryndr Apr 5 '19 at 4:42

Without a picture it is hard to tell for sure, but the screws securing the cylinder in place may be under the latch plate on the edge of the door. Remove the 2 screws holding it in place, they should be machine screws, and that will expose 2 more larger had screws and 1 or 2 holes adjacent to the center line of the cylinders. There will be screws in those holes that keep the cylinders from spinning when the key is installed. It will be up to you to to determine what type of driver needed, it changes from lock to lock. Whether it be phillips, straight, or allen. Loosen that screw, partially insert the key so the cylinder does not turn in the keyway and the whole cylinder face should rotate out.

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