This is a picture of the Kwikset dead bolt from interior. I removed the outer layer. However, I'm having trouble removing the bottom plate.

This looks very similar to this question: Removing old Entry Door dead bolt lock. However, mine doesn't have the inner screwdriver slot. There is nothing for screwdriver to sit and rotate as can be seen from the picture below:

Deadbolt image

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There are two small indentations in the screwheads that a large screwdriver will fit into for screw removal.

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    @bugrizm the benefit of taking a picture and zooming in- you can see those things normally hidden in the dark!
    – Jamie M
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 14:20
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    Roughly translated: USE A BIGGER SCREWDRIVER!!! :-) Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 20:12
  • its amazing what one can see in a photo that is not seen when using one's eyeball. i often snap a photo on my phone to then look at it in detail ...
    – Fattie
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 21:00

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