After clearing the chamber, remove the two red screws and carefully lift off the code plate, verifying that all 14 springs are in position. (Photo 11)
Red tipped tumblers are active code tumblers and blue tipped tumblers are non-code tumblers. (Photo 10) The "C" tumbler has no color.
By holding down the "C" button and using the tweezers to move the positions of red and blue tumblers, you can change the code setting. It is essential to keep the "C" button depressed when removing or replacing tumblers. The square notches of all tumblers must face outward with the colored tips on top. A diagram is supplied with the instructions.
After the tumblers are in position, replace the code chamber plate and two red screws.
Check the operation of the new code before installing the lock.
Prior to installing the lock, the door must be prepped. Our door had an existing latching lock with a paddle. After removing the paddle (Photo 2), the lock was removed and the two threaded posts were removed from the door. (Photo 3)
The template was used to mark the positions of the thru-bolt holes. After drilling the holes (Photo 4) the Adams Rite lock is replaced in the door. (Photo 5)
The lock housing is then checked for the proper handing. Changing the handing is a simple procedure. Remove the back plate and remove the gear ring from the lock. (Photo 12)
The locks are supplied with the gear train set to work on right hand doors. If the spindle hub is flipped over and the left gear ring installed, it will operate with a left hand door. Note the alignment marks. (Photo 13)
The proper spindle is then selected to work with the door handing. (Photo 14) This spindle works in conjunction with the Adams Rite 4580 cam disc. A blue or red tip on the spindle matches the color-coding on the gear ring. The chosen spindle is installed with the compression spring in the outer code housing. (Photo 15) The other spindle is used on the inside knob or lever.
Note: Before installation, the locating pins must be removed from the cam disc. Use a pair of pliers to remove the pins. They are not needed and will interfere with the lock housings. (Photo 16)
Install the levers on the inner and outer housing hubs with the supplied Allen screws and wrench. (Photo 17) Size the segmented mounting screws to accommodate door thickness. Break off the excess length. Use the segmented mounting screws to secure the lock. (Photo 18) Before closing the door, enter the code and verify that the latch fully retracts and releases form the outside. Also verify proper operation of the inside lever.
Enter the set code (in any sequence), starting with the "C" button to clear the chamber. We entered C-3-4-6-7-X. (Photo 19) The outer lever is then rotated to withdraw the latch. (Photo 20)
Turning the override key in one direction will momentarily retract the latch. Turning the key 360 degrees in the opposite direction will render the valid code inactive. Reversing the above procedure will reactivate the code.
To put the lock into passage function, enter the correct code followed by the "Y" button. The lever will now retract the latch without requiring the entry of a code. To reset the lock to code entry mode, press the "Y" button followed by the "C" button.
This simple lock is an affordable alternative to electronic keypads, electric strikes, magnetic locks and other storefront door security measures. In many strip malls and small businesses, it will allow controlled entry with a valid code. Model 0465L adds a handy option with the settable passage function.