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About Our Door Lock Rekeying Kit


Each CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekeying kit comes with special rekeying tools, instructions in English and Spanish, 2 precut keys, and 6 sets of color-coded pins. Old key is needed to take out lock cylinder plug then new key is used to rekey lock. CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekey kits can not be used with old key to rekey other locks because the color coded pins match the new key cut. All you may need is a common screwdriver to remove your old lock from the door. NOTE: We can not match original manufacturer's key code with pins or keys.

Note: You must use the keys provided in rekey kit for rekeying. Pins match keys in kit and are not to be used to rekey with any other keys!



Do not use the CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekeying method for the new KWIKSET SMART KEY® lock. If you have a new Kwikset SMART KEY® lock you can use the keys in the CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekey kit by following the KWIKSET SMART KEY® rekeying method only. Note: Smart Key® lock has a small slot on the left side of the key cylinder slot.

Watch Kwikset Smart Key® rekeying method:


PLEASE NOTE: BALDWIN®, EMTEK®, & PEGASUS® LOCKS must have the SCHLAGE KEY compatible cylinder and YALE® LOCKS must have the KWIKSET® KEY compatible cylinder for rekey kit to work!


Do not use the CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekeying method with the new Schlage SecureKey® Locks. You can use the keys in the CHANGE-A-LOCK® rekey kit to have all your locks keyed alike. However, you will need to have a new "blue" reset SecureKey(TM) cut to match the CHANGE-A-LOCK® keys. Schlage® corporation has exclusive control over the  new "blue" reset SecureKey(TM); therefore, we can not provide them at this time. The "blue" reset SecureKey(TM) can be purchased at your local home center. 

NOTE: The Schlage SecureKey® locks have a + above the key slot.

Watch Schlage SecureKey® rekeying method:

CAUTION ALERT: CAN'T REMOVE KEY ONCE I HAVE REKEYED THE LOCK. If your key cylinder has a screw-off end cap, tighten or loosen one to two notches at a time until you are able to remove key. If this does not work then read about locks which have been master keyed below.


Your lock may have been master keyed at one time. If once you have rekeyed and you can not remove the key, then take out the cylinder again. You will need to remove the top pins and springs. There should be 5 top pins of equal length and 5 top springs for a 5 pin key cylinder system. If you have more than 5 pins  do not use the other pins then replace the 5 pins and 5 springs per instructions. If you have a 6 pin key cylinder system then replace the 6 pins of equal length and the 6 springs.

Our rekeying kits provide both the method and necessary specialty tools for you to rekey your own locks. Customers with more than 6 single cylinders may, at time of ordering, add additional pin sets and/or precut keys which will match the kit ordered. Previous CHANGE-A-LOCK® customers, who want to order additional pin set(s) and/or extra key(s), please email or call toll free (866) 546-2957. 

    CHANGE-A-LOCK® Rekey Kits are available for 18 different manufacturers' Locks:

  • Kwikset Security & Kwikset Maximum Security (5 pin key cylinder)
  • SCHLAGE™, BALDWIN™EMTEK™, & PEGASUS™ (5 pin key cylinder)
  • KWIKSET UltraMax Security (6 pin key cylinder aka:TITAN)
  • DEFIANT™ (5 pin key cylinder)
  • DURASET™, ACE™, ATLAS™ (5 pin key cylinder)
  • E-Z SET™ (5 pin key cylinder)


  • WESLOCK™ (5 pin key cylinder)
  • YALE™ & TRU-BOLT™  (5 pin key cylinder)
  • BRINKS™LOCKS which use the Kwikset 5 pin key cylinder
  • Brinks™locks which use the Schlage 5 pin key cylinder

Why Choose Our Kits?
CHANGE-A-LOCK® is the first product to provide the opportunity for you to rekey your own locks at a fraction of the cost a locksmith would charge. These unique, patented rekey kits contain everything necessary (except for a common screwdriver) to rekey up to 6 single cylinder locks and comes with 2 pre cut keys.

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