How to Reset a Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

If you’re looking for tips to reset your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt, this post is your go-to resource.

Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

But first, note that resetting your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt will restore its default factory settings. That is, the factory default settings will override all your existing programming functions, including the User Codes and Programming Code.

You should only reset your Tru-Bolt Electronic Lock if you’ve lost your Programming Code or when the lock is malfunctioning.

That said, here’s how to reset your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt:

  1. On the interior assembly of the lock, remove the battery cover.
  2. Remove one battery from the battery compartment.
  3. Wait 10-15 seconds and reinsert the battery. Ensure you put the battery in correctly—following the correct polarity markings (+/-).
  4. You’ll hear a beep, and the LED light will illuminate green. This means the lock is reset.

Now your lock is reset. As mentioned earlier, resetting your lock will remove all your custom programming, so you’ll need to reprogram the lock. In the next paragraphs, I’ll show you how to change the default Programming Code and add new User Codes.

How to Change Your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt Programming Code

Your Tru-Bolt Electronic Lock Programming Code is the 6-digit code that allows you to put the lock in programming mode and make programming changes to the lock.

After resetting your Tru-Bolt Lock, the first thing you want to do is change the preset Programming Code (123456) for security reasons.

Here’s how to change your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt preset Programming Code:

  • Enter your preset Programming Code (123456). Then press the Unlock button. This will put the lock in programming mode.
  • Press the number 4 key. Next, press the Unlock button.
  • Now enter a new Programming Code (6 digits). Then press the Unlock button.
  • Enter the new Programming Code again and press the Unlock button.
  • You’ll hear a beep, and the LED light will illuminate green, showing the programming is successful. That is, the default Programming Code has been changed successfully.

If you still want to change the Programming Code, you can do so by following the steps above. But ensure you enter the existing Programming Code first to put the lock in programming mode.

How to Change the Default User Code (4-Digit Code)

The 4-digit code allows you to unlock your Tru-Bolt Deadbolt through the keypad. While users can add new User Codes for this purpose, the lock comes with a preset User Code (1234).

After resetting your lock, the 4-digit code is restored (even though you deleted it previously), so you’ll need to change it.

To change the default 4-digit Code, all you need to do is to add a new User Code.

Here’s how to add a new User Code on your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt:

  • Enter your Programming Code. Then press the Unlock button.
  • Press the number 1 key and press the Unlock button.
  • Enter a User ID for your new User Code (choose any numbers between 01 to 50 and ensure it doesn’t match an existing User ID in the lock). Next, press the Unlock button.
  • Enter your new User Code (4 to 8 digits). Then press the Unlock button.
  • Enter the new User Code again and press the Unlock button. You’ll hear a beep, and the LED light will illuminate green, showing the code has been added successfully.

You can repeat the steps to add more User Codes. Ensure you choose User Code and User ID that doesn’t match an existing one.

If you want to remove an existing User Code that you added, here’s how to do that:

  • Enter your Programming Code. Then press the Unlock button.
  • Next, press the number 2 key and press the Unlock button.
  • Now enter the User ID of the User Code to be removed. Next, press the Unlock button.
  • Enter the User ID of the User Code to be deleted again. Then press the Unlock button. If the LED light blinks green and you hear a beep, it means the code is removed.

So that’s how to change the default 4-digit code on your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt.

Wrapping Up

You can easily reset factory settings on your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt by following the guidelines in this post.

As mentioned earlier, resetting the lock will remove all your custom programming. You should only reset your lock if you don’t have the Programming Code or for troubleshooting purposes.

If you actually reset the lock to fix some issues, but the problem persists, see more troubleshooting tips for Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt.