How To Program A Tru-Bolt Electronic Lock

How To Program A Tru-Bolt Electronic Lock

Programming a Tru-bolt electronic lock is easy, and it only takes a few minutes to do it yourself. The first thing you need is the manual for your particular model of lock. You can find it online at the customer service section of the website for your specific lock brand (just search for “tru bolt” and select the option that says “manuals”).

Don’t worry we will be making this more easy by explaining solution to every problem related to Tru-bolt step by step. Stay tune guys!

How to Change the Existing Programming Code on Your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

The Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt, like all electronic deadbolts, uses a code to open the door. This code can be up to 8 digits long and can be changed at any time. To change the existing programming code on your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt:

  1. Remove the two screws that hold the battery cover in place. Place them in a safe place where they will not roll away.
  2. Remove the battery cover and set it aside.
  3. Insert batteries into the battery compartment in accordance with the polarity markings inside. Make sure that both batteries are oriented correctly—if necessary, flip one or both batteries over so that they are facing properly. Replace the battery cover with its 2 screws.
  4. Enter your new access code using each keypad button by pressing it once for 1 second or until you see ‘0’ blink for each digit entered .
  5. When finished entering your new access code, press and hold down both of the buttons located on either side of your lock for five seconds until all three lights illuminate (this will reset your programming).

How to Add On New User Code on a Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

The lock enables its users to add up to 50 User Codes and every code must be attached to User ID that can be any number from 01 to 50.

It should be noted that the lock comes with default User Code which is 1234 which is in turn linked to default User ID (01). Since the first Id is already in use, so if you must add on a new User the Id should start from (02).

When you create your first User Code, the default User Code automatically gets deleted. It happens so that you can choose the code of your own choice which is then associated with the User ID (01).

You can add a User Code on your Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt by following the steps stated below:

  1. Press and hold the “Lock” button on the Lock until you hear a beep sound, which means that the Lock is in program mode.
  2. Press and release the “Lock” button again to enter into programming mode. You should see a blinking blue light on your Tru-Bolt Deadbolt.
  3. Enter your current User Code (1234) into the Lock by pressing any number buttons on the keypad, and then press the green “Enter” button. The blue light will stop blinking and remain solid, which indicates that you have successfully entered into programming mode with your current User Code.
  4. Press any number buttons on the keypad again to add another code (up to 50 codes). Then press “Enter” again to confirm it.

How to Delete Existing User Codes on Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

If you have already programmed the lock, you will need to delete the existing user codes before you can program a new user code. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the door and remove the existing battery pack.
  2. Press and hold the “Lock” button until all of the LED lights flash once.
  3. Enter your current master code (the same one that you used when programming). The lock will respond with two long flashes of red LED light and one short flash of green LED light.
  4. Wait until the green LED light flashes twice then enter your new master code (the same one that you would use to open the door) in order to overwrite existing codes with new ones. The lock will respond with two long flashes of red LED light followed by one short flash of green LED light confirming that it has been successfully overwritten with a new master code.

If you want to completely remove any existing user codes on Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt, follow the steps below.

  1. Remove the old lock.
  2. Locate the code button on the top of your new lock.
  3. Press and hold the code button until the LED light turns green (about 5 seconds).

How to Enable/Disable Auto-Lock on Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

When the Auto-lock is enabled on your Tru-Bolt, it will automatically lock itself after a few seconds of it being closed. This will ensure the safety of your house even if you forgot to lock it itself.

To enable the auto-lock, follow the steps below:

  1. First enter the programming code and press the unlock button.
  2. Press the key number 5 and again press the unlock button.
  3. Then afterwards set the Delay Time (20 to 900) seconds and to complete this instruction press the unlock button.
  4. Whereas if you want to disable the Auto-Lock Function, repeat the above steps but set the delay time to 00. In this way it will never lock the door itself unless someone do it manually.

How to Enable/Disable the Vacation Mode on Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

In order to enable or disable vacation mode on the Tru-Bolt electronic deadbolt, you will need to press the button on the back of the lock at least two times within five seconds. If your vacation mode has been enabled via a key fob, you can still use this method to check or change your settings.

  1. Press and hold down the button on the back of the lock until it starts beeping.
  2. Release the button and then hold it down again for another 5 seconds or so. You should hear one long beep and then three short beeps after releasing it again.
  3. Press and hold down the button again for another 5 seconds or so and then release it; you should hear one long beep followed by another long beep. The lock will now be in vacation mode if it was not previously in that mode; otherwise, it will remain unchanged.

In order to disable Vacation Mode, press the hold down the Unlock button for over 3 seconds. Next, release the Unlock button and then you will enter your Programming Code. This will unlock the door and disable the Vacation Mode.

How to Factory Reset Your Tru-Bolt Lock Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt

Factory resetting your lock is the easiest way to get back to square one. It’s also useful if you’re selling your home and want to ensure that nobody can unlock the doors without the code.

If you’re using a keypad or touchscreen lock, there will be a small button on the back of the door or frame somewhere. This button resets all codes and settings, so you can start fresh with a new code.

  1. Slide the lock to the unlock position.
  2. Enter your four-digit code into the keypad.
  3. Press and hold the * button (the button with all of the numbers on it) for 10 seconds until you hear two beeps. This will ensure that all of your settings have been cleared and that you are now back at Step 1.

If you have an old-school keyless deadbolt, there will be a small hole on the back of it where you can insert a paperclip or other thin object to push in a pin and reset everything. You’ll know that it’s working when all of the lights come on at once for about 10 seconds before turning off again.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

1. How do I change the code on the door lock?

To change the code on the door lock, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the “Code” button for 3 seconds until you see “Enter Code” appear on screen.
  2. Enter desired new 4 digit code using number buttons 1 – 4
  3. Press “OK” once done.

2. How Do You Reprogram a Tru-Bolt Door Lock?

Tru-Bolt locks are a type of door lock that can be reprogrammed without removing the lock from the door. The programming process is simple and requires only a screwdriver and some patience.

  1. Remove the two screws on either side of the face plate using a screwdriver.
  2. Pull off the face plate, exposing the programming button underneath. Press this button for about 15 seconds until it blinks rapidly, then release it.
  3. Press any button on your home security system remote control and hold it down for three seconds (for example, if you have an ADT alarm system, press and hold “3” on your remote). Release it after three seconds and immediately press it again (so you should be pressing both buttons simultaneously). If you have multiple remote controls for different devices, you can reprogram them all at once by doing this process multiple times. After completing this step, wait 20 seconds before trying to open or close your door with your new code

3. Why My Lock Is Not Functioning Electronically?

There are several reasons why your lock might not be functioning electronically. Here are some of the most common reasons:

  1. The battery is dead. When you have a keyless entry system, there’s a battery that powers it. If this battery dies, the keyless entry system will not work. The first thing to do is check the status of the battery. If it’s dead, replace it with a new one and see if it fixes the problem. If not, continue on to the next step.
  2. The remote or fob has low batteries. If you use a remote or fob to open your car door remotely, then this may be the issue causing your problem. Take out the batteries from both sides (located under caps on each side) and put in new ones (or rechargeable ones). Then test by trying to open your doors again.
  3. The radio frequency has been disabled by an aftermarket security system (alarm). If you have installed an aftermarket security system such as a Car Alarm System or Remote Starter in your vehicle, then there’s a chance that it has disabled all RF signals including those used by keyless entry systems such as remote start and keyless entry remotes.


We really hope that this article helped you solve your problem regarding the Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt. You can give it a quick read and find the solution according to your problem. This article covers how you can program your device, add and delete users along with it how can restore factory settings.

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