How To Program A Tru-Bolt Electronic Lock (September 2022) Guide

This post explains how to program an electronic Tru-Bolt door lock.

This article will help you program your Tru-Bolt electronic deadbolt.

In the following paragraphs, I will show you how to modify your preset Programming Code and add or remove User Codes. Let’s begin!

For keypad/buttons functions, see the image below. Image adapted from Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolt Manual.

How to Change the Preset Programming Code on a Tru-Bolt Electronic lock

The new Tru-Bolt electronic locks come with a Master Code, a pre-programmed Programming Code that allows you to access all settings. To add or remove User Codes, activate auto-lock, or any other settings, enter your Programming Code. The pre-set Programming Code for is 123456.

This code must be changed after installation to ensure security.

Here’s how you can change the preset Programming Code of a Tru-Bolt electronic locking device:

  • Step 1 Enter the preset programming code (123456) then press the Unlock Button.
  • Step 2 – Press 4 then press the Unlock button.
  • Step 3 Enter the new Programming Code, then click on the Unlock button.
  • Step 4 – Re-enter your new Programming Code, then click the Unlock Button.

Once the lock has sounded, the indicator will glow green. This indicates that you have successfully modified the preset programming code.

Note – If you have previously modified your Programming Code you can still change it using the above method-using your current Programming Code. This means that instead of entering the pre-set Programming Code, you can enter the one you have previously changed to.

Add a User Code to a Tru-Bolt Electronic lock

The User/Access Code works in the same way as a physical key to unlock your door. You can add up to 50 User codes to this lock, which you can share with anyone who needs access to your home while you are away.

The lock comes pre-programmed with User Code 1234. This code will be deleted automatically once you add a new User Code.

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Each User Code must contain a 4- to 8-digit combination, and be linked to a unique User ID. This lock can be used with any number from 01 to 50. Each User Code is associated with a unique UserID.

Here’s how to add an additional User Code to a Tru-Bolt electronic locking device:

  • Step 1 Enter your current Programming Code, then click the Unlock Button.
  • Step 2 – Press 1 then press the Unlock button.
  • Step 3 – Enter a UserID (between 01 and 50) and then click the Unlock link. Make sure you enter a unique User ID that is not already linked to any other User Code.
  • Step 4 Enter a new User code (4-8 digits) and then press the Unlock button.
  • Step 5 – Re-enter your User Code, then click the Unlock button.

The new User Code was successfully added if the lock sounds once and the indicator turns green.

That’s it! You are now ready to add/create a Tru-Bolt User Code to your electronic deadbolt. You can continue the process to add additional User Codes if necessary.

How to Delete User Codes on a Tru-Bolt Electronic lock

This lock allows users to delete one User Code at a time or all User Codes at the same time. Let’s start by deleting one User Code.

  • Step 1 Enter your current programming code and press the Unlock button.
  • Step 2 – Press 2, then press the Unlock button.
  • Step 3 Enter the User ID associated with the User Code to be deleted and then click the Unlock button.
  • Step 4 – Re-enter your User ID and the User Code that you wish to delete, then click the Unlock button.

Once the lock has sounded, the light indicator will turn green to indicate that the User Code was successfully deleted.

Delete All User Codes at once:

  • Enter your current Programming Code, then click the Unlock button.
  • Next, press 3 then click the Unlock link.
  • Enter your Programming Code again and then click the Unlock button.

Did the lock indicator light up green and then emit one beep? If so, all existing User Codes were successfully deleted.

How to Enable or Disable Auto-Lock

This feature will enable your lock to automatically lock if it is left unlocked for more than a few seconds, depending on how it was programmed.

Here’s how you can enable the auto-lock feature on your Tru-Bolt electronic front door lock

  1. Enter your current Programming Code, then click the Unlock button.
  2. Next, press 5 then press the Unlock button.
  3. Enter the time value you prefer (20 to 900 Seconds), and then click on the Unlock button.
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Your auto-lock function will now be active. It will lock your door automatically if you leave it unlocked for a certain time, depending on what time you have set.

Follow the above steps to disable the auto-lock function. However, set the time value to 00. You will need to repeat steps 1 through 2, and then enter 00 before hitting the Unlock key.

This will instantly cancel the auto lock feature

How to Enable or Disable Vacation Mode

This lock has a wonderful feature called Vacation Mode. All keypad/button functions will cease to work when this feature is turned on.

This means that you cannot unlock the lock via keypad or do any other thing. This prevents unauthorized access (from those who have been assigned User Codes) while you are away from home. This lock also ensures low power consumption.

Here’s how to activate vacation mode on your Tru Bolt electronic lock.

  1. Enter your current Programming Code, and then press the Unlock button.
  2. Then press 1, 0 ( 10), and finally the Unlock button.
  3. To complete the process, press 1 then click the Unlock link.
  4. Once the lock has sounded, the light indicator will turn green to indicate that the process was successful.

For the vacation mode to be disabled, hold down the Unlock button for three seconds. Then enter your Programming Code. This will unlock the door as well as disable the vacation mode.

How to Factory Reset a Tru-Bolt Electronic lock

  1. Take off the battery cover, then remove one.
  2. Give the battery a 10 second rest before you insert it again.
  3. After hearing a short and long beep, press the Lock key three times in three seconds.

This is how to reset a Tru-Bolt electronic locking device to its factory default settings. Once the lock has been reset, it will sound once. The light indicator will turn green to confirm that the process was successful.

If the indicator turns red, it means that the process was unsuccessful and that you will need to start over. After hearing a short and long beep, ensure you press the Lock key three times immediately.

Factory resetting your lock can erase all settings including User Codes, Programming Codes, and other data. You will need to reprogram new User Codes and change the preset Programming Code.

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Also, you might want to read our article on how to reset Trilogy T2 locks and AmazonBasics Electronic Locks, as well as other Smart Locks.

Troubleshooting and FAQs

How do I lock and unlock my Tru-Bolt Electronic lock?

Enter a valid User Code on the keypad to unlock the lock. Next, press the Unlock button. To lock the lock, press the Lock button on your keypad.

A physical key can be used to unlock and lock the lock.

How can I turn off the keypad/lock sound?

Here’s how you can turn off the sound of an electronic Tru-Bolt lock.

  • Enter your current Programming Code, then click the Unlock Button.
  • Next, press 6 and then press Unlock button.
  • To complete the process, press 1 and then the Unlock buttons.

To turn the sound on, repeat the previous steps and press 2 for the final step (instead 1), before pressing the Unlock key.

How do I reprogram an electronic Tru-Bolt lock?

Reset the lock back to factory settings, then reprogram new User Codes, Programing Codes and other information.

Why is my lock freezing and the keypad not responding?

This can be fixed by turning the Thumb turn manually (located on interior assembly). Then lock and unlock the lock two times.

Why is my lock not working electronically?

Verify that the batteries are still functional and correctly placed. Replace the batteries with non-rechargeable, high-quality alkaline batteries. Make sure they are properly placed based on polarity (+ or -).

Verify that the control wire has been properly connected to the interior assembly.

Tru-Bolt Lock Beeping – What To Do?

Your Tru-Bolt Lock will often emit flashes and beeps that indicate low batteries. You should replace them with four AA alkaline cells. To avoid battery leakage or other problems, lithium batteries should not be mixed with old ones.

Conclusion

This is how to reprogram/program an electronic Tru-Bolt lock.

I hope you found this article helpful. You can create or delete User Codes, modify the preset Programming Codes, reset factory settings, and so on.

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