Abode Lock Installation
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Written by James Raine
Updated over a week ago

Step by Step Video Tutorial

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Removing the Interior Assembly of the Existing Lock

1. Secure the keyed side (exterior part where the key is inserted) with adhesive tape:
It's advisable to use adhesive tape to firmly secure the keyed side of the lock in place, ensuring stability during the replacement process (see the illustration below for reference).

2. Prioritize unlocking before removal:
Before removing the Thumb Turn, ensure that your existing lock is unlocked. This step is crucial for a smooth removal of the Thumb Turn and subsequent actions.

3. Unscrew and extract deadbolt Thumb Turn:
Carefully unscrew and completely remove the screws securing the Thumb Turn of your existing deadbolt lock. This prepares the lock for the next step in the replacement process (see the illustration below for reference).

4. Dismantle the interior assembly:
Take apart the interior assembly of the existing lock, ensuring that you remove all relevant components. Set aside any reserved parts for potential use or safekeeping.

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Step 2: Deadbolt Compatibility Chart

If you know the brand or model of your existing deadbolt, select the correct adapter (A,B,C,D) from the Deadbolt Compatibility Chart below. If not, proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Select the Adapter with the Corresponding Tailpiece Shape

If your lock brand is not in the chart, slide each adapter onto the tailpiece to find the right one. There are four adapters provided to match any deadbolt tailpiece. The correct adapter will have one of the triangular tabs pointing up.

Tailpiece orientation is with the latch bolt retracted.

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Remember that your deadbolt’s tailpiece may be oriented differently depending on the side of the door that the hinges are on. Shown below are examples of three standard deadbolts that are illustrative of this.

Kwikset 660 (representative of other Kwikset and Weiser models)
Kwikset and Weiser are registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply and affiliation with or endorsement by them.

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"Schlage® B60N"

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"Schlage® B360"

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Step 4: Lock Installation

Install the Mounting Plate

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Install Lock Assembly

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Step 5: Install Wireless Keypad

NOTE: The wireless keypad should be installed within 9 feet of the lock. DO NOT stick the
keypad onto the door.

  1. Remove the backing of the adhesive on the back of the keypad mounting plate.


  2. Press the keypad mounting plate against the wall in the location you want to install it (or use the keypad screws to secure the keypad mounting plate to the wall).


  3. Attach the keypad to the mounting plate.


  4. Tighten the battery cover mounting screw to hold the wireless keypad.


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