How to Program a Tru-Bolt Electronic Lock

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

So if you’re looking to program your Tru-Bolt electronic deadbolt but not sure how to do it, then this article is your go-to resource.

In the next few paragraphs, I’ll walk you through how to change your preset Programming Code, add or delete User Codes, reset factory settings, and more. 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 preset programming code that allows you to access all settings. To add or remove User Codes, activate auto-lock, or any other settings, you will need to enter your Programming Code. The preset programming code is 123456.

After installation, you must change this code to ensure security.

So, here’s how to change the preset Programming Code on a Tru-Bolt electronic lock:

  • Step 1Enter the preset Programming Code (123456) and press the Unlock button.
  • Step 2Press Release 4 Press the button again Unlock button.
  • Step 3 Enter your new Programming Code, and then press the Unlock button.
  • Step 4: Enter the new Programming Code again and press the Unlock button.

The lock will beep once and the light indicator will illuminate green—that shows you’ve successfully changed the preset programming code.

Note: If you’ve previously changed your Programming Code, you can also change it again with the above method—using your current Programming Code. Instead of entering the preset Programming Code you should enter the one you have changed to.

How to add a code to an electronic Tru-Bolt lock

A User/Access Code works in the same way as a physical key to unlock your door. This lock allows you to add up to 50 User Codes—which you can share with anyone you want to give access to your home when you’re away.

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The lock comes with a preset User Code—1234Once you add a new User Code, the old one will be automatically deleted.

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

That said, here’s how to add a new User Code on a Tru-Bolt electronic lock:

  • Step 1Enter your current Programming Code. Then, press the Unlock button.
  • Step 2Press Release 1 Press the button again Unlock button.
  • Step 3Enter a User ID (between 0 and 50) and press the Unlock button. Ensure you enter a unique User ID—not previously linked to another User Code.
  • Step 4Enter a new user code (4-8 digits), and then press the Unlock button.
  • Step 5: Enter the User Code again and then press the Unlock button.

If the lock sounds once and the light indicator turns green, the new User Code was successfully added.

So that’s all you need to create/add a User Code on a Tru-Bolt electronic deadbolt. Repeat the process to add more User Codes—if you want.

How to delete user codes on a Tru Bolt Electronic Lock

This lock allows users delete one User Code or all User Codes at once. Let’s begin with deleting a single User Code:

  • Step 1: Enter your current Programming Code. Then, press the Unlock button.
  • Step 2Press Release 2 Press the button again Unlock button.
  • Step 3Enter the User ID associated with the User Code that you wish to delete, and then press the Unlock button.
  • Step 4Delete the User Code by entering the User ID again. Then, press the Unlock button.

The lock will beep once and the light indicator will illuminate green—this shows the User Code has been successfully deleted.

All user codes deleted at once

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

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

How to enable or disable auto-lock

Your lock will automatically turn on this feature. automatically lock when it’s left unlocked for a few seconds—depending on how it’s programmed.

So here’s how to enable the auto-lock function on your Tru-Bolt electronic door lock:

  • Enter your current Programming Code, and then press the Unlock button.
  • Press 5 Press the button again Unlock button.
  • Enter your preferred time value20 to 900 secondsNext, press the Unlock button.
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    Now your auto-lock function is active, meaning it will automatically lock the door when you leave it unlocked for some time—depending on the time value you set.

    Follow the same steps as above, but change the time value to disable the auto-lock function 00. This means that you need to repeat steps 1 through 2. Then, enter. 00 As the time value before hitting the Unlock button.

    This will instantly cancel the auto-lock function

    How to enable or disable vacation mode

    This lock features a vacation mode, which is a great feature. This feature will disable all buttons and keypad functions.

    That is, you can’t unlock the lock via the keypad or do anything else. This prevents unauthorized access (from those you assigned User Codes) when you’re away from home. The lock is also low in power consumption.

    With that being said, here’s how to enable vacation mode on your Tru-Bolt electronic lock:

  • Enter your current Programming Code, and then press the Unlock button.
  • Press 1 0 (10Next, press the Unlock button.
  • Press 1 Press the button again Unlock To complete the process, click here
  • The lock will beep once and the light indicator illuminates green—indicating the process is successful.
  • To disable the vacation mode press and hold for three seconds the Unlock button and then enter your Programming Code. This will unlock the door as well as disable the vacation mode.

    How to Factory Reset an Electronic Lock from Tru-Bolt

  • The battery cover should be removed and one battery removed.
  • Give the battery a 10 second rest before you insert it again.
  • You’ll hear a long and short beep, then immediately press the Lock Three times in three seconds, click the button.
  • And that’s all about resetting a Tru-Bolt electronic lock to its default factory settings. Once the lock has been reset, it will sound once and the indicator light will turn green to confirm that the process was successful.

    If the indicator illuminates red, then the process wasn’t successful and you may have to start all over again. You must press immediately the Lock After you hear a short and long beep, press the button three times in three seconds.

    Remember that factory resets of your lock will erase all settings including User Codes, Programming Codes, and any previous User Codes. So you’ll need to reprogram new User Codes, change the preset Programming Code, and more.

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    Troubleshooting and FAQs about Tru-Bolt Electronic Deadbolts

    How do I lock and unlock my Tru Bolt electronic lock?

    To unlock, enter a valid user code via the keypad, and then press the Unlock Button. To lock the lock, press the Lock button on your keypad.

    You can also lock the lock and unlock it using a key.

    How can I disable the keypad/lock sound?

    Here’s how to turn off the sound on a Tru-Bolt electronic lock:

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

    To turn on the sound, follow the steps above. Then press the “OK” button. 2 Press the button to proceed to the final step (instead 1. Unlock button.

    How do I reprogram an electronic Tru-Bolt lock?

    Reset the lock back to its factory settings, and then reprogram new Programming Codes or User Codes.

    Why is my lock freezing?

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

    Why is my lock not working electronically?

    Check Verify that the batteries are still in use and have been properly placed. If not, replace the batteries with high-quality non-rechargeable alkaline batteries and ensure they’re properly placed—based on polarity (+ -)

    Also, make sure that the control wire is securely attached to the interior assembly.

    Tru-Bolt Lock keeps beeping—what to do?

    You will hear frequent flashes and beeps on your Trubolt Lock indicating that the batteries are low. You can replace them with four AA alkaline battery packs. To avoid battery leakage or other problems, lithium batteries should not be mixed with old ones.

    Wrapping up

    So that’s how to program/reprogram a Tru-Bolt Electronic Lock.

    I hope this article was useful and you were able either to create or delete User Codes, modify the preset Programming Codes, restore factory settings, or make changes to existing User Codes.

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