When replacing a deadbolt lock, remove the screws and install the new pin and new screws. Replace a deadbolt lock with a simple Phillips-head screwdriver by following advice from an experienced carpenter and construction specialist in this free video series on home repair and maintenance.
Hello my name is Oscar Moreno with Moreno Custom Home Visions, and today we're going to teach you guys how to replace a dead bolt. Now for the tools that you're going to need is just a real simple phillips screwdriver. Now then the first thing we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and remove two of the screws that are supporting the dead bolt in place. Once we get those two screws out both of these pieces will fall off in your hands. Go ahead and put those guys down. Then you're going to want tor remove two more screws that are on the side of the door, when you guys take those out you can take out the actual pin out. Once all that's out of the way you can go ahead and grab your new dead bolt. The first thing you're going to install is your pin first, once you got that installed and you put your two screws in there. You're going to install the new housing in to it, then holding your housing in place you're going to go ahead and add two of the bolts, hand tighten them only. I can't tell you guys enough that you guys barely have to hand tighten them, because when you guys leave a dead bolt really tight, it makes it really difficult to open and close. So just make sure you really hand tighten. Once you've got everything already assembled you're ready to have your door locked, and that's how you install your dead bolt.