Tru-Lock Installation Instructions(Replacing Existing Deadbolt Assembly)Tools required: Drill & bits, router (1 ¾ hp min), ½” router bit with top guide bearing, Phillipsscrewdriver, router fixture, doorframe template, etc?Step 1Inspect door to make sure it is a 2-bore design with entry handle in the bottom bore and thedeadbolt in the top bore. See Photo 1Deadbolt on topEntry Handle on bottomPhoto 1Preparation of doorframeStep 2Open door and inspect deadbolt strike plate that is mounted to the jam of the doorframe. If thestrike plate includes a dust plug, the strike should be removed so the dust plug can be pulled outof the frame. Re-install the deadbolt strike plate. See Photo 2A and 2BPhoto 2aPhoto 2BDust plug insidedeadbolt strike plateDust plug has beenremovedStep 3Insert the plug at the bottom end of the frame template into the deadboltstrike. See Photo 3A Note: The plugs on each side of the template aredifferent sizes. Check the fit of each plug in the deadbolt strike plate anduse the plug that has the best fit.Photo 3A

Position the frame template on the doorframe so it is parallel with thevertical edge of the doorframe. Hold the template firmly against thedoorframe and trace the size of the two rectangular holes onto thedoorframe. See Photo 3BPhoto 3BDrill four 3/32” diameter pilot holes using template as a drill guide.See Photo 3CPhoto 3CRemove the frame template. See Photo 3DPhoto 3DStep 4Cut the two rectangular holes into the doorframe.See Photo 4Photo 4Step 5Remove the existing deadbolt strike plate from the doorframeAnd install the new cover plate provided in the kit. See Photo 5Photo 5Still needed aftercover plate is available

Step 6Insert the two dust plugs into the rectangular holes (step 4) andinstall the two new deadbolt strike plates. Center the slotted holes ofthe new strike plates over the pilot holes (step 3) and secure eachstrike with two # 8 x 1 ¼” screws provided in kit. See Photo 6Note: Do not install any additional screws into deadbolt strike platesat this time.Photo 6Preparation of door panelStep 7Remove the existing deadbolt assembly from the door.Step 8Remove the door from the hinges and take it to an open work areato prevent excessive mess in the residence. Carefully place thedoor on the hinged edge on a protective surface. Have an assistanthold the door in position or make sure it is adequately supported.See Photo 8Photo 8Step 9Install router fixture onto the door panel by inserting the round boss atthe bottom of the fixture into the 1” diameter hole that previouslycontained the deadbolt. See Photo 9APhoto 9APosition the centering clamp at the top of the router fixture onto thedoor panel and push router fixture tight against edge of door.Tighten the router fixture clamp. See Photo 9BPhoto 9B

Install flat head screw (size) into hole at bottom of router fixture tosecure router fixture to door. See Photo 9CPhoto 9CStep 10Insert router bit (must have top guide bearing) into router. Setdepth of router bit using depth gauge notch on router fixture.See Photo 10Photo 10Step 11Place router onto router fixture by inserting bit into clearance holeat bottom of router fixture. Make sure guide bearing on the bit isaligned with the guide surface of the router fixture.See Photo 11APhoto 11ATurn on router and cut the slot into the edge of the door panelusing the router fixture to guide the bearing of the router bit.Make several passes around entire length of the router fixture tomake sure slot is completely routed. Finished slot should be.625” wide x .750” deep. See Photo 11BPhoto 11BLoosen centering clamp at top of router fixture (Step 9B) and remove flat head screw at bottomof router fixture (Step 9C). Remove router fixture from door panel.Step 12Install door panel back onto hinges in doorframe.

Installation of Tru-Lock into door panelStep 13Inspect deadbolt actuator assembly (removed from door in step 7) to see what type of internaldrive mechanism it has. Select appropriate adaptor from kit to be used for re-installation of thedeadbolt actuator. See Photos 13A, 13B, and 13CPhoto 13APhoto 13BPhoto 13CAdaptor installed onU-shaped keytailAdaptor installed onflat style keytailSome deadbolts havean integrated actuatorand require no adaptorStep 14Make sure slide bar is extended out from end of plastic adaptor housing. See Photo 14AInsert Tru-Lock assembly into slot routed into edge of door panel. See Photo 14BSecure Tru-Lock assembly into door panel using six # 8 x 2” screws provided in kit.Photo 14APhoto 14BStep 15Install adaptor selected in step 13 on the shaft of the deadboltactuator.Insert deadbolt into door panel making sure pin of adaptor oractuator engages proper hole in end of slide bar. See Photo 15Note: Each hole is marked to identify it for the 2 3/8” or 2 ¾”backset of deadbolt assembly from edge of door.Install interior half of deadbolt actuator and secure with theoriginal mounting screws.Photo 15Actuator pin is shown inthe 2 3/8” backset hole

Step 16Actuate deadbolt to make sure both deadbolts of Tru-Lock assembly will fully extend to lockedposition.Note: Both deadbolts should rise to a horizontal position and then drop slightly to lock in place.Return Tru-Lock to unlocked position.Step 17Close door and move Tru-Lock to locked position to make sure both deadbolts properly extendinto both strikes on the doorframe.If deadbolts do not engage with strikes, each strike can be adjusted for alignment. To adjuststrike, loosen the screws and slide strike as needed. Re-tighten screws and re-test position ofstrikes with deadbolts.When strikes are properly aligned with deadbolts, the strikes canbe fully secured to doorframe using two #8 x 2 ½” provided in kitfor each strike. Drill 5/32” pilot holes through the doorframe onlyto prevent possible splitting of the doorframe during screwinstallation. See Photo 17Note: Make sure there is adequate clearance for the 2 ½” longscrews first. If there is an obstruction, (such as a glass side light,etc.) use the remaining 1 ¼” long screws. Drill 3/32” pilot holes if1 ¼” screws are used.Photo 17

Important Installation Instructions of Tru-Lock MechanismRefer to these instructions when installing your handle and making final adjustments to your door.FIRST: Each Tru-Lock lock assembly comes with 2 adapters to allow fitting to different dead bolt handle sets.Your dead bolt assembly requires one of three (3) different actuator assemblies: Flat Style Keytail,U-Shaped Keytail and Integrated Actuator. Your Tru-Lock lock will work with each of these. See below.FLAT STYLE KEYTAILUse the cross shaped actuatorsupplied with the Tru-Lock.U-SHAPED STYLE KEYTAILUse the U-shaped actuatorsupplied with the Tru-Lock.SECOND: The Tru-Lock will work with both 2 3/8” and2 3/4” backset holes. However, in order for the lock towork properly, the shaft on the actuator must be insertedinto the correct corresponding hole on the Tru-Lock slidebar. These holes are marked with 2 3/8” and 2 3/4”.INTEGRATED ACTUATORKeytail with an integratedactuator are ready for install.THIRD: Four screw holes are stamped into eachstrike plate. First use the two slots for adjustmentwith the 11/4” screws. Set these screws lightlyuntil alignment is correct. Then use the 2 1/2”screws in the two fixing holes.Fixing hole.Tru-Lock installed in doorAdjustment slot.Adjustment slot.Door backset holeBackset MeasurementFixing hole.

Insert Tru-Lock assembly into slot routed into edge of door panel. See Photo 14B Secure Tru-Lock assembly into door panel using six # 8 x 2" screws provided in kit. Photo 14A Photo 14B Step 15 Photo 15 Actuator pin is shown in the 2 3/8" backset hole Install adaptor selected in step 13 on the shaft of the deadbolt actuator.