Key Match (Code) New Door Lock Set For Ford & Lincoln 1997-2015
Congratulations for your new door lock set repair kit 703362 STRATTEC, This is an UnCoded door lock - Easy to match new lock to current keys. here is how you to it:
Step one: Find Out Key Cuts Depth.
When you purchase an un-coded door lock you will forst need to find out your keys depth values. Most Ford and Lincoln keys have 8 cuts blades. Lets find out what are their values.
Looking at your car key, the hardest part is to recognize the depth of each cut. You should do it by looking at the blade, where there are 8 cuts and 5 depth options with 1 being flat or almost flat, and 5 being the deepest cut.
- It should look something like this: 24432113
- Consecutive wafers will not jump more then 2 depth numbers. For example, if you think cut #5 is depth #1 then the cuts before and after (#4 & #6) can be ether depth #1 / #2 / #3 , and never #4/#5 .
Step two: key the new lock cylinder.
- Open the new door lock kit and recognize all parts you received.
- Lock housing.
- Lock Cylinder.
- Wafers 1-5.
- Face cup.
- Face-cup pin and spring.
- Dust guard.
- Hold lock cylinder with the first wafer slot facing up (you should see the spring hole for wafers # 1,3,5 facing up)
- In each slot you need to insert one small spring and the matching wafer (by the key cuts depth you found). The wafer should click in with a little pressure so do not use too much force to insert wafers; there is only one way they can go in.
- After you complete placing each wafer you can then insert the key and check if the wafer aligns flat with the cylinder. If it doesn't, it means that you have chosen the wrong wafer depth. Remember that when the keys are old and used, sometimes the cuts on them will not be the perfect depth because of its normal filing.
- When all wafers are in the cylinder and you have confirmed you have all of them right by inserting the keys and checking that they all go flat with cylinder, insert then the big spring and face-pin into the hole you find in the lock housing. The pin should be half way out (it is that way in order to hold the cylinder from turning 360).
- Lubricate all parts.
- Place cylinder into the housing. It should slide in when you use the key to flat all wafers. Then insert the cylinder together with the key into the housing, and when it is located perfectly in (all the way in), hold the cylinder in from it's back part.
- Place the dust guard (it clicks in to the face of cylinder).
- Place face-cup (click in the housing while holding the cylinder inside)
- You must place the cylinder all the way down the housing to be able to click the face cup.