How to Reprogram a ShotLock Solo-Vault

ShotLock Solo-Vaults are a quick access solution that’s preferred by many homeowners — especially those with young children. 

The default combination for all ShotLocks is: 1 - 2 - 7 - 8. It’s highly recommended that you reprogram the combination of your ShotLock before using it.

Reprogramming the Combination of a ShotLock AR Solo-Vault

1. The AR Solo Vault comes with two tools. With the Solo-Vault opened, use the smaller HEX key to remove the screw from the locking mechanism cover. 

2. Take off the cover and pull out the lock module. It is equipped with 8 pins. 4 pins are blank. The other 4 pins are labeled A, B, C and D. They represent the four-digit code, in their alphabetical order.

3. Re-order the pins in the desired combination. For example, if you would like the combination to be 5 - 8 - 3 - 1, place the pins as follow:

  • Button 1: Pin D
  • Button 2: Blank
  • Button 3: Pin C
  • Button 4: Blank
  • Button 5: Pin A
  • Button 6: Blank
  • Button 7: Blank
  • Button 8: Pin B

4. Reinsert the unit with the top angled in first and all the buttons and latch facing down towards the bottom of the vault. 

5. With your hand over the lock module, close the door enough to you can see the buttons of the lock. Rotate the knob to the lock position. Enter your combination. If the lock opens, you’re in business. 

6. Replace the lock cover and use the same HEX key to screw it into place.

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Reprogramming the Combination of a ShotLock Shotgun Solo-Vault

1. Unlock the ShotLock. 

2. Remove the two screws on either end of the locking bar using a Phillips-Head screwdriver. 

3. Remove the protective foam from the back of the safe. 

4. Remove the lock cover. This is wedged tightly in place and can be a little difficult to get out. It often requires good finger pressure. 

5. Remove the Lock Module. It is equipped with 8 pins. 4 pins are blank. The other 4 pins are labeled A, B, C and D. They represent the four-digit code, in their alphabetical order.

6. Re-order the pins in the desired combination. For example, if you would like the combination to be 2 - 3 - 1 - 4, place the pins as follow:

  • Button 1: Pin C
  • Button 2: Pin A
  • Button 3: Pin B
  • Button 4: Pin D
  • Button 5: Blank
  • Button 6: Blank
  • Button 7: Blank
  • Button 8: Blank

7. With your hand over the lock module, close the door enough to you can see the buttons of the lock. Rotate the knob to the lock position. Enter your combination. If the lock opens, you’re in business. 

8. Reinsert the unit with the top angled in first and all the buttons and latch facing down towards the bottom of the vault. 

9. Replace the locking bar and use a Phillips-Head screwdriver to secure it in place.

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