Replacing Garage Door Lock


Old 05-29-07, 11:47 AM
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Replacing Garage Door Lock

I just bought a house with a detached garage, but the previous owner didn't have the key to the garage door. I want to have the same key work for both the garage door and its side entry door. The lock core on the garage door says "Taylor". It looks like it could be removed by unscrewing the latch mechanism from the inside of the garage and pulling out the lock core from behind. Is this rekeyable, or can it be replaced with another core?
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Old 05-29-07, 01:05 PM
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you can replace the lock cylinder by doing what you said "unscrewing the latch mechanism from the inside of the garage and pulling out the lock core from behind" Remove the latch inside and you should find two screws holding the cylinder in place.The key cylinder will be removed from the outside of the door However you will probably need a lock smith to have both doors keyed alike. Unless the pass door has a similar cylinder dead bolt style lock and not a key in the door knob style
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Your scenario brings up some interesting information however you dont mention as to whether or not the garage door is a tiltadoor or a rollerdoor or a casement door.

As already stated, you can simply purchase another cylinder keyed to your existing key and replace the rim cylinder if that is the type of fitting.

On a rollerdoor or tiltadoor, it is most unlikely that you will find a suitable cylinder able to be keyed with the side door.
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