I knew better, but

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I knew better, but

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Post by OH-MAN » June 8th, 2019, 3:05 pm

I bought the Costco Bighorn electronic lock safe for ammo storage.
Yes it was less than a dam fire security cabinet.
Battery was dead so I changed it out and keypad refuses to do anything!
I see same brand keypad ( Securam) complete with inside latch on Amazon for like a hundred bucks.
Any body know if I plug the new keypad into the wire harness going into the safe if that will work??Next step is a safe smith.
Anyone recomend someone?
I am around 67th ave. and Bell
I know, I know Costco crap



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Post by XJThrottle » June 8th, 2019, 3:10 pm

Did you buy it direct from Costco? Call their cust.serv. line if you did.

I bought my TV from Costco. Itcarried a longer warranty through them than the factory one simply because I bought it there, at no additional cost. I ended up needing it.
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Re: I knew better, but

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Post by OH-MAN » June 8th, 2019, 3:29 pm

Yeah I did but about 9 years ago.

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Post by smithers599 » June 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Well that would suck.
Bighorn safes are made by rhinometalsinc.com
Maybe their customer support can help.
Good luck! I hope you get your safe open (without resorting to an angle grinder).

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Post by knockonit » June 8th, 2019, 4:16 pm

hmm, maybe go back to original default combo,

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Post by OH-MAN » June 9th, 2019, 8:20 am

Yeah the keypad has no life at all no lights or beeps ect.
I will try Rhino to see what happens next.
Thanks guys!

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Post by Ballistic Therapy » June 9th, 2019, 8:50 am

That is why I wouldn't buy a safe with an electronic lock.
This is not the first time I know of where something like this has happened.
" If you tell no lies , there is less to remember ". ( Indian Larry )

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Re: I knew better, but

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Post by Flash » June 9th, 2019, 8:58 am

I went to Safe City to buy a newer and bigger safe a couple of years ago. Turned out they had a brand new one in the back, not even unpacked yet.

They unpacked it and tried to get into it unsuccessfully. Turns out the digital lock was DOA from the factory.

I asked Jesse how often he had encountered mechanical locks that had failed. He said that in his 16 years in the business he'd never seen it happen.

I don't use electronic.

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Post by knockonit » June 9th, 2019, 11:00 am

I have five with electronic locks, lol, dummy me could'nt get one to open, so had billdeserthills stop in, and dang near fell on the floor laughing as i had not changed the batteries in any of them, now i do it once a year, other than that issue have not had any and i have five with electronic locks and two with tumblers, problem with the tumblers is i forget how many right, how many left, ect. hehehe. just me, i'm slow me thinks
best of luck with it
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Re: I knew better, but

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Post by needsmostuff » Today, 6:00 am

I know nothing , just purely guessing.
If the battery was completely dead for a long time the lock may have forgot the code that was set into it . In doing that it may have defaulted to a factory pre-set requiring a special code ,,,,,maybe.
I would sure call bighorn and ask,,,,, could not hurt.
Where am I going and why am I in this hand basket ?

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