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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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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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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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Post by needsmostuff » June 20th, 2019, 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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Re: I knew better, but

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Post by 338lapua » June 22nd, 2019, 6:39 pm

EMP attack and you guys are all locked out of safes at a very bad time. Electronic locks are all hackable and easily opened by criminals and the feds, government criminals. Devices also exist to lock you out of your safe which is one reason they are pushed this way now. There will come a day when this is the only option available. Internal electronics burn up you are cutting a hole in the door to get inside. Electronic locks are garbage.

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