HOW TO CRACK ANY COMBINATION LOCK IN SECONDS

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Introduction: HOW TO CRACK ANY COMBINATION LOCK IN SECONDS

This Instructable will teach you how to crack the code of any combination lock in a matter of seconds! This skill is only to be used legally and I am not responsible for anything other than teaching you how to unlock your own combination locks that you may have forgotten the code to.

DON'T FORGET TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU GET STUCK!

Step 1: EXPLAINING HOW IT ALL WORKS

A combination lock (using a bike lock as an example as shown in the pictures above) has three or more dials with a keyhole through the centre of them. When correct code (in this case 9-2-4) is entered the keyholes of all the dials on the lock become aligned and toothed pin (second picture) can be inserted. When the dials are moved or jumbled, the keyholes become dis-aligned and the toothed pin cannot be removed and is therefore locked in place.

When picking/cracking a combination lock a length of rope can be used to create a makeshift handle to give you a better grip of the lock. A good grip is necessary because in order to crack the lock you will need to apply a strong and even upwards force on the shackle throughout the entire procedure and this can be difficult to obtain with just bare hands. Being able to apply strong even force on the shackle is vital in order to put a greater amount of friction on the locks dials so that when a dial is turned to the correct number it will result in a resounding 'click' and a slight upward movement of the shackle. When you feel the shackle move upwards slightly and release a 'click' you can move on to the next dial and repeat the procedure until all the dials on the lock have been completed and the lock has been cracked. If the lock is locked onto a solid object such as a gate or a door then a length of rope most likely won't be necessary as having it locked onto something gives you more control and grip thus meaning you will be able to complete the whole procedure with just your bare hands.

Step 2: GATHER YOUR EQUIPMENT

To be able to crack your combination lock all you will need is a length of cord or rope around 30cm long and the combination lock that you wish to unlock.

Step 3: FINDING THE RIGHT DIAL

First of all you will have to thread your length of rope through the loop on the lock and fold it in half around the shackle as shown in the first photo. This will become your makeshift handle that will give you a sturdier and stronger grip of the lock to make the procedure easier. Next clasp the rope tightly in your hands and push down on the top of the lock as hard as you can using your thumb finger and make sure to keep exerting the same amount of force on the lock throughout the whole procedure. While still keeping even pressure on the lock you now need to rotate each of the dials slightly in each direction. You will quickly find the dial that is the hardest to rotate which is the dial you will begin with (in my case it was 'C').

Step 4: CRACKING THE CODE

Start to gradually rotate the dial that is the until you hear a resounding 'click' and feel the shackle move upwards slightly. Check the dial and make a note of the number that it 'clicked' on then continue to gradually rotate that same dial to double-check (in my case dial 'C' was the hardest to rotate and it 'clicked' on '7'). If it continues to make a 'click' sound on the same number every rotation then you have successfully figured out the first digit of the code and you can now move onto figuring out the next dial. Once again rotate each of the remaining dials to find which is the hardest to rotate (in my case it was dial 'B'). Repeat the same process you used on the first dial until you have figured out the second digit of your code (in my case it was '1'). If you have a three digit combination lock like what I have demonstrated with, you should now only have one more dial to figure out. All you will need to do now is keep constant pressure on the lock and slowly twist the remaining dial in a full rotation. As you rotate the dial the last remaining digit needed for the code will match up with the other two you had previously figured out and the shackle should open.

Step 5: CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE CRACKED THE CODE FOR YOUR COMBINATION LOCK!

FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU GOT STUCK AND DON'T FORGET TO WATCH THE VIDEO DEMONSTRATION!

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    42 Comments

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    micksonbobby
    micksonbobby

    1 year ago

    Please whats correct answer

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    Nad
    Nad

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Hmm I got 51637, but I'll have to check these other 2 answers posted here. The instructions could be more clear, like using specifics like "at least" or "only"

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    qwertyme
    qwertyme

    Reply 2 months ago

    41673

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    Ohhjoe
    Ohhjoe

    Reply 1 year ago

    42617

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    qwertyme
    qwertyme

    2 months ago

    I found an abandon lock a few days ago and I tried it and it really worked. I was shocked

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    Toxictom
    Toxictom

    3 years ago

    I need to try this. I have a lock that I deciphered some time ago and I was so proud of myself. I found it the other day and couldn't remember the combo. Prolly should have written down the combo somewhere.

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    qwertyme
    qwertyme

    Reply 2 months ago

    Yeah, good luck

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    DEEJAY246
    DEEJAY246

    Reply 3 years ago

    Good luck!

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    CherR4
    CherR4

    3 years ago on Step 5

    How do I pick a luggage type combination

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    qwertyme
    qwertyme

    Reply 2 months ago

    have you set your OWN combination if not then the default is 000

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    JohnS1383
    JohnS1383

    Reply 1 year ago

    I need help figuring out how to crack this lock can you help me

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    sunshinenv1
    sunshinenv1

    10 months ago

    I've successfully found the combination for this lock I have reset twice, though this third time isn't working. My fingers are raw. It feels like it has a lot of false sets? I'm new to this, so I'm not sure if that's true or not. Brand is Disecu.

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    qwertyme
    qwertyme

    Reply 2 months ago

    If you just bought it the default code is 000 and if it is unlocked turn it to a 180 degree angle and hold the ring down, then set it and after that pull it up and lock to see if the combination work
    Hope this help you!
    If you need help just find me

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    qwertyme
    qwertyme

    Question 2 months ago

    how do you change the cylinder padlock on this?

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    julie.cargill103106
    julie.cargill103106

    Question 2 years ago

    What is the button on the top for? It says Hampton on the side....
    CAN ANYONE HELP....

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    help_open_lock
    help_open_lock

    Answer 4 months ago

    The top of the lock is what we like to call the reset. These lock's are made to be reset if you please. The way that you use it is to click the button, set the combination that you want and then reset it. It should work then.

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    help_open_lock
    help_open_lock

    4 months ago

    So, is there an easier way to find the code for soemthing like this?

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    spe1580
    spe1580

    8 months ago

    Does a Squeak also count at a gentle click, every time I change the dial thing it makes a click.

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    IzTia
    IzTia

    Question 9 months ago on Step 5

    Hi! Well like everyone else here I've lost my combination, but MY MASTER LOCK IS OPEN! IDK why this won't work for an open block but I remember that 2 out of the 3 are the same digit.. & I know what that is. The middle digit I forgot. When I try THIS METHOD it is giving me the wrong 1st digit. Do you have any advice for my opened MASTER lock?