How to Open Small Combination Lock Boxes

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Lock boxes may be useful for realtors who wish to allow home buyers access to a house when they are not there. Homeowners can also make use of lock boxes to let servicemen or house keepers in while they are at work or on vacation. These small combination lock boxes let the user store the key to the house inside the box and then a combination is set. Anyone with the combination can open the box and obtain the key, which may then be used to enter the house.

Step 1

Turn the combination dial to the right until the arrow points to the first digit of the combination.

Step 2

Turn the dial to the left, pass the first digit and stop when the arrow hits the second number. Rotate the dial back to the right, stopping the arrow on the final number.

Step 3

Press down on the latch or button located above the combination dial. If the code was entered correctly, the latch depresses fully. If it does not depress, the code was incorrect. Spin the dial several times to reset it, then enter the combination again.

Step 4

Push down on the bottom of the lid to release it, then lift the lid off of the lock box.

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Melissa King

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.