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Hi I am trying to remove a Titan deadbolt. I have unscrewed the inside plate where the turn knob is and it has come off, but the plate inside that plate won't come off. I have tried prying it with a screwdriver and tapping it with a hammer and while it shifts side to side, it won't come off. Potential complicating factor: The key is stuck in the lock and will not turn or come out, although I can turn the deadbolt using the turn knob on the inside. Is the key in the lock somehow prohibiting the inside plate from coming off? Thanks for your help!

Hello Leslie,

Does the inside part now look like the photo on this page?

If not, send me a photo.

The plate is held in place with 2 screws which are removed with a flat head screwdriver.

Your key in the outside assembly should not hold it in place.



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