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Addams Family game missing back box key

By Morticia19

35 days ago

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#1 35 days ago

Hi everyone. I just bought my first pinball machine...The Addams Family, but the key at the top front of the back box is missing. Should I drill out the existing lock and replace? Thank you for any help or tips on this process.

#2 35 days ago

you may have to but first open the coin door & look for a key hanging on a small hook on the door itself near the coin door switches

#3 35 days ago

Key could also be inside by the leg corners


Front lock back box has two screws
Just unscrew and lock comes out

#4 35 days ago

Thank you. Already searched for key....not on the little wire hook and seller admits to missing key.
Any special drilling advice? I assume keys are not universal.

#5 35 days ago

Thank you, rvdv....Will examine again and hoping I can simply unscrew. Do you mean the lock itself on front top of graphics panel can just be removed altogether?

#6 35 days ago
Quoted from Morticia19:

Thank you. Already searched for key....not on the little wire hook and seller admits to missing key.
Any special drilling advice? I assume keys are not universal.

they are not but.... there are only so many codes if you could get the key # perhaps someone with a stockpile of keys could help but the quickest solution is to drill & replace

#7 35 days ago

My TAF had screws on either side of the key "plate" so you should be able to unscrew it from the outside (yes the key at the top of the backbox). Otherwise, I think the lock might have a number stamped on it that matches what key you need and could probably buy online.

#8 35 days ago

There are two screws on the lock plate, most likely you’ll need a torx bit but you may be able to make do with a small flathead or something. Remove the two screws and the entire thing, lock and all, will basically just fall out. Drilling is COMPLETELY unnecessary as you’ll have to remove the plate to change the lock anyways.

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#9 35 days ago

Thank you so much....great if no drilling. Ordered a new lock assembly and key from Pinside so should be all set. Great forum and thank you for photos...so helpful.

#10 35 days ago

Sorry, meant ordered at Marco. Thanks.

#11 34 days ago
Quoted from Morticia19:

Sorry, meant ordered at Marco. Thanks.

You might need a security torx bit to remove the screws in the lock plate.

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