What is a TSA Lock?

During screening TSA agents might need to unlock your luggage for more screening. To avoid delays, these locks were made specifically for TSA agents and only TSA agents have the master key to open these locks. There are many reasons as to why TSA agents might need to open a bag i.e.: faulty x-ray imaging, suitcase is overweigh, or something in the luggage looks suspicious. However, after inspection TSA agents usually leave a "Notice of Baggage Inspection" inside the luggage and relock the luggage before clearing the luggage for travel. 

TSA007 Lock Instructions

Please note these are instructions are for TC09027 TC09040 TC06018 only.

Warning: Do not press the reset button if you do not remember your combination. It can not be reset without the correct combination!


Please skip to 0:56 in the video.

Please note these are instructions are for TC5000 TC8000 only.

Warning: Do not press the reset button if you do not remember your combination. It can not be reset without the correct combination!

For more information, please watch this video.

Solution 1

If you have forgotten your code, the maker of TSA approved locks, Travel Sentry states that you can try every possible combination. this means starting from 000 and working to 999.

Solution 2

Visit a local airport and have a TSA agent unlock the baggage for you. Because all TSA agents have a key to the luggage, they usually are willing to help and unlock your luggage for you. (Please note that only TSA agents have the key to unlock the lock)

Regulars Combination Lock Type 1

Instructions to personalize combination

1. Set default combination to 0-0-0. (If resetting, set to your current combination)

2. Push in button and hold. (This release the zipper pulls)

3. While holding button, set your personal combination by turning the dial.

4. Release button when you are done to lock in your new combination.

Warning: Do not press the reset button if you do not remember your combination. it can not be reset without the correct combination.

Combination Lock Type 1

Reset

Video Guide

Combination Lock Type 2

Reset

Video Guide

Regular Combination Lock Type 2

Instructions to personalize combination

1. Set default combination to 0-0-0. (If resetting, set to your current combination)

2. Pull button to release zipper pulls, then pull and hold button.

3. While holding button, set your persona combination by turning the dial.

4. Release button when you are done to lock in your new combination.
Warning: Do not press the reset button if you do not remember your combination. it can not be reset without the correct combination.