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How do you set the TSA lock of your suitcase?

If you travel to the United States, a suitcase with TSA lock is recommended. Thanks to the TSA lock, customs at the airport can easily check the contents of your suitcase. They use a universal key that fits every TSA lock (so there's no key included when you purchase your new suitcase). There are various TSA locks. To help you set up your lock, we've made an instructional video with captions for each type of lock. Follow this step by step, and setting up the code will be a piece of cake.

Setting a TSA number lock

TSA lock with slide

A TSA lock with slide is commonly seen on soft suitcases. This type of lock has a small slider a with keyhole, 3 number wheels, and a small pin.

TSA lock with button

If you have a TSA lock with a button, you'll click the zipper tabs into the lock. In addition, the lock has a button on one of its sides.

Setting a TSA number lock

TSA lock with depressible lock

On this TSA lock, you can press down the keyhole with 'TSA007' on it. In addition, it has 3 number wheels, a small pin, and 2 openings for the zipper tabs.

TSA lock with clamp, and red lever

A TSA lock with a clamp comes on hard suitcases. There are 2 different versions: there is a version with a red lever on the inside, and one without. The version with the TSA lock with red lever is discussed here.

TSA lock with clamp, without red lever

A TSA lock with a clamp comes on hard suitcases. There are 2 different versions: there is a version with a red lever on the inside, and one without. The version with the TSA lock without red lever is discussed here.


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