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Rimowa Luggage Lock

Setting Your Rimowa Lock

Rimowa's TSA approved locking system is an invaluable tool for ensuring your belongings are safe, while at the same time allowing airport security personnel full access to any required checks. Properly locking your luggage is very important when traveling, and here we detail the steps for both the Salsa Air and Salsa Deluxe cases, alongside the Limbo, Topas, Stealth, and Titanium locks.

Setting the Salsa Air & Salsa Deluxe Locks

setting rimowa salsa lock

  1. Find the current code for the lock. If you have a new piece of luggage this is usually pre-set to 000.
  2. Before starting, remove the clear plastic that may still be covering the 3-digit tumbler.
  3. Find the zipper pull lever. This is the small circular lever located next to the 3-digit tumbler. Pull this lever counterclockwise as you prepare to enter your new lock code. If you have the Salsa Air, you can rotate the multi-directional lever in the most comfortable direction for you.
  4. As you continue to hold your zipper pull lever, rotate each digit of the tumbler to your desired number. Make sure that each digit is securely centered on the dial. When confident that your code has been properly entered, release the lever pull. You have now successfully set your lock.

Setting the Limbo, Topas, Stealth, and Titanium Locks

Similar to the Salsa Air and Salsa Deluxe locks, the locking systems found on these cases differ only slightly. They contain a dual-action locking system, which means you must set two locks on your trunk*. You will also be holding down a button rather than a lever when setting your locking mechanism.

setting rimowa stealth lock

  1. Find the current code for the lock. If you have a new piece of luggage this is usually pre-set to 000.
  2. Find the small push-button located next to the 3-digit tumbler. Push this button in and hold it as you prepare to enter your new lock code.
  3. As you continue to hold the button down, begin to enter each number of your 3-digit code into the tumbler. Make sure that each number is securely centered on the dial. When confident that your code has securely been entered, release the button. You have now successfully set your lock.
  4. Repeat the process on the second lock closure to ensure that both locks have been set correctly.

*While both locks function independently, it is up to you to decide if you prefer each lock closure to have a separate 3-digit combination. While this increases your luggage’s security, it is also more difficult to remember.

Troubleshooting Your Rimowa Lock

If you experience difficulties with your Rimowa lock, then there are a few simple steps that you can take to troubleshoot any issues. If you find that your personal combination code will not open your lock, it may be for any one of these three reasons:

    You have forgotten the luggage combination, in which case you should call the Kaehler repair center to replace your lock.
  1. Occasionally, when opening your bag to check its contents, the TSA may accidentally roll their finger across your combination tumbler, thereby changing a digit on the lock. Check and see if this is the case by trying to open your bag using one digit less on the last number, or the second to last number, of the original combination code. Try this when your combination has ceased to work directly after a trip as this is a surprisingly frequent occurrence.
  2. The third reason, and perhaps least common, is the result of a defective lock. If this is the case, you should send your luggage to the Kaehler repair center with the assurance that the issue will be dealt with by our authorized repair personnel. Rimowa’s 5 year warranty will be a great benefit if your lock is determined defective.