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Old 08-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #761
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I installed a key lock to mine. Can't remember where I got it. Google it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #762
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I edited my post above with a picture of the keyed lock that I installed. It is basically a plastic coated hose clamp with a keyed screw instead of the hex/slotted screw that is on a normal hose clamp. It is like a mini version of a wheel lock key.
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First mod! Even had the right size clamp layin around, so it was effectively free.
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"keyed" hose clamp with shrink wrap installed through the bottom

Also did the washers
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #765
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easiest install ive done in awhile..literally took me 3min...i was so surprised i didnt know what else to do after

total cost $3 and some change
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:34 PM   #766
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Thanks for the info. Bought a set of key hose clamps from autozone for $3 on the way home from work. Put a layer of double thick electrical tape down first and then put the clamp over it.

Hopefully the crooks don't wise up and start carrying around a key for these things.

a quick note for future hose-clampers: i didn't realize the hose clamp only works on the passenger side of the tailgate—you can only use one; the other size is different.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:54 AM   #767
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The other side is not slotted so a clamp is not necessary on driver's side.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:10 AM   #768
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hose clamp part number

does anyone know the key hose clamp number from autozone for the tacoma tail gate? I need to order it online as I live in Canada and can not find it anywhere here.

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Old 08-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #769
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Has Toyota address this problem yet?

Just wondering if I need to do this on my 2013?

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Old 08-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #770
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Has Toyota address this problem yet?

Just wondering if I need to do this on my 2013?

Thanks,

Jay
I did it on my '13 about a week ago after seeing the videos the OP posted and testing "stealing" my own tailgate. It's a quick and easy mod. Rather spend $2 for the clamp than spend ??? on a brand new tailgate and shipping etc. Just my .02
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i cant see the video's anymore.. i guess they have expired?
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Has Toyota address this problem yet?

Just wondering if I need to do this on my 2013?

Thanks,

Jay
It's not a problem per say. But if you're asking if they've installed a tailgate lock in the handle...no they haven't. So pick up a pop lock and do this mod...maybe use a large washer at the cable connection if you want. That's a three layer security.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:11 AM   #773
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Great post! I plan on getting a gatekeeper but for now this will help prevent the quick grab and dash!
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I've never even thought of stealing someone's tailgate, or how easy that would be! That's crazy! Thanks for the heads up!
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Great post! I plan on getting a gatekeeper but for now this will help prevent the quick grab and dash!
The gatekeeper will actually fit over the clamp. I left the clamp on with it...

pic of it on the old 05 AC but was moved over to the 08 RC..........



Those 2 + the popnlock latch and the cable washer mod = thiefs looking elsewhere. Also do the storage cubby lock mod so those go nowhere.
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You need the clamp as well. Pair of snips and your tail gate is gone.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:59 AM   #779
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wow. just got my 2014 and will be doing this today. cant imagine how much the gate cost with the camera in it. going to do the washer on the cable and maybe even a pop lock on the handle. i think they have one now for the handle with a samera
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Stupid question probably, has anyone found a site that sells just the plastic keys? I know I can just buy more clamps with the keys however I have a second I can use for now.
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