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Old 01-24-2014, 04:44 PM   #801
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Great thread, checked mine out on my 2014 TRD Sport. It seems that on mine Toyota has fixed the problem, because it has what looks to be the equivalent to the Gate Keeper on both sides unless I am missing something.

However, I will need to put the 1/2 inch washers on the cables to keep someone from dropping it on the bumper.

I want to order a Pop and Lock, but just read on here where two guys had theirs freeze/lock up in just a couple of weeks. So I will wait and see how that shakes out.
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Great thread, checked mine out on my 2014 TRD Sport. It seems that on mine Toyota has fixed the problem, because it has what looks to be the equivalent to the Gate Keeper on both sides unless I am missing something.

However, I will need to put the 1/2 inch washers on the cables to keep someone from dropping it on the bumper.

I want to order a Pop and Lock, but just read on here where two guys had theirs freeze/lock up in just a couple of weeks. So I will wait and see how that shakes out.
Double check again my friend. I also have a 2014
TDR Sport Access cab and my is not factory secured, well it is now thinks to this thread!! But you may have a package or something that added it.

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I'm having trouble removing the bolt where the cable hangs for the tailgate. Any suggestions? I might just be terribly weak. :/
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I'm having trouble removing the bolt where the cable hangs for the tailgate. Any suggestions? I might just be terribly weak. :/
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Will be looking at this.
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I'm having trouble removing the bolt where the cable hangs for the tailgate. Any suggestions? I might just be terribly weak. :/
Mine was very difficult to remove also, was worried about stripping it so I stopped by dealer and went back to body shop and had them do it.The kid that helped me said they were also secured by "glue", maybe he meant loctite. Wouldn't drive a long way for this but dealer in town where I live. I also added the gatekeeper by jimmiejammer.
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What you need is a little lubrication.
My new favorite is a product named ; Corrosion X. Before that I use to really like LPS 1, 2, or 3. Still all very good. each for different "Solutions."
Never use the original WD 40 that's in most people's garage. It's a dry powder in an emulsion, will make every thing worst. I know that they are making several new/different formulas that might be ok to use.
Let which ever one you use to soak in a little time after applying.

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I did the hose clamp and then the washer/loctite on the cable bolts. The parts dept at my dealer said Toyota had just started offering locking tailgate kits. I debated on whether or not to get the Pop -n- Lock one, but decided to special order the dealer one, thinking it might have a better design/fit/warranty, etc.

Imagine my joy when the "Toyota" locking latch I paid $130 for, turns out to be the same Pop n Lock for $80 on Amazon..... This was just the "coded" lock with the access for the backup camera - not the one with the remote access solenoid.

So do NOT get one from the dealer.....
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