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$10 DIY Power Lock Tailgate

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MESO, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Nov 3, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    2006Jackpot

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    Yes the apparently quickly understood the importance of have the same key for the doors and tailgate...…
     
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  2. Nov 3, 2018 at 6:49 PM
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    It is when you have a manual transmission, tonneau cover, truck is running with key in ignition, and you remember you need to throw something back there or get something out. It's one of my favorite mods. But please, keep finding things people enjoy and tell them how useless it is. It's so helpful and appreciated.
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2018 at 11:14 PM
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    Should the tailgate be locked or unlocked when the actuator is at full extension ? Ordered the parts and this might make sense when I see it I’m just trying to wrap my head around how to line it all up. Any tips on this would be great.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:32 AM
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  5. Nov 14, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    It depends on where and how you mount the actuator. Mine is fully extended when it is locked. The actuator pushes the locking mechanism to lock and pulls to unlock.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    All that I’ve seen on here appear to be extended to lock. I did all my wires yesterday and am waiting to get the actuator delivered. Took me a lot longer than what I’ve seen posted here for install time. Enjoyed doing it.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    Wow how good I miss this, going on the old to do list...
     
  8. Nov 16, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    I don't remember, but I do know if it is backwards, you can just reverse/change wires and it will be right.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2018 at 9:50 PM
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    Thanks all my parts arrived from Amazon. Might give this a try tomorrow.
     
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  10. Nov 21, 2018 at 10:38 PM
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  11. Nov 22, 2018 at 3:51 AM
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    That’s not solid copper so it will definitely work.

    Solid copper wire is normally just way too stiff for automotive use, and there is no good way to splice/connect it to other wiring in the car. In home use, you can use wire nuts but those are a big big no-no in automotive use. So soldering or properly sized crimp connectors are the way to go, and those don’t work well with solid wire.

    But mostly the stiffness.
     
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  12. Nov 22, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    Got it. Yeah i was thinking more the material being pure copper makes sense solid household style wire would be a no go.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    I'm sure this has been posted but I didn't wanna go through all 11 pages lol.
    Do you sell the enclosure box? I have a pop n lock, but how loud it is is getting annoying and i'm lookin to quiet it down a bit.
    @mesojdm
     
  14. Nov 22, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    Is this just for the 3rd gens ?? Work on a 2nd gen ?
     
  15. Dec 7, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Thanks to all who have posted here. This is a better, cheaper, and better documented fix for this obvious Toyota omission than either PnL DIY or dealer (also PnL), imho. I finished mine this morning, just under the 1-year mark from new purchase. I “personalized” mine a bit, with all Amazon parts, of course, so thought these photos might be useful...429DA0F2-7916-4446-89D9-2921DD8EC8A9.jpgD986D156-3874-412A-BBAA-A0FC19334AD4.jpg24D79218-3E5C-4969-A36F-143D3DD0D4D8.jpg1615155E-2D1E-402B-9D76-98462B697F98.jpg
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    Love that wire loom. Just be careful with the connecting rod having that much bend and elevation change..it could lead to binding.
     
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  17. Dec 7, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Yeah the sleeving looks great color matched! Makes me want to build another PC!
     
  18. Dec 7, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    I did worry about the angle. Thought about a spacer bracket, but I think the linkage flex makes it viable.
    As to the loom, I’d never spend for that on a PC, but to “match” my truck, anything!
    For those considering this, there are 2 concerns I’ve seen in other threads:
    The lock wiring is exposed, so reduces the lock system security, and the tailgate has no open sensor, so there’s risk of locking the fob in the bed. Both identical to the PnL/dealer solution.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    JaCado

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. Mounting may be a tad different, but the application will be the same.
     
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  20. Dec 8, 2018 at 3:06 PM
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    need to learn more about this stuff
    So after almost a year of having bought all this I’m going at it right now and just realized I’m crafty, but not electrician type. So I know nothing about tapping into these wires. Can someone explain that part. Connecting my wife to the actuator wires and then into the truck. And the pieces I’ll need to do it.
     
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