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$10 DIY Power Lock Tailgate

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

  1. Mar 21, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    Cappy

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    My fob unlocks the drivers door when pushed once then the other doors when pushed a second time. So if I wire the tailgate lock to the passenger doors it will only unlock if I push it twice saving wear and tear on the tailgate lock. Also you can change the settings in the head unit regarding whether it locks when shifted to park or not.
     
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  2. Mar 21, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    I did this on my 2017 shortly after I got it and it was still working perfectly when I traded it in on my 2020 a few weeks ago. Had mine set to unlock all doors at first press.
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    So based on these statements, basically it will mimic any door lock/unlock function, which is fine by me.

    Nice to know too that repeated use is fine as well.

    I may even eventually try to add one to my cap.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2020 at 11:28 PM
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    I missed this somehow.

    Amazon isn't useful ATM so ill try to source the parts locally.. and support my local economy!
     
  5. Mar 25, 2020 at 5:05 AM
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    Same ETA's are about 1 month :annoyed:
     
  6. Mar 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Did mine today. Took a little longer than I wanted but had nothing better to do. Made a box that I wrapped in sound deadening material and added a plug in case I need to remove the tailgate. The actuator seems to push and pull a little harder than would like. I'm wondering if I elongate the hole a little in both directions if it would eliminate how hard it locks and unlocks. Anyone ever try anything like that?20200330_154323.jpg 20200330_144513.jpg
     
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  7. May 14, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    I did mine today and this is what I came up with. This 4x4x2 PVC junction box was perfect. I drilled a 1 1/8" hole for the piston and a 1/4" hole at the back for the wires. I lined the extra space with 1/2 foam (old workout room floor mat) and this thing is built like a tank! That box cost me $12 CDN at Home Depot. And it matches the Cement color perfectly!!!

    Thanks to this forum and the constant improvements on the design by everyone I was able to get this done. Couldn't be hapier!!!

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    Only thing I'll modify is adding a 1/4 rubber mat cut to the size of the box, between the box and the metal of the tailgate. I think that will make the set up more level for the mechanism.20200514_120116.jpg
     
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  8. May 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    Just did mine two weeks ago and now I like your idea better :facepalm:
     
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  9. May 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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    It's kinda like marriage or eating at a restaurant... Sometimes what the guy at the other table is having looks better than what you ordered.... I guess..... LOL :taco:
     
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  10. May 14, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    Got any pics from further away. Maybe showing a bit more of the tailgate?
     
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  11. May 14, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    Toyota already sells an OEM harness, its very quiet and is plug and play without doing any drilling etc. Part# is PK3B6-35JL0. Good job with your set up @MESO for $10, really?!?!:thumbsup: you can't go wrong, lol.
     
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  13. May 14, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    Thanks. Part from Toyota was not available at that time of post, or when I first wrote this install. Dang time flies!
     
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  14. May 14, 2020 at 6:49 PM
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    How come I just came across this thread! I feel retard spending 90 bucks for the pop n lock kit.
     
  15. May 21, 2020 at 10:35 AM
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    Hypothetically..............Now that you've seen all the variations, if anything, what would you do differently? Especially if you were finally getting around to it with your 3rd gen Brother?
     
  16. May 25, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Over 2 years later and still working with no issues.
     
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  17. May 25, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    4 years here and works like a charm!
     
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  18. May 25, 2020 at 8:11 PM
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    My parts are in....hope to tackle this project soon. Thanks TW!
     
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  19. May 26, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    Awesome idea! Impressed with the reliability!
     
  20. May 28, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    Installed it today. Great idea meso.

    12 dollars for the actuator on eBay
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