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automatic tailgate lock quit working

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by comtntop, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Aug 15, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    comtntop

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    I have a 08 tacoma 4 door. the tailgate lock has quit working. all the other doors seem to be working normally regardless of whether I use the key, the clicker or the two door lock switches on the front doors....

    any ideas how to fix?

    tks

    dave
    boulder,co
    (new to forum)
     
  2. Aug 15, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Stock tailgate lock ? No such thing
     
  3. Aug 15, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    X2. Must be a pop n lock.
     
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    maybe he bought it used and the previous owner installed the electric pop n lock?
     
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    It could be a pop n lock
     
  6. Aug 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Maybe a Dynolock electric. These have been available longer than the P&L variety. In any case just pull the plastic tailgate panel then check that you are getting voltage to the lock actuator on lock/unlock call. If yes, replace the actuator. If not, find the break in the wire supplying the +12v. Also check the ground.
     
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    It probably just needs to be cleaned and a little WD40 or if someone tries to open the tailgate when its locked they can bend the assembly causing it to jam. Screw off the tailgate top cover and take a look, you should be able to put your hand in and reach the assembly. Just give it a little push while you press the remote.
     
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