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Crazy Stupid question about Pop and Lock Power lock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by whiting1977, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Oct 20, 2014 at 7:04 AM
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    whiting1977

    whiting1977 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just installed my Pop and Lock power tailgate lock (PL8521) and it works well-but man does it rattle when I close the tailgate. It is also very loud when locking/unlocking. So has anyone else here experienced these issues? And my crazy stupid question is has anyone every insulated the inside of their tailgate to quiet it down?
     
  2. Oct 20, 2014 at 8:04 AM
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    Texasantilib

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    No rattles in mine but I do not have the power locking one. I have thought about insulating the tailgate however , as I sleep in the back of mine and the insulation would help.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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    Sizedoesntmatter

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    I just installed mine yesterday and I do not have any rattles, however it is loud when un/locking.

    Did you leave the foam block attached to the back side?

    I also taped down the wire coming off the lock mechanism and zip tied all the extra wire up really good.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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    whiting1977

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    Yea I left the foam blocks on but I wonder if they might have fallen off. I am seriously thinking about insulating the tailgate.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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    TacomaTruckParts

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    I just posted a write-up with photos HERE.

    I used 2 blocks of foam, and a bracket I made: no rattle.

    Jesse
     
  6. Oct 22, 2014 at 5:59 PM
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    4x4Active

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    Mine has been install within the first week of getting my truck. Does not rattle or anything like that. I believed I had an sponge underneath it.

    As for the sound. I guess I got used to it overtime?
     

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