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DynoLock Fails in 2 Aspects

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sac130e, May 22, 2011.

  1. May 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    sac130e

    sac130e [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installed Dynolock today, and although it works as advertised..there are 2 shortcomings I should mention:

    1. If you look at the picture, the rod is extended, but to short in this situation. This would stop the casual person just looking for an unlocked door. But for the more determined person, enough pull on the handle would cause the black door piece to just pop past the rod and allowing the gate to still be opened. The rod needs to be alittle longer and thicker (that's what she said..) to keep this from happening.

    2. DO NOT TIGHTEN THE MOUNT BOLT to much without an extra washer under the head. I snugged the bolt down and found out its just abit to long as it cause a small dent on the outer surface of the gate. A washer would have prevented this, but to late for me.

    On a side failure note, I decided to make the drain hole at the bottom alittle bigger for the wires, and in doing so, dented the outer surface (dumbass). Thankfully I have a large SockMonkey decal that will cover this up.

    Scott

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  2. May 22, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    TacoSport

    TacoSport opinions are like assholes; everyones got one.

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    I planned to get one of these, thanks for the feedback. Also, try dent wizard to remove the dents for cheap.
     
  3. May 22, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    Dent wizard? Never heard that..what is it and where you pick it up?

    Thx
     
  4. May 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    Ok, found that it's a place to go to fix dents. Don't have any in my area, wonder if the dealer can fix it. And my dents are dented from the inside out.

    Thx
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    TRD Skid Plate Rear Seat 11inch DVD Toyota Bed Mat Pace Edwards Full Metal Jackrabbit Nerf Bars Tailgate Electric Dynolock D-ring Bedbolts
    Just an FYI if it starts to make a strange noise when locking or unlocking discontinue use of the Dynolock, I just had the actuator fail and the tailgate was locked close. Needless to say it took a lot of work to get back in there and disconnect. Funny thing was I just emailed Dynolock a few weeks ago and asked about the noise and they told me the actuator may be going out - so my own fault for not getting to the problem fast enough. I emailed Jim today about replacing the part and will see what he says.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    I don't have the Dynolock, but I plan on installing my powered Pop & Lock this weekend. Hopefully all goes well for me!
     
  7. Jul 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Do you not have the rear camera? I didn't think Pop-n-Lock had a model that worked with the camera?
     
  8. Jul 1, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    I do have the back up camera

    http://www.popandlock.net/index.php?p=product&id=74&parent=48

    On their site it says 05-08 with back up camera. I called them and they told me that this new model (PL8521) is for 05-11 with or without the camera. They haven't updated their site yet to extend the years. Give them a call to confirm like I did. The previous model was only for without the camera (PL8520).
     
  9. Jul 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    I have an 09 with a dynolock in it for the last two and half years and no problems. I love it just hit the lock button and all locked up.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    I've had my pop-n-lock 8250 for the past year or two as well, no issues so far... works great! My only quam was the 'connectors' to splice into the wires.
     
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