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Input needed: PL5200 vs. PL5400?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by belone12, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Mar 3, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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    belone12

    belone12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I searched and read but looking for a direct comparison/review of these specific Pop n Locks from people that have had either or both.

    - My Pioneer deck has back-up camera capability although I do not have one (yet).
    - I have keys for the truck, roof racks, G4 tonneau, and house key. Would be nice to use the BOLT and have 1 less key.

    However, I read the quality of the 5400 is "flimsy/cheap", the lift portion is small, and people have had issues with the locks seizing. The 5200 seems to be more substantial and basically just an "add-on lock".

    My g/f awesomely purchased the 5200 for me unknowingly, but just curious if it's the "right" one before installing.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  2. Mar 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    any input....Bueller......Bueller......
     
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    I have the 5400, the handle does feel weaker but I don't plan on beasting it off so we'll see how long it lasts. I moved from Washington to Colorado with it on going from craploads of rain to blizzards and everything in between, and it hasn't seized yet.
     
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    HI
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    Got the PL8540. Basically a combo kit with the PL5400 and the power unlock/lock actuator. Love it. No seizing, no problem, since installing around the beginning of January.

    I honestly think the seizing problem was an isolated problem with some of the first batch of that model. From what I read only 2 members here had the problem, and P&L customer service took care of it.

    As for anyone saying its flimsy, agree there but anything aftermarket will be flimsy in replacing something stock/OEM. Have to lose something in able to get something you want.

    But anyways I highly recommend the PL5400. It's basic, uses your ignition key, and easy install.
     
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  7. Mar 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    Thanks guys, i looked into them. I think I will stick with the manual lock and not the automatic. Appreciate the info.

    As of now I think I will just hold onto the 5200, seems simple enough.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM
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    I'm looking at a pop and lock to hook into my remote. I don't have a backup camera, which I keep reading about the electric ones wiring through. If I do not have a backup camera, i.e. no wire to follow, can I still get an electric one?
     
  9. Mar 20, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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    Yes, you don't use the camera wires. Wires come with the electric tailgate lock that you feed from the tailgate to the interior of the truck.
     
  10. Mar 20, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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    Which one is best for an 07 dcsb w/o backup cam?
     
  11. Mar 20, 2014 at 7:26 PM
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    If you're just looking for a powered tailgate lock, then the PL8521. It doesn't replace your factory tailgate handle. It's a part that goes in the tailgate that prevents the handle from being able to move.
     

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