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OEM Powered Tailgate Lock for 2016-2019

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CorBillionaire, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Feb 3, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    Maxtrdpro

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    Thanks bud! Appreciate it
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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    With this kit, does the tailgate also lock/unlock when you use any of the interior door lock switches?
     
  4. Jun 26, 2021 at 1:55 PM
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    Yes.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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    Bummer, that's a theft security issue when living in city environments. I like having the tailgate lock separate from the door lock so that if someone smashes my window, they still can't easily get into the locked truck bed (I have a hard tonneau cover). I would like the convenience of the remote tailgate lock, though. I wonder if there is way to disable the door lock switch from activating the the tailgate actuator.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2021 at 4:14 PM
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    I put one in my 2017 last weekend. No issues, and a simple install. Enjoy.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    You could install a hidden disconnect switch in the tailgate circuit.
     
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  8. Nov 25, 2021 at 2:23 PM
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    I just installed on my 2017 Tacoma TRD. Took about 2.5 hrs. I highly recommend it as now my tailgate locks and unlocks with my doors. Something that should have been standard.
    The instructions from Toyota are pretty bad. The pictures are printed with a potato and they dont say the correct orientation for the lock cable and the camera cable between the tailgate and the body. Just had to figure that out.
    It is not difficult, but takes a while. The hardest part is trying to squeeze the cable under the carpet and out the hole under the seat.

    I bought the Toyota tailgate actuator kit on Amazon for $152. It has everything in the kit except a tube of sealant and a tube of grease.
    You need a T30 torx and 10mm socket. The trim just pops off.
    I did use a set of shears to cut the excess off the metal zip ties.
    I used some RTV silicone for the clip and just some regular grease on the actuator.
    I did put some Locktite blue (removable) on the bolt that holds down the actuator as I did not want it to ever come loose.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZL2WCLD

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