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Pop and Lock PL5400 - Question for owners

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2015WhiteOR, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Mar 9, 2015 at 4:29 PM
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    2015WhiteOR

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    I didn't notice any change in the angle or view with the 5400 handle.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    How has it held up so far? Any issues with the lock cylinder or the finish on the plastic fading?
     
  4. Mar 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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  5. Mar 9, 2015 at 5:42 PM
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    Mine has appeared to fade, however, a little bit of meguiars back to black tends to do the trick making it look almost new again.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2015 at 6:36 PM
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    I just ordered one pre-painted in white. I don't have super high hopes but it's not exactly a complex mechanism.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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    Can anyone compare these against the OEM locking latch? I have an OEM locking latch on my 2015. It seems very flimsy compared to the full std non locking latch. Feels like it would snap off if someone got a little heavy handed. The lock seems to be a little finicky as well. Sometimes it's hard to unlock. I figured if it broke, I would look for an aftermarket replacement. But the recent reviews make those sound questionable as well.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2015 at 7:53 PM
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    Could be? I purchased the truck with 3K on it. The original owner purchased the truck out of town and then traded it at a Ford dealership for a 2015 GT. The Carfax showed he had parts installed at the local Toyota dealership. I took it in to see what he had installed. The service manager pulled the records up. The owner brought in a tri-fold cover and bull bar to be installed. The service record showed the only part they installed from their stock was the tailgate latch? So I just assumed it was OEM since the camera was still in place.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2015 at 8:23 PM
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    stuff that makes it better for my use...
    I installed one & used it for 9 months or so, I work out of my truck on a daily basis and I always felt that the handle was really weak and it finally gave way about three weeks ago it was a pain to get the tailgate to open fishing for the rods to disengage the tailgate to get my stuff out until i repaired, since there is not a lot of options I ended up purchasing another one and I will be a little bit more light handed with this one as far as the finish goes it did start to fade after while by just used so my Honda cleaner/polish and it looks good.
    Quick note I had toolboxes applying pressure to the tailgate and that might be why the handle guts gave way, it's Roughly a 3/8" piece of plastic that ended up giving way.
     

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