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Pop and Lock PL8521 Power Tailgate Install (2012 Tacoma)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by JTyfz450, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. JTyfz450

    JTyfz450 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ^This
     
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    Just ordered my kit from Amazon.com and this thread is off the chain! Excellent job to JTyfz450 for this thread! Can't wait to get this puppy installed.
     
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    MADtaco09 Hawaii, Fuck Yeah!

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    great write up, i will be doing this soon!
     
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    Great Write up! thanks a lot bro just did this to my 2012 and it worked perfectly sponge and all! lol:D
     
  6. JTyfz450

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    Glad my write up helped you out! That sponge is a very vital part of the whole install :D.
     
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    great info. thanks!
     
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    Yup! the sponge makes a big difference!
     
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    great instructions, no impact on back up camera, only wired to passenger doors... perfect... Thanks!
     
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    Did you just shove a sponge between the lock and tailgate or did you zip tie it to the lock?

    Are there any worries of the sponge holding moisture and causing rust?

    Great writeup, btw.
     
  12. JTyfz450

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    I just shoved the sponge in where the mount and tailgate meet because that's what causes the rattling sound.

    As for moisture, I doubt it. Not real place for water to seep into unless you're blasting it with water on the plastic cover of the tailgate...even that's a maybe.

     
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    I second that. Just shove that sponge in there, itll stay. As for the moisture when i opened the tailgate up it was completly dry in there and it was raining hard the night before i did the install.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Next time I open it up I'm gonna add the sponge and maybe some white lithium grease for a smoother slide.
     
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    I just did this install myself. Wired to the passenger side and it works like a charm. Did anyone seal up the rubber plug under the seat again where you feed the wire through it? What did you use?

    How do we get the tailgate off if the lock fails in the locked position?

    Thanks for the great instructions OP.
     
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    :confused:I installed my PL8521 following your post and it works fine and actuates every time I press my FOB including twice when I unlock the passenger side door; but, I would like it to only activate when I unlock the passenger side door. Can anyone help me with that wiring?
     
  17. JTyfz450

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    So basically it unlocks with one push of the key fob right? You did go through the passenger side wires right?

     
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    Just installed this power tailgate lock and it works great! Was super easy to do, but I would have been lost without your write up. THANK YOU JTyfz450!! :D
     
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    You're welcome r0lyp0ly :D

     
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