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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - PAL8550 Installation 2014 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CMW_TRD_Sport, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Aug 21, 2017 at 5:28 AM
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    CMW_TRD_Sport

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    Installed the PAL8550 with the help of my buddy J-rod.
    Overall it was a very easy install.
    If need any help or have any questions, let me know.

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  2. Aug 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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    Tcomaboy

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    Nice write up!!!
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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    Sub'd. Thanks for the write up
     
  4. Aug 22, 2017 at 7:53 AM
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    What size torx bit is needed for the inner panel bolts?

    Much thanks for the awesome post!
     
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  5. Aug 22, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    Tailgate was a t30 bit
    Seat Belt Bolt was 14mm socket.
    Camera and Handle: 10mm socket.

    That was the only tools needed.
     
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  6. Aug 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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    Nice write-up!
     
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  7. Aug 22, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    Now thats its all in do you wish you went with just manual lock based on loud noise everyone complains about? Would you do anything different? Im getting ready to order either pop n lock manual or this setup. I figured this setup leaves you a backup if one breaks since there known for being cheap.

    Thanks for write up ill be using this.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2017 at 4:47 AM
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    CMW_TRD_Sport

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    The loudness doesn't bother me. I kinda like it cause I can tell when i have unlocked my passenger doors now. lol.

    Yes that is why i went with this setup, just in case I need that key. I am happy with it thus far
     
  9. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    Thanks. Just heard back from their customer service. According to "pam" they now have upgraded plastic and metal parts on the product that greatly increases reliability. If you order from their site you get this product and not old shelf product. Just ordered my 8540 combo for around 180$
     
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  10. Aug 23, 2017 at 1:40 PM
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    I'm so glad I came across this post. I just did a search on Amazon and score this $61.20 with Prime shipping. Looking forward to the upgrade. I went back to check on it to see if they were still selling for the same price to share with you guys and I guess it went back up to $154.xx.

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  11. Aug 23, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    I'm so glad I came across this post. I just did a search on Amazon and score this $61.20 with Prime shipping. Looking forward to the upgrade. I went back to check on it to see if they were still selling for the same price to share with you guys and I guess it went back up to $154.xx.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    my build tread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/socal-no-shame-poser-build.513084/
    Be careful with Amazon pop n lock does not honer any warranty with them and do not garuntee your getting their redesigned new product with less defects.


    With that said i just paid 180 for mine and another 20$ for regular shipping which is a joke so i was 201$ out the door with this same setup but in black. So thats a hellova deal
     
  13. Aug 23, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    Thanks for the heads up. Is there a way to tell whether you got a old or new redesign? With my luck- it'll be when I have something important in there that I'll need to get to when it takes a crap. Live and learn I guess.
     
  14. Aug 23, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    I dont know. But you have a backup if one fails i assume since you have manual and auto. Thats why i went with that. When i contacted my local toyota dealer the parts guy said he has sold hundreds and not one return or complaint. So majority i assume dont fail. I put this off for three years cause i feel product is inferior but there is just no other option so i finally pulled trigger. Ill be doing instal next week with my new bakflip mx4 that also has crummy reviews on here but 5 stars everywhere else
     
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  15. Aug 23, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    Yea- I was planning on holding out, but I couldn't pass up the price. Another thing that I likes was that it was color matched to the truck. Don't understand how the trucks looks awesome and then you see this cheap looking handle that doesn't lock. I've been looking at some covers also- just haven't pulled a trigger on any specific brand/model.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    Nice write up!
    I have the 5400 installed and have had the 8525 add on kit sitting on a shelf for nearly a year waiting to be installed... Then a few months ago my 5400 broke at the mounting points. Found a new unused 5400 privately for $50 so doing the whole kit & caboodle tomorrow!

    The only thing I'm unsure of...
    I want to it to unlock with 2 presses of the fob like pax door. Does that simply mean I splice into pax side wires? Is that how yours works?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  17. Aug 24, 2017 at 4:42 AM
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    Good FIND! Let us all know how it works out when you get it.
     
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  18. Aug 24, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    FYI someone with a SWB better jump on this! Thought I'd check since I see that some people get awesome deals occasionally on Amazon with the pop & locks
     

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  19. Aug 24, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    Got it done today... Works perfect!
     
  20. Aug 25, 2017 at 4:46 AM
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    Sweet! Hope my info helped ya out.
     

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