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Pop & Lock Install Problem 2012 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sawtooth, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    Sawtooth

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    I just tried to install the PL5300 in my 2012 and I could not get the camera to fit without cramming it in. Maybe I got a defective unit because the fit and finish was terrible. Is the camera been a problem for anyone? Thanks, John
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    I installed one in my 2009 and no problem. I don't think there is any difference in the tailgate on my 2012. See what others say.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    The only thing I have heard is that you need to re route the camera cable and this step is not mentioned in the instructions manual?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    My problem was with camera fitting in the Pop Lock. If that had worked it would have been an easy install. The only way to get the camera to fit would have been to enlarge the opening in the handle assembly. I called their tech dept but they must be closed. I'm sending it back and I hope the replacement is a better fit.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    I install the remote Pop & Lock. All you do is install the solinoid inside the tailgate. You don't even touch the handle and camera.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    OP, return the 5300 and get the 8521.
     
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    Hey. So just installed the 8521. I had one issue where I would unlock the truck and then it would lock itself within 30seconds. ?????didnt have time to fix it cause I was already late to work. Left the truck at home and the wife says the backup camera doesn't work either. Anyone else have these issues? I'll just have to wait until tomorrow morning to do anything.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    Never mind the camera issue. I forgot to plug the camera connector. But I still have the lock issue.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    The Tacoma auto locks after 30 seconds all the time, it has nothing to do with the pop and lock. It's supposed to, to stop it from doing this you need to open one of the cab doors.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    Good catch, bj! The system will re-arm if no doors are opened. So, if you're checking the tailgate by unlocking it via the remote, and didn't open and close a cab door, then you're experiencing normal system re-arming. It's just a failsafe to prevent you from unlocking it and leaving it that way.

    Try that and see if it corrects your issue.
     
  11. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    I didn't have to do any cramming, but I didn't feel like the camera seated all the way down like it should into the Pop and Lock assembly, and when I screwed the retaining plate back down to the back I really have to work to get the holes to line up because it wasn't really seated very well.

    All that being said, it went back together and seems to work just fine. Although I did have a problem with it wanting to lock itself after opening the bed a few times, so you might want to watch for that.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/pr...tailgate-after-opening-few-times-how-fix.html
     
  12. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Yeah thanks man. I'll try that. I'll update later tonight. Never noticed the auto lock. I've only had my truck for 3 weeks. So if I unlock the tailgate via the remote but don't open any doors, then will the tailgate still lock? I'm kind of answering my own question. I think it does but I can't remember since I had to leave for work immediately and can't remember.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    I don't have the pop-lock myself, also only 3 weeks old, but since it's on the system, yes it should relock if you don't open a cab door. I don't know that opening the tailgate in that time will interrupt the default or not, since I don't have it to try. But I do know you should have to press the button twice, once is for the drivers door, and twice unlocks everything else, and in your case, should be when the TG unlocks. Open a door and close it, and see if that stops it from relocking after 30 secs.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    Yep, it relocks all the doors, which will also lock your tailgate since you tied into the door locking system to make it work.
     
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