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Pop Lock, locking tailgate... Anyone experiencing any problems?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SmkyMtnMedic, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Jul 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM
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    HawkShot99

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    I have the codeable key version. It does not open as easily as OEM. OEM I could open with 1 hand. The Pop and lock, I need to push in the tailgate with 1 hand, while I pull the handle. I have not used the lock feature yet....
     
  2. Jul 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM
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    black_cukui

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    Now I am having second thoughts LOL... is this the part #?? PL8521..
     
  3. Jul 8, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    stuff that makes it better for my use...
    Same thing here, the first one I installed broke within a few week, opening the tailgate with one hand. I definitely need to push the tailgate with one hand and pull the handle with other, the replacement has lasted over a year now.
     
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  4. Jul 8, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    jbrnigan

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    The tailgate strikers are adjustable
     
  5. Jul 8, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    SmkyMtnMedic

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    Don't tell...
     
  6. Jul 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    rvdb

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    stuff that makes it better for my use...
    By relocating the strikes it doesn't pull/hold the tailgate in properly when using a gasket seal.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2016 at 5:19 PM
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    jbrnigan

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    ok
     
  8. Jul 8, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    Harry

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    I bought my Pop a Lock on Amazon - had a failure at a year on the lock and they replaced it once I sent them my invoice. The codable locks are balky- keep them lubed and don't be too forceful with the mechanism. Overall I'm satisfied and will replace it with the same part if/when it fails again.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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    ppham444

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    I have the codeable one and it works good. I find it's easier to open if I push the tailgate in with one hand and pull on the handle with the other. Doing that also puts less strain on the inside mechanism.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Got mine 6 years ago (PL5300 with its own small keys). No problems except 2 years ago the mechanism was sticking in the unlatched position. Sprayed some white lithium grease on the mechanism and it's been working smoothly since. I spray the lock cylinder with teflon lube before each winter, the same time I do the UCA uniballs.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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  12. Jul 8, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    Have my codeable pop n lock for over a year now. No issues
     
  13. Jul 8, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    Mallrat60

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  14. Jul 8, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    SmkyMtnMedic

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    Poor try at sarcasm, LOL. Please enlighten me.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2016 at 7:58 PM
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    I actually just installed the BOLT lock, it's not too bad - the instructions (at least for the conversion kit) were pretty detailed. As far as 3 days ago since it was installed I've checked it numerous times locking and unlocking and it seems to work fine for now. All you need is a little flick to lock or unlock it

    Oh and also I've had my pop&lock installed since 2014 and the only hiccup I've had was when someone sprayed superglue in my lock
     
  16. Jul 8, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    Tcomaboy

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    I've had my pop and lock for 4 years ago and I've been debating of going back to my OEM handle since I'm scared the handle won't turn one day and I have a bakflip.

    Also, the handle has gotten very discolored and every time I unlock and use the handle it feels like it's going to break off.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    I have the power one and it works great. It's a tad louder than I wanted it to be but I'll live.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2016 at 3:45 AM
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    Tcomaboy

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    How did you get it unlocked?
     
  19. Jul 9, 2016 at 3:47 AM
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    robssol

    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    I usually insert key and turn:rolleyes:
     
  20. Jul 9, 2016 at 3:47 AM
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    DrFunker

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    Have that one in my tailgate. Works great.
     
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