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pop&lock pl5400

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stevenvt, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Dec 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    stevenvt

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  2. Dec 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    I received mine this week as well...but still waiting for my truck to arrive at the dealership. Hurry up and do the install with pics!! :)
     
  3. Dec 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    About to order a 5500 so I can use the same key :D They look nice!
     
  4. Dec 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    Installation was simple but minor steps need to be addressed. Linkage would rub if not bent slightly, shown in the pic with on the yellow shaded area. Also to place the handle in the tailgate the red lock tab must be removed completely or the handle will not fit. Instructions stated to "rock" it and I certainly refuse to do that scratching the paint. Most importantly I hope everyone kept the factory handle for the camera housing and bolts, I came from the older popnlock so I had to route the camera harness back to factory location. Hope this helps

    DSC_0133.jpg
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  6. Dec 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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    One more pic

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  7. Dec 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    Nice. How do you like the texture of the new lock, does it come close to being OEM quality?
     
  8. Dec 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    What's the difference between the 5400 and the 5500?
     
  9. Dec 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    nice how much
     
  10. Dec 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Fitment and appearance was very close to factory. Texture is also very close, could be a tad darker but hey it's aftermarket. Difference with the two pop&lock models is that one is able to accept your factory key. I paid full price on their site I think it was close to $100
     
  11. Dec 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    Do you loose the factory guide lines in the back up view with the new pop n lock?
     
  12. Dec 20, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    The 5400 uses a BOLT lock cylinder that will self-code to your ignition key. The 5500 uses aregular lock and included key.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    Nice. Can't wait to get mines, plus the power lock.

    You won't lose it, cause you're just swapping out the camera from the stock handle to the Pop and Lock.
     
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  14. Dec 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    Thanks, worth a try...
     
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    Factory lines are still in range, better than the older popnlock handles
     
  16. Dec 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    I have a question. I just installed this and when coding the key did it make a full revolution for you? Also now when I go to lock or unlock it the key only moves about 1/8 of a revolution, just doesn't feel right. Is that how yours is?
     
  17. Dec 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    In the coding procedure it started at 12 o'clock and stopped at 8 o'clock. Once finished it only turns about. 1/8th of a turned pike you mentioned. I reevaluated the camera view positioning compared to my previous popnlock and it seems to point down further and focus on the bumper more, a bit disappointing but worth it to be able to use my ignition key
     
  18. Dec 22, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    Well mine must be correct then, thanks for getting back to me.
     
  19. May 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    Installed the codeable pop$lock.....worked fine for a week...now it won't unlock and i have a tonneau cover..can't get in bed to get it out....contacted pop&lock and have been waiting over a week for some type of resolution.
    No sure what to do next...they are no help!!!
     
  20. May 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM
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    I installed my PL5400 about a month ago, it doesn't lock anymore. It only locks if I wiggle the key and force it for about 10 seconds. I'm afraid of breaking it if I keep doing this. I opened the tailgate to have a look at what could be the problem, looks like it's a combination of dust and misalignment of parts? The part that doesn't seem to work properly is the link between the lock cylinder and the next joint.

    I'm very unhappy with the Pop & lock product, I bought the Pl 5300 a year ago, it broke after 13 months (company never responded to my email or messages on the phone). Bought the 5400 thinking they might of improved, no such luck. I'm now looking for an alternative solution and hope the P&L guys will reimburse me :-(
     

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