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Pop Lock tailgate...which cam?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Desert Honda Squid, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Mar 28, 2019 at 2:17 AM
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    Desert Honda Squid

    Desert Honda Squid [OP] Fixer of stuff I broke

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    Checking a few threads and see pop & lock tossed around. I checked their site and found some with a camera cutout.

    Now, I am perfectly fine with having a non-electric locking gate latch but the camera is what I'm having trouble with.

    Has anyone here installed an pop & lock (or other brand with a lock) and camera that properly fit?

    I want to do as little modding as possible and find a direct fit cam depending on what lock I find for the gate (P&L or other).
     
  2. Mar 28, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    blu92in99

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    The P&L handle is designed to accept the OEM backup camera, and does so without any fitment issues.

    That being said, my '05 was not prewired for backup camera. So I went with an aftermarket OEM-style camera from (I think) Master Tailgater. OEM look and mount, full-color, and standard RCA video connection (which I needed for my Kenwood HU).
     
  3. Mar 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    Just installed my Pop and Lock on my 2014 Off Road with a back up camera. Very easy to do and the camera fit perfectly.

    Final bumper.lock.jpg
     
  4. Mar 28, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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  5. Mar 28, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    That's what I was trying to figure out.

    Sadly the ones that Master Tailgater have don't come with a lock and the OEM cams they have aren't available for an 08.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    Right. I bought the handle w/camera from them, then later I moved the camera into the P&L handle.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Desert Honda Squid

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    Isn't each handle around $100?

    Not good doing this on my phone. Let me try this on my computer and see what in an come up with. I thought about mixing and matching.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    Maybe, I don't remember. I think it was $75 for each? It was ~2 years ago though.

    When I did the radio & camera, I didn't have a P&L and my OE tailgate handle wasn't setup for a camera. So I bought a camera w/handle. I added the P&L later on.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    @Desert Honda Squid what setup and combo did you end up going with boss !? i'm with ya -have an 08 and re-doing my system and want to integrate one of these into my new headunit. figure if i'm going all out might as well. have had a license plate dinky one for the last 6 yr or so and its about time to get this thing right and take her into the new century.. gotta get some tips from tha pro !
     
  10. Jan 25, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    @prone2xl I still haven't done this mod yet. It was a pain trying to find a cam to fit the P&L for an 08. I'm thinking of doing it just as soon as winter hits or I find one before then. When I do I'll post here. Probably going to find what year got backup cameras close to 08 and just go to the junkyard.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2020 at 10:17 PM
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    Camera Source has the whole kit with camera.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2020 at 7:18 PM
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  14. Jan 26, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    What started me on this journey was wanting to lock the tailgate. I already bought the hinge lock that one of the members sell here. Guess that would do....for now.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    Yeah I wouldn’t mind if it locked. Mine doesn’t now tho and hasn’t for almost 12 years of ownership lol
    I’ll prob regret cheapening out and not going with the pricey one. Someone said the pop n lock seems cheaply made tho. But these reviews will drive u nuts. For every stellar one there’s a shit one
     
  16. Jan 26, 2020 at 8:41 PM
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    I had my 2013 with a pop-n-lock
    The hole for the back-up camera fits good.
    Easy install too. Worth the purchase in my opinion
     
  17. Jan 27, 2020 at 4:09 AM
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    I've got an 07 with the P&L handle. I have the license plate camera right now and would like to convert the camera to the tailgate. Wondering how a tailgate can would wire into the license plate cam wires?
     
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    Yall ever find what camera fits the P&L? Ive also had issues finding a cam that comes with the necessary wiring and that fits P&L.
     
  19. Sep 12, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    Oem or aftermarket head unit? The OEM camera on the aftermarket head unit never worked for me even with the Toyota axis adaptor. I ended up getting a new latch and camera combo and modify my pop lock to work. Yet the quality is a bit on the poor quality side. I run the Alpine ILX-207. If there is something better, I'm all ears.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    I have the same issue.
     

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