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Pop n Lock and rod extender question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SurfnWolf, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    SurfnWolf

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    Just installed the manual pop n lock, however before adding on the rod extenders , I tested it without them and it seemed to lock and work fine, so know I want to know the purpose of these extenders and why I should put them on.. looking at them it doesnt look to server any purpose? Just wondering?
     
  2. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    DanGer

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    I saw a post like this from a loooooong time ago. Exact same discussion
     
  3. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    I had my extenders on for a few months. It just didn't work well. So I removed the extenders and now it works great!

    With the extenders on it is meant to prevent opening while locked, due the the small amount of play in the handle.

    So if your tail gate can't open without the extender installed? Then you don't need the extenders.

    But if you can force the handle up while locked, and it still opens? Then you need the extenders.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Jun 21, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    Well I have another question, for those who used the extenders did it do away with the little slack in the handle. I didnt install them, and can lift the handle just a tad, but even with decent force It will not unlock , thats I i havent installed them yet.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    The you don't need them. It won't get rid of the "slack" that's just how the handle is.
     
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