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pop n lock issues or concerns... please help!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by whitetaco02, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    whitetaco02

    whitetaco02 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Have any of you all had any issues with the pop n lock for your tailgates? I read some were malfunctioning at times...
    Any issues or concerns? I will hopefully be putting one on my 09 Tacoma today but I have read some stuff that worries me. Locking or unlocking on their own, etc.... how durable are these things?
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Access larado tonneau, magnaflow exhaust
    I have the electric one and i have had no problems at all.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    Scooter

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    I've had mine jam on me. It finally started working after 3 days of spraying silicone lubricant, and WD-40 into the lock. I then took it apart, and since the tumbler set is not removable because the weather flap is crimped on, I removed the lock from the assembly, and soaked the whole thing in silicone lubricant. When it completely freed up, I reassembled it. Now, I spray silicone lubricant in it whenever it feels a bit stiff, and I have had no problems in the last 4 months. I will have a better idea on how it holds up whhen winter and the road salt comes. There's a write-up somewhere here on replacing the lock. Just do a search.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    mine works fine
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    whitetaco02

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    I did the search. My biggest fear is it locks and jams when the tonneau cover is locked as well. What do you do then?
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    whitetaco02

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    Well, after about 30 minutes here it is. So far I like it. Pretty easy install!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    Mine is working fine right now but it does seem a little flimsy, like the handle might break when I open the tailgate. Also the paint is peeling off and it kinda looks bad
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    i have had my pop&lock for just about a year now and i like mine never had any problems with it what so ever.

    i was more mad at toyota for not including it on the truck to begin with.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    travelingman

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    I've had mine for almost 2 yrs with no problems.I just give it a shot of white lithium grease every once in awhile.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Worst case you have to break the pop n lock to get in. If you look at how it's setup when you install it, then you should be able to break in without messing up the sheetmetal.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    Hey looks good, does the whole handle part come with it or did you have to drill or something, i noticed you have your back up camera did the lock interfere in any way? which brand is that one?
     
  13. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    No problems here either after a little over a year, I do spray it with lube from time to time. Your install looks good! I have to agree with stunt man hans, I think I was way more mad that this didn't come with the vehicle to begin with! I am finding myself spending more money on things that should have been options.



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  14. Sep 14, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    cu52

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    If you buy the 09-11 model you only have to relocate the camera wiring to move the camera from pass side to drivers side. All parts included.

    See here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...-pl5300-2009-tacoma-cam-install-tutorial.html
     
  15. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I've had mine for a year and a half now. No problems.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    I had mine for 2.5 years and it jammed locked with the tonneau cover locked as well. I sprayed WD-40, silicone lubricant, and Moovit for over 3 days. I was about to drill it out when it suddenly freed up. I cleaned it up as described in post #4. The paint is starting to bubble, but it hasn't peeled yet, but it's just a matter of time.
     
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