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Pop n lock on a 3rd gen with JBL

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FirstTacoma!!, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Apr 1, 2017 at 3:31 PM
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    FirstTacoma!!

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    IMG_7114.jpg Hey guys, not sure if the JBL matters but here we go.

    I have installed a 8535 popnlock for my Tacoma OR. 2017. I cannot seem to splice the wires properly. To be clear, I am 90% sure i installed everything correctly.

    In the tail gate. The green to green and blue to blue. Short harness to long harness. And finally for the passenger side electrical input.

    Green to green.
    Blue to red.

    Does anyone know of a better wire splicer? My fingers are killing me.

    Thank you
     
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  2. Apr 1, 2017 at 3:32 PM
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    Aren't you supposed to tap the wires in the black connector? It's been while since I did it
     
  5. Apr 1, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    It's the red and green wire in whatever connector is in the top left of the inside of that main connector block.
     
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    I'm about to install mine and also read to tap from black connector.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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    You need to use lineman's pliers to push the metal part in the connectors, otherwise it will not work.
     
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  8. Apr 1, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    I did mine yesterday.
     
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    Here's a pic of mine. This setup is if you want it in sync with the passenger doors.

    20170401_161000.jpg
     
  10. Apr 1, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    Thank you everyone. This is a pain to get it with the clips that come with the kit. I will tackle this to,or row after I pick up some better clips
     
  11. Apr 1, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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    Don't use clips! Solder the wires, you'll be happier in the long run. I soldered mine (JBL here) and it works perfectly.


    Solder the wires FTW! I don't believe in cheapo wiring taps that can/will fail over time.
     
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  12. Apr 1, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    I recommend Planet Rock for pop n locking on the JBL system.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    Did anyone figure out a way to make the wires fit through the tailgate and the bed to fit nicely??
     
  14. Apr 1, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    My tap is gray like yours. Why are others saying black??


    UPDATE: I think this is because I opted for the passenger side route.
     
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  15. Apr 1, 2017 at 9:06 PM
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    I did. I unraveled the factory loom going through to the tailgate. It's a small plastic loom inside a bigger plastic loom. I stripped the insulation off the pop and lock wire leaving me with just the red and blue wires. I ran these two wires in with the factory wires and re-loomed everything back as it came. Looks factory.
     
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    I did the same but witouth stripping the insulation.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    Thanks everyone! It was the wire splicers. It works like a charm now, don't know why people keep saying it makes such a loud noise. The tailgate is hollow and will make a clump. No insulation
     
  18. Apr 4, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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    The only noise i really here besides the locking mechanism is the metal on the P&L rattling when i slam the tailgate closed.
     
  19. Apr 4, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    Huh the taps that come with the kit are super simple to use, used them for years. Clip over existing wire, slide new wire in to the stop, crimp metal clip down with pliers, clamp plastic cover, done.
     
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    Not sure how many have already agreed with this but he's right. Using T taps is easy and it can work but, it's not the right or best way to so this. Strip back wire and solder your connection, use electrical tape to protect your connection and your good to go.
    That's what the proffesuonals do and it's not difficult.
    No offence to all of you who are choosing not to solder.
     
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