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Storage compartments in bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kbp68, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Nov 24, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    The doors on my storage compartments will not stay closed. They fall open almost as soon as I get on the highway. I have tried tightening the philips screw on the latch mechanism but it seems flimsy and I don't want to overtighten it and bust it. Searched this site but can't find anything. WTF am I the only one? I keep checking the rearveiw and expecting to see that little door flying out onto the freeway!:eek:
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    bryant8

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    sounds like the tabs are loose when they are in the closed position, I'd just bend them a slight bit toward the covers so they bite into the slot a bit more
     
  3. Nov 24, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    Fore

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    Replace them with cabinet locks from your local hardware store, about $5 for each. Do a search and you should come up with the DIY mod that shows you how to do it. It's pretty easy.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Just don't forget to squirt some WD-40 in there every once in a while. I looked like a schmuck when 1 of the 2 locks stayed locked and I couldn't easily get to my tie-downs.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    The two tabs on the cover that drop into the slots in the bed might have broken off.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    Thanks guys but I don't really need or want to lock them. I just don't want to have to worry about them blowing out of the truck. I'll try bending the tabs first.
     
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