1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Tail gate locking systems

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by taco suprme sport, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Jan 18, 2007 at 1:18 PM
    #1
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    I am researching the purchase and installation of an electric tailgate lock for my 2005 taco sport double cab. Has anyone installed one and have any recomendations on product ?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2007 at 2:11 PM
    #2
    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Member:
    #46
    Messages:
    1,151
    Gender:
    Female
    Orlando, Fl.
    Vehicle:
    2005 PreRunner,Enkei Wheels
    I bought "pop-lock". I was planning on purchasing the remote controlled lock. the sales rep advised me not to, due to the cost and with the bed cover i had he said don't even waste $70 on it.
    hope this helps....
     
  3. Jan 18, 2007 at 2:59 PM
    #3
    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Member:
    #248
    Messages:
    302
    Ldytaco05, how do you like the "pop-lock"? Read about them and almost bought one.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2007 at 6:23 AM
    #4
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    ldy taco,
    What type of cover do you have ? How does the style of cover affect the lock either manual or electric ?

    thank you

    Adam
     
  5. Jan 19, 2007 at 7:43 AM
    #5
    marathon

    marathon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Member:
    #579
    Messages:
    6
    would that lock and unlock with the keyless entry?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2007 at 8:41 AM
    #6
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    Yes it ties into the door lock wires, the instructions for installation and pricing for this unit is avaialable at hubcapsplus.com
     
  7. Jan 19, 2007 at 1:59 PM
    #7
    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Member:
    #46
    Messages:
    1,151
    Gender:
    Female
    Orlando, Fl.
    Vehicle:
    2005 PreRunner,Enkei Wheels
    It's ok I don't have to worry about people opening my tailgate to see what's inside. It's a great security blanket for me. It's so easy to install it took me less than 20mins.
    hope this helps....
     
  8. Jan 19, 2007 at 2:03 PM
    #8
    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Member:
    #46
    Messages:
    1,151
    Gender:
    Female
    Orlando, Fl.
    Vehicle:
    2005 PreRunner,Enkei Wheels
    I have the extang rt you can easily lift up the velcro. but the good thing about it is you cannot completely fit your entire hand inside so the thief does not have access to my truck bed. Extang product is really reliable did the research ofcourse. if my bed cover was a hard top then i would reconsider installing the electric.
    hope this helps.....
     
  9. Jan 20, 2007 at 2:36 PM
    #9
    spp

    spp OC, Kalifornia

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Member:
    #442
    Messages:
    1,314
    Gender:
    Male
    OC California
    I bought that one and am waiting for time to install it.:)
    Looks like it should work fine. I sprung for the beefed up actuator another $20 I think.
    Was here in less than a week.:cool:
     
  10. Jan 22, 2007 at 6:15 AM
    #10
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    SPP,
    I ordered the DynoLock electric lock as well. I spoke with the owner and bought the beefed up one as well. It should be arriving this week, I plan on installing on Saturday. I will take some pictures and post them for everyonr to see.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2007 at 10:08 AM
    #11
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device

    I really look forward to those pics. I might do this once I get a tonneau cover - money permitting. :)
     
  12. Jan 22, 2007 at 10:13 AM
    #12
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    I will send them over along with some pics of my tanoue cover, it has to be released on the inside to access the bed. We, my son Andrew and I will be doing this project on Sat.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2007 at 10:28 AM
    #13
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device
    That would be great! :D
     
  14. Jan 22, 2007 at 10:31 AM
    #14
    spp

    spp OC, Kalifornia

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Member:
    #442
    Messages:
    1,314
    Gender:
    Male
    OC California
  15. Jan 28, 2007 at 10:56 AM
    #15
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    Here are the pictures from the installation we did this weekend on my 2005 double cab.


    [​IMG]
    After removing the tail gate inner cover, using torx screwdriver.Short wire from kit is run threw tailgate drain hole closest to drivers side. This is tight, we used white lithium grease on the wire insulation to make the wire pull easier.
    [​IMG]
    Wire tie the cable along the frame, I attached them to the wire looms running along the frame. The wire ties come with the kit.

    [​IMG]
    More wire ties. The kit comes with everything you need.


    [​IMG]
    We accessed the wires for the door locks under the sill plate on the drivers side. The technical support from DynoLock was awesome, I called with a question regarding the wire colors to connect to Jim answered all my questions quickly and accurately. This was on a Saturday afternoon !!!
    Wire colors blue with pink stripe and blue with black stripe are the lock/unlock on the Tacoma wire harness.


    This lock really locks down the tailgate. I purchased the heavy duty style, which has a lifetime warranty and a $2000.00 insurance policy against theft caused by breaking in threw tailgate. Installation time was 2 hours, I took my time and was dealing with a wet frame, from snow, which slowed up the wire tie installation a bit. I recommend this product, I hope this is helpful, thanks for looking

    100_0683.jpg
     
  16. Jan 28, 2007 at 11:01 AM
    #16
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    [​IMG]

    Here is the picture of the wires underneath the door sill.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2007 at 12:22 PM
    #17
    sunruner19

    sunruner19 Senior Senile Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Member:
    #546
    Messages:
    319
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Great Sacandaga Lake region Northville NY, South Y
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma 4WD
    supercharger, ARE series 2 lid.
    can we get clearer pics please
     
  18. Jul 30, 2007 at 6:02 AM
    #18
    taco suprme sport

    taco suprme sport [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Member:
    #698
    Messages:
    24
    These are the only pictures I have of the installtion.

    Just an update, this system has been installed for 5 months and works very good. It really comes in handy when I am at a job site and have to work away from my taco supreme, I just lock the truck and the rear gate and keep an honest man honest. Also when shopping, I have made puchases that don't fit in the cab, lock them in the tail gate and still stop, shop elseware without the concern of someone walking up, opening the gate and walkinh off with my purchases.
     
  19. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM
    #19
    dog tired

    dog tired Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29750
    Messages:
    465
    Gender:
    Male
    NE Ohio
    Just cable lock it
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:45 PM
    #20
    Jigzor

    Jigzor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17413
    Messages:
    3,077
    Gender:
    Male
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    17 DCSB Silver Sky
    Holy thread revival!
     
To Top