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Tailgate lock from the inside of the bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kernel1956, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 3:08 AM
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    kernel1956

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    Not necessarily a lock but something that prevents the tailgate from being opened. I have a cap with key locks on the cap door but since there is no tailgate lock, you can easily force on the tailgate handle to open even if the camper door is locked.

    I know there is a Pop & Lock but I'm thinking that once the camper top is unlocked and opened, this solution would simply be to reach over the tailgate and unlatch or un-hasp something that prevents the tailgate from opening.

    I've done a bunch of searches and browses but all the hits for tailgate locking are for Pop & Lock.

    Anyone know of an add on or solution for "locking" the tailgate from the inside of the bed?

    Many thanks on advance.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Steig

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    No idea where to get something like this. But this is a great idea instead of a pop & lock if you have a locking tonneau cover or cap.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    There are a couple of power locks for the tailgate. Any one of those would be inaccessable by reaching into the bed.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    Trap

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    Electric tailgate lock. Got one, works great.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    I made mine, its electronic and shoots pins into the frame to lock the gate. Ill have the pictures and will get around to a write up some day.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    Maybe try bolting an eye bolt on the talgate at the top, and hook it to the little d ring on the bed with a cable of sorts?
     
  7. Jul 24, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Sullyman

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    I just installed the PL8521 (got it for 95 bucks and free shipping at streetsideauto.com)...now it locks and unlocks with the drivers door...stock handle with back-up cam...it's stealthy ;-)
     
  8. Jul 24, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I have a dynolock electric tailgate lock and I love it. it unlocks and locks with the key fob.
     
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