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Tailgate Lock Not Working With Pop & Lock

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Yooperchap, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Nov 24, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    Yooperchap

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    I’ve got a 2017 and have the Pop & Lock. I noticed last winter that the tailgate wouldn’t unlock with the remote, but would manually. I lubed it up and started working again. I just got home from a long, salty 800 mile round trip to Grand Rapids, from the UP, and it does it again.

    Has anyone else had experience with this? Is there a better way to ensure it doesn’t continue to happen (thoughts, ideas, etc)? Thank you!
     
  2. Nov 29, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    Xx_Evilvirus_xX

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    Which pop and lock do you have?
     
  3. Nov 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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  4. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    I have the same model. I've read in multiple places that they simply wear out over time since they aren't "contained" in the tailgate.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    What do you mean with not being "contained"in the tailgate?
     
  6. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    The basic installation just had you attach it via some bolts. It’s fully exposed to anything that can get in the tailgate frame - dust, water, etc. There’s nothing to protect it from the elements.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Now I understand. Thanks! I'm going to pull it apart and see if there is gunk stuck in it and try and clean what I can to see if that works.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Definitely circle back and give us an update. I’m curious if that works
     

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