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Tailgate lock?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pat69, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Jul 22, 2008 at 12:38 PM
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    Pat69

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    Hi,

    Just got a new Black Tacoma 08 dbl cab TRD and I was surprised to see that the tailgate doesn't have a lock on it.

    Any of you out there installed a lock on the tailgate?

    I know that Ford and Nissan's tailgate can be locked and think it's a nice feature to have.

    Love the new ride!
     
  2. Jul 22, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    Anthony

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    pop n lock makes a nice lock for these TG's. look at the back of your tailgate, youll need a torx to fit those screws as you need to remove that entire panel (about 15 screws or so) to install the lock.
    best part is that it looks oem :D
     
  3. Jul 22, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    buy a pop-n-lock and put that in. i had one on my s-10 and it was great. others on here have them and i havent heard any complaints
     
  4. Jul 22, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    Turbonium

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    Mods? What's a mod? Bone stock, baby. Well, okay. Maybe a few smallish mods. If you count a locking gas cap, coin holder and a behind-the-seat trash bag.
    Yeah, the Pop-n-Lock is a great modification. It's so well made that it looks like it's stock equipment. I have one and I like it a lot.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:19 AM
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    rachunter

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    Can someone please post a pic of the pop-n-lock installed?

    Thanks
     
  6. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:23 AM
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    Janster

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  7. Jul 23, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    POSDCORB

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    For those of us with '09s, I'm still waiting to hear if they will work with the back up camera.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    I'm really starting to wish I had gotten SWB, though I do still love mine.

    I also have a Pop n Lock. As you can see from Jansters pic, it looks damn near stock. Very easy to install, too. If you can't do this, you shouldn't own even a screwdriver.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2008 at 9:07 PM
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    raycie

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    Best place to buy one?? I have a snugtop on mine right now, so don't know if I need it.... but another cheaper toy to look into..
     
  10. Jul 23, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    ^Got mine on Ebay, I think. $30 if I remember correctly.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2008 at 9:25 PM
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    What Mods!
    Ebay seems like the cheapest and its cheap by a couple of dollars.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2008 at 9:32 PM
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  13. Jul 24, 2008 at 6:28 AM
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    i got mine for $30ish locally
     
  14. Jul 24, 2008 at 6:37 AM
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    So did I - think the guy had the wrong price!
     
  15. Jul 24, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    I just received mine from Trdparts4u. I wanted to get the floor bolts and the pop-lock in the same order, and Trd had em both.

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  16. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    SilverMac

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    I just installed my Pop n Lock today... I had read that they were plastic, but mine is steel:confused: Is this something new? By the way, it only took about 15 minutes to install, so that + my hose clamp ought to keep my tailgate safe...
     
  17. Jul 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    Is the handle steel along with the rest of the mechanism or is the handle plastic?
     
  18. Jul 24, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    I just put mine on the other day- It uses the stock handle with the Pop and Lock add-on. The lock slides in underneath the existing handle- a few other things behind the panel and you are good to go.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    mmatheny

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    Whole thing is steel!
     
  20. Jul 24, 2008 at 2:46 PM
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    Just be aware if you live in the north where they salt the roads that it WILL corrode! Mine was so jammed with corrosion/salt/sand after 1 winter I couldn't even get my key in to use it. Luckily I had not locked it during the winter or I'd be f'd now. WD-40, other lubricants, and some cleaners were unable to free the lock for me. Needless to say it's in the trash now. Waste of money IMO. Plus, there's only about 6 different keys for it so how secure is it really?

    Leaving the rod spacers off meant it could be opened when locked. Putting them on as instructed meant it was a pain in the ass to open when unlocked. So disappointed in the product.
     
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