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Tailgate lock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Oey12, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Sep 7, 2014 at 5:16 AM
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    Oey12

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    I was looking at the Pop and Lock tailgate lock for my taco but most of the taco owners complained about the camera position after the install. Is there a particular one that would misalign the camera? And what are other brands you guys suggest?? Thanks...
     
  2. Sep 7, 2014 at 5:33 AM
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    Kevinztaco

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    My friend has the P&L and the paint on that shit is pelling of so bad now. I'll steal a pic to share when I get a chance.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2014 at 5:33 AM
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    moondeath

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    The pop & lock PL 8521 is an electric tailgate lock. It doesn't interfere with the camera.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2014 at 5:37 AM
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    Fisherman559

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    I used an old gun lock I had laying around. The kind that loops through the receiver. It's worked so far.bc22332d376fe299b0f242ef17280b0d_1dda10352625ad48f0478d15f962dce539864bc8.jpg
     
  6. Sep 7, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    steveo27

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I love my power Pop N Lock. Keeps the OEM handle and camera.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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    FawkQ

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    ^ this

    Took me 2hrs to install and that included the run to the beer store. Simple mod, and works with your oem lock/unlock fob. Doesn't disturb camera in anyway shape or form.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2014 at 7:52 PM
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    J.Z.Alba

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    The new pop and lock doesn't need to move the camera on the other side of the handle. Just did mine 2 weeks ago. The only problem i see with pop and lock is the material is kinda cheap. It looks and feels like it's going to break easily which it did on mine. The stud that holds the spring inside broke off so I have to do a little McGyver trick to fix it.
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2014 at 8:05 PM
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    J.Z.Alba

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    If I didn't need the lock, i wouldn't buy this crap..
     
  10. Sep 8, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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    outdoorgb

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  11. Sep 8, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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    I'm curious to see the parts list for the new locking tail gate option on the 2015's. If available and not a major ordeal to install that's the route I plan on going.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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    Master lock makes a tailgate lock. I have one it works great I'd look into that
     
  13. Sep 8, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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    got pics by chance of it on your truck?
     
  14. Sep 8, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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    :eek: that's my fear with the pop/lock. I hear many people have issues with them.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    Where did you see that this is an option for the 2015's?

    I'd be interested in that as well. Way too many stories on here with pop & locks getting stuck....not interested in dealing with that.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    It was mentioned here on TW by a fella that ordered a new 15 model. Was a 199.00 upgrade. Never fails they offer that the year after I bought mine lol
     
  17. Sep 8, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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    This was from the Southeast Toyota (SET) distributor, which is simply a Pop n Lock that they install. They've been doing this for a long time.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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    I got the manual one keyed to my ignition key. I had the electric one for my first gen Tacoma.

    I like this new one, and the camera is very easy to put in, and works like the original handle.

    I too had mine lock up on me, lucky for me when it locked up it was in the unlock position.

    I contacted P&L and they sent me a new lock. They also told me there was a manufacture defect that was causing them to lock up and that was fixed and shouldn't be an issue any longer.

    I agree they feel flimsy, but I could not find an alternative I liked. I don't care what you do, if a thief wants something, he's going to get it, lock or no lock. The best you can do is visually tell the thief there are better options elsewhere. Hince the visible lock on the tailgate that acts locked when he checks it regardless of flimsy feel.

    Overall I would give the P&L a 3.5 out of 5 stars. Some of that is due to their Customer Service.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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    Great...can't wait:confused:
     
  20. Sep 8, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    I have one of these too. Seems robust but I seem to recall there was a class action law suit against them for this product because it was misleading in some way. I don't recall the exact details but this may be worth looking into before you buy.
     

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