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Tailgate Lock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fence666, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Jan 10, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    fence666

    fence666 [OP] Active Member

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    Hi All,

    I just recently bought a 2010 DCSB and I've been curious as to why the tailgate doesn't lock? I just had a topper installed and it seems silly to be that I can lock my topper but I can't lock the tailgate.

    Is there something wrong with my tailgate or is this standard across 2010 Tacoma's?

    P.S. - here's a picture of it because I'm obsessed :goingcrazy:

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  2. Jan 10, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    outxider

    outxider Never stop exploring.

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    Tailgate locks became standard on the 16+ Tacomas. You can get an aftermarket unit for 05-15 Tacoma such as Pop n Lock.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    fence666

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    Any idea on how much that runs at?
     
  4. Jan 10, 2020 at 11:58 AM
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    outxider

    outxider Never stop exploring.

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  5. Jan 10, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    IL Capo

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  7. Jan 10, 2020 at 6:09 PM
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    Musubi3

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    Yeah, the solution here is to install the Pop & Lock. I bought the kit to wire it up so it locks and unlocks with the rest of the truck. Super handy.
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    benzy

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    Maybe I have bad luck, but my pop n lock got sun damaged and turned gray after 1 year but can be repainted. The key stopped working around year 3. I don't recommend.

    If the goal is to lock the tailgate it's probably the only option. But if you are trying to keep the tailgate from being stolen I would go with something like the product linked above or a simple hose clamp with torx screws.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    JaCado

    JaCado I make bad choices

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    There is this option
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/10-diy-power-lock-tailgate.424052/
     

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