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Tailgate open sensor/alert?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 0210, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Apr 23, 2016 at 3:29 PM
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    0210

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  2. Apr 23, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    Pittrider

    Pittrider Pitty, those needing correction.

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    Oh shit, sorry man! Don't know anything about tailgate alarm, but we've all done our share of dumb-ass things, I know I have a good list of those moments. Freakin unbelievable how fast the thieves move on the prey.
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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  4. Apr 23, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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  5. Apr 23, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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    Put a sticky note on the dash to close the tailgate
     
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  6. Apr 23, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    DustStorm4x4

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    After this incident, I feel like it'd be pretty hard to forget to close it.
     
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  7. Apr 23, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    Here you go.

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  8. Apr 23, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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    Herniator

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    Or look in the mirror.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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    I would install a magnetic microswitch like daddy_o suggested. But Tap it into the factory hood pin switch so it will show you right on the instrument cluster(it will say hood is open..but you'll get the idea)
     
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  10. Apr 24, 2016 at 5:21 AM
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    offgrid taco

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    I took the front door switch on my access cab and installed it in the tail gate surround. Pulled out one of the rubber bump stops from the tail gate surround and it made for a perfect hole. Wired it up to a small blue led that I installed into one of the switch blank plates to the left of the steering wheel. I learned that I cant see that my tail gate is down when my bed cover is on. Lost a brand new cordless drill kit.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    Or, pause in reverse when shifting from Park to Drive and look at the screen. If you see the ground rather than what's behind you then it's a clue the tailgate is open.
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    Lost a basket full of dirty laundry leaving the tailgate down. In for some ideas.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2016 at 8:53 AM
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    I don't know that I'd bother worrying about it now. It's kind of like bike people driving into the garage with bikes on top of the car. Damn near everyone i know has done it, but only once. You only do it once because for years after everytime you get close to an open garage door you think long and hard about where your bikes are. The sound of a few grand worth of bike going through the all glass roof of your wife's car is a hard one to forget...
     
  14. Apr 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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    I'd also put a kill switch for the alarm in case you need to haul larger items that require the tailgate down. I'd imagine the noise would get annoying after the first few feet.
     
  15. Apr 24, 2016 at 11:39 AM
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    UrbanT@co

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    I have a 100% free suggestion. Your backup camera. If the tailgate is down your backup camera display is black.

    If you pull forward into a spot I doubt you'll forget this instance and just check it. More people than you know have lost loads while driving. I'll never forget losing a matress 15 years ago going just 35mph. I've never failed to double and triple check my loads since then.

    Shit happens. Good luck with your claim. That sucks to lose expensive tools aND people wit no integrity steal it. :(
     

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