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Tailgate theft....How to prevent it....

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    majorhavok

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    I wish my '13 did, although i'm guessing only the ones without the backup camera have this. That's what kills the pop-n-locks for me.. I love that little camera. I think in addition to to my yellow-key SS hose clamp I'm going to add the big washer on both sides.

    I still want to find a good Cat-guard that isn't 600-700 for two!!
     
  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    pop n lock fits the cam, it just moves it to the driver side of handle
     
  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    New b here just found this thread don't wanna get mines stolen. Just to be sure can anyone give me some info on the 2012 tailgate mod I seen a couple ways I want to secure my tailgate on this thread. I like the clamp with the key but not sure what size clamp I need also wanted to know how to put shrink wrap around it to not make the paint chip any help is appreciated thanks
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    jw1983

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    One thing I found with the Pop Lock is that the cam seems to stick out a bit more than what it did with the stock handle. I can see a bit more it seems. The cam is just on the opposite side of the key lock.

    Pop Lock - 03-09-13.jpg
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    Handled. Thanks for the heads up. Would be highly irritated if I ever had to replace that and the cam.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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  7. Apr 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    Being a former Tacoma owner and a current Tundra owner, I don't see why Toyota doesn't go ahead and put a lock on the tailgate just like on my Tundra.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Apr 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    Did this mod one week after got the truck, Thanks Dude.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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    I just looked at mine, never knew it had no lock till yesterday :(
     
  10. Apr 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    Mine does have the back up cam...
     
  11. Apr 24, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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  12. Apr 28, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Tundra has a locking tailgate option? Guess there's no luck in it fitting a Tacoma tailgate is there? I keep reading mixed opinions on the Pop and Lock aftermarket option. I stopped at Wal*Mart tonight and bought a stainless hose clamp to put on mine, and I plan to do that Washer thing for the support cables as well. Where can I get that Gate keeper piece too while I'm at it? Might as well add everything I can to deter the theft of mine while I'm at it.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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    ?????


    I did the clamp and washer mod on day one of getting the truck. Waiting for my pop n lock.
     
  14. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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    i think i need a picture of this...
     
  16. May 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Added the Hose clamp, and cut some plastic tubing to cover the hinge to prevent paint scratches. Angled it down and tightened it with a wrench slowly to have it at an angle difficult for a thief to easily and quickly access. My Pop and Lock came in the mail today, an I spent the evening installing it. It really is nice, and after I got the camera installed and aligned, I found that the "corrected" viewing angle is much nicer than on the stock handle.

    Definitely a good investment and mod to my Tacoma. Thanks for the info and input everyone.
     
  17. May 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    I did this mod a few months after I got my 09, and, thank goodness I did!!! After I came back from a weekend trip last weekend (took my wifes car). I was filling up at the gas station Monday morning when I noticed one of my tailgate cables was off. My first thought was, I wonder how that popped off? Then when I opened the tailgate I noticed the other cable was off too. Then it hit me, Son of a bitch!!! Some basterd tried to steal my tailgate!!!

    So, THANK YOU, to the poster of this mod!!! It saved my a$$ big time!!!

    I used the hose clamp with the triangle key so you can't really grab the head of the screw with pliers. I orderd my pop n lock that day and installed it yesterday.

    I am very greatful to Tacoma World and the people who take the time to post fixes and mods to our Tacos!!!

    Thanks
     
  18. May 7, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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  19. May 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    I used the bands with plastic turn keys definitely a great idea. My first mod since its a new truck.
     
  20. Jun 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Thank you sir
     
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