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

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

  1. Aug 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    Nate87

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    Also did the washers
     
  2. Aug 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    easiest install ive done in awhile..literally took me 3min...i was so surprised i didnt know what else to do after :)

    total cost $3 and some change
     
  3. Aug 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Bought a set of key hose clamps from autozone for $3 on the way home from work. Put a layer of double thick electrical tape down first and then put the clamp over it.

    Hopefully the crooks don't wise up and start carrying around a key for these things.

    a quick note for future hose-clampers: i didn't realize the hose clamp only works on the passenger side of the tailgate—you can only use one; the other size is different.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    The other side is not slotted so a clamp is not necessary on driver's side.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    does anyone know the key hose clamp number from autozone for the tacoma tail gate? I need to order it online as I live in Canada and can not find it anywhere here.

    Thanks.

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  6. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    Has Toyota address this problem yet?

    Just wondering if I need to do this on my 2013?

    Thanks,

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  7. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    geekhouse23

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    I did it on my '13 about a week ago after seeing the videos the OP posted and testing "stealing" my own tailgate. It's a quick and easy mod. Rather spend $2 for the clamp than spend ??? on a brand new tailgate and shipping etc. Just my .02
     
  8. Sep 3, 2013 at 3:34 AM
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    i cant see the video's anymore.. i guess they have expired?
     
  9. Sep 3, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    It's not a problem per say. But if you're asking if they've installed a tailgate lock in the handle...no they haven't. So pick up a pop lock and do this mod...maybe use a large washer at the cable connection if you want. That's a three layer security.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    Great post! I plan on getting a gatekeeper but for now this will help prevent the quick grab and dash!:D
     
  11. Sep 16, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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    Subscribing.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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    I've never even thought of stealing someone's tailgate, or how easy that would be! That's crazy! Thanks for the heads up!
     
  13. Oct 3, 2013 at 4:07 AM
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    The gatekeeper will actually fit over the clamp. I left the clamp on with it...

    pic of it on the old 05 AC but was moved over to the 08 RC..........

    [​IMG]

    Those 2 + the popnlock latch and the cable washer mod = thiefs looking elsewhere. Also do the storage cubby lock mod so those go nowhere.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    wow. just got my 2014 and will be doing this today. cant imagine how much the gate cost with the camera in it. going to do the washer on the cable and maybe even a pop lock on the handle. i think they have one now for the handle with a samera
     
  17. Oct 13, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    Stupid question probably, has anyone found a site that sells just the plastic keys? I know I can just buy more clamps with the keys however I have a second I can use for now.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Thanks for posting this. Very useful and easy.

    And thank you for the suggestion. I put mine in an angle that can only be reached while the tailgate is partially opened.

    Did the same thing after seeing your post.

    Great forum!
     
  19. Oct 23, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    Great mod, I did mine today.
    I got my clamps at Discount Auto for $2.50 and they have the removable key tool.
    They DO NOT rub at all and it rest securely on the tailgate hinge housing.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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