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

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

  1. Jan 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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    wesplains

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    Great thread, checked mine out on my 2014 TRD Sport. It seems that on mine Toyota has fixed the problem, because it has what looks to be the equivalent to the Gate Keeper on both sides unless I am missing something.

    However, I will need to put the 1/2 inch washers on the cables to keep someone from dropping it on the bumper.

    I want to order a Pop and Lock, but just read on here where two guys had theirs freeze/lock up in just a couple of weeks. So I will wait and see how that shakes out.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    Double check again my friend. I also have a 2014
    TDR Sport Access cab and my is not factory secured, well it is now thinks to this thread!! But you may have a package or something that added it.

    4 year old thread and going strong
     
  3. Mar 22, 2014 at 6:08 PM
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    I'm having trouble removing the bolt where the cable hangs for the tailgate. Any suggestions? I might just be terribly weak. :/
     
  4. Mar 22, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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    visegrips on the screwdriver for extra leverage
     
  5. Mar 23, 2014 at 7:39 AM
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    Will be looking at this.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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    Mine was very difficult to remove also, was worried about stripping it so I stopped by dealer and went back to body shop and had them do it.The kid that helped me said they were also secured by "glue", maybe he meant loctite. Wouldn't drive a long way for this but dealer in town where I live. I also added the gatekeeper by jimmiejammer.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    What you need is a little lubrication.
    My new favorite is a product named ; Corrosion X. Before that I use to really like LPS 1, 2, or 3. Still all very good. each for different "Solutions."
    Never use the original WD 40 that's in most people's garage. It's a dry powder in an emulsion, will make every thing worst. I know that they are making several new/different formulas that might be ok to use.
    Let which ever one you use to soak in a little time after applying.

     
  8. Apr 10, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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  9. Apr 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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    I did the hose clamp and then the washer/loctite on the cable bolts. The parts dept at my dealer said Toyota had just started offering locking tailgate kits. I debated on whether or not to get the Pop -n- Lock one, but decided to special order the dealer one, thinking it might have a better design/fit/warranty, etc.

    Imagine my joy when the "Toyota" locking latch I paid $130 for, turns out to be the same Pop n Lock for $80 on Amazon..... This was just the "coded" lock with the access for the backup camera - not the one with the remote access solenoid.

    So do NOT get one from the dealer.....
     
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  10. May 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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  11. May 7, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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    I bought one for my 12 last year and then someone here on TW discovered it did not work. I called them and I was refunded my money, they allowed me to keep the lock and I gave it to my s-i-l as it fit his tacoma. After they were notified they did change their website info. I bought the gatekeeper by jimmiejammer, a little pricey but it works for me. You just missed one at the for sale thread, guy had a new and sold for $15. If interested search jimmiejammer, then gatekeeper. From what I remember best price was from the maker. Lots of opinions on these things, I liked it best for fit and finish, no rattle, corrosion, etc. Nothing 100%, I just want them to move on.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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    Think I may go this route. If the handle on the Pop-Lock was sturdier, I'd probably go that route. Knowing it was locked every time I locked the truck would be a plus...
     
  13. Jun 21, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    Thanks everyone! I put on the hose clamps with the keyed lock on my truck for only $6.34 and 5 minutes of my time. That should make any low down good for nothing thief move on. :D
     
  14. Jul 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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    [​IMG]I found a new way to keep your tailgate from being stolen
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    Just take a sharp turn with some large lumber in your trailer and you'll get this forever stuck mod. Tailgate still shuts but cannot be taken off.
     
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  15. Jul 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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    Just did my 2014 .. I used the Auto-zone clamp 3/4 to 1 3/4 clamp .. The only thing I did different , I used a bicycle inner tube between the clamp & the tailgate painted surface.
    I cut the inner tube across to obtain a 3/4" one piece gasket
    (looks like a wide black rubber band)
    I had to slightly remove the one side of the tailgate , to install the band in one piece..
    The wiring for the backup camera has very little slack ..
     
  16. Jul 9, 2014 at 12:35 AM
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  17. Jul 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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  18. Jul 16, 2014 at 3:53 PM
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    Maybe we should report this person....

    I can't imagine that the tailgates are obtained legitimately.
     
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