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URGENT Tailgate Lock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jxm94, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    jxm94

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    My neighbors tailgate got ripped off last night in his driveway. It was some miracle of god that they did take mine or for some reason or try and take mine

    My question is which one do I need im a little confused I dont care if it use my ignition key or not just want to still be able to use my back camera.

    http://smile.amazon.com/Pop-Lock-PL...5V46/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452825871&sr=8-2

    Will this work for my 2015 double cab tacoma with backup camera please let me known I want to get it asap
     
  2. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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  3. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    Protosimian

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    That's what I installed on my '12, with back up camera. No problems so far. I live in northern Canada, so I put some graphite lubricant in the cylinder, to hopefully prevent freezing/sticking.

    Pop&Lock, that is.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    Both the PL5400 and PL5500 will work for your truck. You can still use your factory camera. It will be swapped in when you install locking handle.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    If it is like in the next 15 minutes urgent, do the hose clamp mod. Also do the washer mod. Those two in combination will stop 96% of tailgate thieves. If you think it is still necessary, order a pop n lock.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    HolyHandGrenade

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    I did the hose clamp mod. You could also just park your truck close enough to your house, tree, whatever, so it can't be opened until you get a fix.

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  10. Jan 14, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    Another Mod you could consider is instead of using the hose clamp, just remove the tail gate bracket cut a piece of 1-1/2" PVC pipe cut to size and place the sleeve over the pivot and then re mount the bracket. Very easy and cheap to complete. It works great if you don't plan on removing your tail gate for anything. I read about this a while back on TW not sure who to give credit to an awesome idea.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2016 at 8:15 PM
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    Thanks for all the responses ordered the pop n lock but just went to home depot and got a hose clamp to put on for at least the next to days. Still cant believe they stole the tailgate. We are sitting ducks are neighborhood street does not have a block wall separating us from the main street so any one can walk though, we have had are boat broken in to and other vandalism.
    PVC pipe idea is great idea to never would of thought of that! to who ever said it above

    Cant trust anyone these days...
     
  12. Jan 14, 2016 at 10:17 PM
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    The tailgate security is indeed a pain, but I don't know why Toyota didn't make a factory lock on the 2nd gens. Domestic trucks from decades ago had tailgate locks...
     
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    you can also make the screw part of the hose clamp point down where you actually have to get under truck under the bumper to access it and its not just on top when you open the tailgate
     
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    For the same reason a Brand New $45,000 Tacoma doesn't have power seats. Toyota looks good, but technology wise is still behind. I mean I believe they finally have heated mirrors in the 2016's. Where as my 2015 Tacoma with a price tag of almost $35,000 didn't.
     
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  15. Jan 15, 2016 at 4:27 AM
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    Pretty hard to carry two stolen tailgates at once. He's probably coming back for yours.
     
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    Are there two of you MobTown guys on here Joe?
     
  17. Jan 15, 2016 at 4:33 AM
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    Yup. Both Joe's.
     
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    Whew it is early and I thought I was seeing something strange.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2016 at 4:56 AM
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    I'm Joe A, he is Joe B. I am the Fabricator/Design Engineer/Bridge Troll and he is the Design Engineer/Web Developer/Hand Model.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2016 at 10:39 AM
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    Toyota and Apple in cahoots?? They have the ability to provide all these small improvements, but choose to hold back! :annoyed:
     
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