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After market tailgate lock

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by vader7071, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Dec 31, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    vader7071

    vader7071 [OP] New Member

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    Has anyone added this to their tundra?

    https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Lock-PL8535-Tailgate-Toyota/dp/B00LST3022

    I like the idea, and watching the install videos looks easy, I just don't like the "expose the door lock wires and tap into them". I would much rather have something that looks more factory. Preferably a harness to tap the wires with, or at least know what open pins in an existing harness I can use to trigger the lock.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    mgxsequioa

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  3. Dec 31, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    HappyGilmore

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    Make sure you research the wire color and routing for your year truck. The included instructions aren't correct alot of the time. I found 2018 instructions on YouTube and it worked great.
     
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  4. Dec 31, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    yosh2000

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    One of my favorite mods. Wish i would have done it right when I got the truck. 80 is the best price you're going to get on Amazon. It jumps between 80 an 104 quite a bit lately, so jump on that 80 price. Camelcamelcamel will also track price for you on Amazon.
     
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  5. Dec 31, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    texasrho83

    texasrho83 Teacher in a Tundra

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    I've done a little..
    You can buy the universal kit for around $10 and it serves the same purpose and works well.
     
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  6. Dec 31, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    yosh2000

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    I'll get ripped for it, but I sure do like the bracket with that kit. Makes it super easy and is very stout. By all means I like fabbing stuff (just hooked up Ridgid fogs with the OEM trim), but int his case, I just wanted to install and be done. The kit served this purpose perfextly
     
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  7. Dec 31, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    HappyGilmore

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    Agree with you on that one. Its a nice CNC bent stainless bracket that you know won't come out of alignment. And the actuator harness had nice compact vulcanized insulation instead of loose bulky split loom. At 80 bucks I think it's worth it.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    Whocares

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    Do it. Install is easy and the practicality of it is priceless.
     
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  9. May 17, 2019 at 1:09 AM
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    J.A.T.O.

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    This place has a plug n play adapter. They also have a harness to relocate your rear sliding window switch.

    https://accessorides.com/products/p...ndra-2011-2017?rq=yr_2013~mk_toyota~md_tundra
     
  10. May 17, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    dugfur

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    has anyone tried the plug and play adapter? seems like a good idea...…….
     
  11. May 17, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    TundraTSS19

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    Adapter isn't worth $40. It's just 2 wires. Plenty of YouTube videos that show which bottom 2 wires to tap into using a simple scotch lock. No issues with my pop and lock at all and has been a great addition being able to get i to my tailgate without having to shut off my truck and take the keys out to unlock it
     
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  12. May 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    J.A.T.O.

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    I agree $40 is pricey but I’m sure it’s peace of mind for some folks.
     

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