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Auto-Open Tailgate Mod / Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by ncorry, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Apr 12, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    ncorry

    ncorry [OP] New Member

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    I originally posted this in the What Have You Done Today thread, but thought it might see more action here.

    I wired up my tailgate to open automatically when I hit the unlock button on my key fob three times within 4 seconds. It is glorious, cool and borderline useless all at the same time.

    Took one of these ($11): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002J22BO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1, two of these ($33.50): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009SWLE6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, some wire, an in-line fuse and a standard Bosch relay that I had laying around. Since I have a Backflip MX4 that adds a bit of friction to the top of the tailgate, I also ended up needing one of these $6.00 door poppers: https://www.amazon.com/Baosity-Stai...=door+popper&qid=1555095721&s=gateway&sr=8-41 Total of $52 invested.

    My truck came with the Toyota/ Pop-A-Lock tailgate lock dealer installed, so I just had to add two wires going to the tailgate, add the actuators to the handle, and wire it up to the passenger side footwell where the tailgate lock was already wired into. I downloaded the directions from an old post on a different Tundra forum years ago as a pdf. FOR INSTRUCTIONS SEE POST #13 BELOW.

    Link to video: https://youtu.be/oKlFF1lOt1c
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  2. Apr 12, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

    TundraMcGov. Your friend. Your foe. Not yo Ho.

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    Your version of them wimminz who waive their foot underneath the ass end of their Tahoe or **cough cough** gas guzzling Suburban.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    ncorry

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    I had to read it three of four times, but yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head....

    I did this on my 2011 Tundra a few years ago and remember a guy getting out of a brand new King Ranch in the grocery store parking lot as I walked up to load groceries see me do it... the look of disgust on his face when I told him that it was standard on all Tundras was worth every second it took me to do it!!!
     
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  4. Apr 12, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    Jrharvey02 Meh.

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    That’s awesome, strong work. I’ll take the pdf...jrharvey02@gmail.com

    Oh, and could you wire me up something that closes my wife’s mouth when I hit the unlock button 4 times? TIA.
     
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  5. Apr 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Do you have a write up? I have the everything else except the popper. Thanks you

    Edit...I’ll send you a PM
     
  6. Apr 12, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    In for the install instructions. I love badass/borderline useless mods!
     
  7. Apr 12, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    If one had a choice between the unlock button 4 times doing this ^^^ or making your c*ck bigger.........I do believe that you really do have a decision to make!!!!
     
  8. Apr 12, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    E-Mail sent.

    If someone wants to take the pdf and post or host it somewhere, that'd be GREAT!
     
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  9. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    I'm definitely interested on how to install. I added a diy pop and lock. Do I need a second actuator to move the tailgate handle? I assume that's what it takes. They are cheap enough that I would definitely pick one up and do this mod.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    Takes two additional actuators for the auto-tailgate drop. I think the pop-a-lock uses one.

    I've e-mailed 12 or 14 members the pdf instructions and think I sent one to everyone that requested them. I sent out about 10 about 5 minutes ago on Monday (4/15) morning. If I missed someone, please send another message.
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    BUTTTTT, is there an auto close?! o_O:rofl:

    sweet write up, OP!
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    @ncorry Thanks for the instructions. I've attached it for anyone else that might like it.
     

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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    Very interesting, now we just have to get it to close with a push of a button.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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