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DIY Guide to installing OEM led Bed Light and Pop & lock for tailgate

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by BlueBottle, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Jan 9, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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  2. Jan 9, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    there is a guy on instagram that did a cheap pop n lock mod for latches and lock. pretty sick. I'll tag u
     
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  3. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    That might have been me lol. All you really need is an actuator. Think I paid $16 on eBay and it’s a better actuator than what comes with the pop-n-lock kit. I had wire and loom laying around but those can be found cheap locally. I also ran my wire through the oem loom from the reverse camera, just a little cleaner imo. These should have been added from factory. 4CA37DF1-E56F-495D-ACA3-FAEB80480584.jpgDA2AF408-EF80-4B19-8F0F-580835BE6D70.jpg
     
  4. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    similar,
    his IG was wonger559. he also did the auto pop. which i thought was really cool.
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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  6. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    Oh nice. I actually know who that is lol. My ig is “Rock_Warrior808”
     
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  7. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    :thumbsup: added ya!
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:42 AM
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    Badass truck brotha
     
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  9. Mar 25, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    Just did the Pop and Lock mod on my 2018 CM. One note is the wire colors have changed:

    Green goes to Orange (Redish) silver dash
    Blue Goes to White sliver dash

    Figured I would add this in case anyone comes looking for info...

    Cheers:cheers:
     
  10. Mar 25, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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  11. Mar 25, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    Thanks for sharing. I added it to my op for people to see.
     
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  12. Mar 30, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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  13. Apr 4, 2018 at 2:26 AM
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    Is there a DIY write on the pop and lock mod?
     
  14. Apr 4, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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  15. Apr 4, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    Installed the bed lights on my 18 today, wiring is a little different than the previous ones. Toyota routes the ground through the switch and uses the 12v to the relay for the hot side on the 18. Instructions are at: http://toyotaparts.sparkstoyota.com/install/00016-34089_2018_tundra.pdf

    I also ran some wires along this same path from the footwell to the underside for Running board lights later.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2018 at 8:14 PM
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    nice write up.....added to my list of "more mods"
     
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  18. Jun 17, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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    Finished the install and very happy with the results! Pop lock is a little louder that intisipated but well worth the noise for the function. Thanks OP and everyone who added instructions.
     
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  19. Aug 27, 2018 at 11:02 PM
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    I may be late to this conversation but I cant believe that toyota doesn't actually have their own parts for this (or included it in a trim package) and the dealers have to "make" a part by renumbering it. Anyways I got a Viper 2 way installed on my 18 tundra.. you guys know if i can make use of the "Aux" button on the remote so when my kid goes to put her hockey bag in the bed the bed is the only thing that unlocks?
     
  20. Oct 18, 2018 at 12:14 AM
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    It looks like the 2018 instructions call for an inline fuse. Did yours come with a fuse or is not necessary to install? Can I just tap into the two wires like it shows and be good to go?
    Thanks!
     
  21. Oct 18, 2018 at 5:54 AM
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    I did not use a fuse and have had no issues.
     
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  22. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    Thank you Sir!
     
  23. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    It is always a good idea to place an in-line fuse with any accessory you are adding.
     
  24. Oct 27, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    Just wanted to say thanks I installed my pop a lock on a 2018 today and this made it much easier
     
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  25. Nov 4, 2018 at 12:56 PM
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    I just finished installing this today! The longest part of the install was getting the wired secured under the vehicle.
    I do not mind the loudness of the actuator, it actually reassures me that it's working.
     
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  26. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    Has anyone wired the OEM bed light on a 2018? I would love to know what wire is used to trigger the cargo lights. Thanks in advance.
     
  27. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:51 PM
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    I put a good amount of Dynamat in there, including some on the actuator arm, much better. You can still hear it lock but its closer to the sound of the door locks as opposed to a loud clunk sound..
     
  28. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    I followed these instructions step by step, except for the mysterious in-line fuse, don't worry about that little guy. It's not needed.
     

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  29. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    8 Inch ready lift. 20 inch moto metal wheels 37 mudders. Led interior lights and bed lights as well as 3rd brake light. Led back up lights and license plate lights. 20% tint all windows and 50%front window
    Try using fluid film in areas that are an issue. In my industry we use it to help slide metal on metal all year long.

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  30. Nov 17, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    This seems like the one dealer installed option that I should have added....
     

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