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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. Jul 6, 2019 at 10:46 PM
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    What the!?

    What the!? New Member

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    Had both the bed lights and the Pop N Lock for almost a year. Finally had some free time and got both done. Thank you for the write up! Saved me some time.

    Note to self, if I ever have to do this again, make sure to either do it before I drive the truck through mud or make sure all of it is washed off before under the truck. Holy crap I came out looking like Arnold in the Predator after I was done. Dirt falling in your face while you’re trying to run cable is no fun.
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    Anyone’s pop & lock freezing up? Mine will fail to unlock I’ve noticed when it gets a little chilly. I’m in Texas so nothing crazy about these temperatures to cause failure. Anyone notice theirs doing the same?
     
  3. Dec 3, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    texasrho83

    texasrho83 Teacher in a Tundra

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    I've done a little..
    Fellow Texan here and no issues with mine yet...
     
  4. Dec 4, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Tundra Fan

    Tundra Fan Got 17's?

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    A while back , I just happened to try to open the tailgate while it was locked. To my surprise it opened. The solenoid sounded like it was working but it wasn't. I gave it a good spray down with silicone spray and all was right again. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Jan 23, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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    Mine did that also, had to grease the joints in there. It would lock, but not unlock.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2020 at 4:58 AM
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    added power mirrors, auto fold mirror, 2019 TRD head and FOG lights, FORTIN remote start, retrax tonneau cover, 18" fuel BFGK02, TRD sway bar, TRD intake
    have 2016.... is there a different version of the "pop lock" out there?.. sounds like this lock is very loud....
     
  7. Feb 6, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    TRD Front sway bar, TRD Rear sway bar, TRD red and blue shocks, 2018 LED headlights and fogs, TRD intake box lid, TRD air flow accelerator, AFE Super Stock Intake with dry filter, TRD radiator and oil cap, Radium PCV Oil catch can, StopTech SS brake lines, LED puddle lights, VLED interior lights, OEM metal oil filter housing, Fumoto oil drain valve, LED front turn signals, TRD Battery tie down.
    Anyone know of a led cargo light that will match these led bed lights?
     
  8. Feb 6, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Are you talking about led's for your cargo/upper brake fixture that will match the led color of the bed lights? If that is it, I think I installed Fyre Fly leds that were 6000K if I remember correctly...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Feb 6, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    Yes exactly. Thank you. I was thinking they are 6000
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Yep!
     
  11. Mar 4, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    Yeah, I've noticed the P&L gets sticky in the Arkansas cold...haven't fixed it yet (wife hasn't complained enough). Thanks for the tip on the silicone spray though.
     
  12. May 1, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    rt_tundra_co I'll get tired of tweaking this truck...never

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    Did you have enough wire for the job or did you have to get extra? If so, what type and how much did you need?
     
  13. Jun 2, 2020 at 12:18 AM
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    Just installed on my truck. Took 30-45 minutes. Hardest part was getting under the truck to route the wires. Definitely recommend as I back into my garage which means if I wanted to get anything out I'd have to start the truck, pull up, turn the truck off, and then get out to unlock the tailgate.
     

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