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New Pop & Lock PL8547HD

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by TheHutchTTU, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Aug 8, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    TheHutchTTU

    TheHutchTTU [OP] Wreck 'Em

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    Received my power tailgate lock about a week ago and finally got a chance to install it today. Not sure what all the differences are, but reading others post it appears to be a bit quieter and comes with extra install goodies.

    Packaging label
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    Package contents minus the actuator
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    New actuator
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    Short harness that connects to the actuator now has shrink tubing for the part that is exposed from the tailgate to the bed.
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    Now comes with two new cable grommets with an extra opening for the short harness so you don't have to hack into the existing ones. Fit on the camera wire loom and harness was good.
    20200808_091156.jpg

    Rest of the install is the exact same for routing the long wire harness under the truck along the passenger side to tap into the lock/unlock circuit in the footwell. I'm very happy with it and will answer anyone's questions.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    Video of the actuator
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    TokerJoker

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  4. Aug 8, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I have the old style one I installed a few years ago on my 2014..
    I sure do like this grommet that come with the new one

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    Going to contact them and see if they will send me the grommet.
    If not, it might be worth buying the new one

    I bet that is quieter than the old style like mine.
    It is pretty loud...

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    Even though I knew the tailgate was locked, I always checked it.
    But not anymore since installing the Pop & lock..

    I also had some leftover Dynamat, so I put some in the tailgate and on the access door..
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    yosh2000

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    I was the same way...until earlier this year. Seems it only locks 50% of the time? I need to email and see what the warranty is
     
  6. Aug 8, 2020 at 1:54 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I was just on their website, looks like 1 year..

    https://vehiclesecurityinnovators.c...ock-Limited-Warranty-Terms-and-Conditions.pdf

    https://vehiclesecurityinnovators.com/contact-us/

    Pretty sure mine works 100%, but I wouldn't mind if it was quieter.
    I'd also like that grommet.
    Mine won't stay in with the P&L wires shoved thru it..
     
  7. Aug 8, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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    panicman

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    The have the older version also. Loud, but has never failed to lock/unlock.

    I’m going to contact them about that grommet also.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:43 AM
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    Updated post above to include video. Let me know if y'all want one with the tailgate closed. I will say that if I'm standing at the driver door I cannot hear the tailgate unlock.
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2020 at 7:45 AM
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    Brlowe

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    Why get this one over the Toyota version? I see it is about $30-40 less in price so is that the only reason?
     
  10. Aug 10, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I got a response to the email I sent yesterday..
    Going to post all of this in case someone finds this thread and wants to know.

    Good morning,
    We'll be happy to help. The grommet cost will be 5.00 for 2 of them and 8.50 for USPS shipping.
    If you are interested in proceeding please provide the below information:

    Shipping address
    Phone number
    Cc number
    Expiry date
    Security code

    Thank you very much,

    Pam Vanden Avond | Customer Service
    Phone (844) 996-5625 |Fax (920) 499-1135
    1271 Contract Drive | Green Bay, WI 54304
    Proud to be Employee Owned

    www.vehiclesecurityinnovators.com

    I'm either going to buy the grommets, or I might just buy the newer version of the lock.
    The hardest part is running the wiring, I already have that done..

    Response to my second email..

    -----Original Message-----
    From: 1lowlife
    Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:35 AM
    To: Customer Service-Pop and Lock <customerservice@popandlock.net>
    Subject: Re: FW: VSI Locks - Contact Form Submission


    Can you tell me if the new HD version of the PL8547HD is any quieter than the old version?
    The old version is pretty loud.
    It looks like the bigger plastic mechanism house might help subdue the noise a little.
    If I'm going to pay almost $15 for the grommets, I might just buy the new version of the lock if it is quieter.

    Thanks again..

    Good morning,
    Yes the new PL8547HD is quieter because there is no metal on metal sound. The plastic housing also muffles the throwing of the actuator.
    I hope this helps,

    Pam Vanden Avond | Customer Service
    Phone (844) 996-5625 |Fax (920) 499-1135
    1271 Contract Drive | Green Bay, WI 54304
    Proud to be Employee Owned
    www.vehiclesecurityinnovators.com

     
  11. Aug 10, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    With everything put back together, do you feel the new one is quieter?
    I'm considering replacing mine..
     
  12. Aug 10, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    I have the old one too and it is definitely noisy but not overly noisy. Honestly I like it, that way I know that the tailgate is actually locking.
     
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  13. Aug 10, 2020 at 4:37 PM
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    Kind of cheesy, two .50 pcs that can be dropped in an envelope to a former customer and want $15. Then I get to the bottom and should say “Proud of our grommets instead of Proud to be employee owned”
     
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  14. Aug 10, 2020 at 4:41 PM
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    I bet we could have 1 person order a few dozen of the grommets and then re-ship them out to everyone for much cheaper.
     
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  15. Aug 10, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I agree.
    They could send them 1st class in a padded envelope for a few bucks..
     
  16. Sep 30, 2020 at 10:31 PM
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    I installed a Pop n Lock in my '06 Tundra 14 or so years ago. It worked for about 12 years I would say. The motor part never failed, it was some part of the mechanism that finally gave way. Oh and it was loud as hell.
     

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