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Tailgate lock stuck

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Happybg81, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    Happybg81

    Happybg81 [OP] New Member

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    My tailgate won’t unlock on my 13’ DC. Normally I’d just start taking it apart from the inside. But, I have a Bakflip G2 on it and no way to get it open with the tailgate stuck closed. Anyone dealt with this and have a solution?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd Mr. Blonde

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    Sorry I don’t have your answer, but that really sucks. You think it’s just frozen inside because the weather? Sorry I can’t tell where you’re from.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM
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    Happybg81

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    No, it’s been 70’s here all week. It acted weird the last time I unlocked it, and I wasn’t going to lock it again. But, I forgot to tell the wife that.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    BOBONTUESDAY

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    I'd try some lock de icer then lubricate it with some graphite lubricant. I always grease my tailgate latches because that's where it always freezes on me.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    15whtrd

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    So does it unlock but the handle just doesn’t work? For example does the handle move just nothing happens?Or is the lock itself not turning?
     
  6. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    The lock itself will not unlock.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Happybg81

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    Just found a key I had cut a couple years ago and it opened it right up. Guess it was just wore out keys.
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    Crisis averted! Make sure you always have a fresh key at home that you can go back to. Get new keys made from the good key. Actually I think in my paperwork I have a key code that they can use as reference. I actually had a key cut that will at least get me in my doors if I lose my keys I’m carrying. I keep a hide a key under the truck. Then I may or may not have a chipped ignition key stashed in the vehicle.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Whew!!!
     
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  10. Mar 8, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Install the pop n lock tailgate lock to cure that forever. Then the bed is always locked/unlocked when the truck is! Part number PL8535 about $85. Did that and the LED bed lights under my solid fold. It is awesome seeing under there. part 00016-34089 fits 2nd gen just fine as the 2nd and 3rd gen have the same bed (on the inside of the bed at least)
     
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