Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be installing the Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock part number PAL1300. Before we begin, we'll actually show you the components of this item. We have the lock mechanism itself and a set of keys. We have a 6 mm hex bolt and flat washer, 6/30 seconds screw and a horseshoe shaped mounting insert. And with that, we'll go ahead and begin installing it on the vehicle. We'll begin by opening the tailgate.
We're going to remove this 8-mm bolt and we're going to loosen these two 8-mm bolts. Now, you want to get these pretty loose. It will help with the fitting of the lock mechanism. With that loose, we'll go ahead and shut the tailgate and we'll actually be able to remove this bezel. It is held in by three clips.
With the bezel removed, we're going to go ahead and flip it over and remove this clip, this bolt clip, and set it off to the side. We'll then take the horseshoe shaped insert and slide it down into the bezel itself underneath where the previous clip was. With that done, we'll go ahead and flip it back over, taking our lock mechanism and insert it into the bezel here, making sure that it lines up. We'll then take our small 6/30 seconds bolt, insert it into the small hole here, and go ahead and tighten that down. And with the small bolt tight, we're ready to go ahead and install it on the vehicle.
We'll need to bring the 6 mm bolt and flat washer with us back over to the truck in order to install it. With our handle loose, we can go ahead and re-install our bezel. I recommend holding up the handle a little bit at the top part of the bezel head and then just ease it down back into place and the secure it using the three clips, and then we can open our tailgate back up and we can go ahead and tighten down our two bolts here. And with our two bolts tight here, we'll now use the 6-mm hex bolt and flat washer to insert into the third hole which will grab a hold of the lock mechanism and we can go ahead and tighten that down. With the three bolts tight, our installation is complete.
And that completes our Pop & Lock Tailgate, part number PAL1300.