Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This powered tailgate lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate. Installs inside vehicle's OEM handle to provide security for valuables. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black. Read our customer reviews of Pop and Lock locks. Call 800-298-8924 for expert service or order your locks part number PAL8250 by Pop and Lock online at etrailer.com.
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Pop and Lock Locks - PAL8250

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This powered tailgate lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate. Installs inside vehicle's OEM handle to provide security for valuables.


Features:

  • Power tailgate lock discourages theft of your cargo and your tailgate
    • Creates secure storage for your valuables when used with a tonneau cover or camper shell
  • Works with your factory power lock system, so it locks and unlocks using remote keyless entry
    • No extra keys to weigh down your keychain
  • Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel
  • Customized to fit your vehicle and integrate into your OEM tailgate handle
    • Mounts inside existing factory handle mechanism, so it resists tampering
  • Installs easily
    • Wires into your power lock system using quick splice connectors
    • No drilling or welding necessary - requires only basic tools
    • Wiring, quick splices, and hardware included
  • Switch kit (PAL9520 - sold separately) is available for trucks without existing power locks
  • 1-Year warranty
  • Made in Canada


Frustrate tailgate thieves and cargo bandits with this power tailgate lock. Use the Pop & Lock with your truck-bed cover or camper shell whenever you need to lock up valuables in your truck bed.


This sturdy, stainless steel lock resists corrosion and is custom fit to your vehicle. The Pop & Lock mounts permanently inside your truck's tailgate handle, so thieving varmints can't pop it out. The lock is installed using basic tools - no welding or drilling is necessary. And the tailgate lock wires directly into your powered lock system using quick splice connectors. You activate the Pop & Lock using your keyless remote - lock your truck doors, and you lock your tailgate. No more fumbling for keys or going back to make sure you locked up. Just hit your door-lock button and your tailgate is secure.


A new tailgate can cost hundreds - this powered lock saves you the cost and aggravation of replacing a stolen tailgate. Used to be you could hang horse thieves, but in today's wild, wild west, theft prevention is best.



PL8250 Pop and Lock Powered Truck Bed Lock



PAL8250 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details PAL8250 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1999 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty excluding Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed and factory power locks

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty excluding Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed and with factory power locks

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty excluding Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed and with factory power locks

1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty F-150 with factory power locks

2001 - 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with factory lock

2000 - 2017 Ford F-150 with factory power locks

2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series with factory power locks

2010 - 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor with factory power locks

2001 - 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac without factory lock




Video of Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




Video Transcript for Pop and Lock Locks PAL8250 Review

Today we're going to review part number PAL8250. This is the pop and lock custom power inaudible 00:07 tailgate lock. Now this is a custom fit part number. It is designed to fit the Ford trucks with the factory power locks starting in 1997. What I would recommend to do is go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year model vehicle and it'll be able to tell if this will work for your application. Now this is a power tailgate lock, which will discourage theft of your cargo and even of your tailgate. Gives you more secure storage for your valuables when it's used with a Tonneau cover or a camper shell.

It is designed to work with your factory power lock system, so it locks and unlocks when you use your remote keyless entry, so there's no extra keys. It is made of a corrosion resistant stainless steel. It is customized to fit your vehicle and it does integrate into your OEM tailgate handle. It basically mounts inside the existing factory handle, so it resists tampering. It does install very easy. You just wire this into your power lock system using these quick splice connectors.

There's no drilling or welding necessary, basically only requires just your normal tools. This part does comes with everything shown here. It comes with the power tailgate lock unit itself, a short wiring cable, a long wiring cable, some cable ties to take up any slack in the wiring. A couple of quick splice connector taps, some mounting hardware and a nice set of detailed instructions to show you how to connect everything. One thing I do want to note is that this is designed to use with factory power locks. Now you can use this if your vehicle does not have power locks, but you would have to purchase a switch kit, which we sell separately on our website.

It's part number PAL9520 and it is listed on this product page as a related product. Basically once you have this all wired up and connected, when you use your keyless remote it would just activate this actuator right here, which would open and close the tailgate. That should do it for the review on part number PAL8250 a pop and lock custom power tailgate lock. .


Customer Reviews

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black - PAL8250

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This powered tailgate lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate. Installs inside vehicle's OEM handle to provide security for valuables.


- PAL8250

by: M. Priest03/12/2015


1. Watch the video before installing! 2. My 2012 F150 Supercrew has the reverse camera and assist step in the tailgate. Installation of the lock assembly was simple and easy. I did use, and recommend a set of mechanical fingers to make wire harness routing through the tailgate much easier. I ran the the finger through the tailgate and out of the hole in the bottom of the gate. Also, if you have the camera harness like I did, routing is much easier if you remove the tailgate from the right hinge only, and move it away from the bed slightly to allow better access to the hole in the bed. I also routed the wire from underneath the bed and then through the tailgate due to the camera wire harness. I installed spiral wrap around the harness in the area of the tailgate to provide additional chaffing protection. I purchased the split sleeve to protect the wire harness routed from this area to the front of the cab. 3. Instead of drilling a hole in the rocker panel box, I found a hole with a rubber plug installed, at the rear of the passenger door rocker panel. I used a 1/4" gasket punch to cut out the center of the plug, routed the wire through the hole, and sealed it with black silicone. The wire went right into the wire tunnel. I routed the wire harness up to the driver door rocker area, and connected into the truck harness there. I did wire my gate lock to unlock with the passenger door, so the wire colors were Grey with a tan stripe for locking, and Purple with a grey stripe for unlock. I secured the harness in the rocker tunnel with nylon cable ties. I have several friends who own F150's with locking tailgates, and they all indicated they would be looking into getting one for their trucks! 178079



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by: Mike B07/10/2014


good product and works well. Just be aware that the factory nuts may not work with the pop and lock bracket. Mine have a captive washer behind the nut and there is neither enough room side to side nor up and down to use the factory nut. I tried to simply trim the edge of the captive washer to make room, which worked out OK, but then I realized that the threads inside the factory nut do not start until about 2mm into the nut/washer assembly. Luckily I had a spare 6mm nut lying around and was able to complete without another trip to the hardware store. Be sure you have a 6mm nut or you may be stymied. 140497


Comments

Still working great! I put this on as I did not have the key to the tailgate lock cylinder and was worried that some joker would swipe my tailgate. It has been about a year and it is still working great, no worries about losing the tailgate.

Mike B - 07/10/2015

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by: Don P.03/10/2014


Received the wrong part due to my error and the customer service rep was very understanding. '11 F-150 tailgate works perfectly after pro install. I would reccomend etrailer to anyone looking for these types of parts. Customer service was top notch. 120126


Comments

Still working! Thanks etrailer. The customer service I got a year ago still resonates with me and I would recommend etrailer to anyone needing these types of parts.

Don P - 03/10/2015

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by: J.J.06/23/2015


Works good so far. I had the wiring connected by dealer for warrenty reasons. Did the grunt work myself to save money. Really should come on the vehicle from factory. No more wondering if I locked the tailgate? It was easy to install video helps a lot. I'd recommend it to anybody who's thinking about this upgrade. 206769


Comments

Still locking both ways. Works great shoulda been standard on truck equipped with power door locks.

J.J. - 06/22/2016

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by: KMS06/24/2013


I installed this into a 2013 F350 with the backup camera and tailgate step. Installation when fairly smooth. I had to install a couple washers between the bracket and had to bend it just slightly to keep it from binding on the lock. The instructions have you running the harness down the drivers side. Do not do this. On my crew cab, long bed, I ran it down the passenger side and up through a body mount grommet behind the front right wheel. There I tapped in behind the fuse panel to the purple+gray stripe and gray+tan stripe wires. This allows the tailgate lock to operate with the second click on the remote, along with the passenger doors. All in all, it was a fairly easy install. even with having to get the mounting bracket positioned properly. I now don't have to remember to lock the tailgate with the key to prevent theft. 85716



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by: Justin H.03/09/2014


Works perfectly. Easy install. The hardest part is making sure you are splicing into the correct wires. 119971


Comments

A friend an I installed the Pop & Lock on a 2013 and a 2014 Ford F150 FX4. The video is very helpful. The only thing that I would caution is to ensure you tap into the wires that are the same size as the wires supplied with the lock assembly. There is a smaller grey wire with a brown stripe. We are both quite happy with the product and feel "safer" knowing that the tailgate is locked when we lock our doors. Thank you to etrailer.com for the great customer service, communication and excellent pricing. I have purchased from etrailer.com in the past an was also quite happy with pricing and service.

comment by: Rey T - 09/19/2014


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by: Don B10/02/2014


This is an excellent product since it only takes about 60 seconds to steal your tailgate if it gets left unlocked. It also protects any valuable items in the back as well because all you have to do is press the lock button on your remote and the tailgate locks along with the doors. To open it just press unlock on the remote so no fumbling with keys. I put one on my Sport Trac and would not be without it so when I bought another Sport Trac last week the first thing I did even before I picked up the vehicle was to go online and order another lock assembly. Instructions are excellent so even if you only have limited mechanical ability you should be able to handle this project..... 154161



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by: Rick12/02/2014


2nd purchase for a 2nd truck...gotta have one... 162934


Comments

I have two of them on 2 trucks, the last purchase was last year. Both working great and very happy with it.

Rick - 12/08/2015

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by: Jim G10/15/2014


Was on back order so it took a couple of weeks to receive. Installed in about 45 mins and it works great. Really happy with it! 155995


Comments

Great! No problems at all.

Jim G - 10/15/2015

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by: Dave K06/01/2015


I installed my Pop & Lock this weekend and the information I gathered from this website and the printed instructions were spot on. I also used the pre-drilled hole in the rear drivers door to feed my wire into the wire tunnel through to the drivers rocker area and made the connections per the instructions. I did have to reverse the wire connections in the tailgate for it to work properly. It took me about 2 hours by myself. the hardest part was properly running the cable underneath since I had to lay on the ground. Everything works perfectly. 199376



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by: zstanton06/04/2015


The pop and lock arrived extremely quickly. However, upon opening the box, the weather pack plug on the long wire (that wires into the truck) was not connected to the wire itself. The crimping of the ping were 20% crimped at best. The good thing is that I have the weather pack crimping tool and was able to disassemble and re-crimp the plugs. Now all is well and working like a champ. E-Trailers role 10 stars out of 10 pop-and-lock quality assurance 2 stars out of 10 200725



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by: Larry G02/09/2015


I installed this on my new 2014 F 150 Crew cab. Dealer wanted $200.00 for installation. Hardest part for me was I am living in an apartment between house sale and new purchase. Even while living in an apartment I was able to install tailgate lock in under an hour. I connected wires to unlock on second push of remote like an earlier reviewer. Great product and glad I found Etrailer while searching for a remote tail gate lock. 172985



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by: Tyrone Penick03/06/2013


Produck received q was defective. Acuatolater would not move far enough. Excellent service on replacement. Only real problem was Ford dealership spending to much time trying to get it to work, charging me $178 and still not working. 69213


Comments

Good product. A friend and I both got them and both of them had to use a couple washers under the mounting bracket to keep it from rubbing and causing it to not unlock. Otherwise I like it.

comment by: STL - 05/02/2013


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by: Phil L.01/20/2015


Kit was exactly as described and installed easily. I had some trouble finding the correct wires under the door so I went to the connector for the driver side rear door and connected there. It was much easier than trying to find the wire in the huge bundle. Installation into the tailgate was super easy and routing the wires was not trouble. I love knowing that the tailgate is locked whenever the truck is locked. 170448



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by: Lance M.07/07/2014


Ordered for 2014 F250 on Sunday, Received on Thursday, Installed on Saturday. Took me and my son about 1.5 hours to install. Instructions were spot on for color of wires. The video of the f-150 installation was very helpful. Very happy now that I have a Tailgate that can be locked and unlocked with the remote. 139866



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by: David K07/01/2014


I am not sure why this product is not standard on every new pickup truck. I had my tailgate stolen and got a repair bill for $3400. I was able to install in a couple hours. Now I have the peace of mind that once I lock my doors it locks the tailgate as well. I would highly recommend to any truck owner. 138471



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by: LGC02/20/2016


Great product!! Easy installation and excellent customer service! Thanks, 238331



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by: Clifford Cardenas11/02/2016


Got the items I order yea... can't wait to install the part on tailgate for ford f150. Just waiting for tailgate replacement .Yep had my tailgate stolen 3 week's ago.Insurance company replace the tailgate for amount of 6500.Yikes better them instead me.. M 312898



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by: BSW09/18/2011


Works on a '11 F350 SD with OEM reverse camera and manual lock. The included instructions should be a little clearer, only reason I didn't rate it as excellent. I do hope it lasts a long time and no reason to believe it won't. 24183



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by: Richard Snell02/07/2017


I just received and installed the pop and lock on my 2012 f150. Fast shipping and very easy install. I will definately refer my friends. Ty 339474



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by: Darcy03/25/2013


Item as described. Fairly easy to install, once I figured out how to get wire around the tailgate step. Shipping was lightning fast!! 72420



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by: Kirk N10/29/2014


Great product, we travel a lot and now I don't have to think about if I locked the tail gate, with the camera and step on 2013 F-150 158408



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by: Tommy K12/24/2015


This is my 5th pop and lock, there easy to install and they work great. 234189



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by: Matt in tampa03/03/2014


Worked great in my 2006 crew cab f150 installed in about an hour 118360



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by: Bob Hitchins12/18/2016


Easy to install. Does exactly what it's supposed to. 326006



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by: Hank01/09/2017


Product is great great company fast shi pping 331091



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by: kenny12/17/2014


good rpoduct 165745

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  • What Wire Colors are Needed to Install a Pop and Lock Tail Gate Lock on a 2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew
  • On a 2010 and up Ford F-150 the wires should be light blue with a green stripe and gray with a brown stripe. However, the manufacturer could use any color wire they need to if they happened to run out of one color on the assembly line. The best way to find the correct wires is to test them with a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed.
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  • Tailgate Lock for 2016 Ford F-150
  • We sure do. If your 2016 Ford F-150 has power locks you can use the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250. It wires into the existing power door locks so the tailgate will lock and unlock whenever you lock or unlock your truck's doors. If your truck does not have power locks you can still use the # PAL8250 and add the Switch Kit # PAL9520 to power the lock. Or instead of adding a switch you can install a non-powered lock on your truck. The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL2500...
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  • Troubleshooting Installation of the Pop and Lock Tailgate Power Lock # PAL8250
  • The leads to your power lock, Pop and Lock # PAL8250, may be reversed. Simply disconnect the wires from the power lock and reverse them. Re-attach the connectors and re-install the power lock. Your power tailgate lock should now work normally.
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  • Will Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250 Fit 2011 Ford F-150 w/ Backup Camera and Step
  • I contacted our representative at Pop and Lock about installing the Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250 on your 2011 Ford F-150 that is equipped with a backup camera and tailgate step. She informed me that the # PAL8250 is compatible with the backup camera and tailgate step on your 2011 F-150. I have linked a video installation of the Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250.
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  • Which Pop and Lock Custom Power Tailgate Lock for 2012 Ford F150
  • The only difference between the # PAL8200 and # PAL8250 is that the # PAL8250 is for trucks WITH factory power locks, and the # PAL8200 is for vehicles WITHOUT power factory locks. The wiring harness and install procedure would be different between the two products. I have linked you to an installation video showing the # PAL8250 being installed on a 2006 F150.
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  • Tailgate Lock for a 1999 Ford F-150
  • We do have tailgate lock options for the 1999 Ford F-150 but none from Bully that fit. I have included a link to the locks that will fit your truck. There are different locks for differently equipped trucks. If the truck has factory power locks you can use # PAL8250 if you want to be able to lock the tailgate with the power door locks. For a manual lock independent of the factory power locks or if the truck does not have power locks use # PAL2500. If your truck has a plastic tailgate...
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  • Installation Of Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250 on a 2011 Ford F-350
  • I contacted our representative at Pop & Lock about the installation of Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock, part # PAL8250, on your 2011 Ford F-350. He informed me that you will need to connect to violet/grey wire and the grey/brown wire. You will need to remove the driver side front door panel to access these wires, which will be located near or run into the factory actuator. You can test the wires with a multimeter, like part # BTMT15. When the lock switch is in lock position, one wire will...
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  • How to Install Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock on a 2012 Ford F-150 with Backup Camera
  • For your 2013 Ford F-150 installation of Pop & Lock tailgate lock # PAL8250 will be the same as in the video I have linked on a 2013 F-150. And for the written instructions they are as follows: 1. Lower the tailgate and remove the access panel. 2. Release the passenger side rod end from the scissor link, remove the passenger side 10 MM nut holding the scissor link bracket. Install the 2 flat washers included in the kit onto the stud and install the lock bracket. Reinstall the nut...
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  • Troubleshooting Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Installed on 2013 Ford F150
  • Because the problem you describe is intermittent, I would suspect a wiring issue. I'd review the wiring connections where you tapped the wiring for the tailgate lock into the vehicle wiring behind the passenger-side kick panel. Instead of the quick-splice connectors (which can occasionally cause problems), use butt connectors for a more secure connection. Seal the connection with electrical tape or heat-shrink tubing. You can see an install video by clicking on the provided link.
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  • Will Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Fit a 2013 Ford F-150 with Backup Camera
  • This question has actually come up before and Pop and Lock has told us that tailgate lock # PAL8250 does fit if your 2013 Ford F-150 has a backup camera. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • Can Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock be Wired To Work With Passenger Side Locks On 2016 Ford F-250
  • You can install the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock, part # PAL8250 so that it operates with the passenger side door locks. When running the wires for the lock, you can run them on the driver side and attach to the wires beneath the step plate so that the tail gate unlocks with the driver side door lock. Since you said you want to have it unlock with the passenger side locks, you would run the wiring down the passenger side. If the truck has 2 doors or access cab then the wire will...
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  • Locking Tailgate Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150
  • For a locking tailgate setup for your 2016 Ford F-150 we have the Pop and Lock part # PAL8250 which is a confirmed fit. As long as the tonnea cover can only be opened when the tailgate is open this lock setup will also lock the tonneau. This lock allows you to control the locks of the tailgate with the key FOB as well.
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  • Will Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Work on 2010 Ford F-150 With Step Kit and Backup Camera
  • I spoke with my contact at Pop and Lock and verified that the Custom Tailgate Lock, # PAL8200, will work with your 2010 Ford F-150 King Ranch with the step kit and backup camera. This lock attaches to the tailgate handle and the extra features will not interfere. Keep in mind, this lock was designed to work with models without the manual tailgate lock in place. If your F-150 has the manual (keyed) tailgate lock, then you will want the Custom Tailgate Lock, # PAL8250. Both of these locks...
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  • Compatibility of Pop and Lock # PAL8250 With Replacement Tailgate on 2005 Ford F150
  • According to my contact at Pop and Lock, the # PAL8205 will lock and unlock your tailgate independently of the key lock, as long as it is a Ford tailgate. You will also be able to unlock the tailgate with the key and lock it with the key fob or vice versa. In other words, there will be complete compatibility between the PAL8205, your tailgate and the existing electric locks on your truck. If your truck does not have electric locks, you can install the optional switch kit, part # SK700....
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  • Can Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock # PAL8250 Be Installed on a Non-Locking Tailgate of a 2006 Ford F250
  • You will need a locking tailgate on your 2006 Ford F250 to be able to install the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock # PAL8250. Check out the installation video I attached also.
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  • Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock for 2014 Ford F150
  • The # PAL8250 is indeed a fit for your 2014 F150, if it is equipped with the factory power locks. If it's not equipped with the factory power locks, you'd want to use the # PAL8200. For vehicles without power locks, the switch kit # PAL9520 would be required.
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  • Can Tailgate Still be Locked/Unlocked with Key with Pop and Lock Electric Tailgate Lock Installed
  • I spoke with my contact at Pop and Lock and he gave me a couple of bits of information. First, for a 2010 Ford F-150, the correct powered tailgate lock is # PAL8250. He also stated that even if the electrical fails in anyway and the key fob does not work, you will still be able to lock and unlock the tailgate with the key. I have included a link to the installation details for this kit for you to view.
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  • Tailgate Lock for a 2015 Ford F-150 without a Factory Tailgate Lock
  • Pop&Lock tailgate lock # PAL8250 only works if your 2015 Ford F-150 tailgate has a lock so it will not work for your truck. You would need to use # PAL2500 which is a manual lock and key style lock. I have included a link to a video review of this lock for you.
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  • Recommended Power Tailgate Lock for 2015 Ford F-150
  • If your 2015 Ford F-150 XLT has factory power locks, the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit and will work great on your truck. The powered tailgate lock will wire into the existing power door locks, so when you lock or unlock your truck, the tailgate will lock or unlock as well. If your F-150 does not have factory power locks, you can simply add the Switch Kit # PAL9520 to add a power lock/unlock button inside your cab for the Pop...
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  • Tailgate Lock Compatible With Factory Locking Tailgate On 2001 Ford F-150
  • For a tailgate lock on your 2001 Ford F-250 with factory locks, you can use the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black # PAL8250. This will connect to your factory wiring to work with your power locks. If you want a secondary lock, you can use the Master Lock TailgateLock for Pickup Trucks # 8253DAT or the Pop & Lock The Gate Defender Truck Tailgate Lock for Removable Tailgates # PAL9900.
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  • Will the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock work on a 2005 Ford F250 with a Locking Tailgate
  • According to my contact at Pop and Lock, the # PAL8205 will lock and unlock your tailgate independently of the key lock, as long as it is a Ford tailgate. You would also be able to unlock the tailgate with the key and lock it with the key fob or vice versa. In other words, there will be complete compatibility between the PAL8205, your tailgate and the existing electric locks on your truck. The key will need to be unlocked at the key hole in order for this product to unlock the tailgate.
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  • Which Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Will Fit 2004 Ford F-150 With Power Locks and Non-Locking Tailgate
  • The Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock, part # PAL8200, is designed for the 2004 Ford F-150 WITHOUT the factory lock on the tailgate. This is the part number you would need. The Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock, part # PAL8250, will work on a 2004 Ford F-150 WITH the factory lock on the tailgate. Both of the Pop and Lock tailgate locks can be connected to the factory power locks and be used with the key fob and the remote keyless entry system. I have linked you to an installation video showing...
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  • Troubleshooting Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock On 2012 Ford F-150
  • To troubleshoot the system I recommend using a circuit tester like part # 3808. Disconnect the connectors at the tailgate and test the pins coming from the front of the truck while someone uses the locks in the truck cab. If you are getting current there is something on the tailgate side of the connector. Reconnect the system and test the wires on the tailgate lock side of the connectors. If you are receiving a signal the problem is in the unit itself and will need to be replaced. If...
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  • Accessing Wiring To Install Pop and Lock # PAL8250 Tailgate Lock on 2013 Ford F150 Regular Cab
  • For a regular cab truck, Pop & Lock recommends accessing the wires behind the driver's and passenger side kick panel. On the driver's side, you're looking for the Gray wire with a tan stripe and the light blue wire with the green stripe. On the passenger side, look for the gray wire with the tan stripe and the purple wire with the gray stripe. I've also linked you to an install video showing the # PAL8250 being installed on a 2012 F150 Crew Cab. The procedure for accessing the wires...
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  • How Does the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock PAL8250 Install in a 2008 Ford F150
  • Wire colors aren't specified when installing the # PAL8250 because we have found that the wire colors can sometimes change so the only consistent way to install the unit is to test the wires for the correct function. That being said, according to the install instructions for your truck you will be looking for a grey or grey with tan stripe wire and a purple or purple with grey stripe wire on either side kick panel of the vehicle. You will connect the wires of the lock to the vehicle...
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  • What Wires Are Used When Installing Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock On 2015 Ford F-250
  • Per the installation instructions for the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock, part # PAL8250 on Ford Trucks 2009 and up, you would need to locate the Grey/with a Brown (tan) stripe wire and the Light Blue/with Green stripe wire on the drivers side. If the truck has 2 doors or access cab then the wire will be in either side kick panel. If the truck is a true 4 door (crew cab) then the wires can be located in the step plate. For the passenger side locate the Grey/with a Brown (tan) stripe...
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  • Wire Colors Used to Install the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock part # PAL8250 in a 2012 Ford F-150
  • When we installed the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock part # PAL8250 in a 2012 Ford F-150 just like yours we found that the green wire with a brown stripe carried the lock voltage and the blue wire with a green stripe is for unlocking. For more info check out the video I attached at the 5:00 mark.
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  • Recommended Tail Gate Lock for 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4
  • There are a few tailgate lock options for your 2013 Ford F-150. If you want to integrate the lock into your factory power lock system, I'd recommend the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250. This is a confirmed fit for your vehicle, so it will work seamlessly with your OEM tailgate handle. The quick splice connectors will make this an easy install that will allow you to lock and unlock your tailgate with your power door lock or keyless remote. If you are interested in a manual...
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  • Troubleshooting Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Install on a 2010 Ford F150 Where All Locks Stop Working
  • I spoke to my contact at Pop and Lock and he informed me that you are most likely using the incorrect wiring. He advised me to have you double check that you are using the correct circuits to wire in this # PAL8250. I attached an install video for you to check out.
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  • How Does the Lock Circuits of Truck Get Tested When Installing Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock
  • Yes, to test the wires of your vehicle locks for the install of the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8250 you would need to operate the locks with a circuit tester like part # 3808 attached to the circuit. I attached an install video for this lock system for you to check out as well.
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