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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black

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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. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black part number PAL8600 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL8600

  • Tailgate Lock
  • Vehicle Specific
  • Pop and Lock
  • Black
  • Power
  • Keyed Unique

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.


  • 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
    • Fits with backup camera in tailgate handle
  • 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 the USA

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.

PL8600 Pop and Lock Powered Truck Bed Lock

Installation Details PAL8600 Installation instructions

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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black - PAL8600

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (124 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.

2019 Honda Ridgeline

This solved a problem that I was unaware of until I purchased a tonneau cover. The install was pretty straightforward but it was difficult to thread the wires into and then back out of the engine department. The install video that etrailer provides is key. The install on the tailgate itself could not have been easier.

2019 Honda Ridgeline

Pop-lock installed perfectly on my 2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition. I routed wire up through left side rear door seal area and then to door piller wiring bundle, instead of through fire wall to fuse box. Took extra care and time in routing and tying wire under vehicle. Used nylon ties provided plus 10 or so more. Rented a lift for 1 hour for ease of wire routing. When hooking up wires in door piller, Install purple wire to small red wire, and green wire to the smaller yellow wire. It was a very easy, and smooth transaction from etrailer. Product was as described in web site, and received lock within 3 or 4 days. Great product. Great seller!

2019 Honda Ridgeline

I feel like my Ridgeline is now secure. Great add on for the Ridgeline onece you install a Toneau cover. Works great. The only difficulty with installation is taking the time to install and properly run the wiring to fuse panel.

2019 Honda Ridgeline

The Pop and Lock unit I installed on my 2019 Honda Ridgeline quickly solved all of my security and safety concerns. Due to the extreme weather in December in the Northwest I had Rainier RV install the unit for me. It took less than an hour and was a breeze. Everything needed for installation was provided and the result is outstanding. From delivery on time , product as described and promised to ease of installation, I couldn’t be more pleased.


Works great. Only drawback is when locking/unlocking, you hear a loud "thunk". On the other hand, you know the locking mechanism is working. Owned the Pop & Lock a year...just have to wait and see the longevity of the product.

Its still does the job. With a tonneau bed cover, it keeps my valuable belongings safe and out of sight. When taking long trips, I was concern the cabling ran underneath the truck would somehow becomes loose and catches any objects on the streets highways. So be mindful where the cable is ran and make sure its secure...extra tywraps dont hurt. Overall, I am happy with the product.
Sgt. K - 02/01/2022


Once all the issues were resolved the product works as expected. Had to modify one of the metal arms (bend) to get the swing door part of the tailgate to unlock. On a positive note, customer service at Pop and Lock was fantastic. Also, there is a better way to connect to the door locks than shown in the video - I connected mine to the driver side rear door using the connection behind the driver seat belt panel. Remove the rear door jam panel along the floor, then remove the front door jam panel along the floor, then the seat belt panel pops off easily. Under the vehicle near the front of the rear door, remove the rubber plug, on the inside of the rear door is a rubber plug exposed where the panel was removed. Route the wire from under the car through these openings and follow the wiring harness into the frame between the front and the rear doors. Pressing the tab release the connector from the door wiring. remove the clip holding the wiring into the door. This will make connecting the wires easier. Tap into the small red wire and yellow wires - green to red - purple to yellow. You can Google the installation to see a video.

Still working great - love the convenience and security
Craig - 02/28/2020

2017 Honda Ridgeline

I have a 2017 Honda Ridgeline on which I installed a sturdy truck bed cover. Unfortunately the Ridgeline did not have any locking mechanism for the tailgate. I was moving out of state and wanted to secure items I would leave in the bed: I then found the "Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock." The price was right and an on line video was available to help with installation. My on line order arrived quickly. The written instructions were clear and the parts fit perfectly. The hardest part of the installation was guiding and securing the electrical wire under the truck from the tailgate up through the engine compartment back to the fuse box under the dash board (I am almost 70 so it probably took longer than if a younger person did the work!). Result: The unit works perfectly with the key fob in conjunction with the door locks on the truck. I can lock/unlock the tailgate from inside the cabin using the door lock button or remotely lock/unlock the tailgate using the key fob. Gives great peace of mind knowing the tailgate is securely locked and items in the bed are safe. Excellent product!

Still working problems.
James J - 04/16/2021

2018 Honda Ridgeline

4 stars because it’s been installed couple of days however it’s working as advertised. The mechanical aspect is straight forward and has good fit but added hard foam to support actuator. I didn’t like gap between skin and actuator body. The electrical aspect is different and one has to have more than common sense to route wires into cab through fender. Several items need partial removal to have good access. Video doesn’t show all it entails to properly install this device. One has to check ‘lock’ wire with door closed otherwise no signal from tester. It’s in the lofic of car system. I used wire blocks (Wago) instead crimping. Space is ‘very’ limited. Be patient and smart. Looking fwd to find reliability of this product.

All is working as advertised. I’m glad I purchased this product. I did a bit more by rust treating the area and weather proof connections. I recommend 100.
Emiliano - 07/05/2019

2018 Honda Ridgeline

Good follow up communication on status of deliver. Product fit up on 2018 Ridgeline was great. Video provided on line and the installation instructions provided via email from George at was excellent. Installation, while somewhat detailed, went well and the locking mechanism worked flawlessly with the keyless entry system. Great product that adds security!

Thanks for the follow up George. I am pleased with the product and the support. The lock is working very well since the upgraded linkage was installed. I appreciate the new parts that were provided to correct the lock problem when it stopped working
Jerry S - 01/18/2019


overall it works great not too hard to install. the only issue is me. my Honda has auto locking doors with a two-way tail gate and i found that if the doors are locked and you pull the release handle the cable will pop off the latch/lock assembly. I got tired of taking the tail gate apart and reinstalling the cable so I unplugged the lock

Not so good. The cables pop off if I forget to unlock it and pull on the handle. I have disconnected it and installed a Honda tumbler lock on the tailgate. You can not have both. The brackets interfere with each other
Bill M - 02/21/2021


Thanks to a straight forward installation manual and video, the package went in very easily and has performed perfectly. The only variation I implemented was to connect it to the rear door harness instead of running it all the way to the front of the truck. This way it acts like another door on lock/unlock. Thanks for providing a great solution for a locking tailgate.

No problems at all. The only issue I have is that Honda seems to think it needs to be locked whenever I reach for the tailgate handle, especially when I have something in the other hand or its raining. I have been very pleased with your product. Thanks
Tom T - 03/18/2021


Love that my tailgate now locks! I can now put things in the bed and know that it is secure. Installation was fair the wiring part was a little harder, it looked a lot easier in the video.

Julie - 08/28/2019

2019 Honda Ridgeline

After getting over the shock that Honda does not put locks in their Ridgelines I found this lock on etrailer and ordered mine. I did my own installation using their video as a guide. My only regret was not having to wire stripper used in the video. There is not much room to work with under the dash but I managed to finish with no problems. Everything works as promised. Definately a must for every Ridgeline.

One of the bolts holding the locking mechanism became loose and I had to install a lock washer and resolved the problem. Recently the lower door release seems to stick in the locked position when I unlock the doors. I may have to take the cover off to see what the issue is.
David-2019 R - 09/19/2019


So after a year, pop n lock working great. Certainly nice to know no one will mess with my contents. I also installed a hard lockable bed cover to complete that installation. Would highly recommend etrailer service and awesome how to video for the project.

Still no issues after a year. Great product!
Thomas A - 01/19/2021


YouTube video was more helpful than the written instructions it came with. Installing the lock mechanically was very simple. Running the control wires under the vehicle is best left for a young man (I'm 66 and felt it afterwards :) ). Be careful with the wires on the vehicle itself - they are very thin gauge.

Working perfectly. No issues.
kim e - 05/28/2021

2018 Honda Ridgeline

I installed this on my 2018 Ridgeline. The install was easy to do. The directions that came with the lock kit were ok,not great. I found an install video on line that was much better. Also, etrailer has an install video on the wiring process. This is a great video. Thank you etrailer for that. Total time for the install, stat to finish was about 2.5 hours. After the parts were installed, the tailgate developed a rattle from inside the tailgate. I took it apart again and found that the new linkage was a bit loose and hitting the original rods. I insulated the parts that were causing the noise and that solved the issue. I would recommend this be done at the original time of installing the kit. Great kit, works like it came from the factory.


This product recently ceased to function properly, and no longer secures the tailgate.

The mechanism operates and sounds like it is moving internally, but no longer performs the locking action as it did previously.

Being winter here in Canada I will be waiting for warmer temperatures to undertake the disassembly of the tailgate required to determine the reason.


Works great 1 year later- never a probl em.

Still works great
Daniel - 01/30/2022

2018 Honda Ridgeline

Product was shipped in good condition, paper instructions not to good but video instructions was very good. was able to install the unit in the tailgate without any problems. Installing the wires will be done by third party, great product.

The product is working fine, no problems so far. Wires were routed to divers side door seal then up to the dash wires door lock, attached to red and yellow wires with parts that came with the wiring. I am very pleased with how the tail gate locks and unlocks, creates a very safe place to store my tools and valuables.
Daniel - 05/16/2019

2019 Honda Ridgeline

This was the easiest install I've done in a long time. Especially the tailgate lock itself. I would caution to not attempt to pry the tailgate trim off, use a soft face hammer and gently drive the trim towards the passenger side until it is free and then remove the plastic clips from the tailgate and put them back into the trim piece then set that aside for later reinstall-just match the clips with the mounting holes and tap back on. The most irritating part was trying to splice the wires together under the dash! Do use crimp on connectors and nothing else for this since the wiring in new vehicles is 22 - 24ga (or smaller) and the factory does not leave excessive slack to make it convienient. This went together quickly enough that I didn't even think of taking a few pictures, so there aren't any. Project took just over an hour to complete.

This remote tailgate lock has worked absolutely flawlessly for over a year. Price is definitely fair compared to Hondas optional add on plus installation fee
John S - 08/13/2020

Honda Ridgeline

I asked the honda service dept to install a pop n lock tailgate lock on my new Ridgeline. they were very interested in the product and notice a large number of people asking about one for their vehicles. works great, secures my tonneau cover totally. excellent how to video on for Ridgeline sold me on product. thank you. mark

Honda Ridgeline

Very straightforward install. Biggest challenge was making the connection underneath the dash. Videos were super helpful. It has been a year since I installed the lock on my Ridgeline and have now added a Paragon bed cover too.

2019 Honda Ridgeline

Overall I found this product to be as advertised. The biggest challenge was routing the wiring under the vehicle due to the low ground clearance. I recommend finding a hoist to use, although I was able to raise the left side and support it with 2 jackstands. The length of the wires was problematic for me using the suggested routing and I had to find an alternate point to get it into the correct location to make the connection. It remains to be seen how long-lasting the solenoid will be. If it fails in the locked position with the tailgate closed it will require destruction of the tailgate liner to get it disengaged. This could be even more traumatic if the bed is covered by a tonneau. I would seriously recommend considering the model that also has a key, even though you have to replace the factory handle with one that doesn't match the factory paint.

Ive not encountered any functional or quality issues whatsoever with the product. I did, however, purchase the additional piece to add a key operated capability to the tailgate lock. I did this primarily for my own peace of mind. My previous recommendation to get the version that has this therefore stands. I have been very satisfied with the product.
Timothy M - 07/23/2020


This is just what I needed. It works great! I am well pleased with this purchase.


Product installed with only three minor problems. First, the slide bold binds against the latch rod and the latch rod had to be bent slightly to allow free movement. (This could be due to minor differences between model years or even manufacturing variability.) Second, when installing the wiring in the driver-side support column, there are two grommets under the trim for the rear door that provide access to the column. Finally, third, it would be helpful to point out that there are TWO yellow wires in the wiring harness (in the support column) and using the small one should be emphasized.

That said, once installed the unit worked perfectly. Its a good product and I would recommend it without reservation. Indeed, one has to wonder why Honda hadn't already thought of it.

Working fine after one year. Only possible problem is accessing the bed when the battery is dead. I have ordered the key lock add-on but its too bad that Pop-N-Lock doesnt offer a combination unit for lower total cost. Yes, I am still completely satisfied with the device.
Steve - 06/17/2020

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