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Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - 1999-2007 GM Full Size Pickups

Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - 1999-2007 GM Full Size Pickups

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Pilot Automotive Vehicle Locks - LH-003

  • Tailgate Lock
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Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - GM

These tailgate locks have been designed to give your truck an OEM look while securing the tailgate to help prevent theft. These patented tailgate locks are the perfect companion for pickups with truck caps and tonneau covers.

  • For year 2007, this only fits "Classic" models
  • Note: Cannot be keyed alike to match vehicle keys
  • 1-Year warranty


LH-003 Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - 1999-2007 GM Full Size Pickups



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Video of Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - 1999-2007 GM Full Size Pickups

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Bully Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock Installation - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab, we're going to be installing the Pilot Integrated OEM tailgate lock for 99-2007 GM full size pick up trucks. Part Number LH-003, before we begin our installation, let's go over the parts that will come with the kit. You'll get a new bezel, it has the hole in it for where the lock will come through. You'll get 2 keys for the lock, here's the locking mechanism. For securing the locking mechanism you have 2 options, you can use the standard Phillip's head screw or the security style screw. Once you tighten it down, you can't back the screw back out. Now that we've gone over our parts, let's go ahead and show you how to install it.

We've gone ahead and opened up the tailgate, one way to get the bezel out from the factory a little easier is to remove this bottom screw first. We'll go ahead and take this one out, we're going to need to remove this one later anyway. Go ahead and take the screw on out, go ahead and close our tailgate back up. You're going to need to push down on the top of the bezel, because there's 2 tabs up here. There's one right here and right here, as well as a tab on the underside that actually pushes down into the tailgate itself. We're just using a trim panel removal tool, you can use a small flat head screwdriver too to push down on the tabs, just be gentle as they do break easy.

We'll go ahead and push down, now we have it loose, go ahead and slide the bezel out the rest of the way. Sometimes the tabs do snap off pretty easy, especially if it is cold. If you look underneath here, there's the hole of the screw that we removed from the backside of the tailgate. Now with the screw removed, we're going to need to insert the key into the locking mechanism. We'll need to work the mechanism up into position, so that it's lined up with the hole. This hole here will line up with the hole in the tailgate.

From the backside, we'll install the flat washer, and in this case we're just going to use the regular Phillip's head screw. We'll use the key to help us guide the lock into position. Then take our Phillip's head screwdriver, go ahead and make sure everything is lined up underneath, and we can tighten it down. Here's the security screw that comes with the kit as well. You'll notice that it has a ground down edge to where once you tighten it down, it's in place, you're not going to get it to come back out. Now on this particular install, we just put the Phillip's head in it, but this screw here could replace the Phillip's head if you wanted it to.

That's up to you, it's just an option that comes with the kit. We have everything lined up, we have it tightened down. Now with the key in the turned position it lowers this arm here. That's what's actually locking it or keeping it from moving. This is in the lock position, turn the key sideways it's in the unlock position. Then you're able to use the tailgate like the normal, it allows you to open the tailgate. When it's in the lock position it doesn't allow the arms to be pulled in, releasing the mechanism securing the tailgate. Now that we have the lock mechanism in place, all that's left to do is to install the new bezel that comes with the kit. Next we're going to need to install the new bezel. Go back in place like this, these 2 bottom pins here are going to line up with the 2 holes in the tailgate. The top 2 clips will actually slide up underneath, you want to make sure you get the bottom 2 pins lined up first before pushing it in place. Once the bottom pins are in and we know we're going to line up with our keyhole. Go ahead and push in on the top, snapping it in place and then put your key in. Lock or unlock, with our key in the unlock position we can open our tailgate. We can then close the tailgate and lock it by turning the key to the upright position like that. This tailgate lock will add a level of security especially if you have a tunnel cover or maybe a camper shell on your truck. It will help give you that added level of security that somebody can't just pull your tailgate open and get in at your items that may be stored in the bed. That will do it for the installation of the Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock. Part Number LH-003 as installed on our 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab. .


Customer Reviews

Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - 1999-2007 GM Full Size Pickups - LH-003

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (336 Customer Reviews)


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Installed tailgate lock 664572



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2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Recently purchased and installed on my 2000 2500 Chevy truck. Pros: - Arrived quickly. Shipped the same day it was ordered. Thank you! - Cheaper than anywhere else. - 2 keys included. - Simple procedure to remove old and install the new lock. Con (This is a minor issue and easily fixed so keeping 5 stars) - The bolts included are phillips or straight blade. Neither work well when installing. - The threads on the lock are not easy to mate with the bolt. The bolt threads are real tight at first and then loosen once you get past the initial start. - Best option is to run to Westlake and get a m6x1.0 bolt about 3/4" long with a 10mm head and use a ratchet with the included washer. It's the best $0.69 + tax spent to make this much easier to tighten down. The lock needs to be fully tightened to allow the tail gate to open properly with the lock installed. Other than the bolt issue, this is a great addition to my truck to ensure the tailgate or stuff in the truck bed is not stolen. 667231



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

This lock is still working flawlessly at keeping my tailgate locked and bed secured with my tonneau cover. I would definitely recommend getting this item if you want to lock your tailgate. 362576


Comments
I love this product and think anyone who has a topper or tonneau cover should really look into getting one for added security.
Jonathan C - 04/11/2018

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2004 GMC Sierra

Great lock for canopy 544930



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2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Works great. When I installed it, it didn’t work at first then I played around with the rods a little and it works great now. 601104



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1999 Chevrolet Silverado

Funny story now but not at the time / watched video on installing but it was on a different year truck than mine and it looked very simple to do and it would have been had I looked at the enclosed instructions that noted tailgate must be closed to install but no I couldn't be that smart / end result installed lock with tailgate down and tonneau cover attached closed the tailgate only to find out that the lock worked very well I couldn't open the tailgate because by having the tailgate down while installing didn't allow the latch arms to open and a 15 minute job turned into over an hour project trying to get the tailgate open / but I would recommend the Bully Tailgate Lock and most definitely would recommend reading the instructions something I will always do before doing anything from now on 490490


Comments
I am completely satisfied with the Bully Tailgate Lock as I stated in my previous review read the instructions before installing and it will be easy to install and take about 15 mins would definitely recommend this lock
Mike R - 03/29/2019

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The kit is an easy install and meets my needs to lock the tail gate. The only issue is the Bezel will not stay clipped in the tail gate. It falls out when you close the tail gate and you have to make sure its secure before driving the vehicle and its possible it will fall out while driving. 820295



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The tailgate lock is pretty cheesy but its working, must be a GM thing, I went through four of them in six months on my '04 3500 Silverado, I try not to use it too much. My gate latch on my 1992 F350 has been perfect since I bout the truck in '92 795177



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Chevrolet

My Chevy did not have a locking tailgate. The kit I purchased from trailer solved that problem. The screws which affix the lock to the tailgate an Allen wrench to remove which I hope will throw off any potential thief. 784281



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Everything was fine except that the mounting screw is too short. 778888



- LH-003
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Product arrived quickly. 774713



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2003 GMC Sierra

Delevery in time as promised, good to install and work's well. Time will tell. Regards. 767821



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All good but mounting screw is too short. Easily resolved. Providing key code is a nice touch. Hope it lasts! 766224



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Very nice quality easy installation and good price, I recommend, thank you. 762412



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Excellent product. Works great. You do need to keep on top of the mounting screw inside the tailgate, though. If it loosens the tailgate won't unlock. You can deal with that by removing the trim and flipping the latch with a screwdriver. Last time around I used some blue Loctite. Working well so far. 758733



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Seems to be good .. will try again to install when weather is good .. just can’t seem to figure it out.. tried twice so far... not easy 755023


Comments
Here is a link to the install video I found. This video is very descriptive and should help you with your install process.
-- Tyler M - 02/20/2020

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Product received as promised, good price and timely shipping. Thank you! 749255



- LH-003
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Would work great for the average person that uses the truck for home use, but I'm a contractor and it didn't hold up as good as I hoped, I ended up getting a OEM lock after it broke, again it's a good lock for the average person, I'm just very hard on my truck. Overall, it's a (ok) lock 746578



- LH-003
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Lock works well. etrailer delivered on the 2 day shipping in time for my needs. A+ there. 736604



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this thing is the biggest pile of [garbage] ever built good thing it only cost [xx.xx] dollars threw it in the trash will never get another one 735526



- LH-003
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Husband is very happy with product ! 735070



- LH-003
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I received the product today through the mail and I'm happy say that everything there was ok . I have not install yet but I already seen your video so there should be no problem there. Thank you for your great service and for the product. 726190



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Thanks this service was great, the part was just what I looking for! I was impressed by the quality and the way it fit. My wife is now very happy, with our new cover we now can lock our things up when we travel. This lock was the final thing to complete our needs! Again Thanks 719047



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The handle broke within four months 714066



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Very easy to install, looks like a stock option. 713581


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