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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Steel - Manual - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Steel - Manual - Black

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Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Add security for your valuables with this keyed, steel tailgate lock that installs under your vehicle's OEM handle. This custom lock is perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Steel - Manual - Black part number PAL3600 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks

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

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Add security for your valuables with this keyed, steel tailgate lock that installs under your vehicle's OEM handle. This custom lock is perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells.


  • Keyed tailgate lock discourages theft of your cargo and your tailgate
    • Creates secure storage space for your valuables when used with a tonneau cover or truck-bed cap
  • Tough, armored steel lock mechanism resists tampering
    • Black steel housing and trim complement your truck's trim
    • Better theft protection than a tailgate lock with a plastic housing
  • Customized for your vehicle
    • Integrates into your OEM handle for that from-the-factory look
  • Raised lock for quick key access
  • Simple installation
    • No drilling or welding necessary
  • Includes 2 keys, lock mechanism and all necessary hardware for installation
  • 1-Year warranty
  • Made in Canada

Frustrate tailgate thieves and cargo bandits with this key-operated 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.

The Pop & Lock is made of sturdy, armored steel to resist tampering.The black painted steel housing and trim around the lock complement your vehicle's trim and give you a straight-from-the-factory look. This all-steel tailgate lock also offers more theft protection than tailgate locks with plastic housings. The lock mounts in the recess under your tailgate handle, so thieving varmints can't pop it out. The lock is raised slightly for convenient key access and to help prevent your fingers from being pinched. And it installs easily using basic tools - no welding or drilling is necessary.

A new tailgate can cost you hundreds - the Pop & Lock saves you the cost and aggravation of replacing a stolen tailgate.

PL3600 Pop and Lock Manual Truck Bed Lock All Steel

Item # PAL3600

Installation Details PAL3600 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions PAL3600 Installation instructions

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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Steel - Manual - Black - PAL3600

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Add security for your valuables with this keyed, steel tailgate lock that installs under your vehicle's OEM handle. This custom lock is perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells.

- PAL3600

2003 Dakota First got the OEM product . Didn't work. Won't lock. etrailer was very good with exchange to PopnLock. Took 5 mins to install. Works well. Will recommend.

- PAL3600

It is a "pop" in type of installation; however, the instructions are quite inadequate. A couple of pics showing what the installed lock looks like from the inside of a tailgate would definitely have been helpful. Also, the installer needs to be advised not to close the tailgate once the batch bolts are out because the latch does not work then. I called the help desk during regular business hours and had to leave a message in hopes of getting a call back, but I figured it all out before the return call came in. It does appear to be an effective solution for those of us whose vehicles do not have factory installed locks on the tailgates.

- PAL3600
2008 Dodge Dakota

30 minutes to install. great so far. Only improvement I would make would be some kind of steel support that would sit be hind the gates plastic handle. Seems you can break the handle pretty easily. I know it stays locked if you break handle, but would be nice if it could save the handle in that situation.

- PAL3600
2001 Dodge Dakota

I takes a bit messing around to get it to fit but once it's in it works pretty good.

- PAL3600

Works as advertised. Easy installation. Would buy again.

- PAL3600
2011 Dodge Dakota

Thank you for the wonderful communications. The product is everything I was looking for. I have already installed it and am truly pleased in the quality and ease of installation.

Unfortunately I have sold the vehicle so cannot give you a report as to how it is working now. It did everything I had hoped during the time I owned the vehicle.
Steve S - 09/22/2014

- PAL3600

A little difficult to install, could not tighten the main securing bolt as tight as would seem appropriate. If I did, the lock would not open. It works, just makes me wonder a bit.

- PAL3600

Works perfect. Little tight to install s just follow instructions. Would buy again .

- PAL3600
2010 Dodge Dakota

Great experience, thanks.

- PAL3600
2003 Dodge Dakota

works great. Only took a couple of minutes to install. Fits tight. Will help to keep my stuff fairly secure.

- PAL3600
2010 Dodge Dakota

Came faster than I thought it would and was easy to install.

- PAL3600
2008 Dodge Dakota

Excellent product. and very easy to install. 10 mins!!!

- PAL3600

- PAL3600
2006 Mitsubishi Raider

Easy to install so far working well.

- PAL3600
2000 Dodge Dakota

Product was delivered as described. I appreciated the quick shipping response, Thank You.

- PAL3600
2004 Dodge Dakota

- PAL3600

a good lock and easy to install.


Ask the Experts about this Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks

  • How Does the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Work on a 2005 Dodge Dakota
    The Pop and Lock tailgate lock # PAL3600 will offer more protection that other tailgate locks because it mounts in the housing of the handle so the lock cannot be popped out. The lock basically secures the passenger side latch from disengaging so the tailgate cannot be opened while locked.
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  • Will the Bedliner Need to Be Removed for PAL3600 Installation for 2006 Mitsubishi Raider
    You will need to be able to access the three bolts on the inside of the tailgate that secure the handle to the tailgate. If you have a slide-in bedliner you will need to temporarily remove it to do this. If its a spray-on liner and you can access the bolts fine then you would obviously not need to remove the liner.
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  • Will Pop and Lock Manual Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL3600 Fit a 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport
    The Pop and Lock Manual Custom Tailgate Lock, part # PAL3600 is the same part number as the # PL3600. The # PAL3600 is the part number that we use. The Pop and Lock # PAL3600 will fit your 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport. It fits all 1997 to 2011 Dodge Dakota models. I am including the installation instructions for the Pop and Lock tailgate lock.
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  • Lock for Tailgate Handle of 2007 Dodge Dakota
    To add a lock to the tailgate handle of your 2007 Dodge Dakota that does not have one currently you'll want the Pop and Lock part # PAL3600 instead of what you mentioned which was designed for this exact scenario. This is a manual lock setup so if you wanted a power lock type that ties into power locks of your truck you'd want the part # PAL8100 instead.
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  • Tailgate Lock for 2004 Dodge Dakota
    For your 2004 Dodge Dakota we have the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power # PAL8100. This powered tailgate lock is confirmed to fit your truck and will wire into the existing power door locks so that when you lock your truck, your tailgate locks along with it. If your Dakota doesn't have existing power locks you can simply add the Switch Kit # PAL9520 which will put a switch inside the cab that you can use the lock and unlock the tailgate. This is a really nice system and we have...
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  • Will the Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock # PAL3600 Fit on a 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport
    Yes, the Pop & Lock custom tailgate lock, part # PAL3600, will fit your 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport. It is designed to fit the Dakota from 1997 to 2011 as well as the Mitsubishi Raider from 2006 to 2009.
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  • What Tailgate Lock Will Fit My 2003 Dodge Dakota
    I do have a solution for you but the Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - 1999-2007 GM Full Size Pickups # LH-003 is designed to only fit GM Full Size pickups. The solution I have for you is the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Steel - Manual - Black # PAL3600. The Pop & Lock # PAL3600 fits all 1997-2011 Dodge Dakotas. This lock offers more protection because it fits into the housing of the handle, making it very difficult to pop out.
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