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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle with Lock and Key Alike Lock Cylinder - Manual - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle with Lock and Key Alike Lock Cylinder - Manual - Black

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Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This ABS plastic tailgate handle has a keyed, steel tailgate lock, and the lock cylinder can be keyed to match your truck key. This handle replaces OEM handle. Great for tonneaus or camper shells. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle with Lock and Key Alike Lock Cylinder - Manual - Black part number PAL5400 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL5400

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

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This ABS plastic tailgate handle has a keyed, steel tailgate lock, and the lock cylinder can be keyed to match your truck key. This handle replaces OEM handle. Great for tonneaus or camper shells.


Features:

  • Locking tailgate handle discourages theft of your cargo and your tailgate
    • Creates secure storage for your valuables when used with a tonneau cover or truck-bed cap
  • Lock cylinder has BOLT codeable technology so it can be keyed to match your OEM truck key
  • Tough, armored steel lock resists tampering
  • Customized for your vehicle
    • ABS plastic locking handle replaces your OEM tailgate handle
  • Works on trucks with or without a backup camera
    • May require mounting clip (sold separately) if your vehicle doesn't have a factory camera holder
  • Black color complements any other black trim on your truck
  • Raised lock for quick key access
  • Simple installation
    • No drilling or welding necessary
  • Includes tailgate handle, lock mechanism, and all necessary hardware for installation
  • 1-Year warranty


Replace your existing factory tailgate handle with this ABS plastic tailgate handle that has a built-in manual lock. And you won't have to carry any extra keys. The lock cylinder for this tailgate lock can be keyed to match your truck key using patented BOLT codeable technology. Simply insert the key in the lock and turn it clockwise until it stops turning. Then remove the key. It's as easy as that. Your key will now unlock your tailgate. 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 locking mechanism is made of sturdy, armored steel to resist tampering. The lock is raised slightly for convenient key access and to help prevent pinching. And the handle installs easily using basic tools - no welding or drilling is necessary. The custom design gives you a straight-from-the-factory look, and the black color complements any other black trim on your truck.


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



PL5400 Pop and Lock Replacement Tailgate Handle with Manual Truck Bed Lock - Keyed Alike - Black

Installation Details PAL5400 Installation instructions

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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle with Lock and Key Alike Lock Cylinder - Manual - Black - PAL5400

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (158 Customer Reviews)

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This ABS plastic tailgate handle has a keyed, steel tailgate lock, and the lock cylinder can be keyed to match your truck key. This handle replaces OEM handle. Great for tonneaus or camper shells.

- PAL5400
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Installed the latch in less than 10 minutes. It looks great on my 2015 Tacoma. Very happy with my purchase. The best feature is that I can use my truck key and not carry around one extra key just for the lock.


Comments
Lock has worked great for the past year. It feels a little loose inside but still works great. The color has faded from the original black to lighter grey but honestly, I expected that in the southern summers we have. Very happy with this product and will certainly purchase again.
Casey M - 12/06/2021


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Everything was good except the small screw holes on the camera mounting bracket did not line up with the camera screw holes so I reused the original mount for the camera.


Comments
Depending on how old the vehicle is the camera may not mount into the new handle however there is a camera mounting clip for this and the part is part # PAL5400
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/05/2022


- PAL5400
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Installed the PL5400 on my 2011 Toyota Tacoma. Great product, easy installation. Very easy to code the lock to my truck ignition key. Thank you.



- PAL5400
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Fast delivery and easy to install! I did choose to put an extra bend into the driver's side rod to clear the new lock rather than reverse it. This was primarily to allow the existing rod guide to continue to work. It took a little effort to maneuver the slightly taller mechanism in through the tailgate skin, but it did go without any real issue. My only concern is that this model allows the ignition key to be programmed in to be used instead of a separate key. It is not as mechanically precise as I would have liked. I likely would order the regular one with the extra key if I had to do it over again. Works well but as others have stated the handle is narrower due to the lock and space for the optional camera and not quite as refined as the OEM version. It seems to be just fine for the occasional use it will get from my infrequent [local store] runs for items that need to be put in the bed.



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Rear tailgate Pop & Lock with code able lock was easy to install and operates as designed.


Comments
Great. Operates as designed.
James - 05/11/2021


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2005 Toyota Tacoma

I just bought a TopperEZLift Weekender for my 2005 Toyota short bed I wanted to be able to lock up the back tail gate. My son found this locking handle on line for me. It's just what I was looking for simple to install and best of all I could key it with my truck key. Great product will pass on the web site to those looking for an locking tail gate handle. I also pickup your tail gate seal that was on your web site. Thanks, Greg V.


Comments
The lock set has been great haven’t had any issues with it. I have pass the product to a couple friends and they both purchased one. The quality is great.
Greg V - 05/04/2019



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I just received this product from your company today. I would like to give you a review once I install it on my truck. But, as of now, everything was great, the product came in a short amount of time and I hope it does what I intent it for. Please ask me again for a review in a couple of days once I install it on my truck.



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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Installed on my 2015 Tacoma TRD Off-Road. Replaces original fine using the original gasket. Has a few less pins to hold the gasket in place, but its sufficient. Handle is a bit smaller than the original due to the lock, so you have a little less leverage. This install (per instructions) requires you reverse the "wire" on the drivers side so that it does not rub against the locking mechanism, and in this specified alignment, it cannot use the middle support clamp and it rubs on the internal support structure of the tailgate. As a result, it's hard to open the tailgate. As a modification, I left the rod/wire in its original alignment, but placed a small bend in it about two inches or so away from the connection point to the lock (see pictures). This makes the latch work much better as the wire/rod can still be strapped into the middle support!



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I am really happy with this product! We do a lot of camping and over landing and having the option to lock our 2015 Tacoma gives us peace of mind when we go for hikes and such. One thing that I have noticed is that when I go to open the tailgate, pulling the handle seems harder than with the original. Not really a complaint and it’s resolved by gently pushing on the tailgate inward. {



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2014 Toyota Tacoma

Easy install took 45 minutes outside in 32° weather. Good instructions. Good quality too, looks like OEM. Lock works great! Secures my tonneau covered 2014 Tacoma Base Reg Cab 2WD


Comments
Secure, sturdy and reliable even at 0 deg F. Locks with the same key as the truck. I dont have a tailgate camera so I cant comment on that.
Pete P - 02/04/2015



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Does the job but not as rugged as the OEM handle - doesn't feel as sturdy, but it does latch ok. I do really like how it keys readily to the ignition key; that is awesome. Overall, it's good but for the price I expected a sturdier product.



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Install was pretty straightforward, instructions were detailed. Looks good, appears to work. lock/key matching easy. Send me another email after a year and we'll see if the 4 star moves to 5. Satisfied so far.



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My tailgate locking handle arrived in a timely manner. Upon inspection the handle looked great and I see no reason the handle will not work as intended. I am looking forward to installing it over the weekend.



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2015 Toyota Tacoma

I want to make special mention of the sales lady, Cathy T., for her congeniality and knowledge. She made the purchase enjoyable instead of making me feel as if I were dealing with a robot. She is an asset to your company. I received the part promptly and followed the plain-to-understand directions. The installation was completed in less than 30 minutes and the hardware seems to work fine. I really won't know until it has been used a while. I am impressed with your product and service.



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One small item though. I got the metal bracket to install the OEM camera and the screws were larger then the holes in the metal bracket. I had to drill the holes to make them larger and then use the screws.



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2011 Toyota Tacoma

Super fast shipping! Installation took less than 10 minutes, it’s a perfect fit! Thank you Etrailer team!!



- PAL5400
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Very satisfied with the tailgate lock. Delivery was fast and the video instructions on the website were well done that even a novice was able to understand. The product was installed in under 20 minutes and is working great!



- PAL5400
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Easy to install and the best I can code the lock to the truck key that was one of the main reasons I bought it from etrailer, and the pop and lock defender secures my gate and it doesn’t interfere with the gate, the videos are very helpful and easy to follow ; I recommend to buy it from here you won’t be disappointed.



- PAL5400
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I have bought two of these products. They both have preformed very well. The first one the plastic pin on handle that operated the unlocking mechanism snapped off(my load shifted putting excessive pressure on latches). The second one the manufacture had changed this to metal. It is a wonderful feeling knowing my belongs in my truck and my tonneau cover are safe from sticky fingers. The product shipped with everything needed with very easy and accurate instructions. I will continue to to purchase from etrailer.


Comments
Just letting everyone know lm still very pleased with my purchases. Tailgate lock works great wired in to remote locking system daily.
Ron B - 03/08/2018



- PAL5400
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Easy to install! Looks exactly like the Toyota installed handle except with a lock! Make sure you use power tools makes the job easy and quick. The key to like is simple to do and is a must feature to purchase. Camera knock out and all the bolts line up perfectly. Read the instructions and look closely at the pictures if done correctly should take no longer the 30 minutes or less to install. Take your time.



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2011 Toyota Tacoma

Easy installation. Followed the video and had no problems. The best part is that you can use your key.



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Product is just as described. It is extremely easy to install (took less than 30 minutes total). Instructions are simple and easy to follow. Some have commented that it feels cheap. To me it feels the same as the OEM handle. Customer service with etrailer was awesome. I needed the product quickly and the worked with me without charging a ton f extra shipping. Very satisfied and will be back for future products!


Comments
I did have one issue with the locking device. It became stuck. I contacted etrailer and had a replacement within a week. Awesome customer service. Replacement has been fine for 10 months now. I believe the first one was damaged internally somehow and not the norm.
Chad L - 03/31/2015



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2012 Toyota Tacoma

The product is not as durable as the original. You have to remind yourself to be gentle when you’re pulling up on the handle. For some reason their camera option is backwards for the 2012 Tacoma Prerunner. We had to flip our camera. Unfortunately, the components have come apart on the inside which left our tailgate completely locked up. We’ve had to remove our tailgate twice and fix the issue. We vowed that if it happens one more time, we’ll be putting the old one back on until we find something better.



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Works as intended....very impressed, 15 minutes and presto, I have a locking tail gate, with my back-up camera still intact. I really should have done this earlier, but better late than never I guess. Product seems to be better than the rest I've looked at.



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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Very easy to install. Took about an hour . Straight forward directions.. the quality feels the same as the factories


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