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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

Item # PAL5400
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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. Great 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 or call 1-800-940-8924 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.


  • 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   (196 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.

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Unfortunately it didn’t arrive yesterday as promised but it did arrive this morning. The installation went well and the key alike option is working flawlessly.


This was a necessary purchase in order to make a tonneau cover viable for storing things in my truckbed. I read the previous reviews and was very nervous since there seemed to be about a 20% failure rate. How there was ONLY ONE option in this era of Amazon overload with thousands of products from all over the world, I'm not sure, but this is what I had to buy. I have been VERY careful with the lock, and it has so far been fine. However, it never feels like a solid lock. There is no definitive moment at which it feels locked, and checking it each time, it seems as though it could easily be broken. As others have noted, it feels flimsy. If it breaks, getting into the truckbed now would mean possibly tearing up the tonneau cover. But this lock did open up a ton of possibility for me with regard to carrying camping and backpacking gear for me and friends! This was the primary reason for this purchase, along with the tonneau cover. I never put anything of extremely high value back there, but now people can't just walk by and easily grab something (paddleboard), which did happen once before the lock and cover. Thus, I am pleased with this purchase so far, although I wish I had a choice of a more solid feeling lock. I have also been pleased with other purchases from etrailer.

2005 Toyota Tacoma

I had the old pop & lock model for my 2005 Tacoma prior to getting this model. I upgraded to getting this model and it is fantastic! It secures all of my expensive tools and is of good quality. I love it and would highly recommend putting this lock on your tailgate.

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!

2008 Toyota Tacoma

Recently purchased hard trifold cover for truck bed. Found this tailgate locking mechanism. Received it today and installation was pretty simple. Works well.

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.

Greg V.


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.


Very satisfied with my new product, even more impressed by the customer service Lori at etrailer provided for me. Helped me every step of the way and I am so thankful. Will definitely use etrailer for future car needs!


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.



Works and locks well, but not nearly as sturdy or smooth to operate as OEM. Awesome that it keys to the main truck key. Lock holds well but does not feel smooth to lock and unlock. Would prefer sturdier smoother product.


Well designed. Easy to install. Looks original and the backup camera fit well. It’s nice to be able to lock the tailgate. The lock is somewhat stiff locking and unlocking (despite following the instructions). I often don’t lock or unlock so as to not break something in the process- it doesn’t feel sturdy. I would buy again and I do recommend it.


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.

Chris K.


1 year on, 5 star. Operation has been flawless. Nice to have the tailgate security

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.

Casey M.


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.


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



Great. Operates as designed.

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

Pete P.


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.

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!


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.

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.


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.


It has been a year since I purchased this item. It fit perfectly and it still works great after. Very satisfied..


Awesome. So easy to install and use. I wish I had it several years ago, still great after 1 year of use.


after 1 year it still works fine


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.


Bought this because the manufacturer said they had changed materials to address lots of complaints that the lock broke and could not be opened.
Have not had any problems (not used heavily). Material is similar to the original Toyota latch material.

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Just got it installed. Took me about 20 minutes. Easy install. The only concern is the handle itself. Its not as sturdy and thick as the OEM handle. It's pretty flimsy and feels like it'll break after a few years of tough use. It actually hurts a bit to open the gate and support it with your fingers unlike the oem handle. otherwide, easy install and easy coding.


Good seller 5 star

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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