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Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black

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Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Add security for your valuables with this ABS plastic tailgate handle that has a keyed, steel tailgate lock. Perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells. Replaces your OEM handle. Great Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black part number PAL5500 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 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 ABS plastic tailgate handle that has a keyed, steel tailgate lock. Perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells. Replaces your OEM handle.


  • Keyed 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
  • 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 2 keys, replacement handle with lock mechanism, and all necessary hardware for installation
  • 1-Year warranty

Replace your existing factory tailgate handle with this ABS black plastic tailgate handle that has a built-in 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 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.

PL5500 Pop and Lock Replacement Tailgate Handle with Manual Truck Bed Lock - Black

Item # PAL5500

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Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black - PAL5500

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (180 Customer Reviews)

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Add security for your valuables with this ABS plastic tailgate handle that has a keyed, steel tailgate lock. Perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells. Replaces your OEM handle.


Installing my Pop & Lock tailgate handle was easy and quick, especially with the help of the instructional videos on the website. I can now lock my tailgate without fear that it will be stolen. I'm definitely a happy camper. My only regret is that I should have installed a backup camera at the same time. That'll be my next project.


Super easy 15min I was done and on my way. So happy I made the purchase. Now when I travel I can feel a bit more secure. Purchasing was effortless and Shipping was super fast. I will definitely buy more parts from etrailer.


Works as advertised.

Only thing
is if you already have a backup camera you do not need to order the camera mount bracket. You may want to note this on the description to the actual l


had a hard time finding the tailgate handle, but Jesse at a etrailer help me out, went above and beyond.


Excellent product! I just installed it today in about 30 minutes. I am just your average DIYer and this installation was as easy as it appeared in the install video, with no surprises whatsoever. It looks like a factory installed product, works great, and gives me the piece of mind I was looking for. I installed the Pop N Lock on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma with a back up camera. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to lock their tailgate. Thanks to the manufacturer for providing a solution to an issue for which Toyota has not.

2014 Toyota Tacoma

So far, it's great, received today NOV 16 and installed in approx 20 minutes, works great. I can do another review after a few weeks of use as of right now I'm impressed. The camera extended out approx 1/4 inch, no effect on operation. I'm happy. D


The tailgate handle works great, and installation was quick and easy. There is a youtube video that helps show exactly what you need to do to install a new handle if this is the first time doing it yourself.


Doesn’t work. When i followed the instructions and flipped the rod, however it still doesn’t work and I can only get one side to latch or open.

Hey Alexander. If things arent quite adding up I would suggest have a tech look at it. Sometimes it just takes another set of eyes to solve the problem or see the solution.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 09/13/2022

2015 Toyota Tacoma

Great service. Tailgate lock installed by dealer 7 years ago broke and they had an exact replacement. Just had to change out their generic lock for the one in my old tailgate lock. Fit perfectly.


What an awesome product, it got to my house in a timely manner(and I am very impatient) and exceeded my expectations. It was very easy to install and came with an easy to understand assembly video. I highly recommend the pop n' lock and I will surely be using it in the future. 10/10

2010 Toyota Tacoma

It was exactly the part I needed. It was a lower price than the other places I checked.

It has worked perfectly! Very happy with the Pop and Lock Replacement Tailgate Assembly.
Frederick - 10/23/2022


Locking handle fit perfect and I installed in less than 10 minutes


My tail gate lock has worked perfectly over the past year. I can now store tools and parts with with reasonable expectation of security.
My only regret is not knowing that the tail gate lock was available with a backup camera.


Works great! Bought for our 2015 Toyota
Tacoma truck. Feel safer locking luggage in back.

Its working great!
Javier - 05/09/2022

2015 Toyota Tacoma

Product quality appears excellent. Installation was a breeze. “How to” vid from mfr was very helpful. I sprayed WD40 on the plastic clips to make removal and reinstallation of the rods a bit easier. Don’t use tools to remove clips from rod, they may break and snap off. Use fingers and combo of force and finesse!

It has held up well and works great. I still recommend it!
Alex R - 10/30/2018


So I got the handle in the mail, opened up my tailgate, followed the thorough step by step instructions provided, and about 30 minutes later I had a functional locking tailgate! Super easy and worth it for my valuables and tailgate! One suggestion, wear gloves because that sheet metal on your truck is sharp.


Lock works well. The black finish fades really quickly.


The package was left here on a Sunday afternoon when no one is at the business to receive packages. Tracking says it will take 10 days to figure out where the package is. Really?


This was a super easy install with watching video and instructions! Easy to install my camera with popping out insert as well! Very satisfied


I like the product....except this is my second one. I bought one a few years ago to secure the contents of my truck bed, (I have a cover) and to protect the tailgate from being stolen. Actually this was the only tailgate lock that I could find. The plastic handle broke and so I could open my tailgate or cover. It took a while to figure out how to open the tailgate and cover. Perhaps the quality of the plastic could be better. Otherwise it works well.


Hint, to reverse the driver side rod end for end, you also have to reverse the locking clip so that the rod is now able to slide in from the bottom and then locking the clip.
Also a borrowed hint, while opening the tail gate push in on the tail gate to relieve some of the pressure on the releasing lock arm. It may extend the life of the locking mechanism. My first one lasted about ten years, so overall I’m very pleased with the lock.

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Item as described, and delivered quickl y.


he pop lock is great! Installed within 30 minutes


Very nice and easy to install!


It was the easiest replacement part I have done.

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