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Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black

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PAL5500 - Black Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks
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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   (203 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.


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.



We have used this just about everyday. This has given us extra storage area that is secure. I wish I would of done this years ago. Worth every penny and will definitely do it again whenif we purchase another truck without locking tailgates.

Toyota Tacoma

Works exactly as I had hoped and installation was straight-forward.. especially when using the E-Trailer video. We have a shell on the Tacoma. It locks...and with the Pop & Lock we can now also lock the tailgate providing a more secure storage area for items stored in the bed of the truck. Highly recommend this item. The only negative is that the Toyota OEM tailgate handle seems a bit more robust than the one on the Pop & Lock.


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.


worked as expected, a bit tight to get the new latch into place, but once installed, it works good


For an idiot such as myself in car related matters, I was able to install it myself. You gotta love YouTube. Works better than it ever has.

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!

Alex R.


It has held up well and works great. I still recommend it!


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.


It installed as it should. Order and delivery were great.


Still working great after a year. No slop or play in any of the components. And Florida sun has not faded the color yet either. Great product and price. Will buy again if there is ever a need to.


Was working great but just out of no were it’s stop locking.


The handle was very simple to install .. one thing I would like is for the plastic to be a little thicker.. feels flimsy but it works fine so it’s not a problem with mechanics


Awesome product and easy to install. Jesse M. was a big help and ensured that we were informed every step of the way. He was very proactive during the ordering and also once the product was delivered. Wish there was more customer service out there like seen when ordering from Thank you and I will be back!

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Easy installation. Seems to be working well! Camera works just as it did before.

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Instructions were great. Install was pretty easy.
The locking movement is only 1/8 turn. It felt a little sticky when locking and did not always lock. I added a little grease on the mechanism and it's engaging better.


Easy to install, looks great, easy to use. THANKS!

2013 Toyota Tacoma

It was a very easy install on my 2013 Toyota Tacoma. The video on the e trailer website was helpful. I felt that the handle seem kind of lower quality compared to the factory handle but overall happy that I can lock my tailgate. Looking forward to see the longevity of the product.




Product works fine and looks like it came from the factory. It was easy to install with the video directions. Definitely a good product experience.

2015 Toyota Tacoma

Installation was a piece a cake! Product seems to be as well made as the original to the truck. Ordering was a breeze and delivery was on the day that I was given. Thanks for making a great product.


he pop lock is great! Installed within 30 minutes

2015 Toyota Tacoma

I ordered the tailgate lock, with a knock for the backup camera which I already had, for my 2012 Tacoma in the late evening and could hardly believe when I received a call mid morning the next day saying that the lock was shipped and I would receive it before the end of tomorrow. Well, it arrived mid afternoon the next day! I did pay for next day service because I was traveling on the road and needed it before I moved on with scheduled reservations. But I have to say that did their part very well in getting the part out extremely fast. They also sent an email out to confirm the shipping
After reading the very clear and precise instructions, rounding up a couple of tools, the installation took only about 15 minutes, max 20 minutes. The lock assembly looks and works just great. It looks like it came like that from the factory.
I would not hesitate to use for any product in the future.
Walt-D2 from Maine



Its still working great and I do use it quite often. I did add add a little more lubricant to the pivot points which made it even smoother in its operation. Walt-D2 from Maine


Was easy to install - The installation video online was helpful.

2015 Toyota Tacoma

it was easy to put in and works great. The only thing that i wish was different (medal) is that the guts of the pal5500 is all plastic, we will see how it holds up in the winter temps


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


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.

Etrailer Expert

David B.


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.

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