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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. Lowest 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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL5500

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

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.


Features:

  • 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





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma



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Video of Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - Tailgate Lock - PAL5500 Review

Today we're going to review part number PAL5500. This is the Pop and Lock manual custom locking tailgate handle. It's black in color. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the Toyota Tacoma vehicle, starting in 2005. On a custom fit part, I always recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it will show you if this will work for your application.

This is a keyed lock in tailgate handle which will discourage theft of your cargo and even of your tailgate. It will create secure storage for your valuables when it's used with a inaudible 00:00:34 cover or a truck bed cab. It has a tough armor steel lock which will resist tampering. Again, it is customized for your vehicle, the ABS plastic locking handle replaces your OEM tailgate handle and it will work on trucks with or without a backup camera. The black color will compliment any other black trim on your truck. It has a nice, raised lock for quick key access, so your key can just go right in there.

It does include everything shown here, it includes the lock handle assembly, the two keys, a nice set of detailed instructions. It's a very simple installation, there's no drilling or welding necessary. It requires only basic tools to install it. That should do it for the review on part number PAL5500, the Pop and Lock manual custom locking tailgate handle, black in color.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (86 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.

- PAL5500
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Product was very easy to install by the provided written instructions, and the installation video provided on the order confirmation e-mail. The lock and latch mechanism work perfectly. My tailgate had a camera, but no lock. I was excited to find a product with a lock, that still accepted my camera. Looks like a factory installation. One suggestion: The pictures on the paper installation instructions are a little dark, making it difficult to pick out some of the reference points. Clearer pictures would help. 638535



- PAL5500
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The part I got was the same part that was broken and the new one was the cats meow fit like a glove 618036



- PAL5500
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Bought as birthday present for my boyfriend. My order was on backorder but i was updated every day with the status of my shipment. Great customer service and communication. Installation was fast and easy. Will order through etrailer.com again. 401595



- PAL5500
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Simple install, smooth functioning. Looks like stick when installed. Only negative is that any smaller grade metal key will open the lock. Just for the heck of it I tried a bunch of smaller keys that I have and about half the keys I tried successfully locked and unlocked the locking mechanism. Would recommend the pop&lock that can be coded to ignition key, might be more secure? 661919



- PAL5500
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

The lock was easy to install...although the directions were a bit more confusing than they needed to be. But, it took only 20 minutes to install....fit perfectly....and looks like a stock piece. For the low price, it was exactly what I needed for peace of mind. I do wish it could be keyed to my ignition key, and I do wonder why Toyota doesn't put a lock on their Tacoma tailgates from the factory, being truck tailgates (especially with a back-up camera) are a prime theft target. 168649



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This was the easiest and most useful upgrade I’ve ever put on my truck. I would highly reccomend this to everyone who doesn’t have a locking tailgate, especially if you have a bed cover of some sort— this makes it theft proof. I have a hard tonneau cover and now my truck bed is a much needed safe storage area. This takes all of 10 minutes to put on. 660425



- PAL5500
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It turns out that I already had a Pop and Lock tailgate handle on my truck. It broke last week when I tried to open it on an extremely cold morning (-5F). No big deal, that’s understandable. I get the new one in & start to take the old one out. Two of the four 10mm bolts are seized so badly that they break loose the studs that the bolts thread into & so they just spin. That took an extra hour to get those two bolts out. How about putting in a small package of anti-seize in with your kits just in case you have to take it back out? I put anti-seize on the new bolts myself. 468030



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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. 505605



- PAL5500
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Toyota Tacoma

Good item to my Toyota Tacoma and Fast Shipping! 636616



- PAL5500
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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 etrailer.com 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 etrailer.com for any product in the future. Walt-D2 from Maine 196428


Comments

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

Walt-D2 - 05/26/2016

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- PAL5500
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Although I was not shipped the PAL5500 that I ordered, the PL5500 fit just right. The only different thing that I found was the gasket seal that needs to be removed from the old one did not exactly fit the PAL5500, other than that, excellent product after following the step by step on YouTube. 238440


Comments

Thanks for your review Nick, but our part number is PAL5500, and that translates to the Pop and Lock part number PL5500.

-- Rachael H - 03/04/2016

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- PAL5500
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My pop lock on my truck broke . When I looked at what had broken, the piece that broke was that plastic plunger that presses down to open the tailgate . I was hoping the new part would have a metal piece(improvement ) Not so. When this one fails, I will NOT be using this brand again. 320003



- PAL5500
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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! 447499


Comments

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

Alex R - 10/30/2018

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- PAL5500
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Pretty happy overall. I bought a 2015 Tacoma brand new in November 2014. It had a pop n lock on it when I bought it. My point is there was no OEM gasket for me to use cause the new one didn’t come with one and the broke one on my truck didn’t either. Also, the instructions told me to swap the driver side rod but I didn’t need to in my case. Good thing I was paying attention. 714214



- PAL5500
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2012 Toyota Tacoma

Looks great quality product at a good price fast shipping. 699445



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2009 Toyota Tacoma

Shipping of the tailgate handle was excellent & the install was a breeze. Very good instructions & detailed. My only complaint is that the tailgate doesn’t open immediately when I pull up on the handle. Possibly an adjustment on the rods or latch mechanisms would correct this. Nice to be able to lock it though with the cover installed 692214



- PAL5500
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Products delivers as advertised. Very quick shipping. Easy install. Very happy with the product. 689910



- PAL5500
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Very easy to install 688272



- PAL5500
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Good product, shipping and price was great. Fits like oem part. Quick and easy installation!! 683049



- PAL5500
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I did receive my package really quick but when I opened the box the package inside was beat all the hell, like the package was beat into the box to make it fit but the product it self seems fine I won’t know for sure till I go to put it on my truck! 676597



- PAL5500
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Perfect fit easy install..... just as good as the OEM handle. 663751



- PAL5500
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I've had this tailgate lock for nearly a year. The tailgate lock was easy to install, and appeared to be of acceptable quality manufacture. I'm treating the lock and lever assembly carefully as it appears and feels like it wouldn't take hard lifting without failing. Although nothing has failed to this point, I don't think it would take hard use. 660807



- PAL5500
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This tailgate lock was just as I thought it would be. Easy to swap with the original, and it works great. 659183



- PAL5500
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Was easy to install - The installation video online was helpful. 654926



- PAL5500
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The item arrived before t he expected ETA which was great. I was able to install it within 15 minutes using simple hand tools. The look was great. Now I feel more secure about not having to worry about my tailgate getting stolen. 652974



- PAL5500
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Came fast and easy to install 651089



- PAL5500
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Received my part quickly and was very easy to install. etrailer.com has great customer service. Would order from them again. Thank you 647291



- PAL5500
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Perfect fit! Very happy 642232



- PAL5500
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Installation was a breeze! Great product for secure peace of mind with thefts of tailgates going around... best of all, was that shipping was on spot! Had 2 day shipping because I am going out of town and I was very surprised how fast it got here! Great company, Thank you very much!! 642116



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2005 Toyota Tacoma

The product PAL5500 Tailgate lock arrived 1 day early of date posted. Good price. Easy to install. One piece instead of the two piece old lock. Gasket from old lock fit perfectly. 639537



- PAL5500
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Everything was awesome 634655



- PAL5500
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Product was delivered as stated. Install was easy and instructions were easy to follow 625518



- PAL5500
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Toyota Tacoma

Perfect fit replacing the original Tacoma tailgate handle. Easy to install, takes about 20 minutes. Only comments on the downside very minor: the latch sticks a bit in locking and unlocking and the pull handle is not as thick as the original, so hopefully it doesn’t break if pulled too hard. Both pretty minor though. A great addition with a solid tonneau cover to make the bed inaccessible. 617575



- PAL5500
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The lock for my tailgate arrived quickly, and was packaged well so arrived in great condition. I had it installed by the body shop because my old tailgate was stolen. They said this was a much better lock than they had in stock and it was easy to install. I was glad I was pro-active and ordered it so I would have it on hand when I dropped off my truck. Thank You for providing great service and a great product. 616537



- PAL5500
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I am very happy with my Pop and Lock order. Very easy to install....everything lined up,only took a few mins to switch out the old latch for the new. The order got to my house quick and only $2.99 shipping,very happy. Margaret. 614262



- PAL5500
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Fit my truck perfectly. Thanks for a quick delivery. 613918



- PAL5500
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Excellent fit. Called etrailer and they helped me decide which model (with backup camera knockout) to purchase for my truck. Easy to install. Too bad these latches aren’t made of metal instead of plastic. Nevertheless, it’s a great product. 610123



- PAL5500
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2013 Toyota Tacoma

Part arrived early and was easy to inst all 610031



- PAL5500
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2011 Toyota Tacoma

Easy installation!!! Great product so far have only had it for a day. Fast shipping. I have a backup camera and did not need the extra backup camera mounting clip on a 2011 taco prerunner for anyone that was wondering. 604795



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2007 Toyota Tacoma

The original broke after about 4 years. EZ to replace however. Once you get used to a backup camera there is no going back to OEM without camera 603927



- PAL5500
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Good product.. however, directions for instaiiation pictures could have been clearer. 602082



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2011 Toyota Tacoma

Prompt delivery. The part was in good shape and is the correct replacement part that I needed. The gray linkage lock was broken, but my old one will work just fine. 594425



- PAL5500
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2014 Toyota Tacoma

Product arrived in a timely manner and packaged well. The installation was very quick and easy(about 15 minutes). Everything is working great so far. 591818



- PAL5500
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Easy to install. No issues 567703



- PAL5500
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Super easy install. Looks like an OEM part, fast shipping. Overall excellent buying experience. 549082



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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Superb fit and finish....and AMAZINGLY simple to install. Video was very informative and succinct. Why can't everything be this easy? 505691



- PAL5500
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Arrived in short order and on time. The new unit appears to be the same quality as the OEM latch. Instructions and video were great. The unit was removed and installed exactly as portrayed. It took maybe 20-minutes from start to finish. Works great. 488637



- PAL5500
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

Perfect Fit.No problems In Installing it and Very happy With your Videos And Variety Of parts.I will def Buy From etrailer.Com Again Thank you!!! 486022



- PAL5500
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Watched the video as I installed the handle, it was so easy and was done within 20 minutes. The product works great and looks like an original part to my truck. 483106



- PAL5500
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It got the job done! 471021


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