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Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle - Manual - Black

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  • Pop and Lock
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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

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


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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:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (56 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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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



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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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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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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



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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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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Worked great initially but after only 1 winter, I couldn't get the key in the lock. With the help of WD40, I was able to get the key in but the lock still wouldn't turn. Works with the automatic pop & lock so haven't bothered to take apart and get it working. 281263



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2008 Toyota Tacoma


Fast delivery , easy to order , tracking my order was very easy also. Thanks for everything guys. PS keep up the good work. 159012



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This product is just super. It met all my expectations. The tailgate lock assembly, after reading the instructions (which were very clear and precise) and getting a couple of tools ready, it took only about 15min, max 20min to install. I've been using it now for a couple of days and it works like a charm. I'm also using it frequently because I am camping. Because I'm on the road and moving around, I ordered the lock with one day shipping. I ordered in the late evening and could hardly believe that I received a call mid morning the next day that the lock was shipped and would be there by the end of the next day. It arrived mid afternoon the next day. Also an email conformation to boot that it had been shipped. I'll tell you, etrailer.com has it all together. Service doesn't get any better. I very rare write reviews, but they really earned this one in spades! Walt-D2 from Maine, now in Florida, and moving and camping around the country. 194884



- 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


Thanks for the follow up. Currently the lock does not work due most likely dirt and salt inside the keyhole. I tried spraying some lubricant inside the keyhole however I cannot get the key to turn. I will try to work on it some more when our weather breaks. 437596



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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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2009 Toyota Tacoma


Great product and easy to install thanks to your online video. Super fast shipping and great customer service and they carry everything I need. 348427



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Easy to install. No issues 567703



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



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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



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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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It got the job done! 471021



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great product 453395



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Have a difficult time to unlock with key. Have to either push or pull on the tailgate to get the key to unlock the tailgate. 436938



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Very easy to install, it took me 25 minutes to get it done. The video is self explanatory. The lock fits perfet and it doesn't look like an aftermarket product. My tail gate will be secure now. 416799



- PAL5500

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2010 Toyota Tacoma


I just replaced the PopN Lock tailgate lock (w/camera) on my 2010 Tacoma for the fourth time. The removal and installation were simple. However, the frustration is with the product. As stated, this is number 4. Each one breaks (internal lift tab is plastic and breaks off clean) at the same place. Normal wear and infrequent use SHOULD NOT be doing this. 416608



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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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2011 Toyota Tacoma


The Pop and Lock I purchased for the tailgate of my Tacoma is fantastic! I purchased the product in conjunction with a tourneau cover to secure luggage during a driving vacation. Installation was easy, especially if you watched the videos, and performance is strong. I can now put work bags, tools, bikes, etc. in the bed of my truck and secure my stuff where no one can see. 387727



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


This replacement latch wit lock was easy to install and works great. It provides a secure compartment when paired with my latching bed cover. I would highly recommend the product. 386758



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Toyota Tacoma


This was the first time I used this vendor. The person who handled my order was very helpful. My Tacoma came without a locking tailgate. 369954



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Nice product at a reasonable price. Was easy to install on my 2015 Tacoma and it has provided security when needed. The lock, along with a hard cover, make access to the bed difficult for any one without a key. 367654



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Installed on 2015 Tacoma. Lock has been working fine for over a year. I do lube it every six months . 365763



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


A couple of times the reach rods have come loose, locking me out of the bed of the truck (it has a hard tonneau). Fortunately, I figured out a way in and rigged a better way to secure the rods. Hasn't happened since. Backup camera fit nicely. 357682



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Works great. Just what I wanted. Installed easily, did watch video first. Great price. Received in only a couple of days. 351785


Comments

Its still working great after a year. Good product.

RogerP - 03/12/2018

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2014 Toyota Tacoma


Had to make some adjustment on the gasket, other than that,part arrived earlier than expected,and its on the truck with no other issue.worked as it should. 348581



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2011 Toyota Tacoma


Good product.....as advertised. Seamless installation on my 2011Tacome. Great company, too......efficient and a well designed and functional website. 336612



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Even in the cold of winter super easy to install, was flawless. The instructional video helped me be ready for the task ahead and make it very quick. Well done Pop & Lock! 322766



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Product as advertised. fast shipping, packaged well. Installation was easy and smooth. 315038



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Great product..No issues so far.You have the comfort of knowing that your cargo is locked in if you have a cover on the pan of your truck. 296271



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Looks very sturdy just like the original. Easy to install just like it said. 270358



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2012 Toyota Tacoma


I have been worried that my tailgate would be stolen (including the back-up camera) so I really wanted a tailgate lock but didn't want to pay to have the Toyota Dealership order and install it, so I searched through ToyotaWorld.com and was quickly given a link to the PAL5500. I was a bit hesitant in trying to install the Tailgate lock myself, but after watching the installation video, I was confident that I could do it correctly. The only thing the video didn't mention was how to key the lock but the written instructions that came with the lock covered that. It is wonderful to be able to use my ignition key to lock and unlock the tailgate. Great product and support. 267284



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Works just fine. Next time I would get the one that uses that truck key. 263658



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2011 Toyota Tacoma


I'm stunned how fast this item made it to Canada. It took 15 mins to install the pop lock and it fit and finish are perfect. Well done etrailer. Thanks 261920



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Thanks got it in the mail yesterday and replaced the one I broke in 20 minutes very easy to do 259405



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2011 Toyota Tacoma


I received the product promptly, thank you! Fits perfectly, Tacoma 2011 255935



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Received order way ahead of scheduled date. I installed the locking tailgate latch assembly as told by directions in 25 minutes. Works great with my new Bak Flip bed cover. Looks just like the original equipment. 221333



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


The tailgate lock fits great, easy to install Customer service is excellent, verification before ship, status update after ship. 195034



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Toyota Tacoma


I purchased the Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle from etrailer.com. I am a returning customer as I have been very satisfied with past products I have purchased from them, and have always received my product within several days of placing my order. Once again my item arrived within a couple days, the quality of the product was excellent, installation directions were easy to follow, and the fitment on my Tacoma was perfect. 189106


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