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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black

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Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This powered tailgate lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate. Installs inside vehicle's OEM handle to provide security for valuables. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black part number PAL8140 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL8140

  • Tailgate Lock
  • Vehicle Specific
  • Pop and Lock
  • Power
  • Black
  • Keyed Alike

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This powered tailgate lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate. Installs inside vehicle's OEM handle to provide security for valuables.


  • Power tailgate lock discourages theft of your cargo and your tailgate
    • Creates secure storage for your valuables when used with a tonneau cover or camper shell
  • Works with your factory power lock system, so it locks and unlocks using remote keyless entry
    • No extra keys to weigh down your keychain
  • Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel
  • Customized to fit your vehicle and integrate into your OEM tailgate handle
    • Mounts inside existing factory handle mechanism, so it resists tampering
  • Installs easily
    • Wires into your power lock system using quick splice connectors
    • No drilling or welding necessary
    • Wiring, quick splices, and hardware included
  • Works with or without a back up camera
  • Switch kit (PAL9520 - sold separately) is available for trucks without existing power locks
  • 1-Year warranty

Frustrate tailgate thieves and cargo bandits with this power tailgate lock. Use the Pop & Lock with your truck-bed cover or camper shell whenever you need to lock up valuables in your truck bed.

This sturdy, stainless steel lock resists corrosion and is custom fit to your vehicle. The Pop & Lock mounts permanently inside your truck's tailgate handle, so thieving varmints can't pop it out. The lock is installed using basic tools - no welding or drilling is necessary. And the tailgate lock wires directly into your powered lock system using quick splice connectors. You activate the Pop & Lock using your keyless remote - lock your truck doors, and you lock your tailgate. No more fumbling for keys or going back to make sure you locked up. Just hit your door-lock button and your tailgate is secure.

A new tailgate can cost hundreds - this powered lock saves you the cost and aggravation of replacing a stolen tailgate.

Replaces PL8520

PL8140 Pop and Lock Powered Truck Bed Lock

Installation Details PAL8140 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Customer Reviews

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black - PAL8140

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. This powered tailgate lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate. Installs inside vehicle's OEM handle to provide security for valuables.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Works great, flawless, once I got the correct wires connected. Two wires to connect, ground wire not needed. Keeps items in bed secure with hard top cover. 2018 Chevy Colorado LT 2.8L diesel


Easy to install, great instructions, durable product that GM should have installed in the first place. Perfect solution to lock your tailgate remotely. I use my truck daily for my business and I can’t be happier with this product!

Honda Ridgeline

This product works great..Took me 2 hours to install. My Suggestion is take your time running the wire under the truck perhaps pick up more zip ties. splicing the wires in was challenging the wires were a different color in my truck .. But I got it sorted out .. Love that I can leave gear in the back of my Ridgeline with Tonneau cover and not worry .. it’s all locked up ..


Does the trick for sure. I don't know if it was the installation of the product or the product itself, but there are definitely times when it sticks. Nothing hitting the unlock and lock button a couple of times never fixed, but it was a bit of an annoyance. Without that little issue (and it was pretty minor) it was a great product. May have been a small adjustment necessary after it was installed, but I sold the truck it was on so I never looked into it. I definitely recommend the product because otherwise my keyed entry would constantly get filled with debris and not unlock. Solid solution.


Excellent product! Fairly easy, straightforward install.

Excellent. Its nice not to have to manually lock my tailgate. So convenient
Tom - 02/08/2022


Works great, but directions could have been more explicit on wire connections. Using stick pins, finally found VOM activity on the third tan wire with yellow strip. The other pin was in a grey wire per the instructions, but a test run of the solenoid did not work. Moreover, the door locks stopped working altogether. At this point, contacting tech support, they said to look for a larger grey wire. After further unbundling, a larger grey wire was found, where everything was found to work properly. All other aspects of the installation went quite smoothly. That said, my only recommendation is that the directions state to look for the largest of the tan/yellow and grey wires in the bundle. This would save a lot of headache.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Great product. Easy install. Works great.
when I lock/unlock the doors with the remote, the tailgate also locks/unlocks.
Took about 2 hours to install. Took the longest to run the wire from the rear of the vehicle into the cab.
Highly recommended.
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I took no photos.

Still working as it should. Its nice to have items stored in the pickup bed, under the tonneau cover, somewhat secure. Also, the lock makes it less likely that someone will steal the tailgate.
Darwin - 08/23/2020

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Awesome mod!! 2018 Chevy Rado. 5-6 hours total but really took my time and careful about doing clean install. Could've been much faster if I fit easier under my truck, or my hands were smaller to reach and zip lock wire under frame, or if I had a lift. Most time consuming part of install was running the cable and taking apart and reassembling wire harness. If you don't have a lift consider parking at bottom of an incline to give youself room under truck. Take your time. Product works great. Now I don't have to worry about forgetting if I locked my tailgate. I just use my remote and when I lock my truck the tailgate is secure as well. 2nd purchase w/ etrailer! You guys are the best, thanks!

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

I installed it on a 2017 Chevy Colorado extended cab one year ago and it has worked perfectly well since. It was quite easy to install, only thing was the wiring instructions are incorrect (for ext cab), maybe on the crew cab is correct. I went to a local stereo and alarm shop and they printed out the power door locks wiring diagram for me and told me where the wires were. Once i knew where, I connected the wires and it has been working with my door locks ever since. I lock and unlock the doors at least 10 time a day.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

subject; power tailgate lock.

lock arrived one day earlier than expected. (excellent).
the lock was everything that I expected it should be. (excellent).
the installation went as well as could be ,I,am almost 70 years old .(excellent).
the only problem I had was the instructions called for a connection to a tan wire with a yellow stripe and a grey wire. (not so on my new 2014 truck) IT WAS A BROWN WIRE WITH YELLOW STRIPE
and a grey wire. all in all I do like the power lock. (excellent)
would I recommend this to others. (I ALL READY HAVE)
also the best price around. Thanks.


After one year still working as expected. Sure is nice to have a power tailgate lock. Highly recommend this product.


i installed the pop and lock in a 2018 gmc canyon. ihad to redo becuse i wired wrong instruction in video said it doesn't matter but it does on my truck blue wire to grey wire and green wire to brown with yellow now works properly everytime


Product was easy to install wit a little help from YouTube videos. Cable was not long enough to run through firewall but fortunately the parking brake penetration on drivers side floor made connection easy. Had to bend the supplied cam lever slightly to get lock assemble to fully unlock. Thus only 4 stars


It is a great product. Very glad I purchased it. Only thing negative that I would say about it is the lack of instruction on which wire's to wire it to. Other than that I love the product.


Have not yet installed tailgate locking system from Pop and Lock but service and ordering from could not be easier or quicker. Everything arrived as ordered and right on their scheduled time.


This lock was very easy to install. I did watch some online videos to get tips for the installation, and there were no problems. Th
e lock works well, letting me lock the tailgate with the remote or the key, which is very nice.

2015 GMC Sierra 2500

Works great. Instructions said tan wire with yellow strip. Google said correctly brown wire with yellow strip. Other then that it was easy.


Your tail gate locks are the BEST there is, along with the detailed instructions on the wiring and installation. 5 STARS.... ALL AROUND!!!! AWESOME PRODUCT!!!

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

The Pop and Lock works as expected and was easy to install. Instructions provided were good but color pictures would have been a help. The install was made even easier by viewing installation videos provided by others on YouTube. In my case the wire connections in the step sill were blue to grey and green to tan with yellow stripe for my 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500. I did have to add a small amount of grease to the lock cylinder to get the truck to unlock successfully each time but that was no fault to the Pop and Lock.


I’ve had the pop and lock for a year. Only had an issue once when it was cold when it wouldn’t unlock but haven’t had an issue since. Easy install using a video.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Easy to install


Easy to follow instructions for my model truck.
Works great over a year later.
Definitely worth the money.


1 year in and still works perfectly!


Quick shipping, easy installation and working as it should. A+


Works as described and has made my life much easier and gives me peace of mind that the stuff in the bed of my truck is secure.

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Ask the Experts about this Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks

  • Locking Tailgate Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
    The Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock part # PAL8140 that you referenced would work well on your 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 with a non-locking OEM tailgate handle as it has been confirmed to fit all models of your truck.
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  • Is it Normal for Pop & Lock to Only Lock Tailgate on 2017 Chevy Colorado When Pressed Twice
    That may just be the standard operation for your 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71. I currently own a 2010 Chevy Equinox and you click the fob once for the driver side door to unlock but then twice if you want the passenger doors and/or rear hatch to open up. If your passenger door(s) don't lock until you press the button twice then it would make sense that the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8140 would operate in the same manner. I reached out to my contact at Pop & Lock and he said that their...
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  • Custom Power Tailgate Lock for 2019 GMC Sierra 2500
    We have exactly what you are looking for to add a power lock to the tailgate of your 2019 GMC Sierra 2500, the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8140 which is a great option because it installs easily and includes all the hardware you'll need, including quick splices for the wiring. This lock is made of stainless steel for strength and durability, and will give you the security you need for your Sierra's tailgate with the press of your key fob. The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock #...
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  • Tailgate Lock for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8140 that you referenced would be the correct tailgate lock for your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500.
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  • Does Pop & Lock Custom Power Tailgate Lock PAL8140 Fit 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Z71
    Pop & Lock Custom Power Tailgate Lock # PAL8140 is a confirmed fit on the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Z71. I checked directly with Pop & Lock to make certain. This lock installs without drilling, using basic hand tools, and it is compatible with a back-up camera. If your truck does not already have power locks then you can still use this lock kit by adding Switch kit # PAL9520. For reference I also linked our main page for all truck accessory items for your Colorado.
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  • Door Locks on 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Do Not Work After Pop & Lock Install
    I spoke to my contact at Pop & Lock about the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock part # PAL8140 for your 2019 Chevrolet Colorado and they seem to think you have the device tied into the wrong circuits. The correct circuits that you will need to use will be located at the back of the 27 pin plug coming from the PCM, under the driver dash. On this 27 pin plug there is a brown/yellow wire on the 4th pin that is used for the lock signal and then a gray wire on the 1st pin that is used for the...
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  • Powered Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock Recommendation for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    For your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD the correct Pop and Lock tailgate lock is the part # PAL8140 unless you have a crew cab which instead would require the # PAL8140-PL9510 which is basically the same kit plus a longer wiring harness to make up for the longer length due to the crew cab.
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  • Powered Tailgate Lock for a 2015 Chevy Siverado 1500
    I checked with Pop & Lock and the correct power tailgate lock for your 2015 Chevy Silverado is # PAL8140. I have included a link to a video review of this lock for you.
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  • Will Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8140 Fit 2017 GMC Canyon with Tailgate Camera
    Yes, the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8140 referenced in your question will fit and work great on your 2017 GMC Canyon that features the backup camera in the tailgate handle. There will not be any interference between the 2 components. I verified this with Pop & Lock. If you don't happen to have existing power locks then you will just need to add the Switch Kit # PAL9520. If you have a Crew Cab model you will likely also need to add the Extension Harness # PL9510 to reach the required...
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  • 2015 Silverado LTZ Z71 Crew Cab Installing Cap With Brake Light And Power Tailgate Lock
    According to the installation details on the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black # PAL8140, the wires you are looking for are found at the door sill and are tan with a yellow stripe for one wire and grey for the other wire. It is recommended to connect the wires in whatever order and test and then switch if necessary to match locking function. The CHSML wire for your cap is like you noted not easy to find. I recommend either tapping into the cold side of your brake switch...
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  • Power Tailgate Lock and Switch Kit For a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT
    I do have one option for you since the Replacement BOLT Lock Cylinder # BL709231 is for the Tailgate Handle with BOLT Lock # BL5922987 and will not replace the factory lock on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500WT. For that cylinder you will need to visit a Chevrolet dealer. We do offer the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8140 that will allow for you to use the power locks on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT to lock and unlock your tailgate so that you will not need the key....
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