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 PAL8340 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL8340

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
  • Switch kit (PAL9520 - sold separately) is available for trucks without existing power locks
  • 1-Year warranty
  • Made in Canada

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.

PL8340 Pop and Lock Powered Truck Bed Lock

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - excluding Quad Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2009 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 and 3500 - excluding Quad Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2003 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup excluding Quad Cab with 8 Foot Bed

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Video of Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black

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

Video Transcript for Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna be taking a look at Pop and Lock's line of power tailgate locks.You wanna refer to our fit guide to find the appropriate part number that will fit your vehicle. This power locking system's gonna keep all the cargo stored in the bed of your truck, whether it's behind a Tonneau cover or camper shell, no one can access it because it's locked safe.And since this power locking system connects directly to your vehicle's factory wiring, it's gonna work with your remotes and everything else, just as if it was part of the vehicle right from the factory.In addition to protecting the cargo that may be in the bed of your truck, it's also gonna protect your tailgate from theft.This locking mechanism is gonna interrupt your factory tailgate release handle, preventing it from opening the tailgate. It has a power actuator that will move a lever that will either engage or disengage your manual lever, allowing it to either open or not open.This is a permanently mounted option that's gonna be completely hidden with inside your tailgate. And since it's wired directly into your factory lock and unlock switch, you don't need any extra keys or anything.And while they're other locking systems out there that require you to use a key, back here at the back, this power system is gonna be much easier in the dark. You don't have to worry about fumbling with that key, finding the right one on your key chain. With just quick hit of a button, you can lock and unlock your tailgate and you're on your way.So not only does it work with your remote, but when you lock it up here in your vehicle, it also locks your tailgate.

Additionally, when you unlock it here in vehicle, it unlocks your tailgate. So what's great about that is that you don't even know that it's there, but it's there doing its job all the time.And the locking mechanism is made of a corrosion resistant durable steel, so you don't have to worry about anybody forcing your lock open, because they won't be able to.And that completes our look at Pop and Lock's line of power tailgate locks.

Customer Reviews

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black - PAL8340

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (8 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.

- PAL8340

Thank you for your help! 590409

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Chevrolet Silverado

I purchased this product to lock my Silverado tail gate and protect contents and my Xtang bed cover. The Pop and Lock device was a little difficult to install for my application, however etrailer's video instructions were excellent! Developed a minor problem with the Pop and Lock, and customer service was outstanding. I highly recommend purchasing your truck and trailering needs from Etrailer! Until my next project, thank you Michelle and Etrailer. 425926

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shipped very quickly.. The two wires to open and close were a little confusing, but otherwise easy to install and works great. 382564

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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed on 2004 dodge ram 2500, quad cab, turbo Cummins, 4x4. I tried running "long cable" to the engine compartment, but, there was not enough length. after a bit of looking, I ran into the cab at the grommet for the e-brake. this left me plenty of length. 2004 uses grey with light green stripe wire and light green wire. EASY INSTALL!! 224053

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

After ordering, I was informed the pop lock may take a month to receive, got it in about two weeks....installation was easier than expected, actually came with directions! Works great! I would highly recommend! 185620

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

i ordered this product to go along with my extang solid fold on my 05 ram 3500. the installation video was very informative! i watched it two or three times while waiting for this to be delivered, and by time it arrived i barely needed the instructions. the main wire that goes from back to front of the truck was barely long enough following the trucks oem harness. i also didnt use the battery tirminals for power, i think that looks cluttered. i used the positive battery post in the power distribution box, and a main ground on the frame right next to it. very clean looking. i feel much better leaving my golf clubs in back during the summer, and transporting hunting equipment and firearms legally through the fall and winter. thanks! 163270


I appreciate you following up with me. I traded in the truck to which this product was installed about three weeks ago. Im sad to say that about two months ago after being parked in my garage overnight I went out to open my tail gate to find that it would not unlock. When this happened, I noticed a strong smell that is only describable as the electrical smell coming from the rear of my truck. I had to force open my Extang Solidfold tonneau to get into my bed to disassemble the tailgate. When I did so, I found the lockunlock solenoid of the tailgate lock assembly to be melted and physically distorted from what I assume was an overheating issue. I manually forced it open to unlock the tailgate and traded the truck in with it not functioning properly.Prior to this incident I was very pleased with the product. Installation was easy and it worked very well to secure my belongings in the bed of my truck. The longevity of the product is very disappointing though. I would expect a product like this one to be good for the lift of the vehicle. Im thankful that I was at home and not at a store or a customers when this happened or it could have been potentially embarrassing.To clarify, at this time I do not have intention of purchasing one for my 2016 Chevrolet Colorado I just purchased, nor would I recommend this to a friend.

jon m - 12/08/2015


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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product, my husband was very plea sed. 91308

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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed this power unit on my tailgate yesterday and so far it works great. Installation was pretty simple and the instructions were very accurately detailed. I like the idea of not having to keep up with another key for my tailgate. Just lock the doors and that's it. 64036


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  • The Best Tailgate Lock for a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 with Tonneau Cover
  • What you need for your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 is a tail gate lock so that it cannot be opened when you have the tonneau cover closed and locked. We have a few different options that will fit your truck. For a black manual lock you can use # PAL3400. For chrome use # PAL3400C. And for a replacement handle (black) with a lock use # LH-007. There is also an option for a power lock, # PAL8340. If your truck does not have power door locks you can install switch kit # PAL9520.
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  • Can the Pop and Lock Powered Tail Gate Lock be Opened if it Fails in the Locked Position
  • Presumably if you have a bed cover of some kind, even if it locks, you would be able to open it because it has its own separate keys. Then you would get into the bed and have to remove the access panel on the tail gate to disengage the lock. If for whatever reason you could not get into the truck bed my contact at Pop and Lock said there are 2 possible options. First, if it is a mechanical issue and not an electrical one, a locksmith may be able to jimmy the latches on the sides of the...
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  • Does Pop and Lock part # PAL8340 Fit 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck you would not need the extension so for your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 the correct locking tailgate latch is the # PAL8340 that you referenced.
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  • Wire Colors to Install Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock on a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab
  • To install Pop and Lock tail gate lock # PAL8340 on your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 look for the following wires: WIRING: Locate the wiring harness leading to the driver’s side door. Locate and test tan/pink striped and the tan/2 Orange stripes wires located along the firewall and the parking brake. Attach the two wire connectors to them and squeeze them shut with a pair of pliers. On 2007 models wires are tan with 2 green stripes and solid green or light green, or tan with pink stripe and...
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  • Tailgate Lock Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
  • I have an option for your, but the part # PAL8540 that you referenced is not confirmed to fit your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The closest thing we offer to that would be the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock part # PAL8340. This will operate with the key FOB you currently have for you truck to lock and unlock the tailgate. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Tailgate Lock Options for a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500
  • We have manual and powered tailgate locks for your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. For a manual tailgate lock, you can use the Pilot Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock, # LH-007. This lock will give your truck an OEM look and comes with two keys. For a powered tailgate lock, you can use the Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock, # PAL8340. Your truck must have power door locks for this lock to function. The lock installs inside your OEM tailgate handle and wires to the existing power door locks. This allows...
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  • Remote Activated Power Tailgate Lock Recommendation for a 2009 Dodge Ram
  • If you have a 2500 or 3500 2009 Dodge Ram yes, the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock part # PAL8340 would work well for you, if you had a 1500 you would instead want the part # PAL8350. Either kit does not require that your tailgate have the factory lock in the lever. If you check out the install video I attached you will see that we installed this on a tailgate without the locks.
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  • Recommended Power Lock System For 2009 Dodge Ram Tailgate Lock
  • For your 2009 Dodge Ram, the Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock # LH-007 is a fit for only 2500 and 3500 series quad cab trucks. For a 1500 series option, I recommend the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black, # PAL8350. This system works with your factory power lock system, so it locks and unlocks using remote keyless entry. If you have a 1500 series with a crew cab, you will need the extention harness # PL9510 for this kit. If you have a 2500 or 3500 series without the crew...
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  • Tailgate Lock for 2007 Dodge Ram That Works With Power Locks
  • Yes there is a tailgate lock for your 2007 Dodge Ram that will work with your existing power locks, the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8340. This lock works with the power locks on your truck by connecting directly to your Ram's existing wiring. I have added a link to a video review as well as a link to an install of this lock on a Ram for you to take a look at.
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  • Will the Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock PAL8340 for a 2008 Ram 2500 Work with Backup Camera in Tailgate
  • I spoke with Pop & Lock and they said the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock part # PAL8340 will work with a factory backup camera in the tailgate handle. If you have a MegaCab and short bed then the above is the correct part for you but if you have the MegaCab and long bed then you will need to use part # PAL8340-PL9510 as it comes with an extension that you need.
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