Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle - Power Lock and Manual BOLT Lock - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle - Power Lock and Manual BOLT Lock - Black

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  • Power and Manual
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  • Black
Kit includes a power tailgate handle and manual BOLT lock that codes to your ignition key to protect your tailgate and cargo. Powered lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle - Power Lock and Manual BOLT Lock - Black part number PAL8540 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL8540

Kit includes a power tailgate handle and manual BOLT lock that codes to your ignition key to protect your tailgate and cargo. Powered lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate.


Features:

  • Power tailgate lock and manual keyed locking handle help to prevent theft of your cargo and your tailgate
    • Creates secure storage for your valuables when used with a tonneau cover or camper shell
  • Power lock works with your factory power lock system, so it locks and unlocks using remote keyless entry
  • Manual lock has a key to unlock your tailgate in case your vehicle's battery fails
  • Manual lock cylinder has BOLT codeable technology so it can be keyed to match your OEM truck key
    • 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 factory backup camera
  • Black color matches your vehicle's factory paint
  • Switch kit (PAL9520 - sold separately) is available for trucks without existing power locks
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: BOLT locks permanently code to only 1 vehicle. They cannot be re-coded or re-keyed.

Replace your existing factory tailgate handle with this ABS plastic tailgate handle that has a built-in manual lock that can be wired to your power door locks. And you won't have to carry any extra keys. The lock cylinder for this tailgate lock can be keyed to match your truck key using patented BOLT codeable technology.


BOLT Locks for Convenience and Security

Are you tired of carrying a bulky ring of keys - for your hitch lock and coupler lock, your pickup cover or trailer door, and all the various padlocks securing your equipment?


BOLT (Breakthrough One-key Lock Technology) has solved that problem by designing a line of locks that can operate with a key you already have handy - your vehicle ignition key.


When you insert your own key into the cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key. When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position. When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position.


This sturdy, stainless steel lock resists corrosion and is custom fit to your vehicle. 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 can activate the Pop & Lock using your keyless remote - lock your truck doors, and you lock your tailgate. 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.



PL8540 Pop and Lock Powered Tailgate Handle with Manual BOLT Lock - Codes to Ignition Key - Black



PAL8540 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details PAL8540 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma



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Video of Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle - Power Lock and Manual BOLT Lock - 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 - PAL8540 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number PAL8540. This is the pop and lock custom tailgate lock. The power and manual lock head 00:09 are included. This is designed to fit Toyota Tacoma's beginning with year 2005. The power tailgate lock and manual lock are going to help prevent theft of your cargo and your tailgate. It's going to create a nice secure lockable area to keep your valuables when you use, especially with a tonneau 00:25 cover or a camper shell. Now the power lock system is this right here.

This is designed to work with your factory power lock system. It's going to lock and unlock using the remote keyless entry with your vehicle. The manual lock is going to have a key to unlock your tailgate in case your vehicle's battery fails. Now the manual lock cylinder is going to use bolt codeable technology, so that way it can be keyed to match your OEM truck key. This is going to be made of corrosion resistant stainless steel when it comes to the locking mechanism.

That is going to be customized to fit your vehicle and integrate into your tailgate handle. Another great feature is that it mounts inside the existing factory handle mechanism so it is designed to resist tampering. It's going 01:06 to install pretty easily. It simply wires into your power lock system using the quick splice connectors, these two red things here, those are included. You're going to get all of the wiring. This does not require any drilling or welding, requires only basic tools.

As you can see, everything here on the table is what your going to get. You're going to get the wiring, the quick splices, all the hardware that's necessary as well as some zip ties to help secure the wiring up and out of the way to make sure it doesn't interfere with any other components. This slot right here is designed to allow the system to work with a factory back up camera, if your vehicle is equipped with that. A kit that we offer, and it's sold separately is part number PAL9520, that's going to be the switch kit and that's available for trucks without existing power locks. That's going to do it for our review of part number PAL8540. This is the pop and lock custom tailgate lock.

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Customer Reviews

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle - Power Lock and Manual BOLT Lock - Black - PAL8540

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Kit includes a power tailgate handle and manual BOLT lock that codes to your ignition key to protect your tailgate and cargo. Powered lock wires into the existing power door locks, so when you lock your truck, you lock your tailgate.

- PAL8540
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2005 Toyota Tacoma

Functionally perfect! Easy to install. I was initially intimidated by the wiring but the video by etrailer made everything a breeze. 4 stars do to imperfect fitment. I had to partially deconstruct the locking mechanism to fit it through the tailgate hole. And flipping the pull rod is a bandaid solution which now rubs a bit. Overall I’d still highly recommend this product. Thank you etrailer for your invaluable installation videos. They alone will keep me coming back as a customer. 541512



- PAL8540
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2014 Toyota Tacoma

Product arrived promptly. George J was in contact via email prior to and after the product arrived. I find that to be good customer service! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND watching the installation video of the product prior to installing. Installation of the locking handle on my 2014 Tacoma was easy, however there was a difficult area at the fuel tank which required a wire coat hanger to be used. Bend a curved hook in the end of the cut hanger and use it to grab the wire to pull it through the tight areas. One thing to be aware of when attaching the wires to the feeds. The smaller bundle of wires (closest to the outside of the door) is the bundle that has the blue/black and blue/red feeds. I opened the large bundle and was not finding the correct colored wires as described in the video. When all was attached everything worked like a charm! 480761



- PAL8540
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2008 Toyota Tacoma

This product was installed in a 2008 Tacoma access cab. The install was fairly easy no cutting or drilling required. All parts were included. The only trouble I had was getting the wire through the rubber grommet in the firewall. I eventually taped the electrical wire to a coat hanger and fed the wire through the grommet. The lock works with the keyless entry and the codeable lock technology was very easy to set. Just insert the key and turn to the right and it was set. Very happy with this product. 178221



- PAL8540
by:

Etrailer is great for their service and speed of delivery. I will comment on a few things about this product. - it still uses a plastic solenoid. Will see how long this lasts - installation video was very helpful. There is one important detail that was difficult to see. IMPORTANT!!! READ THIS FOR THE CORRECT WIRING.... Open the wiring closest to the outside of the driver's side door. There are two wiring channels inside the floor panel on the driver's side. The thinnest one closest to the outside is the one you want. Blue and black & Blue and red are the wires you want. - Flipping the left side bar does rub on the inside of the gate, however if you bend it out a bit it no longer rubs on the gate and works as intended. Another note that helps with the latching and ease of use is to spray silicone on the outside latches while the gate is open. This helps and saves wear and tear on the handle. Quality of the handle seems to be on par with the OEM handle. It's not metal, but it's a decent thickness of plastic. Camera fit and everything lined up well. Key worked great with my original and so far there are no problems with the keyless locks working with the tailgate. FYI - The gate locks on the first push, but opens only when the remote is pressed 2X (unlocking the passenger doors). This is a good thing because it doesn't always need to cycle each time the door is unlocked. Quality of the solenoid is yet to be determined. The plastic end piece is concerning as I've heard it breaks over time. I'm hoping that this is just a fluke more than anything else. It would be nice on a $150+ item that this wear item would be manufactured of a higher quality material. Time will tell. 602739



- PAL8540
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Great Price ,and fast service 598435



- PAL8540
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2015 Toyota Tacoma

The fit was very good and simple to ins tall 439961



- PAL8540
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2013 Toyota Tacoma

The lock was just as the information said, everything went together just as they did it in their video. 358584


Comments

Love it,

Conley J - 03/26/2018

36451

- PAL8540
by:
2011 Toyota Tacoma

Easy installation of new lock. So far works great. Better than last electric lock. Froze last year couldn't get in back of truck. Better with the keyed lock also. 322147


Comments

Great! With keyed lock also makes it nice.

Scott K - 12/04/2017

31418

- PAL8540
by:
2014 Toyota Tacoma

Product was easy to install. Instructions were ok but needs more work on the wiring connection instructions. Lock is awfully loud when it activates either locking or unlocking. Otherwise I'm satisfied with it. 302048


Comments

Working great no problems with product since its installation. Still load when it locks but works as detailed.

Larry V - 10/11/2017

29073

- PAL8540
by:
2015 Toyota Tacoma

Easy install. Works great. 287139



- PAL8540
by:
2015 Toyota Tacoma

I ordered the power tailgate lock for my new Tacoma so I would have a secure storage area with my tonneau cover. The video was very handy and walked me through the entire install. 200013



- PAL8540
by:
2014 Toyota Tacoma

This was easy to install and works great 153487


Comments

The lock handle broke about 4 months later. Your company replaced it under warranty. I have not had any issues since.

Gary S - 10/02/2015

15398

- PAL8540
by:

could not be happier with the lock....put it in 3 months ago ,took about 1 hour to install...instructions were easy to understand..my stock key works great in the new lock ...ty 144173



- PAL8540
by:

Purchased this lock system as a gift and was present for the installation. Everything went smoothly and the recipient is very satisfied with how it turned out. I would recommend this item and this company to a friend. 138899


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  • Tailgate Handle with Backup Camera for a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • I have the perfect option for you to obtain a locking tailgate handle with backup camera on your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. For this, you will first want to use the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle part # PAL8540 which uses the same key as your ignition and doors. It also has the ability to unlock and lock with your key fob. This handle is black but we also have color matched options if you can provide me with the color of your truck. Now, I am not sure if you need a backup camera...
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  • Remote Functions and Recommended Routing of Camera Wire for the Rear View Safety Backup Camera
  • The remote will allow you to adjust different settings, like the backup assist, so that it is fine-tuned for your application. I have attached a picture that my contact at Rear View Safety sent me which demonstrates some of the features. Unfortunately, there are no detailed instructions about running the from the mirror to the tailgate camera, nor do we have any installation videos of our own. I have found some installation videos of different products being installed on some other pickups...
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  • Installing Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle # PAL8540 on 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • The two blue wires (one with red stripe and one with black stripe) will be found just inside the driver side door under the bottom plastic panel. The panel will need to be pulled up and the needed factory wires will be inside a black loom. I have attached an installation video on the 2015 Tacoma that you can use for reference. The process should be identical on your truck. Please let me know if you still cannot locate the correct wires and I will be happy to look into this further.
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  • Difference Between PAL8540 and PAL8550 For a 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • Both of the Pop and Lock Tailgate locks you mentioned part # PAL8540 and # PAL8550 are a fit for your 2007 Toyota Tacoma and both come with the ability to manually lock and power lock the handle. The difference is that the part # PAL8540 comes with a lock cylinder that can be programmed to your truck key so you would only need one key to operate the setup. The part # PAL8550 comes with a separate key.
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  • Has Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle # PAL8540 Been Updated
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle # PAL8540 that you referenced is the most current version of the lock. Our inventory turns over quickly so if you ordered this you'd be getting the most recent and updated version.
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  • Power Locking Tailgate Handle for 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Pop & Lock locking tailgate handle and power conversion kit is part # PAL8540. The kit is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Tacoma. You can see current pricing by clicking the provided product link.
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  • Recommended Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Kit for 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • Pop & Lock Custom Locking Tailgate Handle # PAL5500 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Toyota Tacoma and you can convert this to a power locking tailgate lock by adding Conversion Kit # PAL8525. You may prefer to simply get the Power and Manual Lock Kit # PAL8540 which will save you a few dollars.
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  • Will Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock PAL8540 Fit a 2014 Toyota Tacoma with Backup Camera
  • Yes, the Pop and Lock tailgate lock # PAL8540 will fit all models of the 2014 Toyota Tacoma including models that have the backup camera. I have included a link to all of the tailgate locks we offer for you truck.
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  • Recommended Power and Manual Locking Tailgate for a 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • For a powered tailgate lock that is confirmed to fit your 2014 Toyota Tacoma I recommend the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle # PAL8540. This kit will allow you to add a powered lock into your tailgate which will lock when you lock your Tacoma using the powered lock. It can also be opened manually by key. This kit uses the BOLT lock which will allow you to match the key for your tailgate to the key that you already have for your Tacoma. Since you already have wiring run to your tailgate...
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  • Will Pop And Lock Tailgate Lock Work On 2015 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock, part # PAL8540, is confirmed as a fit for a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. This is not been confirmed as a fit for the 2015. This system works with the factory power lock system on the truck, so it can be locked and unlocked with a keyless remote. This system also features a manual lock just in case the battery should fail on the Tacoma. This mounts inside the tailgate handle, so it makes difficult for thieves, and will even work with factory backup cameras.
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  • Installing Pop & Lock Custom BOLT Lock Tailgate Handle PAL8540 in 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • If your 2014 Toyota Tacoma has power locks already then the Pop & Lock Custom BOLT Lock Tailgate Handle # PAL8540 will simply wire into that power lock circuit. If the truck does NOT have power locks already then you will need to provide 12V power and use Switch Kit # PAL9520.
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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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  • Will Pop & Lock Tailgate Handle Work with Aftermarket Remote
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle # PAL8540 is tied directly to your OEM power lock system so if your aftermarket remote controls the locks on your vehicle then yes, it will operate the Pop & Lock system as well. I noticed that you input a 2018 Toyota Tacoma in the vehicle list. If that is what you will be installing the lock on then you would need part # PAL8535 instead of part # PAL8540. This will work in the same fashion as the part mentioned above.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Lock to Work with Factory Installed Backup Camera on a 2011 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, there is a spot for the backup camera on your 2011 Toyota Tacoma. I have attached a photo showing where the backup camera installs in the Pop and Lock Locking Tailgate Handle, # PAL85403 (white) and # PAL8540 (black). You will notice a slot in the back of the tailgate handle housing, and a small knock-out on the underside of the housing that would need to be removed. The power lock works with your factory power lock system, so it locks and unlocks using remote keyless entry...
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  • Will the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8540 Fit a 2014 Toyota Tacoma with Backup Camera
  • Yes, the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock, # PAL8540, will fit your 2014 Toyota Tacoma with the backup camera. I verified this with my contact at Pop & Lock. There is a small cap next to the handle on this tailgate lock that would be removed if you have the camera.
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  • How Does the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8540 Key to a Vehicle Key
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8540 uses the same codeable lock core as the BOLT hitch locks. All you have to do is insert your vehicle's key in the core and turn it as far as you can clockwise. Once this has been done the lock will be keyed to your vehicle. Check out the review video for more info that I attached.
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  • Availability of Locking Tailgate Handle for 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • We do carry a manual tailgate lock, part # PAL5400 that is a fit for your 2014 Tacoma. The lock can be keyed alike with your ignition key, simply by inserting your ignition key and turning the key in the cylinder. The PAL5100 you referred to isn't compatible with your Tacoma. If you'd prefer a power lock, you can use part # PAL8540. You can see other accessories available for your truck by clicking the provided link.
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  • Does BOLT Key Lock and Unlock Doors and Tailgate
  • Only the key fob will lock and unlock both the doors and the tailgate on your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. The BOLT key for the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle - Power Lock and Manual BOLT Lock # PAL8540 is for the tailgate but it is not going to have any effect on your doors.
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  • Locking Tail Gate Handle for 2015 Toyota Tacoma with Factory Backup Camera
  • I have the perfect option for you to obtain a locking tailgate handle and retain your factory backup camera on your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. For this, you will first want to use the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle part # PAL8540 which uses the same key as your ignition and doors. It also has the ability to unlock and lock with your key fob. This handle is black but we also have color matched options if you can provide me with the color of your truck. The mount that you have now on...
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