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 PAL8600 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL8600

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

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.


Features:

  • 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
    • Fits with backup camera in tailgate handle
  • Installs easily
    • Wires into your power lock system using quick splice connectors
    • No drilling or welding necessary - requires only basic tools
    • Wiring, Quick splices and hardware included
  • Switch kit (PAL9520 - sold separately) is available for trucks without existing power locks
  • 1-Year warranty
  • Made in the USA


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.



PL8600 Pop and Lock Powered Truck Bed Lock



PAL8600 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details PAL8600 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2006 - 2014 Honda Ridgeline with factory camera

2006 - 2013 Honda Ridgeline without factory camera

2017 - 2020 Honda Ridgeline without factory locking tailgate handle



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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.




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Customer Reviews

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black - PAL8600

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (74 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.

- PAL8600
by:
2019 Honda Ridgeline

After getting over the shock that Honda does not put locks in their Ridgelines I found this lock on etrailer and ordered mine. I did my own installation using their video as a guide. My only regret was not having to wire stripper used in the video. There is not much room to work with under the dash but I managed to finish with no problems. Everything works as promised. Definately a must for every Ridgeline. 552804


Comments

One of the bolts holding the locking mechanism became loose and I had to install a lock washer and resolved the problem. Recently the lower door release seems to stick in the locked position when I unlock the doors. I may have to take the cover off to see what the issue is.

David-2019 R - 09/19/2019

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- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

Haven't installed it yet but fast shipping thank you I'll be checking your website out in the future 574290


Comments

By the way thanks for reminding me I bought it a long time ago never installed it Ill get right on it thanks

Darryl K - 10/14/2019

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- PAL8600
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Love that my tailgate now locks! I can now put things in the bed and know that it is secure. Installation was fair the wiring part was a little harder, it looked a lot easier in the video. 555924


Comments

GREAT!

Julie - 08/28/2019

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- PAL8600
by:

Great product, I’m extremely happy with it! It’s always worked as it should! 547657



- PAL8600
by:
2018 Honda Ridgeline

I installed this on my 2018 Ridgeline. The install was easy to do. The directions that came with the lock kit were ok,not great. I found an install video on line that was much better. Also, etrailer has an install video on the wiring process. This is a great video. Thank you etrailer for that. Total time for the install, stat to finish was about 2.5 hours. After the parts were installed, the tailgate developed a rattle from inside the tailgate. I took it apart again and found that the new linkage was a bit loose and hitting the original rods. I insulated the parts that were causing the noise and that solved the issue. I would recommend this be done at the original time of installing the kit. Great kit, works like it came from the factory. 512827



- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

Product was shipped in good condition, paper instructions not to good but video instructions was very good. was able to install the unit in the tailgate without any problems. Installing the wires will be done by third party, great product. 509122


Comments

The product is working fine, no problems so far. Wires were routed to divers side door seal then up to the dash wires door lock, attached to red and yellow wires with parts that came with the wiring. I am very pleased with how the tail gate locks and unlocks, creates a very safe place to store my tools and valuables.

Daniel - 05/16/2019

55330

- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

Good follow up communication on status of deliver. Product fit up on 2018 Ridgeline was great. Video provided on line and the installation instructions provided via email from George at etrailer.com was excellent. Installation, while somewhat detailed, went well and the locking mechanism worked flawlessly with the keyless entry system. Great product that adds security! 467596


Comments

Thanks for the follow up George. I am pleased with the product and the support. The lock is working very well since the upgraded linkage was installed. I appreciate the new parts that were provided to correct the lock problem when it stopped working

Jerry S - 01/18/2019

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- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

4 stars because it’s been installed couple of days however it’s working as advertised. The mechanical aspect is straight forward and has good fit but added hard foam to support actuator. I didn’t like gap between skin and actuator body. The electrical aspect is different and one has to have more than common sense to route wires into cab through fender. Several items need partial removal to have good access. Video doesn’t show all it entails to properly install this device. One has to check ‘lock’ wire with door closed otherwise no signal from tester. It’s in the lofic of car system. I used wire blocks (Wago) instead crimping. Space is ‘very’ limited. Be patient and smart. Looking fwd to find reliability of this product. 538310


Comments

All is working as advertised. I’m glad I purchased this product. I did a bit more by rust treating the area and weather proof connections. I recommend 100.

Emiliano - 07/05/2019

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- PAL8600
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Once all the issues were resolved the product works as expected. Had to modify one of the metal arms (bend) to get the swing door part of the tailgate to unlock. On a positive note, customer service at Pop and Lock was fantastic. Also, there is a better way to connect to the door locks than shown in the video - I connected mine to the driver side rear door using the connection behind the driver seat belt panel. Remove the rear door jam panel along the floor, then remove the front door jam panel along the floor, then the seat belt panel pops off easily. Under the vehicle near the front of the rear door, remove the rubber plug, on the inside of the rear door is a rubber plug exposed where the panel was removed. Route the wire from under the car through these openings and follow the wiring harness into the frame between the front and the rear doors. Pressing the tab release the connector from the door wiring. remove the clip holding the wiring into the door. This will make connecting the wires easier. Tap into the small red wire and yellow wires - green to red - purple to yellow. You can Google the installation to see a video. 608713



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Pop-lock installed perfectly on my 2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition. I routed wire up through left side rear door seal area and then to door piller wiring bundle, instead of through fire wall to fuse box. Took extra care and time in routing and tying wire under vehicle. Used nylon ties provided plus 10 or so more. Rented a lift for 1 hour for ease of wire routing. When hooking up wires in door piller, Install purple wire to small red wire, and green wire to the smaller yellow wire. It was a very easy, and smooth transaction from etrailer. Product was as described in web site, and received lock within 3 or 4 days. Great product. Great seller! 547007



- PAL8600
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This kit is a well engineered, and designed product. I couldn’t be happier with the way it functions. No one would ever know it wasn’t a factory item. 583813



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

I was a little concern to do the electrical wiring myself, but it worked out good. The hardest part was putting the gate back together , but that worked out with a little patience! 590795



- PAL8600
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Honda Ridgeline

I asked the honda service dept to install a pop n lock tailgate lock on my new Ridgeline. they were very interested in the product and notice a large number of people asking about one for their vehicles. works great, secures my tonneau cover totally. excellent how to video on etrailer.com for Ridgeline sold me on product. thank you. mark 568605



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

The Pop and Lock unit I installed on my 2019 Honda Ridgeline quickly solved all of my security and safety concerns. Due to the extreme weather in December in the Northwest I had Rainier RV install the unit for me. It took less than an hour and was a breeze. Everything needed for installation was provided and the result is outstanding. From delivery on time , product as described and promised to ease of installation, I couldn’t be more pleased. 590970



- PAL8600
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Honda Ridgeline

This tailgate lock works well and is exactly as described for my Ridgeline. I giving it 4 stars the instructions are poorly written. However the install video provided the needed details to easily install it. 585070



- PAL8600
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I now have the tailgate lock and will have it installed. 575573



- PAL8600
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2014 Honda Ridgeline

I installed the pop and lock on my 2014 Honda Ridgeline to make the bed more secure. I have a hard cover but with the nonlocking tailgate it didn't make a lot of sense. Installation was pretty easy with the help of the Youtube videos etrailer puts out. the most difficult part was figuring out the best way to get the wires to the appropriate wires. I ended up coming up through the driver's side door sill instead of through the firewall. The lock works like a charm and I'm very pleased with it. Thanks so much for making this product! 579234



- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

I was very pleased with the installation process of this lock, It works well. The only change I made to it was that I went in through the back door and connected to the lock there. It was a shorter run and less hassle than going through the firewall. I am pleased. Thanks 467957



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Good product, instructions in the box are poor but etrailer has a video that was very helpful although I went a different route with the wiring. Saw other ways to wire it on the Ridgeline owners site. Wired into the back door lock harness in the B-Pillar . Also installed a switch to disable it on the cover of the emergency fuel door opener which I also saw on there. Search for it and you will see a couple different options to route the wire. 550688



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

I feel like my Ridgeline is now secure. Great add on for the Ridgeline onece you install a Toneau cover. Works great. The only difficulty with installation is taking the time to install and properly run the wiring to fuse panel. 595951



- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

Took about an hour & half to install in my driveway. The wire dressing underneath would have been faster with a lift. I removed one bolt from the plastic splash cover to facilitate threading the wire under it. Paper instructions were ignored in favor of the install video. It worked right 1st time, no re-do. The hardest parts were getting through the grommet and the the contortionist act (upside-down and backwards on the drivers seat) to complete the wiring connections . I'm too old and big to bend that way anymore. 2018 Ridgeline RLT Why Honda chose not to include the tail gate lock at the factory is a mystery. 552561



- PAL8600
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2017 Honda Ridgeline

I give 5 stars for the actual product. It seems well designed and is functioning great. I was disappointed on the installation instructions. In hindsight, it was a fairly straightforward installation. Unfortunately, the instructions could use improvement. If I had just used the paper instructions, I might still be working on the project. They could be improved tomorrow by making the pictures large enough to see or posting them online so that they can be viewed large enough to be useful. The video was very helpful for the mechanical installation. Note that the video is for the version that has the manual lock, so a few steps could be skipped. The disassembly, installation, and reassembly of the mechanical parts was very straightforward. However, the video skipped over what I thought was the most difficult part of the installation which was routing the wiring. The paper instructions were better, although I couldn't figure out how to actually reach the location suggested to route through the firewall. Luckily, the internet is a large place and my favorite Ridgeline forum has supplemental instructions with pictures which greatly simplified the process. An alternate location through the rear of the cabin near the wheel well was pretty accessible. The final improvements I suggest in the instructions is in the explanation on wiring the P&L wiring to the vehicle. Two easy clarifications to make. First, explain which yellow wire so I don't have to test the thick and thin one to figure out which is correct. Easy to do, but it is also easy to add the word "thin" in the instructions. Second and more important, the instructions should indicate which P&L wire goes to which of the vehicle wires. Luckily, one of the Expert Answers happened to reference this in general Q/A. The combined written and video instructions gets 3 stars from me, so I'm going with an overall rating of 4 stars. 470906



- PAL8600
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2017 Honda Ridgeline

Easy to install for this novice handyman. The instructions are decent, but there are so many great videos that really help make the process easy to manage. All the parts fit perfectly, and the device functions as expected. It took a good 2 hours for me, and probably the most time consuming was disassembling and reassembling the wheel-well so I could route the wire through the firewall into the cabin. Everything else was super easy and suitable for a novice. Couple important points: the torx screw you NEED is size T30, not as the instruction state (T40). Also, when you splice the wires, splice the lock's green to truck's red and the lock's blue to the truck's TINY yellow. Also, I used about 2x the number of zipties that actually come with the product, so I suggest having some additional heavy duty ones ready (used those in areas that are exposed to the elements under the truck). Overall, I would definitely recommend. If I have any issues with it you can rest assured that I will amend this review. 490200



- PAL8600
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Install was very easy. I found an easy way to get the wire to the fuse box. good luck. 521471


Comments

I had to remove it because it started to work on and off. The lock mechanism became sloppy and it would work sometimes and then it would not work. I tried adjusting it but it did not help. Unfortunately I had to install a mechanical lock.

Richard Y - 06/13/2019

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- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Product arrived promply. Instructions with the product could be improved with larger pictures to show better detail, but that is a suggestion for pop-n-lock. Installation of the brackets went easily following the video. Routing the cable to the dash per the video was fairly easy. I will have the wiring completed professionally as I am not flexible enough to work under the dash. Bifocals and replacement knees also make this part very difficult for me. Overall, the product and videos met my expectations. 726405



- PAL8600
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Everything is working great thanks 714843



- PAL8600
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Honda

After owning the pop n lock for a year, it is still working great. It unlocks with the push of the remote button and locks it securely. Since Honda's tailgate opening mechanism uses plastic adapters, if someone tries to force the door open, the door "fails" locked. This isn't an issue with the pop n lock, just the Honda door. I would definitely recommend this as a great way to lock the tailgate. 705944



- PAL8600
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Works great. Only thing I cant figure out is it automatically locks shortly after unlocking & closing the tailgate Will say customer service is excellent. 696755



- PAL8600
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The unit is providing the security form my truck bed the manufacturer ignored. The lock has operated and behaves like any other integrated system in the vehicle. If you need to lock you tailgate, this is the product. 696083



- PAL8600
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Product works perfectly and the company was fast and efficient with delivery. They even followed up to make sure everything arrived properly and I was satisfied. I highly recommend! 691525



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

This was the easiest install I've done in a long time. Especially the tailgate lock itself. I would caution to not attempt to pry the tailgate trim off, use a soft face hammer and gently drive the trim towards the passenger side until it is free and then remove the plastic clips from the tailgate and put them back into the trim piece then set that aside for later reinstall-just match the clips with the mounting holes and tap back on. The most irritating part was trying to splice the wires together under the dash! Do use crimp on connectors and nothing else for this since the wiring in new vehicles is 22 - 24ga (or smaller) and the factory does not leave excessive slack to make it convienient. This went together quickly enough that I didn't even think of taking a few pictures, so there aren't any. Project took just over an hour to complete. 686584



- PAL8600
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I do like the product. For me, it was fun installing it. Online videos helped at times. It would be nice to have better instructions with the lock. 682610



- PAL8600
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I was glad to find this aftermarket kit and do like the unit. I have a few comments that may help others. I have previously worked professionally as mechanic and have been working on cars for 35 years so I have the skill set. I primarily work on classic cars now so I may have a level of anal retentiveness beyond that of others. The installation of the mechanical portion of the lock is straight forward and takes little time. I did take far more time routing the cable in a manner that made me feel comfortable particularly inside and exiting the tailgate. If you do not have cable ties you should pick some up before you start. If you are a little like me you will probably want more than come with the kit(not a complaint the price of the kit is more than fair) The particular pain in the butt is getting the cable inside the cab to the fuse panel. At least on a '19 model the video showing using a push wire is wishful thinking. There is also a potential rub/pinch point where you route the wire out of the engine compartment down the fender well. I added some more insulation jacket to the cable there. To gain access to the grommet I had to pull the wheel and pull back a portion of the plastic wheel well liner. I heated up a nail with a torch and burned a hole rather than cutting to make the hole for the cable. You also should know that when you are checking the wires with the test light to find the right connections the lock function will not work with the driver door open. Use a test wire to the test light and the factory wire, roll the window down, close the door and look in the window as you press the lock function on the remote. Finally after install, my walk away auto lock function stopped working which caused me some consternation and head scratching. I finally reset the computer to factory settings and the walk away lock function returned. I believe I could do it in half the time if I ever did a second one. 678610



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Overall I found this product to be as advertised. The biggest challenge was routing the wiring under the vehicle due to the low ground clearance. I recommend finding a hoist to use, although I was able to raise the left side and support it with 2 jackstands. The length of the wires was problematic for me using the suggested routing and I had to find an alternate point to get it into the correct location to make the connection. It remains to be seen how long-lasting the solenoid will be. If it fails in the locked position with the tailgate closed it will require destruction of the tailgate liner to get it disengaged. This could be even more traumatic if the bed is covered by a tonneau. I would seriously recommend considering the model that also has a key, even though you have to replace the factory handle with one that doesn't match the factory paint. 673559



- PAL8600
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Very reasonable price and shipping was quick. All looks good in the package and can't wait to install it but I'm can't until September. 672846



- PAL8600
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Honda Ridgeline

This product is perfect. I had it professionally installed and coupled with a tonneau cover I do t have to worry about someone stealing my things or worse my tailgate. Not sure why Honda doesn’t at least make this an option. I had this installed a year ago and no issues to date. Would highly recommend to any Ridgeline owner. 667779



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Electric tailgate lock for my 2019 Honda Ridgeline was exactly what the factory should have offered. Honda dropped the ball on offering this from the factory but etrailer.com took the ball and ran. Thank you for the great installation video it really made the job easier. 661653



- PAL8600
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The pop and lock was very easy to install one little hang up that was fixed with a two minutes phone call would strongly recommend this to any one needing this product 661149



- PAL8600
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Honda

Product installed with only three minor problems. First, the slide bold binds against the latch rod and the latch rod had to be bent slightly to allow free movement. (This could be due to minor differences between model years or even manufacturing variability.) Second, when installing the wiring in the driver-side support column, there are two grommets under the trim for the rear door that provide access to the column. Finally, third, it would be helpful to point out that there are TWO yellow wires in the wiring harness (in the support column) and using the small one should be emphasized. That said, once installed the unit worked perfectly. Its a good product and I would recommend it without reservation. Indeed, one has to wonder why Honda hadn't already thought of it. 658812



- PAL8600
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Lock works fine. The electrical wiring of the installation was more complicated than expected and had to get some professional help. 656559



- PAL8600
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Great product. Part was as descirbed. Easy installation and fit well. 652483



- PAL8600
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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Seems to be a well-engineered product, designed to take advantage of existing Factory hardware to eliminate the need to drill when mounting the mechanism. Very happy that there are installation videos available on-line, as well as an excellent pictorial guide on the Honda Ridgeline Owner’s Forum which describes a far superior way (than the printed instructions provided with the product and all the video guides I’ve seen) to get the cabling into the interior for connection to the Factory lock/unlock wires. I’m so happy to finally be able to secure my tailgate since Honda continues to pursue the ridiculous strategy of NOT providing any tailgate lock for the Ridgeline. I love almost everything else about the truck except that. Thanks to Pop & Lock for filling the gap, and to etrailer for selling this item & for your great service! 647975



- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

Great product. It works well and was easy to install. The installation video was a great help and all of the parts fit properly. I would recommend this product. 637741



- PAL8600
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Honda Ridgeline

Pop n lock (2017 Honda Ridgeline) works great. Very happy with it. I found (from another person online) that connecting to the rear door lock wiring (in B pillar) was much quicker and easier than running the wires all the way up to under the dashboard. 635207



- PAL8600
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2018 Honda Ridgeline

This product worked GREAT !!! I can’t wrap my mind around while Honda want offer this as standard equipment on all there Ridgelines. As for etrailer this was my first time using them, but I promise you, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. Everything arrived on time and as promised. They follow up before I had a chance to install the lock!!! GREAT COMPANY. 633472



- PAL8600
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Quick response and parts are as good as advertising. 629229



- PAL8600
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The only concern I have is if it fails locked, there is no way to access to repair. 627829



- PAL8600
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Honda

Excellent Product! One year and counting! Very easy to install with the videos provided at YouTube. Works perfectly like an Honda OEM part. 620042



- PAL8600
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2017 Honda Ridgeline

I received this Pop and Lock for my 2017 Honda Ridgeline this morning at 10:30 and started the install around 1:00. After taking a few breaks and consulting the YouTube video a few times I finished the install around 3:00 (could be done much quicker without breaks and if you have your act together). It was very easy to complete. I wired the device in at the driver's side B pillar as explained in the Q&A section. This is so much easier than trying to snake it all the way to the front engine bay and then through to the front wiring area. There is even a grommet that you can use under the driver's side back sill plate. Biggest challenge was deciding on routing from the tailgate and making the splice. The supplied splice devices worked perfectly. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of installing a lock on your truck. Still can't believe Honda doesn't have one as standard equipment! 617544



- PAL8600
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I now feel secure especially when traveling thanks to the PAL8600 tail gate lock that I installed. 615765


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  • I checked with Pop & Lock and was able to verify that the Custom Tailgate Handle # PL8675 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2019 Honda Ridgeline. When installing the system you will need to remove the factory handle on the Ridgeline and replace it completely with the black handle that comes with the kit. Also note that if your factory handle is equipped with the backup camera it can be transferred to the new one so you can continue using it. I have attached an image...
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  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black # PAL8600 or the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle - Power Lock and Manual Lock - Black # PL8675 are both compatible options for your 2019 Honda Ridgeline. The latter option simply includes a key and tumbler for a manual lock and unlock option. The lock will allow the tailgate to open in both directions as designed. Both of these locks come with a 1 year warranty from the date of receipt. The warranty covers defects in material or...
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  • The BAKFlip MX4 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK48602 does not come with a separate lock with a key but it still offers security for your 2019 Honda Ridgeline. The reason for this is when the panels are down they are latched into place on the inside so as long as your tailgate is locked your '19 Ridgeline will have a completely secure bed. If your '19 Ridgeline does not have a lock I strongly recommend adding the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600. I have added a link to a video of this...
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  • Can Tailgate of 2019 Honda Ridgeline Still Unlock if Battery Dies with Pop & Lock System Installed
  • If your battery were to die on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline then you would simply use your key to unlock your tailgate. The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 just installs on the inside of your tailgate and automatically activates the manual lock. I have attached an installation video and the instructions for you to reference.
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  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black # PAL8600 will work well on your 2017 Honda Ridgline. You will not be able to remove the back panel of the tailgate when it is closed and locked. I have not heard of this issue and they have been using this system since 2006 model years, but they do have a manual lock option you can add # PL6250 to replace the factory assembly to allow access in that circumstance.
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  • Will PAL8600 Work On The 2017 Honda Ridgeline?
  • Yes, the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock, part # PAL 8600, will work with your 2017 Honda Ridgeline. There is no drilling or welding necessary and the lock installs with basic tools. There is a Switch Kit sold separately for trucks without existing power locks, part # PAL9520. I checked with the manufacturer, Pop & Lock and the manual lock you mentioned, # PAL6102, is custom designed to work with 2005 - 2014 Honda Ridglines, It will not work with your 2017 model. They do have a powered...
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  • How to Wire Pop & Lock Tailgate on Honda Ridgeline Using Wiring Behind B-Pillar
  • The B-pillar is located where the driver's seat belt is stored (see photo). You will need to remove the driver's door sill trim, left rear door sill trim, door opening seal and the B-pillar lower trim cover before you can remove the B-pillar cover itself. There are several retaining tabs and clips that come off with each piece. I recommend using a trim removal like # ALL648544 to lower the chances of damaging one or more of these pieces since you need to re-install them. Once you remove...
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  • Using B Pillar on 2017 Honda Ridgeline Touring to Install Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600
  • There aren't any official installation instructions for routing the wiring from the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 to the B pillar on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline Touring but the manufacturer did provide us with a couple images and general steps that can be used. You basically just need to route the wiring to the B pillar, which is located by the driver's side seatbelt in your Ridgeline. Once there find the small red and yellow wires (lock and unlock) that you will connect to...
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  • Where to Find Wiring When Installing Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock on 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • When installing the Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 you need to tap into the wiring of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and Pop and Lock has a recommended location for that. By the drivers side seat in the B pillar (by the seatbelt) there is an easy point to connect the wiring. You will use the same small red and small yellow wires as in the installation instructions, but they are more accessible in this location for an easy connection. I've attached photos to assist. To access this you'll...
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  • What To Do Should Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Fail on 2018 Honda Ridgeline
  • Though it is an unlikely scenario, you do bring up an interesting question. Should the powered Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 on your 2018 Honda Ridgeline fail to operate for some reason and there is no manual key to open the tailgate you would need to have a locksmith open the tailgate and you would need to remove the lock.
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  • How to Install Pop & Lock Wiring to B Pillar on 2019 Honda Ridgeline for Easier Install
  • The photos that you referenced for installing the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline actually came from Pop & Lock. Currently (July 2019) we don't have an installation video showing this method but basically you just need to route the wiring to the B pillar (by the driver's side seatbelt) to connect the wiring. You will use the same small red and small yellow wires as in the installation instructions like you see in the photos. You can follow the...
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  • Can Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock PAL8600 be Wired into Trunk Lock Wiring on a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • Pop & Lock has determined that the wiring at the front of a Honda Ridgeline is the best place to get the proper circuits required by the lock. It is entirely possible though that you could use the wires you mentioned if they are easily accessible and carry the proper functions needed by the lock (the power lock/unlock circuit). If you are able to verify the function of those wires at the desired location then you can use them if you want. I have linked a video showing and example installation...
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  • Will the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 Fit a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • Yes, the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 is the same as the part PL8600 from the manufacturer. This is confirmed to fit your 2019 Honda Ridgeline. I have attached a sample installation on a 2018 Ridgeline as well as the installation details for you to reference for the installation.
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  • Can the Pop & Lock # PAL8600 for Honda Ridgeline Be Installed to Truck Lock Wiring?
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black # PAL8600 most likely can be wired to your power trunk lock wires instead of running wires to your cab. The manufacturer hasn't tested that fit, but logically it will work. The installation instructions obviously do not show that wiring since the manufacturer hasn't tested it, so I recommend connecting the wires loosely to test the function before splicing wires to confirm the compatibility.
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  • Installing Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock on 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • Congratulations on your new truck! The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit and will work great on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline. We don't have any specific recommendations as to where you can have this installed but the process shouldn't be a problem for a mechanic with some experience. I recommend simply finding a local mechanic or shop with a good reputation to perform the install. Pop & Lock estimates a total install time of less...
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  • Does Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock PAL8600 Fit 2018 Honda Ridgeline
  • The Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock part # PAL8600 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Honda Ridgeline and wires into your powered lock function so that when you hit the lock or unlock button on your key fob the tailgate will lock and unlock as well. There is no key that will work with this. It's only able to function with the power lock and unlock.
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  • Does Pop & Lock Custom Power Tailgate Lock Work with Swinging Tailgate on Honda Ridgeline?
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black # PAL8600 will lock both handle function on the tailgate. It will lock the option to open the gate from the top down and the swing opening of the tailgate as well. This is a very popular item for the Ridgeline models as it does give you that peace of mind knowing your cargo is secure.
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  • Can the Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 be Connected to Existing Wiring on 2018 Honda Ridgeline
  • I believe the existing wiring that you are referring to is for the backup camera on your 2018 Honda Ridgeline (see attached photo). If you connected the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 to this wiring it could not only overload circuits, it would also prevent you from being able to lock your tailgate via the door locks inside your Ridgeline. For the Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock to operate properly it is best to install it according to the instructions. The Pop & Lock Tailgate...
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  • What Lock Does Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock PAL8600 Lock on 2018 Honda Ridgeline
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 that you referenced integrates into the tailgate lock of your 2018 Honda Ridgeline. It does not also lock any other latches or compartments beyond that.
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  • How To Install The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Part # PAL8600 On A 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • In order to install the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock part # PAL8600 on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline, you will need to find the red and yellow wires located underneath the driver's side kick panel. Once found, you will need to use the wire splice connectors found in the kit and attach the green wire on the tailgate lock to the red wire on the vehicle and the blue wire on the tailgate lock to the yellow wire on the vehicle. You may also want to double check the wires before you make the connections...
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  • Does Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Include Installation of Manual Key Lock?
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 does not include the installation of an external manual key lock. You are correct that this product is the installation of the locking mechanism along with the wiring; when installation is complete you will then open the tailgate on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline with the key fob.
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  • Tailgate Electric Lock for 2018 Honda Ridgeline
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black # PAL8600 does not remove the use of the locking cylinder on your truck tailgate. It will allow you to still have the manual access when desired and will allow the electric access when desired. In an absolute worse case scenario you would be able to gain access just like you can to a locked vehicle. If the failure was with the power, you could simply tap into the lines, but if it were mechanical it would be more difficult and may...
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