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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black

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  • Tailgate Lock
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  • Pop and Lock
  • Black
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

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

2017 - 2019 Honda Ridgeline

2006 - 2014 Honda Ridgeline with factory camera

2006 - 2013 Honda Ridgeline without factory camera



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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   (46 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.

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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



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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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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



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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



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



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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



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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



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



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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



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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



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2018 Honda Ridgeline


You guys rock ! Thanks, you make a great product! 503828



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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



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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



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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



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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



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



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2019 Honda Ridgeline


I recently had an issue with my 2019 Honda Ridgeline. The tailgate was not lockable. etrailer had an easy to install solution. I love this kind innovative fix. I am extremely happy with etrailer. 574168



- PAL8600

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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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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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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



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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



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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



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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



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2017 Honda Ridgeline


Product works great! I really like the fact that every bolts on to existing mounts. I have a tonneau cover and now all my things are secure. Written installation instructions were not that great, but thank goodness for a couple of YouTube videos that clarified the process. I connected the wires to a harness that goes to the rear left door through pillar B between driver and passenger doors. The plastic trim panels for the front and back door sills and pillar snap in and out with no tools needed. There is a large rubber grommet under the car on the frame that you can poke a hole in and feed the wire up to the inside door sill. Much easier than going all the way to engine, down the fender and back through the firewall to the fuse panel. 514577



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awesome communication easy to install the hardware part, a bit of challenge to figure out the wiring overall very good experience tailgate lock works as a charm 460807



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2019 Honda Ridgeline


To all owners of 2nd generation Ridgeline.... Pop and Lock 8600 is a great product, well recommended to anyone that want to put lock in their tailgate, easy to install (took me less that 2 hours). With the Honda OEM bed cover I have now the peace of mind to leave my belongings at the back of my truck. Thank you etrailer.com 573114



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2018 Honda Ridgeline


I was pleased with the time of delivery but not pleased with the packaging of the item, the carton for the pal8600 was crushed and torn, the outer carton was very large and very little packing. I couldn't use it and sent it back because of getting someone to install it, hopefully not getting docked on my money. 571043



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Excellent fit / easy install with you tube video, instruction not so much. Exactly what I was looking for, didn’t want to replace factory handle/camera this kit is the next best thing. Definitely recommend this kit. 2017 ridge line 576629



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I had my lock installed on Friday, it’s the best thing I ever bought for my ridgeline. Now I can install a cover for it now that I know no one can just open my tailgate. Thanks for everything I will tell everyone about your website and what great service I received. Thanks again Brian 602140



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What a great solution to the manufacturer's oversight. I had previously installed a hard-cover for my truck bed, but without the ability to lock the tailgate, it really had limited value. Now I have the world's largest lockable trunk! I had my local mechanic install it. It was 3 hours of labor for $200. Worth it. 602113



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Received my PAL8600 and install video was awesome. Went as about as smoothly as possible. I wired into the B pillar like I saw on another review 600275



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I Just had it installed and works as advertised and as you would expect it to work if Honda included it initially. 598651



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Easy installation. Works as advertised. 596628



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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



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Reviewed my delivery on time, the product was good and easy to install. Thanks etrailer 595237



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2017 Honda Ridgeline


Great product but running wires to the fuse box area is much more difficult than the video shows! 595170



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2017 Honda Ridgeline


I bought pop&lock PL8600 for 2017 Honda Ridgeline around a year ago but I just installed couple days ago it worked great, but I don’t know how long it will last ? I hope it doesn’t stick my trunk.. otherwise the pop&lock pl8600 worked good.... 594278



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The lock works great on my 2018 Honda Ridgeline, I was very impressed with the machine work on all the brackets and the design. I haven't had any problems with the lock at all, and the installation was easy. Great job! Jim 593588



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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



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2019 Honda Ridgeline


Excellent fast service - product arrived 2 days earlier than promised 589995



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Worked exactly as I expected. flawlessl y. 589698



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2019 Honda Ridgeline


Video on installation were of great help.. Very fine service. Thanks 588783



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2017 Honda Ridgeline


I ordered this to secure the truck bed anticipating putting a sliding cover on the bed of my 2017 Ridgeline. I ended up putting a canopy on the truck instead which secured the truck bed. I returned the lock. Great service as always from Etrailer. 588603



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2019 Honda Ridgeline


The product was successfully installed relying on the very helpful installation video obtained from the website. I regard this video as being essential to successful installation. The device performs as advertised. The video shows the use of 'vampire tap' connectors to make the T-splice into the existing wiring of the truck. No such connectors came in the kit I received. Opening the wires, stripping the installation and using alternate connectors to make the connections was the most difficult and tedious part of installation. 585215



- PAL8600

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2019 Honda Ridgeline


I found the PAL8600 fairly easy to install if I used the current "You Tube" video from your company. The instruction from Pop & Lock really lacked direction and diagrams. All said after installed I had a slight problem but after I talked with the Pop & Lock tech support it worked out. I have not figured out how to get the cover molding back in place under the dash (the piece that goes over the hood release lever). I've tired to get it back in place a couple of times without any luck. At this point I think I will probably have to go to the Honda dealer and pay them to reinstall it. 579421



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2017 Honda Ridgeline


Great product but need a detailed installation instruction. 474084


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  • The only tailgate lock we currently have for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock part # PAL8600 which is a power lock, not a manual. This system can be installed so that the tailgate locks and unlocks with the keyfob or unlocks using the proximity sensors on the truck if equipped. This kit is made in the U.S.A. and is also very easy to install using the attached instructions from Pop & Lock.
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  • I spoke to my contact at Pop & Lock and they were able to confirm that the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock part # PAL8600 is confirmed to work with your 2018 Honda Ridgeline that has the factory backup camera. The locking mechanism installs on the bottom of the handle inside the tailgate and will not interfere with the factory backup camera which as you identified is on the left side. Unfortunately, neither we nor Pop & Lock have installation photos on a 2018 Honda Ridgeline at this...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • For a tailgate lock that is confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Honda Ridgeline we have the Pop and Lock kit part # PAL8600. We haven't had the chance to shoot an install video for this kit but I attached a set of detailed install instructions down below at the instructions link. It would probably take you a couple hours but that really depends on how quickly you work.
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  • Any trusted mechanic can install Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black Item # PAL8600 for your 2017 Honda Ridgeline if you are not comfortable performing the installation yourself. But I have faith in you! Give it a shot; you might surprise yourself!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tailgate Electric Lock for 2018 Honda Ridgeline
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  • Does Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock PAL8600 Fit 2017 Honda Ridgeline with Backup Camera
  • Yes, the Pop and Lock part # PAL8600 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Honda Ridgeline and will work well with your factory camera. The install video that's on the product page shows a generic install of this setup and would not reflect exactly how it would install on your vehicle.
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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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  • 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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  • Will Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Work on 2017 Honda Ridgeline with Backup Camera
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda Ridgeline and is indeed compatible with the backup camera in the tailgate handle. There will be no interference with the camera and both systems will still work perfectly when the Tailgate Lock is installed. I confirmed this with the manufacturer. The wiring, quick splices and necessary hardware for installation are included with this product.
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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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  • 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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  • Wiring Pop and Lock tailgate Lock PAL8600 in a 2008 Honda Ridgeline
  • Below are the wiring instructions for Pop and Lock tailgate lock for your 2008 Honda Ridgeline: Wiring (there are other ways to run the wiring this is one way) - Snake the short wiring cable up the tailgate through the driver side drain hole and connect it to the bullet connectors of the power unit. Secure with cable ties to pre-vent the wire from getting pinched or in the way of the latch rods. Connect the other end to the long wiring cable. Locate this connector under the truck...
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  • Does Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock # PL8600 Lock Both Tailgate Functions of a 2017 Honda Ridgeline?
  • The Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 will prevent both the fold down operation as well as the swinging operation on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline when locked. You can see in the attached video that this works for both functions as it locks your ability to engage the handle. You can see this at the 7 minute mark of the video.
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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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  • Will the Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 Automatically Unlock with Proximity System on a 2018 Honda Ridgline
  • I spoke with my contact at Pop & Lock who said that if your 2018 Honda Ridgeline is set so only the driver's door unlocks with the proximity sensor then the Custom Tailgate Lock # PAL8600 will remain locked. It is tied to the motor so that when everything is unlocked it will also unlock. She did say that you should be able to change your proximity sensor for all of your doors to unlock when you get nearby if it isn't already set that way. This would unlock this system as well. Attached...
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