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Pop & Lock The Gate Defender Truck Tailgate Lock for Removable Tailgates

Pop & Lock The Gate Defender Truck Tailgate Lock for Removable Tailgates

Item # PAL9900
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Universal-fit stainless steel tailgate lock helps to prevent the theft of your truck's tailgate. Tool-free installation. Does not interfere with the operation of your tailgate. Includes 2 keys and adapter for trucks with smaller hinges. Great Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock The Gate Defender Truck Tailgate Lock for Removable Tailgates part number PAL9900 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PAL9900

  • Tailgate Lock
  • Universal Fit
  • Pop and Lock
  • Manual
  • Black
  • Keyed Unique

Universal-fit stainless steel tailgate lock helps to prevent the theft of your truck's tailgate. Tool-free installation. Does not interfere with the operation of your tailgate. Includes 2 keys and adapter for trucks with smaller hinges.


  • Universal-fit lock helps prevent the theft of your truck's removable tailgate
  • Easy, tool-free installation around passenger-side tailgate hinge
    • Includes 2 keys
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel hasp and lock cylinder with high-strength plastic housing
  • Adapter included for trucks with smaller tailgate hinges
  • Does not interfere with tailgate operation
  • Made in the USA


  • Applications: removable tailgates on most late model Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Isuzu, Lincoln, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota trucks
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

Easy, Tool-Free Installation

To install, simply open your tailgate and slip the metal hasp around the hinge on the passenger's side of your truck. Slide the lock housing over the hasp until it's snug around the tailgate hinge and secure it with the included key. You can close the tailgate with the lock installed. The Gate Defender will not interfere with normal tailgate operation.

PAL9900 Pop and Lock The Gate Defender Pickup Tail Gate Lock for Removable Tailgates

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Pop & Lock The Gate Defender Truck Tailgate Lock for Removable Tailgates - PAL9900

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

Universal-fit stainless steel tailgate lock helps to prevent the theft of your truck's tailgate. Tool-free installation. Does not interfere with the operation of your tailgate. Includes 2 keys and adapter for trucks with smaller hinges.

2010 Ford Ranger

Perfect fit for my 2010 Ranger. No longer do I have to be concerned about some theft walking off with my tailgate. What a great idea, execution of design, price and marketing. Very pleased with my purchased from

John L.


Great! A very simple, well designed, quality product that provides superb security. To consider how easily your tailgate can be simply lifted off and carried away by a theft, and the thousands of dollars it costs to buy a new one, paint it to match and install it, I’m surprised everyone doesn’t buy one of these inexpensive hinge locks.

2015 Toyota Tacoma

I have had my tailgate lock on my 2015 Tacoma for 1 year,and I am so happy with my purchase. I have not had any problems, it's still like brand new.
Great product, easily installed, affordable protection. Best of all is the peace of mind it gives me. I recommend it to any truck owner.

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Bryan W was very helpful when I wrote to advise the lock would not unlock. He gave me some hints and offered to replace it but I was able to get it working with the use of WD40. I then installed the lock on my 2010 Tacoma with no problem.

My City has been plagued by a series of tailgate thefts and this lock gives me piece of mind.

I appreciated the immediate customer service response.

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Installed it on my 2014 Toyota Tacoma after my tailgate was stolen, this lock is very easy to install and works very well. I highly recommend it.


Excellent lock that keeps my tailgate secure. I would highly recommend this product and, if needed, I would most definitely purchase another one from this company.

2012 Ford F-150

Yes I received the pop lock for tailgate and came very quick preciate it very happy with it fit good and I thank you all very much.

2001 Mazda B Series Pickup

Very easy installation.

2006 Toyota Tacoma

After looking at the basic tailgate locks that required replacing the handle, I decided that I did not want another key jangling around in my pocket. I couldn't tell for sure whether keyed alike locks would require additional time and effort (trip to the dealer) after the sale. I simply wanted a basic deterrent that would work. This seems to fit the bill.



Tailgate is still on both trucks. I even put one of these locks on a truck with a lockable tailgate. I tend to forget to lock the tailgate every time but with the Pop and Lock, no need to remember. A little extra peace of mind.

2013 Nissan Frontier

Excellent product and easy to install. Wanted to protect my tailgate from being stolen. Pop & Lock is great value for the money. Does what is supposed to do.

Dave R.


yes. tailgate lock works great. Have had no problems at all. Regards. DR.

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Great product, keeps the tailgate secure, easy to install, difficult to take off unless you have the key. Never have to worry about my tailgate coming up missing with this on.


Bought 2 when I only needed one. Piece of mind for the times we live in. Goes well with my locking fuel cap.

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Product is as expected. Fit my 2012 Tacoma with included adapter ring. Hoping it will keep the honest people honest. Wait time was a bit longer than hoped (1 month) as they were awaiting shipment from their supplier but they did reply after order to notify me of the wait.



Lock seems to be holding strong with no issues. thanks


Tailgate didnt have a lock and I purchased the Pop & Lock. Easy to install and great product!


It's a little difficult to open it. It seems like I can take the driver side off and slide the tailgate off

Toyota Tacoma

at the time i purchased the lock numerous toyota tacoma tailgates were being stolen in hawaii. the lock prevents that, handles hawaii hot climate and still functions. great product would recommend.


I love how easy the installation went ! The easy down feature is something I wish the manufacturer would have had as a feature but thankfully this product is out and works absolutely perfect. I also bought the tailgate lock and that was super easy to install as well and provides peace of mind . Even though the tailgate locks when truck is locked up it is nice to know that if I forget to lock the truck up my gate is still safe from thieves . Great products all the way around ! Thanks !


Quick service from a very wonderful saleslady, Nicloe, who located this product for me. Appears well made and was easy enough for install.


We recently purchased 2 tailgate locks for my removable tailgate.
They were easy to put on. I tried removing the tailgate off with the locks in place & it looks like the next thief will have trouble stealing this one. Since my first tailgate was stolen I might purchase an extra lock since stealing tailgates is becoming popular here in AZ. These locks are great and it's cheaper to invest in these locks than to buy a new tailgate. I would recommend this product.

Phoenix, AZ


Easy to install perfect lock to secure my gate , I do recommend it.


Just received my tailgate lock. The quality looks far better than what I was expecting. Of the many choices on the market I believe to have made the right purchase. I'm sure it will look as well installed as it does in the package.

2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

How do you know if a lock prevents theft unless you catch the thief in the act? I don't know either but I suspect that this lock will do exactly that..prevent theft of my very expensive tailgate. Incredibly easy to install..literally about 2 minutes. Inexpensive and easy to install peace of mind...especially when I've already chased off a thief trying to get a tailgate off a previous truck with a more complex to install this and rest easier at night or when your truck is parked with nobody around but creeps...

2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F150. Pop & Lock, The Gate Defender is a great product. A little tough getting hasp out of lock at first, but loosened up after a few times. Attached to tailgate with ease and should be the deterrent needed to keep tailgate from being stolen.

2007 Toyota Tacoma

Easy to install...and for the most part it will ward off the "fast and furious" tail gate thieves...they'll get frustrated and go to other easier targets.

Good value for the money.

Lou B.


Great product. Easy to install.

2009 Toyota Tacoma

I purchased this item to help secure my sons new tailgate. His original tailgate was stolen off the back of his truck. This lock will make it difficult to steal. I will be purchasing 2 more for my other two boys trucks.

1999 Ford Ranger

I received the tailgate lock very quickly following my order. It appears to be much better quality than one I saw available at a local auto store. The Defender fit very well and I can sleep a little easier with this installed on my pickup--even if it is 20 years old!

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