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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 PL54FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - PL54FR

  • Tailgate Lock
  • Pop and Lock
  • Vehicle Specific
  • Power
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Reinforced nylon injection molded housing is tough and durable
  • 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
    • Wiring, Quick splices and hardware included
  • Switch kit (PAL9520 - sold separately) is available for trucks without existing power locks
  • 1-Year warranty

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, reinforced nylon lock resists corrosion and is custom fit to your vehicle. The Pop & Lock mounts permanently inside your truck's tailgate handle, so would-be thieves can't pop it out. The lock installs easily without welding or drilling. 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.

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Installation Details PL54FR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions PL54FR Installation instructions

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

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Video Transcript for Review of Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - Tailgate Lock - PL54FR

Ellen: Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here at Etrailer.com and we are going to be taking a look at the Pop & Lock tailgate custom lock. This is an add-on to your vehicle to be able to actually lock your tailgate, which is very handy if you have a tonneau cover or a camper shell, and you have gear loaded in there and you want to keep it safe and secure. The nice thing about it is that we can use our factory locks, our powered locks to operate that tailgate lock and tip the key fob, get it unlocked, or lock it up with that, so whatever we're hitting the button to lock all our doors, it's also going to lock that tailgate. So it makes it really easy to just integrate into what you already have. If you don't already have powered locks, there is a switch kit to add that function into your vehicle that is sold separately here at Etrailer.com.So if you want to check that out, it is on the product page.

As far as what comes in the kit; it's everything that you see laid out here, this does fit the 2016 through the current Toyota Tacoma, as well as the 2007 through the current Toyota Tundra. So it should be an easy install for those vehicles, so let's take a closer look at what we get here. This is actually going to be the locking mechanism itself. So this is going to go in behind your tailgate lock handle or your tailgate handle and provide that locking function. We also have a fuse harness to wire in and make sure that everything is going to be fuse protected.

There's a shorter length of wire to go on the end with our lock on our tailgate, and then a longer end to go into our factory wiring. The reason for that being split is so that you can take off your tailgate, remove it for any kind of longer gear or replace it and put it back on there.So instead of having to cut the wire and then reconnect everything, it's just a matter of taking apart this little plug. So it makes it pretty easy to do that. We also get a nice handful of zip ties to cinch everything up, make sure that that wiring isn't hanging down, keep it all bundled nice and tight so we don't have any stray wires. Get a couple of quick splices, the mounting bolt for the unit, and then a couple of grommets.

These help the factory wiring, and also the new wiring that we're putting in there; pass through the frame of your vehicle. There's going to be a spot where it kind of crosses that gap between the bumper and the rest of your truck. So this helps that wire to pass through without going over any kind of sharp edges. So there's a little slot for the factory wiring that's already present.And then this smaller area where we're going to be placing in our new wiring. You get two of those, so you kind of need one for either side and that's pretty much it.

So there's no cutting or splicing or excuse me, there's no drilling required with this. You do have to cut and splice into your factory wiring a little bit just to get to those; on-off functions into your factory connection, but no drilling, no welding required to get this installed. Fairly straightforward, the instructions are pretty well laid out as far as what you're going to need for the install. Mostly it's just going to be tools to get into the back of your tailgate handle and get access to all that. It is covered by a one-year warranty and should make a nice addition to your truck to keep everything secure. Well, I hope this has been helpful in deciding if this is going to be the right kit for you, again I'm Ellen here at Etrailer.com. Thanks for watching.

Customer Reviews

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Power - Black - PL54FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (11 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.

- PL54FR
2020 Toyota Tacoma

Took about a hour for a 78 year old to install. Works great. Great way to get rid of keys.

- PL54FR
2013 Toyota Tundra

The issue i had was on my 2013 Tundra, once you tighten the 1 bolt the whole actuator tilts and misses the lock mechanism. I had to shim the other side to make it work.

- PL54FR
2017 Toyota Tacoma

I gave it four stars because the product itself is outstanding. The instructions, however, are garbage. I considered making a video and sending for free, in order to help people who want to purchase this excellent product but won't be able to install it. Specifically, the electrical instructions are the problem. The pictures aren't clear and don't describe how to splice the product into the mix. I recommend far better pictures and even a video that details the install procedure. Bottom line: The product itself is excellent. The instructions are absolute garbage.

- PL54FR
2021 Toyota Tacoma

great item but took a while to be deliv ered

- PL54FR

Got it today in the mail fit my 2021 tacoma perfect. Good product and easy to install it take less then 30 min or so. The only thing was the the instruction for the wiring was wrong it red and green not red and white strip it an easy fix. Overall it good have to wait and see how it hold out overtime.

- PL54FR

Great service

- PL54FR

Instructions on t tap needs improvement but other than that very good

- PL54FR

Great product, easy installation.

- PL54FR
2019 Toyota Tacoma

All the parts are there, and the quality looks excellent. Unfortunately, due to recent surgery, it will take two weeks before my install.

- PL54FR

- PL54FR

I am very satisfied with the product and it is easy to install. I would most definitely recommend it!

- PL54FR


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