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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Manual - Black

Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Manual - Black

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Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Protect your payload with a keyed, custom tailgate lock that installs under your vehicle's OEM handle, adding security for your valuables. Perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle locks from Pop and Lock. Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Manual - Black part number PAL6100 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks

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

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Protect your payload with a keyed, custom tailgate lock that installs under your vehicle's OEM handle, adding security for your valuables. Perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells.


  • Keyed tailgate lock discourages theft of your cargo and your tailgate
    • Creates secure storage for your valuables when used with a tonneau cover or truck-bed cap
  • Tough, armored steel lock resists tampering
  • Customized for your vehicle
    • Integrates into your OEM handle for that from-the-factory look
  • Black plastic ABS trim matches your truck's trim
  • Raised lock for quick key access
  • Includes 2 keys, lock mechanism and all necessary hardware for installation
  • 1-Year warranty
  • Made in Canada

Note: The Honda Ridgeline has two tailgate locks that are connected; only one tailgate lock is needed to secure this tailgate.

Frustrate tailgate thieves and cargo bandits with this key-operated 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.

The Pop & Lock is made of sturdy, armored steel to resist tampering. It mounts in the recess under your tailgate handle, so thieving varmints can't pop it out. The lock is raised slightly for convenient key access and to help prevent pinching. And the black ABS plastic trim matches your vehicle's trim and gives you a straight-from-the-factory look.

A new tailgate can cost you hundreds - the Pop & Lock saves you the cost and aggravation of replacing a stolen tailgate.

PL6100 Pop and Lock Manual Truck Bed Lock

Item # PAL6100

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Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock - Manual - Black - PAL6100

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

Don't let thieves steal your cargo or tailgate. Protect your payload with a keyed, custom tailgate lock that installs under your vehicle's OEM handle, adding security for your valuables. Perfect for use with tonneau covers and camper shells.

2006 Honda Ridgeline

I just installed the pop n lock on my 06 Ridgeline. Wish I did it sooner. Looks great and very functional. This solved a problem that Honda neglected to address in its Gen 1 model, which was locking the tailgate. The video made the install very simple and straightforward. I did not have the issue that many others had with reinstalling the top tailgate cover. I would recommend this product without hesitation.

A year later, it works the same as the first day I installed it. Great product. Thanks etrailer for following up.
Thong - 06/16/2019

2006 Honda Ridgeline

checked out the video a few times and followed the instructions that came in the box. Over all (Easzy Pezee).

great. works as good today as a year ago installing.
Loran - 04/14/2022


High quality product easy to install and works perfect. It is exactly what I was looking for thank you


Overall, the installation was fairly easy. The video provided by Etrailer was excellent. The lock works but seemed a little tight. I loosened last screw on post and is working better. Delivery was quick. Pleased with purchase.


kit should have a washer that fits once you add on the metal piece. Having to grind a washer to make it flat to fit was sad


I own a 2007 Honda Ridgeline truck, which I absolutely love!. I wanted to put a cover over the bed of the truck so I could carry personal items in the bed and have them covered. I then desired to have the capability of locking the tailgate, so I purchased the "Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Lock". The instructions were very comprehensive and easy to follow, and they even had a video of how to install the kit, which I found very helpful! The conversion worked great... for a while.
The Honda tailgates not only lay down flat when opened, but they will swing out to one side, also. After about 3-4 months the swing out feature stopped working, because I could not get the release handle to work, which is part of the whole mechanism in the tailgate. Then a couple of months after that the locking feature stopped working as well.
I've taken the tailgate apart a couple of times and made some adjustments, but I still don't have the ability to lock my tailgate anymore, nor have the handle on my swingout work.

Honda Ridgeline

I installed the tailgate lock about a month ago and have waited a while to see that everything worked OK and it works great on my Honda Ridgeline. It took about 2 hours to install and it fit well except for two mounting screws that had washers on them that needed to be smaller so I removed them and replace them with correct size. The photos that came with the unit were so small and hard to see I couldn't really use them but the written instructions got me thru in good shape. After I was finished I went back to web site and there was a really good presentation on installation that one could easily follow. Thanks

Honda Ridgeline

The PAL 6100 is the manual tailgate lock kit for the Honda Ridgeline pickup. Those who own them know that Honda did not put a lock on the tailgate that opens 2 ways. Fortunately, this kit provides an economical and easy DIY fix for the issue. The kit instructions are very straightforward and include photos of how to install the mechanism pieces. Once you get the tailgate cover off and look at the photos the process of install takes 20-30 minutes. Easy. Unlike many instructions today, these are well written and the photos add real value. The quality of the product seems well engineered. Combination of plastic and metal but it all works as it should. Makes you wonder why the engineers at Honda didn't do this from the start. Thankfully, PopNLock put this together. This really helps now that I also have a rolling metal bed cover on the truck. I really recommend this product for those in same situation. Also, very pleased with the service from The guys there followed up on the order, shipping, etc. Great service and communication. I recommend them as well.

The pop and lock for the Honda Ridgeline is a great product and continues to work perfectly. Honda dealers should be buying from you for aftermarket installs. I only regret I did not know about it sooner. Love your company and website. Have referred numerous folks to you.
Mark T - 11/13/2015

2013 Honda Ridgeline

Overall it appears to be a very well thought out product. Instruction sheet packed with lock system is close to being worthless. Very dark, murky graphics. Use the etrailer install video which is very good. For the price I would expect a better quality lock cylinder, at least all metal vs plastic. Instead of grinding down the handle mounting washers I simply dug around in my junk box and came up with stainless steel bolts, lock and flat washers that were a perfect fit. I also added a dab of white lithium grease on several points to try and make a smoother lock/unlock transition. I chose the manual version because I couldn't see the need for the tailgate to lock and unlock every time I enter and leave the truck. I will leave it unlocked unless I have something to secure. This goes quite well with my Peragon tonneau cover. I would recommend it.

Still works the same as when first installed.
Daniel - 04/27/2019

2013 Honda Ridgeline

The lock worked well on my '13 Ridgeline and secures the dual-opening hinged gate in both planes, locking both handles at once. Note that for a Ridgeline you will need a T50 star driver to remove the tailgate liner. Installation was easier than expected after I got oriented to the supplied instruction pictures which are adequate but change orientation for some reason as you go. This lock did not require me to move my backup camera at all. One thing to note is that the factory bolts that are re-used to install the lock mechanism have non-removeable washers crimped on them which will not fit over the lock mechanism as described, but I simply swapped these out for the two adjacent non-crimped factory bolts without any problems (you will see these while working, they are obvious). The key-hole mechanism is sufficient but stiff, but I will get out the WD40 which I am sure will remedy. I recommend this product and would purchase from this seller again.

The lock continues to work well without any issues a year later. The fact that I had not thought about it until I was asked to follow-up speaks for itself, no thoughts or problems encountered. Very happy with both the product and the vendor who clearly puts customer satsfaction at the top of the list. Highly recommend doing business with this company as they obviously continue seeking feedback far beyond any others Ive used for various hardware accessories.
Wally B - 02/04/2015

Honda Ridgeline

Just what my Ridgeline needed to secure bed. Easy straight forward install.


Your installation instructions are adequate. Perhaps you can improve the instructions by reading my comments in response to a review by Steve H. dated 6/2/13. Step 1 - the best way to reinstall the top cover is to remove all the clips from the tailgate and install them in the proper places on the cover. It just pops on after aligning
it properly. Step 2 - Simply grind a flat spot on each washer until it fits to the bracket. Step 5 - Yes, the photo is upsidedown. Conclusion - the lock works beautifully and looks factory. Thank you.

The lock still functions as described in my initial review. Hopefully you have corrected the upsidedown photo. If you carefully align everything like it says in the instructions before drilling you will have a very functional factory looking installation. Any binding after installation is a problem and must be corrected. Thanks for providing this product omitted by Honda. Ruben B.
Ruben B - 02/21/2015

2013 Honda Ridgeline

Easy install using video for directions.


This lock is exactly what I was looking for, it was a easy installation, looks good works perfect. Now I don't worry about anything being taken from the bed once I get my shell put on.

2012 Honda Ridgeline

I don't know why Honda didn't include a lock for the 2012 Ridgeline tailgate, especially since this solution from etrailer is so simple and cost effective. I have a hard aftermarket bed cover from Bak-Flip so this lock makes the whole bed pretty secure for carrying equipment, luggage, etc.
Installation was made quite easy by the excellent video provided by etrailer. I have the backup camera and the kit fits right around the wiring and the lock sets up in the corner of the handle opposite the camera for a nice balance look. The lock works for both handles as this tailgate opens two ways.
Overall great product.

2007 Honda Ridgeline

I had to contact Pop & Lock cause the unit I bought didn't work. I followed the instructions to the T and when you go to lock the tailgate, when you turn the key back so you can remove the key, it kept moving the arm to the point where it wasn't locking the tailgate anymore. So they sent me a new one and I'll be replacing it here soon. Then I'll send them the defective unit.


Exactually what I needed Thks

Honda Ridgeline

I was questioning this product since Honda ridgeline tailgate door open in two ways, I call the manufacture and they confirm how it works. This item is on two to three weeks back order every where so I soon as I find it on this site I did not waste any time to order it, I receive it on time and it took me about 35 minutes to install it. For Ridge line owner I think this is a good item and do n't hesitate to buy it, It is easy to install, I will say DIY.


I ordered this it open

2014 Honda Ridgeline

I've owned two Honda Ridgelines and always felt that lack of a tailgate lock was a serious issue especially if you have a bed cover that locks. That really doesn't help if the bed can be accessed by simply dropping the tailgate, This lock is an excellent idea and an excellent product. The video made installation a breeze. It looks and fits perfectly. I received the lock only a couple of days after ordering which was another plus.

2008 Honda Ridgeline

The factory tailgate "lock" on the Ridgeline is terrible. This is a REAL solution! It's perfect! Instructions are printed badly, but no matter- go online and look at large color photographs. The hardest part (hands down) was getting the top trim piece off of the tailgate in the first place. Everything else was a breeze!

2013 Honda Ridgeline

Estimated delivery was on-time. installation did not affect back-up camera and took me about an hour. Thank You for your PAL6100 installation video which was a big help over the printed instructions. Having installed my BakFlip G2 bed cover last year, the Manual Tailgate Lock adds a welcomed security feature. All hardware worked 'as advertised'.

2012 Honda Ridgeline

Was really simple to install. Instructions were good and it works well. Hardest part was getting the tailgate top cover on.

I still like it but did have to re-open the tailgate to add more lube to the levers as the unit would not lock. Works fine now. I am glad I installed as it give me some security in the bed area.
George - 07/24/2014


While the product is functional, the installation instructions leave a good deal to be desired.
Step 1: Only the two outside white clips should be removed---not all of the white clips.
Step 2: The mounting bracket will not fit using the washers from the factory handle screws---the washers need to be discarded.
Step 5: The referenced photograph is printed upside down.


Works good and easy to install with available instructions

Great ,very good addition.
Keith M - 10/27/2020

2014 Honda Ridgeline

My original cover lock failed within the first year, then I found this lock. It has worked flawlessly for over a year. It matched the paint color and did not bother the backup camera. Will be looking for the same type of lock for my wife's new '17 RidgeLine.

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