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Review of Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - Manual Tailgate Lock - PAL5509

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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks - Manual Tailgate Lock - PAL5509 Review


Ellen: Hey everyone, I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at the Pop & Lock locking tailgate handles. This is going to replace your existing handle. This is a fit for the 2005 through 2015 Toyota Tacoma. If you have that vehicle, this is going to be able to replace that lock without any issues. Even if you do have a backup camera installed on your Tacoma, this is still going to accomodate for that.

It's going to have this little panel here that you can pop out and then be able to see what's going on behind you.Let's take a little closer look at it. It's just going to be a manual lock, so it's going to come with the two keys to operate that lock. Put our key in here, we can open that up. Then, even when this is locked, the handle will still move. But, as you can see at the back, this large kidney bean shaped piece, whenever it's unlocked, that will open up so that'll pull the two rods that go to connect to the latch mechanism on your tailgate.

So when it's unlocked, that moves. If we lock it back up, now our handle will move but that kidney bean doesn't move. It's not going to pull those rods and thereby the tailgate will not be operable. Any would-be thieves are just going to have that handle to pull but nothing's going to happen.Now this is going to be the Barcelona Red color. If you have a metallic red for your Toyota Tacoma, this is going to be a color match for that.

There are other colors available. I'm going to put those up on the screen there. A lot of different colors, as you can see. You just want to grab the one that's going to match most closely with your vehicle. There's a lot of different options there.But the nice thing about this is that it's really easy to install.

There's no cutting or drilling required with this, no welding or anything like that. Just simply bolts in using the existing hardware from your tailgate. It does come with a set of instructions with some pictures to help make it clear how all that's supposed to go. No wiring with this either since it is just a manual lock.Now these are available with a bolt lock where it's going to key alike to your ignition key. They're also available with a powered option. Those are going to be some different part numbers. You can find those here at etrailer.com. Still going to fit that same range for the Toyota Tacoma. If you're interested in getting something with a powered lock, you can do that even if you don't have powered locks in your Toyota already.All in all, I think this is going to be a really easy to use system. It looks really nice. Again, it does accomodate for that camera at the bottom there. That's that little panel that bumps out. You can pop that out as needed and still be able to utilize your backup camera. It doesn't really cost you any functionality. It's just going to add a little bit more security to that tailgate. Especially if you have a camper shell or a tonneau cover, it's going to make sure that all those items inside your truck bed are going to stay secure. That's pretty much going to do it for our look at the Pop and Lock custom locking tailgate handle. Again, my name is Ellen and I hope this video's been helpful. If not, please leave us a comment. We'll try to answer any other questions that you might have. We'll see you next time, thanks for watching.


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