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Old 11-03-2011, 08:23 PM
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Locking Toolbox

Alright, Here is my idea. Have a bed mounted tool box that will lock when you lock your truck doors via the key fob. I keep my tool box locked all the time because I have had 2 instances where somebody helped themselves to my stuff. They key for the box is on my key ring and some times i need to get in there and the truck already be cranked so i have to turn it off open the tool box get what i need then lock it back up. It would be nice to just hit the unlock button and it be open. Any ideas???

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:39 PM
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You would have to figure out a way to mount and wire an actuator to the door lock circuitry and see if the throw length of the actuator is the same as unlocking mechanism on the toolbox.
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yeah, i figured i would need the actuator. i was mainly checking to see if maybe somebody had done it before and maybe had a parts list. It is something i have thought about for a while just havent done it. I will be researching some actuators to see if i can find one that will work. If anybody knows the wires to tap into that would help also.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:24 PM
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Here is the setup I came up with. Thanks to Jim at DynoLock.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:52 PM
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Thats a really great idea!
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Alright, Here is my idea. Have a bed mounted tool box that will lock when you lock your truck doors via the key fob. I keep my tool box locked all the time because I have had 2 instances where somebody helped themselves to my stuff. They key for the box is on my key ring and some times i need to get in there and the truck already be cranked so i have to turn it off open the tool box get what i need then lock it back up. It would be nice to just hit the unlock button and it be open. Any ideas???

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Already done. I am a dealer too. Don't want to cross the sponsor line, just providing info that the product is possible and is out there. Truck Covers USA - Tonneau Truck and Bed Covers

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A cheaper option is getting a quick connect for your tool box key.
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A cheaper option is getting a quick connect for your tool box key.
Doc has a point.

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Old 12-18-2011, 06:44 PM
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a door lock actuator is the way to go if you want to run it off your factory locks. Fairly easy to wire up too.
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