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post #1 of 15 Old 01-12-2013, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Pop Lock Power Locking Tailgate

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I had my tailgate stolen off my truck at my house a month ago. After getting a estimate it was 4400 for a new tailgate with camera and step. After I got my new tailgate I bought this and installed the pop lock in my truck. I wish for 60k ford would have something from the factory but it was probably the best 100 bucks I have spent. You tap into the power lock wiring and it locks the tailgate when you lock your truck. Not sure if anyone else has installed this but it was well worth the money. Figured I would share with you all.
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How was the install? I like the idea, but if it just actuated the lock on the handle its easily bypassed just like the locks on the doors


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True, but I would think most are snatch and grab, opportunity type thefts, It would stop the UN-prepaired.

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Yeah I agree. I put the hose clamp on, and put big washers over the slip off cables.

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True, but I would think most are snatch and grab, opportunity type thefts, It would stop the UN-prepaired.
Very true, these scumbags just go around and look for unlocked tailgates. If yours is locked, no matter how simply it is done, 99.9%of the time they will move on.


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Install wasn't bad I took my time with the wiring and running from cab to the back took sometime. But like you guys said for most snag and go thieves will move on and not take the time. Ill get some pictures up of the wiring tomorrow for you guys
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Locking the gate does help. Whomever wanted my gate just tugged on the handle till it broke then left.

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Great idea!
When I bought my truck the dealer said to make sure the gate is always locked because thieves love to steel them.
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I put one of these on mine. Should help with the theft prevention but if they want it bad enough they'll take it.



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I've got one on mine and I wouldn't be without it, I've recommended them to several people. I agree they won't stop the dedicated thief, but the stop the guy walking by and walking off with your tailgate. Also, combined with my tonneau cover they provide a reasonably secure place to store my stuff, again, not the serious guys, but the guys that'll walk by and take something out of your truck box.

The install is very simple, the key is to go to the passenger side front door and tie into the violet grey and brown wires.

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