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Tailgate Lock

Postby TheCannibalCow [OP] » Sep 16 2010, 7:12pm

I want to add a locking tailgate latch to my '10 silverado. I found a cheap OEM tailgate lock kit w/ codeable cylinder on ebay. This thing should just bolt right up in place of the stock latch with no other modification, correct? Thanks for your input.
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby mbreener » Sep 16 2010, 7:39pm

My dad has had one on all of his trucks (currently 05 Silverado 2500HD). It is easy to install, bolts right up and does the job. He only has a soft tonneau so its not like anyone who really wanted to get into the bed couldn't. But it keeps the honest man honest. I like them, and plan on getting one on my truck as soon as I get a cover.
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby jepics » Sep 16 2010, 7:59pm

I was just looking at power tailgate locks http://www.pickupspecialties.com/power_tailgate_lock.htm

POWER_LOCK Tailgate Lock

The Power Lock Electric Tailgate Lock mounts quickly and permanently inside the tailgate of most pickup trucks, and ties easily into the existing power doorlock or remote-entry system for from-the-cab convenience.

Installation is simple enough to complete in about an hour. No drilling is required.

Permanently mounted inside your truck's tailgate, the PowerLock Electric Tailgate Lock connects to your truck's power door lock system using simple push-and-lock connectors... just lock your doors, and the tailgate automatically locks with them!

The PowerLock is made of hardened stainless steel, and is designed to be virtually tamperproof.


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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby mbreener » Sep 16 2010, 8:25pm

I like the idea of having the power locks. I have never seen that before. I am definitely going to look into that.
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby TheCannibalCow [OP] » Sep 17 2010, 12:54am

Good find. Think I'll go that route too. Thanks
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby GMman » Sep 17 2010, 6:06am

Which ever way you go manual or power, you will like it.
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby redxemt » Nov 27 2010, 6:18am

I've seen a few posts here about tailgate locks and the OEM setup for 2007+ models but nothing specific about what's available for earlier years.

I have a 2006 Sierra 1500... would like to match to my ignition keys and possibly do a power lock. Is there an OEM or after market that allows this? I've seen the Bully locks, but they use a separate key not codable to factory.
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby volkinator » Mar 02 2011, 7:35pm

I live somewhere where is snow's the better half of the year, and is constantly freezing. I'm concerned with the lock possibly freezing up and not letting me in. Has anyone had any problems like that? Or am I just being paranoid? I only have a soft roll-up cover, but I thought it would be a simple way of keeping my equipment concealed and locked. Thanks.
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby jepics » Mar 02 2011, 7:47pm

If you go with the power lock, even if the keylock mechanism freezes, you can still unlock it.
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Re: Tailgate Lock

Postby LBZDMAX » Mar 02 2011, 8:54pm

I'll stick with the redneck hose clamps.
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