Preview: Pop & Lock Manual Tailgate Lock With BOLT Technology

posted on November 11, 2023
Pop & Lock Manual Tailgate Lock

Many pickup trucks come from the factory with tailgate latches that are not lockable, making unauthorized ingress possible even when a locked cap or tonneau cover is in place. Pop & Lock has addressed the issue with a series of powered or manual tailgate lock assemblies that replace the factory units on a wide variety of domestic and foreign pickups.

Most ingenious in the manual category is a line of full-handle replacement models featuring BOLT technology, which allows the user to instantly “code” the new tailgate lock to his ignition key. After installing the replacement latch, simply insert the key into the lock and rotate once and the mechanism’s internal components “memorize” the key’s profile, retaining it for subsequent use.

No drilling is required to install the handle assembly, which features UV-resistant polymer construction and is designed to accommodate the factory backup camera.

MSRP is $108 for 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma; prices vary for other makes and models. For more information, visit


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