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Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock

Part #: PL8140

http://www.popandlock.net/Power_Tailgate_Lock/Power_GM_Tailgate_Lock/Power_Sierra?product_id=141

 

 

1) Unlock & lower tailgate.

 

2) Remove (8) torx/star screws from inner tailgate access panel.

 

3) Remove panel and you'll see lock assembly [pic 002]

 

4) Remove old retailer clip & cam arm [pic 003]

 

5) Replace with new cam arm & retailer clip [pic 003]

 

6) Remove bolt on lock side, and place power assembly inside, lining up existing holes [pic 004]

 

7) Make sure metal slide in between white plastic prongs, next to cam arm, then replace & tighten bolt [pic 005]

 

 

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..continued....

 

8) Feed the shorter of two wires provided into openings at bottom of tailgate. Blue & green bullets go to handle & plug end goes to spare tire. [pic 006]

 

DO NOT SECURE OR ZIP TIE ANYTHING YET!

 

9) Connect the plug to the longer wiring provided and walk end over to driver's door. Don't worry about routing the wires now.. you want to make sure it works first!

 

10) Remove driver's kick panel and then smaller panel covering wiring. That second panel is a pain-in-the-A! It functions like a hinged cover, with red circles being where it clasps & red lines being the hinge point [pic 007]

 

11) Now for the wiring... it's a cluster! The instructions don't help much here. You're looking for a tan w/ yellow stripe & a solid gray wire. With my PowerPro I was eventually able to find the correct two. When you're looking for them, start in the top corner closest to the gas/brake pedals, and look for wires that are ever so slightly thicker than the rest. [pic 008]

 

12) Feed the tailgate wiring through the parking brake grommet under the carpet. It's tight as hell, so as long as you don't make a big hole in it, it won't leak. [pic 009]

 

13) Connect the green wire to tan/yellow (looked brown/yellow to me) and the blue wire to solid gray. Test lock/unlock feature.

 

14) If everything works, you can unplug the longer wire provided & begin snaking it from the front of truck to spare tire area, plug it back in, zip tie wherever, replace all panels, etc... and you're finished.

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Edited by RyanbabZ71
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..continued....

 

One last thing!

The key cylinder on tailgate will now function differently!

It is always stays in the vertical position, so...

..turn counter-clockwise then back to 12 to unlock

..turn clockwise then back to 12 to lock.

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Edited by MotoMedic
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Thanks for sharing! Great write up

 

 

Ryan

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Ok, with as cheap as this is and simple I am interested in it now.

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Moto,

 

Thanks for the thorough description of installation and pics. I'm going to buy the kit now!

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..with as cheap as this is and simple..

Exactly. This should be standard equipment for every full-size truck made today... or at least a factory option.

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Thank you for the Great how to As always.. ;)

 

My next project.:D

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Thanks for sharing the how to install the power lock. I am seriously considering purchasing this lock. I planned on having a shop install it, but after reading your thread, it looks pretty simple.

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10) Remove driver's kick panel and then smaller panel covering wiring. That second panel is a pain-in-the-A! It functions like a hinged cover, with red circles being where it clasps & red lines being the hinge point [pic 007]

 

Moto..Did you use any tool to remove the second panel or did you pull the panel away with some force from red circle side towards the red line side?

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10) Remove driver's kick panel and then smaller panel covering wiring. That second panel is a pain-in-the-A! It functions like a hinged cover, with red circles being where it clasps & red lines being the hinge point [pic 007]

 

Moto..Did you use any tool to remove the second panel or did you pull the panel away with some force from red circle side towards the red line side?

I used a really small flat head screwdriver to get the little tabs to release. It's a pain b/c they're pressed up against carpet & driver's seat, so not much room to work with.

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Thanks for the write up? How long did it take you? Curious as I want to do my Amp Steps and the tail gate lock all at once. Especially since I will have to remove the kick panels for both.

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Thanks for the write up? How long did it take you? Curious as I want to do my Amp Steps and the tail gate lock all at once. Especially since I will have to remove the kick panels for both.

Took me a good while b/c I was making sure I documented the steps and locating/testing the correct wires in that bundle was a huge pain. Average skilled person, using my pics of wiring bundle, should take 30 mins or less.

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Cool, thank you sir!

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MotoMedic, thanks for the excellent write up. Is there a trick to get the wire thru the grommet with out much damage? Also what is the powerpro you speak of? I know it is not the fishing line I use. :)

 

Thanks again for the work.

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