By Robert Schultz
Is anyone experiencing issues with the factory tailgate lock? My key goes into the cylinder fine, turns about half-way and stops. The only thing that I have been able to do is flick (try to lock and unlock) the key in the lock repeatedly until it opens. I don't think there is anything wrong with the cylinder of the lock as at some point it does unlock (after multiple key flicks....20+) BUT now it has me concerned at some point I may not be able to unlock the tailgate. With a locking box cover that can only be opened with the tailgate open essentially locks me out of my box.
Hi I’m looking to install an electric lock mechanism to the tailgate of my 2015 Silverado 1500.
I know that I can purchase an aftermarket one that comes with a wiring harness that runs to a relay that gets added under the hood.....
Does anyone know if there is already wiring at or near the tailgate, say at a plug under the bed for plug and play.
Im thinking there might be one there from the factory. Or do they only run the wiring back on trucks that come with the lock from the factory?
Wondering if anybody has shaved their tailgate to a 2014+ Silverado/Sierra...curious to know how it would look with the camera....I just want to know where rear view cameras are being placed....Im thinking on the very top of the tailgate looking down or right next to the license plate when I do it...any pictures would be great for the people who had done this already...thanks.
Last Weekend I spend most of my time Building a PreRunner-Style Bed Tire carrier for my Silverado.
I have always loved how Trophy Trucks and PreRunners Look with the Dual Spare Tires on The back, and wanted to incorporate some of that into my truck build, so I decided to learn how to cut tubing and weld, while making this build
The total cost of this project was less than US$100.00 (without straps)
Take into account that my execution is far from perfect, and that it has downsides, but maybe this Topic will help anyone else who would be interested on doing something like this and consider my mistakes, so, this is my philosophy:
-Im a Mexican living in Mexico, our roads are FAR from good, and I have always carried 2 spare tires just in case (one on the stock location, one strapped on the bed)
-I wanted to free the space the 2nd spare was taking on the bed, and I just wanted a Dual Tire carrier just because
-I built it specifically to stock mounting locations for the stock tailgate, to be able to return the truck to Stock anytime
-I dont haul heavy stuff, so, not having an opening tailgate is something I can live with
-I wanted to keep my Tonneau Cover
-It is solid mounted to the bed, so it also acts as a brace and improves overall bed strength
-It helps with Weight distribution, helps the truck be less tail happy and smoother
-Im planning to incorporate toolboxes on the carrier (Soon I hope)
Here is the video of the Build, pics are attached:
Hope You Enjoy
Comments and Criticism is well received
Good afternoon...I am getting a camper shell on my truck for my wife's business, she sells clothes that I need to keep clean and dry.
I've done a quick search for tailgate seals and it seems there is anything from weather stripping from your big box stores, so what appear to be custom applications (they might just be lipstick on a pig)...
Anyway...I don't mind paying a little extra, but want to find the best one possible for my '16 short bed. Does anyone have any success or horror stories that I should consider or stay away from?
Thanks in advance!
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