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Disabling the power tailgate?

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I have an Undercover Lux tonneau  which when closed prevents the tailgate from opening (by design).

What it doesn't prevent is some clown (sometime me) from pushing the tailgate button to attempt to drop the tailgate.


That's causing the paint on my tailgate to get a bit scuffed, and also causes me to have to adjust the undercover lux.

The last time this happened was 120 degreese in Mesa, and I didn't feel like crawl;ing into the bed alll the way to the cab to adjust inges (it has to be done with the tonneau down, or removed completely), so I waited a month for cooler weather.


Anyhow, my idea is to put a push button switch like they used to have in door jambs for interior lights so that when the tonneau is  down the tailgate is disabled.

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the power up / down tailgate?



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Open remote

Remove contact on rubber button


Free and you can't accidentally touch it again


Heck, you could have your "tonneau on and off" remotes 

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