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ahopkinsVTX

Locking Tailgate Handle

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ahopkinsVTX

My 2005 Silverado does not have a locking rear tailgate. Has anyone ever added this to their truck? And where is the best place to buy? It would be ideal to have it tied into the lock/unlock from the cab and key fob. However I would think that will be a much more involved install so I wouldn't be opposed to just have a manual lock.

TIA!

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oldjeep

I added the Mopar power locking handle to my Ram. Pretty easy, just required me to run the wires up to the engine compartment and tap into a couple wires in the distribution center. I wouldn't have a truck again that didn't have the power tailgate lock, pretty handy.

If you are just doing the lock, it looks really simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWogsJmIkM8

$15

http://www.amazon.com/Bully-LH-003-Full-Size-Tailgate/dp/B000BNZPSI

And then the power kit is separate for $86

http://www.amazon.com/Pop-Lock-PL8110-Power-Tailgate/dp/B0016WIWU6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440507912&sr=8-1&keywords=8110+pop+lock

Likely other brands available. First choice would be a factory accessory but I don't think chevy makes one.

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