Pickup (L200) tailgate and Truckman top Central locking install

  1. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    Been meaning to do this for a while. From factory the tail gates don't lock, but a simple kit is available, supposed to be wired to the normal central locking.
    Anything Truckman related is hideously priced so I thought I'd improve security and save a few quid when the lock failed

    I installed the tailgate kit and the receiver for a generic central locking kit in the tailgate

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    Plenty of cable ties to keep the wires secure. I ran a fused live from the battery, had I known I had a 13 pin tow bar plug I would have connected to that. I ran the wires in the std grommet in tubing

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    Originally I wanted to use sliding door contact pins but during testing they dropped to bits, not amused but I had a backup plan

    The now unused tailgate contacts

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    I ran the wire in convoluted tubing, could do with more cable tie bases but I'm happy for now. Due to generous panel gaps there is no danger of chaffing

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    I channeled my inner Nick Blackhurst and made a Bracket for the 2 motors to pull on the tailgate catches. Its all been done to be 100% reversible should that be needed

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    Just need more cable tie bases and to make a cover for the motors, the little bar stops the tailgate handle flapping around

    There is an emergency release, not shown for obvious reasons

    I know it will never be secure but if it stops a scrote forcing the handle im happy, plus remote tailgate popper is cool
     
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  2. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    Probably a better install than Mitsi or truck man would achieve
     
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  3. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    Based on the dealer fitted reverse camera (that doesn't work in the rain) I'd have to agree
     
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