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Icon5 Locking Tailgate?

Is there a factory option for a locking tailgate on Rangers? Is there an OEM kit? How about aftermarket? I have a tonneau cover, but I'd like to secure valuable, tools, or misc junk in the bed without someone walking by and stealing it. Any solutions or options are appreciated!
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There isn't an oem option but they sell aftermarket ones. Some just use a hose clamp too lol
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I'm looking for something just a little more secure than a hose clamp.... Lol. I've seen a few that look like they attach to the corners of the bed rails and gate and use something like a lug nut key to open them. Maybe that's my only option? I really don't have the body work skills necessary to glass in my own setup. :/

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do you have power locks? if so, you can wire one in that will lock everytime you push the button on your fob to lock the trucks doors
https://www.ranger-forums.com/interi...te-lock-84175/


if you have manual though, you can use one of these which is like a fancy hose clamp
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mcg-76029
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Hmm. It may just be worth installing a solenoid and button...
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Found one! Pop a Lock #pl2310.
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Do you have a link for that? Is it ranger specific?
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I found it on both eBay and JC Whitney. JCW was actually cheaper. $55 vs $60+ on eBay. I'll see if I can get the JCW link. The mfr part number is PL2310 for plastic latch handles, PL2310C for chrome, and there's a specific kit for metal handles.
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/jcwhitney/t...&shopid=100001
This is a general link to the product. You'll have to enter in your vehicle specifics.
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The kit should be on my doorstep Friday afternoon, or so says the FedEx tracking site. I'll post pics of the kit and the finished product and give a quick step-by-step if anyone is interested.
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you got the non powered one right?
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Yeah, I didn't get the power option. Just the standard manual kit. It looks stupid-simple to install, but I'm not gonna assume anything.
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Yeah, I didn't get the power option. Just the standard manual kit. It looks stupid-simple to install, but I'm not gonna assume anything.
Nice and yeah it does. Post a few pics of the finished product when it comes in
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Just checked the FedEx site while I was procrastinating before work. Looks like it might get to my place a day early. Woo! So, hopefully, I'll have it installed today with pics to follow. But, alas, time to get paid. Blah.
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Alright. That was harder than I expected, but still not too horrible. The lock works pretty well! It's much more secure than I thought it would be. I'll be posting pics shortly.
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Here go the pics, in as close to chronological order as I can make them.
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looks good! Does the handle still sit the same way as before?
In the picture with the key in the lock cylinder, it looks like the handle sticks out a bit but I can't really tell for sure at that angle.
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The handle does sit level and even, but it sits about an eighth of an inch further out, due to the thickness of the material that is now smack-dab in the middle of it all.
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It does kinda look like the handle sits out more. Maybe a side shot of it would help.
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Yes, it definitely sits out further. About and eighth of an inch....
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Yes, it definitely sits out further. About and eighth of an inch....
hah my bad i didnt refresh my browser. didnt see that you said that
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No worries. That's what I figured. But, back to the topic at hand, I definitely recommend this product. Anyone with a torx wrench, metric socket set, and flathead screwdriver can install this thing. BUT..... it is expensive. 50+ bucks.
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thanks for the write-up and pics!
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No worries. That's what I figured. But, back to the topic at hand, I definitely recommend this product. Anyone with a torx wrench, metric socket set, and flathead screwdriver can install this thing. BUT..... it is expensive. 50+ bucks.
It was not hard but yet not easy,that's for sure.Getting the lock to the handle was the hard part.







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