Finally did the tailgate lock mod.

QWIKWHIP

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Well I finally got around to hooking up the tailgate lock. It was a pretty easy install. I had a little trouble with the wires in the kick panel, but that's mostly because my color blind azz can't tell which wires are which. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' /> But I figured it out. I didn't take any pictures though. I figured there was enough about the tailgate lock already. Thanks to both steves and BOONE-TITAN for the write ups. I actually used a combination of the two installs. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />



Now if I can just get to finishing the lock box popper...... I did run the wire for it though. I figured I was already running a wire for the tail gate lock, why not kill two birds with one stone! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt004' />



Oh, and here, let me take care of this for you guys first. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' />



<img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/useless.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt017' />
 

Havock

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JSYK.. I'm shipping my Titan in VShortt's luggage so you can do this for me at the meet in May.





Uh, I guess I better call V and let him know huh?
 

QWIKWHIP

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[quote name='Havock']JSYK.. I'm shipping my Titan in VShortt's luggage so you can do this for me at the meet in May.





Uh, I guess I better call V and let him know huh?[/quote]



LMAO! It's easy enough to do and only cost about $15! So just get it done Hav. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt017' />



You know, I am soooo happy I finally did this too. It's the little things that get me excited I guess. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />
 

VShortt

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I think I'd really like to do this also but I know very little about electrical. Maybe Whip will have to talk me through it over the phone or somethin', huh?? (hint, hint). Awesome mod, Whip. Glad to see you got it done.
 

steves

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[quote name='VShortt']I think I'd really like to do this also but I know very little about electrical.  Maybe Whip will have to talk me through it over the phone or somethin', huh??  (hint, hint).  Awesome mod, Whip.  Glad to see you got it done.[/quote]



It's not that hard. You can do it!
 

QWIKWHIP

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[quote name='steves'][quote name='VShortt']I think I'd really like to do this also but I know very little about electrical.  Maybe Whip will have to talk me through it over the phone or somethin', huh??  (hint, hint).  Awesome mod, Whip.  Glad to see you got it done.[/quote]



It's not that hard. You can do it![/quote]



Ditto! But if you really need the help V I'm here for ya buddy. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt017' />
 

baja220

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I'd really like to do this too but electrical stuff??? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt102' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' /> I don't know!!! I'd hate to screw something up.
 

steves

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[quote name='baja220']I'd really like to do this too but electrical stuff??? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt102' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' /> I don't know!!! I'd hate to screw something up.[/quote]



The only electrical part of this mod is two T-Taps on existing wires (which should already be able to drive the additional lock without much of a problem). Think of it like splicing a wire to install a car stereo or something.
 

honeykeeper

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QWIKWHIP

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[quote name='honeykeeper']Congrats Qwik..I need to get-r-done too..what are you locking up in the open bed??....I need to do that to my tailgate and the Z-shell slam hatch all at once.......I do have the stuff for the slam hatch...just have to take the time to do it! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' />[/quote]



Mostly so that my bed divider, tool box and racks can't be removed. They're all utilitrac parts and when the gates locked you can't slide anything out of the utilitrac. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' />
 

honeykeeper

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[quote name='QWIKWHIP'][quote name='honeykeeper']Congrats Qwik..I need to get-r-done too..what are you locking up in the open bed??....I need to do that to my tailgate and the Z-shell slam hatch all at once.......I do have the stuff for the slam hatch...just have to take the time to do it! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt011' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />[/quote]



Mostly so that my bed divider, tool box and racks can't be removed. They're all utilitrac parts and when the gates locked you can't slide anything out of the utilitrac. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' />[/quote]

Well it makes sense now!!.....I guess I'll be the last to do this mod!! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt014' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt008' />
 

honeykeeper

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With all those "fancy-shmancy" $$$OEM bed accesories you would think NISSAN would have done that for us?? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/014.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt008' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/001.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' />
 

steves

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I did it because on more than one occasion, I found myself wanting to open the locked tailgate while the truck was running, and wasn't so happy with having to turn the truck off to do it.
 

QWIKWHIP

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[quote name='steves']I did it because on more than one occasion, I found myself wanting to open the locked tailgate while the truck was running, and wasn't so happy with having to turn the truck off to do it.[/quote]



That's also another reason. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' /> That's the same reason I'm trying to hook up the popper to the lock box. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />
 

jhromy

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[quote name='QWIKWHIP'][quote name='steves']I did it because on more than one occasion, I found myself wanting to open the locked tailgate while the truck was running, and wasn't so happy with having to turn the truck off to do it.[/quote]



That's also another reason. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' /> That's the same reason I'm trying to hook up the popper to the lock box. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />[/quote]





but wouldn't that side box just fall open if you use the power hook up to it? When i look at it in the dealer all i see is a key hole, so i assumed all you do is turn the key and it opens?
 

steves

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[quote name='jhromy'][quote name='QWIKWHIP'][quote name='steves']I did it because on more than one occasion, I found myself wanting to open the locked tailgate while the truck was running, and wasn't so happy with having to turn the truck off to do it.[/quote]



That's also another reason. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' /> That's the same reason I'm trying to hook up the popper to the lock box. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />[/quote]





but wouldn't that side box just fall open if you use the power hook up to it? When i look at it in the dealer all i see is a key hole, so i assumed all you do is turn the key and it opens?[/quote]



Right....which is what the popper will do...release the clasp.
 

jhromy

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[quote name='steves'][quote name='jhromy'][quote name='QWIKWHIP'][quote name='steves']I did it because on more than one occasion, I found myself wanting to open the locked tailgate while the truck was running, and wasn't so happy with having to turn the truck off to do it.[/quote]



That's also another reason. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> That's the same reason I'm trying to hook up the popper to the lock box. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />[/quote]





but wouldn't that side box just fall open if you use the power hook up to it? When i look at it in the dealer all i see is a key hole, so i assumed all you do is turn the key and it opens?[/quote]



Right....which is what the popper will do...release the clasp.[/quote]





so it will just fall open whenever he unlocks his doors???? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />
 
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