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    Default Tailgate Locks

    Just had my tailgate stolen, should have known better and gotten a lock. Anyway when I replace it I planned to get a lock but ran across a few power locks that you can wire into your factory power door locks. When you use the remote or door lock swicth on the door it will lock/unlock the tailgate also.

    Anyone using one of these they can recommend? They seem to be reasonably priced at around $100.
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    Sorry about your tailgate. I have the lock on mine but never thought of a power lock, that is a great idea. What sites are you looking at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stouffer View Post
    Sorry about your tailgate. I have the lock on mine but never thought of a power lock, that is a great idea. What sites are you looking at?
    I was looking at a few sites but mostly this one where I bought my tonneau cover from.

    http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.c...tailgate-lock/

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    I have a key lock on mine.

    Here's 1 on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...Q5fAccessories
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    i found the key lock good but you have to use it steady because i left mine for a few weeks and it ended up seizing up on me and i couldnt lock it since.

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    Cool Tailgate locks

    Im not sure if McGard locks (the wheel lock guys) make a tailgate lock for the NBS but I know they have them for the classic body style. Its looks kinds like a wheel lock with a hook on it and replaces one of the tailgate mounting bolts so you dont have to have a key to open it.

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    The one that that replaces the tail gate bolt is McGard part number 76036. Easy install, and no hassle wiring or worrying about getting locked out of your own tailgate.

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    you can also put a hose clamp on the hing

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    I bought a used tailgate off Craigslist but its white so now I have a two tone truck black and white. Eventually I'll get it painted black. Till then I bought one of the OEM tailgate locks from my Chevy dealer. I'm back in business, Thanks Guys.

    Interesting story though, on Craiglist in Dallas I ran across 2 different ads. One had a black 2008 tailgate, the other claimed to be a junkyard gone out of business. Both individuals seemed very shady. Black tailgate guy told me its was sold then called back a few hours later and told me he still had it but he needed to meet immedietly, could not wait 30 minutes. The other guy basically wanted a text with exactly what I wanted and he would call me the next day. I believe these guys were taking orders to steal tailgates!

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    wow, thats a crazy story, my friends make fun of my bevause mine is always locked, I figured better to be safe than sorry!


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