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    Default Amarok tailgate can't lock - solution?

    Hello everyone,

    Because my Amarok does not have a locking mechanism, the tailgate can still be opened even if the canopy is locked

    I am looking for someone that can install a locking mechanism for me (even if it is something very simple) since I cannot install or build something like this myself.

    I have not been able to find something specific on the internet in South Africa.

    Has any of the Amarok owners found a solution yet?

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    I don't know of any bakkie that have a lock on the tailgate as standard.

    I saw a "slide bolt type" megafter once that just fits on the inside of the tailgate and prevent it from begin opened. You'd have to unlock the canopy first and move the slide back to open the tail gate. I think something similar should be the simplest solution.

    Maybe contact you canonpy fitment centre and ask them for something similar. I'm sure most of their clients will have a similar requirement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus2.5DID View Post
    I don't know of any bakkie that have a lock on the tailgate as standard.
    Hi Cobus, just to correct you, the Hilux has had a locking tailgate fitted from 2009 onwards. I'm sure some of the other DC's also has them.
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    Yip the Isuzu KB DCs also came out with them from 2004

    Have you thought of these spring loaded sliding bolt types that is used on the sliders in the trailers and bakkie loading mechanisms. Yes you have to open the canopy to open the tailgate, but you in any way have to do that

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    I will be installing a central locking motor to mine, so that it locks/unlocks with the remote (along with the rest of the vehicle)...
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    Update: I finally got round to taking my Amarok to SA Canopy. They adjusted the canopy until it fit properly over the tailgate. They also suggested slamlocks, which they fitted for me. The locks and fitting them cost me only R170 and now everything locks properly. SA Canopy has really great service, I am extremely pleased with my slamlocks and now feel safe enough to leave the Amarok with stuff in the back.

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    Nice to hear there are still companies out there that can help a customer out with-out ripping you off

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    Default Amarok tailgate lock

    I am advised that the "updated" amarok that I have ordered will be factory fitted with a tailgate lock as one of the changes. So hopefully for the new one's the problem will be solved.
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    On the International Amarok Forum they sell a lock that connects to the vehicle remote. when the doors lock the tailgate is also locked.
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    Default Re: Amarok tailgate can't lock - solution?

    Do anyone know of a company near Pretoria that could help with installing a tailgate lock?
    Last edited by Monnas; 2018/10/17 at 08:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Amarok tailgate can't lock - solution?

    I don't know when it changed but mine is a 2013 model and has a tailgate lock as standard.
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    Default Re: Amarok tailgate can't lock - solution?

    Search for some other threads. There's some guys that installed a solenoid that they power from the fuel flap locking mech to work with your central locking.

    As far as I can remember it's a DIY job if you're a handyman...

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    Default Re: Amarok tailgate can't lock - solution?

    This works.


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