Pace Edwards PowerGate Tailgate Lock Customer Reviews
81 Customer Reviews
While tonneau covers prevent thieves from peeking into your truck bed, nothing's stopping them from opening your tailgate and swiping your stuff. Without a dead bolt on your tailgate, your valuables are always vulnerable to sticky fingers. Batten down the hatches of your tonneau-equipped truck with Pace Edwards' PowerGate to safeguard your cargo from bandits.
You never have to remember to lock your PowerGate. It automatically activates when you lock and unlock your power doors. Simply hit the button on your keyless remote, and your entire vehicle is locked down tighter than a Sing Sing cell block. If your rig doesn't have the power package, you can still use the PowerGate with the optional toggle switch.
Your PowerGate is built tough using a stainless steel backing plate and slide bolt with a nylon guide block. It mounts nearly invisible inside your tailgate in an hour or less without any drilling. Backed by a 3-year warranty.
81 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Brian M (MAGNOLIA, TX) Reviewed for a 2014 Ford F-250 — Aug 06, 2014 8:21 PM
At first inspection the lock appeared to be flimsy - fabricated from sheet metal with only 2 screws for attachment. The mechanical installation was relatively easy. During manual testing of the lock it seems it might flex during strong manipulation of the latch and allow the tailgate to open. The wiring instructions are terrible and after 1 hour of searching I gave up trying to find the correct wires until I have more time to investigate.
Reviewed by OEM S (Manchester, PA) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Aug 01, 2014 7:58 AM
The installation took the dealership 8 hours and it listed major components like the vehicle body control module to be in completely different locations and all of the wire colors that would have been useful for installation were different from the vehicle. The part was listed as compatible with a current model year vehicle but was obviously a carry over that was never checked from an older model. It works now but was a painful process to get it installed and I would not recommend to a friend.
Reviewed by bill p (LEHIGH, OK) Reviewed for a 2008 Dodge Ram — May 10, 2014 11:20 PM
Nice little addition. Came with plenty of wire, instructions could've been more detailed but all in all, wasn't hard. My only concern is possibly having to add a brace under the lock mechanism for stability. It rattles a bit when closing the tailgate.
Reviewed by michael c (Butler, PA) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — May 06, 2014 2:04 PM
It works real well after you figure the wiring out.My truck also has a tailgate step so I found it easier to remove the handle assembly to install unit.I found out through another review that its best to remove the E-brake unit because the wires are behind it. It sure beats having to lock tailgate with the key.
Reviewed by Kris H (SAMMAMISH, WA) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford Ranger — Mar 20, 2014 4:16 PM
I would highly recommend calling pace Edwards support before beginning to try to tap into the lock and unlock wires. Installation would have been much easier knowing the correct wires to tap first. Other than that the only difficult part was running the wires through the firewall. As far the product.. It would work awesome if my truck didn't have a dinky plastic handle. The plastic allows you to work one side of the tailgate open. My only recommendation is that it locked both sides of the handle
Reviewed by Bruce K (LYNDON STATION, WI) Reviewed for a 2013 Chevy Silverado — Sep 11, 2013 3:44 AM
The power lock works great but the installation instructions are complete crap. It may be better for other makes or other years but for my 2013 Silverado, the wiring connection instructions were wrong. The wire colors in the instructions are not the same as on the truck. But after you figure out which wires you need to patch into, it isn't so bad. I posted a photo of the wires that I needed to patch into on my truck.
Reviewed by Karl K (Waddell, AZ) Reviewed for a 2006 Dodge Ram — Mar 08, 2013 3:10 AM
Install took some time, but wasn't difficult. Vague instructions for the lock itself, but easy to figure out. The longest part was running the wire, but the instructions were clear about positive/negative under the hood and color wires under the dash. Hardware great, sturdy lock and wires plenty long. Worked perfect first try. I was concerned about a power lock and install vs simple keyed, but it was way easier than expected and works awesome!