Pace Edwards PowerGate Tailgate Lock Customer Reviews
77 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.
77 Customer Reviews
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!
Reviewed by Richard R (CLAY, NY) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Dec 02, 2012 7:14 AM
Looks well made and includes plenty of wire for the length of my 4 door 2012 F-150 short box. Works very well but the installation instructions need improving. The instructions left out the need to remove the parking brake assembly to access the necessary wire harness as I was told by a helpful rep at the company. But NOT on 4 doors causing extra labor hours when the simple solution is tapping 2 wires in the drivers rocker panel. This may only work in 4 doors with power locks.
Reviewed by Martin B (Stanton, CA) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-250 — Nov 05, 2012 8:55 PM
NOTE: The instructions don't mention it but the wires you are looking for are behind the left kick panel near the parking brake pedal. After the install of the unit in the tailgate I had to remove the panel again to put some Velcro between the unit and the tailgate metal as I had a vibration noise when closing the tailgate but it only took 10 more minutes. It is nice knowing that my tailgate is always locked with the doors now without having to double checking it.
Reviewed by Garry B (Houston, TX) — Oct 11, 2012 3:22 PM
Instructions are terrible had to install complete different way to work but worked perfectly. Did not list truck i bought it for. After all is said and done works but i am still a little worried about the way it locked.