Reviewed By Walt S (Hatfield, PA) Reviewed for a 1997 Dodge Dakota —7/23/2009 12:02 PM
Installed the Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock yesterday on my 1997 Dodge Dakota. Pro's were the quality of construction, keyset and the positive locking of the tailgate. I always had a problem with the tailgate not fully closing/latching, hitting a major bump and have it slam down. Dodge never offered a locking tailgate on the 1997 models. One Con however, was the installation. The installation directions say to remove the center bolt and "loosen" the other two. You might as well just take them out because fitting the lock behind the latch is near impossible because of clearance.