Reviewed By Teresa G (HUTCHINSON, MN) Reviewed for a 2005 Dodge Dakota —9/30/2012 5:15 AM
Very easy to install. Quality construction. Nice to have the security of a lockable tailgate.
Reviewed By Troy S (Wichita, KS) Reviewed for a 2007 Dodge Dakota —3/19/2009 9:38 PM
The easiest part of the installation was running the cable under the truck. Once I completed installation it worked as advertised, now my tailgate, Truxedo Lo Pro QT Tonneau Cover, and anything I carry are secure. The directions state 1997-2005 Dakota, they work on a 2007 but with minor changes. Step 1 remove the plastic bexel with your fingers, I spent about 20 minutes w/ no success, I finally went to the kitchen and got a plastic spatula and was able to get it off. The screws are on the backside of the tailgate, not on the inside as stated and require Torx T-40, not T-30. Step 2 last thing is to reinstall the rods after the handle is installed. Wont work, I had to take the screws out let the handle and powergate drop down then reinstall the rods then mount the powergate and handle. Step 3, Where am I suppose to put the Relay Loom? The directions don't give a clue as to where to put it. I stuck it between the fuse box and fender. I couldn't find any OEM wire routes to pass the wires through the firewall. I found a cable that went through with a large rubber grommet and ran it through there. I found the tan w/light green stripe and light green wires, I spent way too much time trying to attach the wire taps.