How to Install the Pop & Lock Gate Defender

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The Gate Defender from Pop & Lock is a universal tailgate lock designed to fit most late model trucks to prevent tailgate theft. Similar in design as a padlock, the theft deterrent fits around the tailgate hinge and locks the tailgate to the truck. Once locked into place, the tailgate still opens and closes easily.

As tailgate thefts are on the rise, the Gate Defender is a terrific low cost option to help prevent your tailgate from being stolen. Installs easily with no special tools required other than the included key.


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Pop and Lock






(800) 342-5911


1271 Contract Dr

Green Bay, WI 54304

ABOUT Pop and Lock®

Acquired by VSI, LLC on November 1, 2011, Pop & Lock has been the world leader in truck tailgate security for the past 20 years. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Pop & Lock provides the aftermarket with the best security products for your tailgate, truck cap and tonneau cover. With over a hundred models covering most truck applications, you can bet there is a Pop & Lock for your truck!