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Hey everyone,

So i have a loaded up 2009 Ram Laramie and just recently put a bakflip G2 tonneou cover on it so i could lock and secure goods in the back. The problem i have now is there are no aftermarket tailgate locks for a 1500 Ram. The dealer can order all the factory parts "6 parts in all" about $350.00. It seams every other truck on the market can get a pop n lock or some other brand tailgate lock but the ram. A friend of mine has a small $20.00 lock that just pushes into the factory handle and locks with a key but he has no idea of the brand of it. I have been on line for a while now and have had no luck finding anything aftermarket except for the electric locks.

anyone have any suggestions on a tailgate lock for a 09 1500?
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i was just about to look into this... subscribed
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the 2009 comes without the lock on most Rams

it comes with 1 of 3 tailgate handles

1) plain tailgate handle
2) handle with a locking mechanism
3) handle w/ locking mechanism & a rear view camera & wiring that runs all the way up to the radio

If you take off the access panel on the tailgate, you can remove the tailgate handle, be careful don't drop any parts like nuts or screws, it may be a hassle getting them back out, even through the hole in the bottom.

the handles come with which ever option that you want, non locking, locking, locking with camera, it is complete
EXCEPT for 1 piece, the thing that is mounted on the rods, that actually makes it lock

this is what is holding the tailgate rods together right now, the NON LOCKING stock unit

[IMG]

This is the actual Locking piece that is needed with the tailgate handle



the black part is called a
MP-68044867AD E7 OEM Latch Control - 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 - Locking & 2010 All Dodge Ram 1500 & 2010-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Pickups $ 39.95

the handle that locks is
MP-68084592AA E4 OEM Tailgate Handle - 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 & 2010-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 - Locking - w/o Rear View Camera (cylinder not included - sold below) $ 47.95

when i purchased my handle through the dealer, it already had the locking mechanism installed, i just had to buy the black locking latch control

I had the dealer reset my tailgate locking mechanism tumblers, so that the door key unlocks the tailgate too
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did the dealer install it and if so do u remember how much it was with parts and labor?
reps for that!
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I did have the dealer install it, actually the service dept was busy & the service adviser did it, but i had to go back another day, because i had bought the locking tailgate handle With the back up camera, a tech ran the wiring for the camera.
So my labor costs would be different than yours

I would almost bet that You could do it in about an hour the first time & less than that the 2nd time

this video is made by a different company, but it shows close to what you would be doing,
the difference is, they don't use the black piece that i posted above

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i def. am going to install it myself whenever i get a tonneau and all that, i'll probably get my buddy that works at a locksmith to adjust the tumblers for me before the install as well just to make sure all goes well!
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ok cool sounds good. ill try these parts and see how it goes. Ill do the labour myself and let ya know how easy it was soon. thanks for the info. The difference in price was another $100 for the new tumbler. Those prices were the same otherwise.
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Here's a link to the part. I'll bet you can get it from your dealer for around $100-$110. You will also see a link on that page for the Installation Guide in pdf format. For some weird reason I've noticed that those instructions have been revised and some of the pictures in the guide are almost illegible since I first found it a couple of years ago. I have also posted a link below that has a better version of the installation instructions (clearer pictures). Good Luck!!

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http://www.mopardodge.com/accessorie...telock_IFU.pdf
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Well i went to the dealer with your part #s and they didnt want to use them. they wanted to order it thier way.

The part #s were 68044904AF $95.92 Handle
68154166AA $70.95 Lock
68154167AA $2.14 Clip
68044867AD $71.44 Latch

Grand total of $240.45

So it cost alot more to get the parts here in Canada. The parts guy also insists that i will need the rods that go the the latch at either end of the tailgate. So i guess im hooped. Im going to try another dealer in a different city and see if they will use the part #s you gave me. But my local dealer wouldnt listen.
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the 2009 comes without the lock on most Rams

it comes with 1 of 3 tailgate handles

1) plain tailgate handle
2) handle with a locking mechanism
3) handle w/ locking mechanism & a rear view camera & wiring that runs all the way up to the radio

If you take off the access panel on the tailgate, you can remove the tailgate handle, be careful don't drop any parts like nuts or screws, it may be a hassle getting them back out, even through the hole in the bottom.

the handles come with which ever option that you want, non locking, locking, locking with camera, it is complete
EXCEPT for 1 piece, the thing that is mounted on the rods, that actually makes it lock

this is what is holding the tailgate rods together right now, the NON LOCKING stock unit

[IMG]

This is the actual Locking piece that is needed with the tailgate handle



the black part is called a
MP-68044867AD E7 OEM Latch Control - 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 - Locking & 2010 All Dodge Ram 1500 & 2010-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Pickups $ 39.95

the handle that locks is
MP-68084592AA E4 OEM Tailgate Handle - 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 & 2010-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 - Locking - w/o Rear View Camera (cylinder not included - sold below) $ 47.95

when i purchased my handle through the dealer, it already had the locking mechanism installed, i just had to buy the black locking latch control

I had the dealer reset my tailgate locking mechanism tumblers, so that the door key unlocks the tailgate too

Thanks for the info!
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