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Just wanted to share with you my install experience.......... Honestly it went pretty well.

Pulling off the rear cover to expose the inside with the door latch mechanism was easy, the one thing thats wrong on the instructions is the Torx bit size ; its not 40 as listed its 30. SO if you're needing to buy on to do your install make sure you get the right one. Fortunately I have a tool box full of tools so it wasn't it an issue.

Next was installing the lock mechanism and it was definitely straight forward and easy. I tested it manually after install and had no issues. it locked and stayed locked.


I ran the wires along the existing wires and dropped it down under the chassis



After that I ran the wire over the fender so that I could run the wire through the rear wall behind the rear seat. I took some of the screws holding the fender insert and pull it out so that I could get my arm in there.


you can see the wire hanging out , once you get here and can get your arm and hand in there take the tape off the wire harness at the top end closest to the gromet that the harness goes through. This will allow you to push your wire through into the cabin. I had the easiest time and simply just fed the wire through with no other tools or aids. once it was through I simply pulled it towards me into the cabin with a set of needle nose pliers. taking the plastic trim out in the cabin was easy, just pulled it up and they popped off. you'll need to take the B pillar trim off, the door sills and the plastic trim from under the rear seat.





once you get the wire in and adjust your slack you can run it under the plastic along the door sill up to th B pillar. Now I'd imagine at this point when attaching the wires you can do it your way but this is how I did it. I simply split open the cover and gained access to the wires that run into the pillar and into the rear door.

now in this pic I have a pic of the PROPER RED wire and the WRONG yellow wire. YOU MUST use the THIN YELLOW WIRE that matches the red. I used the wire crimps provided and had no issues. Sorry I forgot to get a pic of the final attachment. I zipped tied the wire to the harness and tucked it away and replaced all the trim.

I chose to keep the slack of the extremely long wire that's provided and i just zipped tied it to the truck back by the rear bumper


I took my time so with this project and it probably took me a few hours. I hope this helps out for future installs.
 

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Thanks for sharing the photos. A few questions. Does this lock also have a manual key to unlock it, or just using the FOB? What's the model number of the kit you got?
If there's a key, do you have to drill a hole in the tailgate sheetmetal?

Many times when removing panels, the plastic retainer clips get mangled on removal. Did you have to replace any of the panel attachment hardware or did they all pop out without any damage? Did you use special panel removal tools (I believe they sell kits with various sizes and shapes of small pry bars intended for this purpose) or just a screwdriver?
 

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Great details, UALRAMPER. Be sure to use the thin yellow wire.
 

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PopnLock does not offer a key version at this time.

Part number PL8600

More info can be found at the other PopNLock thread
 

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Having done nothing like this before, I feel very confident now after seeing your post about this.

Was there anything to did to set up before installing? Like disconnect the battery or something? I kind of worry about messing around and then ending up with a really big paperweight.
 

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Great details, UALRAMPER. Are you saying that the proper yellow wire is just not in the picture? Both thick and thin yellow wires exist in this location? After your pics, I just might attempt this mod.
yes there is a THICK yellow wire and a THIN yellow wire...........make sure its the THIN one.
When you first look at it it youre like damn what did i get into but its pretty easy just take your time

Having done nothing like this before, I feel very confident now after seeing your post about this.

Was there anything to did to set up before installing? Like disconnect the battery or something? I kind of worry about messing around and then ending up with a really big paperweight.
No nothing special.........because you're not actually cutting or splicing wires theres no need.

Thanks for sharing the photos. A few questions. Does this lock also have a manual key to unlock it, or just using the FOB? What's the model number of the kit you got?
If there's a key, do you have to drill a hole in the tailgate sheetmetal?

Many times when removing panels, the plastic retainer clips get mangled on removal. Did you have to replace any of the panel attachment hardware or did they all pop out without any damage? Did you use special panel removal tools (I believe they sell kits with various sizes and shapes of small pry bars intended for this purpose) or just a screwdriver?
They are working on a manual kit but no word on how long before its ready.
someone posted the kit number above but its right on their front page.

these were the easiest panels in any of my Hondas to remove, everything just popped right off nothing broken
 

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Thanks. Is received mind. Out of curiosity I called to get a quote on install. $238. Worth a few hours and the encouragement of this post.
 

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Thanks. Is received mind. Out of curiosity I called to get a quote on install. $238. Worth a few hours and the encouragement of this post.
Bro save your money................... you can definitely handle this
 
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Awesome post, thanks for the details and excellent pictures! It seems like in the other thread the hardest part of the install was running the wire through the undercarriage to the B pillar. Your method makes that step a lot easier.

Did violating the fire wall near the wheel well into the cabin cause any damage?

Does locking the gate prevent opening in both the traditional down / and swing out tail gate movements on your install?
 

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Awesome post, thanks for the details and excellent pictures! It seems like in the other thread the hardest part of the install was running the wire through the undercarriage to the B pillar. Your method makes that step a lot easier.

Did violating the fire wall near the wheel well into the cabin cause any damage?

Does locking the gate prevent opening in both the traditional down / and swing out tail gate movements on your install?
Amazingly Ive never had such an easy time feeding a wire through the grommet into the cabin. I hope everyone has that easy of a time. The wire that Pop&Lock provides is actually thick enough to push through by itself. If you wanted to get crazy you could probably throw some Vaseline on it to make it slide through easier but I really dont think you'll need to. Just be sure to re-tape the grommet and wire harness when you're finished.

After reading about one of the betas having a few issues i fully tested it while I had the cover off. NO issues at all. It locks both upper and lower controls and I couldn't be any happier.

Next up is the Peragon Cover
 

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Does locking the gate prevent opening in both the traditional down / and swing out tail gate movements on your install?

I never thought of that? Curious to hear the answer



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Did I read correctly there is no key? If so, what do you do if the unit fails?
 

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This is the electronic version only. The mechanical may be out in the summer.

The other PopnLock thread has a few posts about what to do if it fails
 

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I never thought of that? Curious to hear the answer
I'd sure hope it locks both (not really a lock if it doesn't) but confirmation would be good.

Griz asked: "Did I read correctly there is no key? If so, what do you do if the unit fails?"

If it fails by freezing up or getting jammed, it might be a challenge (unless the tailgate panel can be removed with the gate in the locked position?). And related, what happens if you disconnect then reconnect the battery? Does it stay locked or does removing and/or reconnecting the battery unlatch it?

On a more general note, several posts refer to "the other thread." It's good if threads are "timeless" and don't require the reader to know where other related threads are. Not only for future new forum members but even current members who don't consider the lock until x months into the future. But a link to the other thread, and the relevant post numbers, would be good for future reference.

Hopefully someone will post an install video. I find it a challenge to tell where the zoomed-in photos are on the truck. But ualramper's photos are infinitely better than the manufacturer's 1-page install instructions with a few blurred postage-stamp still photos.
 

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I can't provide a link to the other thread since I am using Tapatalk but searching for 'Pop and Lock' in this same sub-forum (Accessories, Mods) should get you there quickly. It's probably on the first page tbh.

Edit: Try this link Pop and Lock Availability
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=90812&share_tid=136209&url=http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136209&share_type=t
Thanks noside85. Here's a "non-mobile" link to it: http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/169-2g-accessories-performance-parts-modifications/136209-pop-lock-availability.html
(Ugh...that's a long thread.)
 

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Jupiter et al:
Short answers from a beta tester....

The lock works for both swings of the tailgate.

Instructions for the latch installation are straightforward. Follow the written instructions and the youtube for the earlier model on the web.

Electrical attachment is straightforward if (IMHO) you do to the B Pillar. This is documented in the other thread that has been discussed and in the instructions.

Tough part is getting from the tailgate to the B Pillar, but it looks like there is a simpler method in this thread.

The solenoid looks strong and I don't expect problems. However, if the solenoid would fail, yes there is a chance that the gate could be stuck in the closed/locked mode. To solve that, I have made a mark inside the tailgate where I would drill a small hole and flip it with a screwdriver.

I do not yet have a cover. If your cover won't open without the tailgate open, you could have problems if the latch fails. I will upgrade to the model with the key and electric option as soon as it comes out, which will give me a failure backup.

Yes the other thread is long, that is because we are here sharing our expriences (good and bad).

A video would be great! Please take the time to record, edit, and post it when you do your installation.

I, like others, am just another truck owner trying to provide my own experiences to other owners here on the board. I'm not an engineer or truck expert. Take my advice for what it's worth. I (and others) aren't responsible if you have problems now or later. If you want to give it a try, I'm sure that you will do fine. If you don't want to try it yourself, you can pay someone for the install or you can go without.

That is all. I hope this helps. Over and out!
 

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I got a bit confused by the photos and some of the terms used with those pics. Take photo #3 above.......where I believe you are running a wire over the the inner fender of THE REAR WHEEL......but then say that you go thru the FIREWALL???

To me a firewall separates the engine compartment from the cab....and therefore I am thinking he is talking about the front wheel area. I believe your description terms could have said cab-wall or rear bulkhead wall to be more clear. I figured I had missed something and truthfully.....I'm still not real clear on this issue.

Still.....this is the best "how-to" on making this install to date. NICE JOB!

(I likely would know this if I had delivery of my Vehicle and could look my the truck to get some points of reference. I think it's just difficult for me as I gotta use lots of imagination until I get my hands on my RL.)
 
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