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Old 06-25-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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Cool Separate lock for tailgate for 2011 Wrangler 2DR

I have a 2011 2 DR Wrangler with automatic door locks. I would like to find out how to make the tailgate have a separate locking mechanism. For example, I don't want some one to be able to reach into the front seat doors, hit the automatic unlock button, and be able to open the tailgate along with the other doors. I would appreciate any input. L.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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I'm not sure of the 2011's but in a 2013 if you hit the lock button on the key fob thus arming the alarm system, it disables the door lock button on the doors making the rear tailgate area inaccessible. Just be sure to give the alarm system 15 seconds or so to arm after you hit the button.

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I havent had my tailgate door apart so this may not work, but you could just unplug the actuator inside the tailgate door. You would only be able to use a key to unlock it after that, but a fairly easy(I think) solution.
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I havent had my tailgate door apart so this may not work, but you could just unplug the actuator inside the tailgate door. You would only be able to use a key to unlock it after that, but a fairly easy(I think) solution.
Worked for me! Thanks!
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If I remember right I tried it on my 2011 and 2013's right. Use the key fob to lock the doors before closing the door and after the 16 seconds or so it disables the power to the door lock buttons.
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Yes, as others mentioned, no need to unplug the tailgate actuator. Lock with the fob and after 16 seconds, the door lock button on the doors is disabled, so someone just can't reach in and unlock everything.

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