Replaces

1997-2003 Ford F150 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision

This part replaces:

  • OE # XL3Z 9943400 AAA
  • DORMAN 80239

  • New

This is a black plastic tailgate handle.

Specifications:

  • Designed for vehicles that use the tailgate lock feature (lock not included)
  • Injected molded plastic with matte black finish
  • Replaces dealer part number: XL3Z-9943400-AAA, XL3Z9943400AAA
  • Reinforced from original design
  • Direct replacement for original handle

This part is built to strict quality control standards and makes a great replacement over a dealer unit.

Lifetime Warranty

Effective June 23, 2014: This item is backed by a manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Tailgate Liner
    • Remove six T30 Torx Screws from the liner
    • Pull up on the pins at the bottom of the liner
    • Pull the liner off
  2. Removing the Tailgate Handle
    • Remove the two 11mm nuts from the tailgate handle
    • Pull the handle out by hand
  3. Installing the New Tailgate Handle
    • Pry the lock cylinder clip off the old handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the lock cylinder from the old handle
    • Pry the lock cylinder clip off the new handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Insert the lock cylinder into the new tailgate handle
    • Insert the lock cylinder clip into the new tailgate handle
    • Push the new handle into place
    • Attach the handle to the latch mechanism
    • Start the 10mm nuts by hand
    • Tighten the 10mm nuts
    • Test that the handle works
  4. Reinstalling the Tailgate Liner
    • Slide the liner into place
    • Start the six T30 Torx screws by hand
    • Push the liner clips into the Tailgate
    • Tighten the six T30 Torx screws

How-to Video:

(05:37 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Driver
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 11mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 11mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • OE # XL3Z 9943400 AAA
  • DORMAN 80239

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 2004 Ford F150 Heritage Truck Tailgate Handle for with with Lock Provision
  • 1997-2003 Ford F150 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F450 Truck Super Duty Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F550 Truck Super Duty Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
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