1998-2010 Mazda B3000 Truck Tailgate Handle

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 77872
  • OE # 1L5Z9943400AAA

  • New

This replacement Ford Ranger pickup tailgate handle is just what you need to get your vehicle in good looking form again!


  • Injection molded plastic handle with metal hinge pin and return spring
  • Replaces dealer part number: 1L5Z-9943400-AAA, 1L5Z9943400AAA
  • Reinforced from the original design for better durability
  • Direct replacement for original handle

This part is a direct bolt on and is built to strict quality control standards. It is a great replacement and has substantial cost savings 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. Remove the tail gate handle
    • Remove the tail gate lining by removing the eight T27 Torx bolt
    • Unbolt the two 10 mm nuts securing the tailgate handle.
    • Hit the latch mechanism with penetrating oil and white grease to combat squeakiness.
  2. Install the new tail gate handle
    • Place the tail gate handle onto the tailgate.
    • Thread the 10 mm nuts onto the bolts and tighten them up to secure the handle.
    • Install the tail gate lining and bolt it down with your T27 Torx driver.

How-to Video:

(05:57 min)

Tools List:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Penetrating Oil

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 77872
  • OE # 1L5Z9943400AAA

Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2011 Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle
  • 1998-2010 Mazda B2300 Truck Tailgate Handle
  • 1998-2010 Mazda B2500 Truck Tailgate Handle
  • 1998-2010 Mazda B3000 Truck Tailgate Handle
  • 1998-2010 Mazda B4000 Truck Tailgate Handle
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