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Part Details

  • Finish:   Textured

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


  • Stamped steel construction as original
  • Black Textured handle
  • Replaces dealer part number: 15086873
  • 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.

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a 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.

4.33/ 5.0
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Tailgate handle
Works great ! This is the 3rd. Truck that I fixed. Works wonderfully. Very fast shipping.
February 22, 2017
tailgate handle
Part arrived in a few days Handle was somewhat difficult to put in but managed The plastic clips were a little flimsy could have been a thicker clip otherwise its still working good
February 23, 2017
Avalanche tail gate handle
Good product for a good price. Shipped quick. Will definitely use 1A Auto again!
January 26, 2018
This item arrived FAST. This was a PERFECT OEM part fit! Will order from 1A again and again!
August 23, 2018
Minor problem
The handle was just as advertised and fit perfectly. The only problem I ran into was that the two plastic clips designed to hold the tailgate opening rods were too weak to hold the rods. I just switched the ones off the original equipment and everything worked fine. 1A Auto actually offered to send me an entire new handle but I declined as I had it working. As usual, super job 1A Auto!
September 12, 2018
I purchased this handle for my 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche from 1A Auto which by the way arrived on time. It appears to be of the same quality as its factory OEM counterpart. It is made in Taiwan which is probably why its discounted greatly but who knows really where the factory one came from anyways. It is an extremely easy install. If yours needs one Id definitely recommend going with this here although time will tell how good it really is.
October 12, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
can i use my lock?
David B May 15, 2017
Yes, lock stays the same. But, when installing it, you need to cut some of the fiberglass. I learned that on the first one I replaced. This is #3. After removing cover via 3 T screws, youll see the mechanism. Easy to replace but take off approx 1" of the fiberglass tab that it sits behind.
Maria H May 16, 2017
Yes, you may reuse the OEM lock.
Alex P May 16, 2017
Yes, you can use your original lock. Take your time and follow directions. If you are a visual learner, like me, you tube has some good videos.
Larry J May 16, 2017
Yes, mine worked just fine.
Timothy M May 16, 2017
I am pretty sure I did. I use the same key
Stephen R May 16, 2017
Yes, your lock assembly does not change.
David C May 16, 2017
Does this mean the same lock? My experience just changing the handle did not include the lock, however after changing the handle my lock started working better than it had been. Hope this helps or worse case made it more confusing
Charles W May 16, 2017
YEs you can.
Cliff E May 18, 2017
yes you can use your lock.
Andrew V June 4, 2017
Year Make Model Description
2002-2006Chevy Avalanche 1500 Chevy Avalanche 1500 Textured Black Tailgate Handle
2002-2006Chevy Avalanche 2500 Chevy Avalanche 2500 Textured Black Tailgate Handle
Part #: 1ABTH00053

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