These replacement exterior door handles are just what you need to get your vehicle in good looking form again!


  • Comes as a SET of 4
    • Fits both LH (Drivers Side) & RH (Passengers Side) FRONT & REAR
  • Paint To Match Finish
    • Can be painted to match by buyer or installed as is
  • Direct replacement for original exterior door handle
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Mounting hardware not included

These exterior door handles are a direct bolt on and are built to strict quality control standards. They are a great replacement and have good cost savings over a dealer unit.

Paint To Match Note:

"Paint to match finish" refers to a smooth, paintable surface. This item will be shipped unpainted but will be ready for paint. Final preparation is suggested for better paint coverage and adhesion. 

This part can also be installed without painting if desired. 

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. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Remove the door panel (1:05)
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to remove the bezel around the door latch.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws exposed.
    • Use a rag and your flat head screwdriver to pry up the door lock switch.
    • Unplug the wiring harness and set the switch aside for safe keeping.
    • Use your putty knife and a cloth rag to unclip the door panel.
    • Lift the door panel up and out to remove it.
    • Pull the switch panel through the door panel.
    • Carefully remove the water shield.
  2. step : Remove the door handle. (4:10)
    • Lift the door panel up and knock out the two rivets securing the door handle with a hammer and chisel.
    • Use a 5/16 drill bit to remove the rivets.
    • Back on the inside of the door, unbolt the 11 mm bolt securing the window track.
    • Use a pair of needle nose pliers to unclip the door handle rod.
    • Pull the door handle up and out.
  3. step : Install the new door handle. (6:00)
    • Transfer over the door handle rod.
    • Make sure the door handle mount is clear of any debris from the rivets.
    • Feed the new handle and rod down and into place.
    • Bolt the new door handle in using a ratchet and extension to access the nuts on the inside of the door.
    • Clip the rod back in.
    • Test the door handle.
    • Bolt the window track back into place.
  4. step : Reassemble the door panel (8:45)
    • Check out our door panel explorer video for more detailed door panel assembly instructions.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • 5/16 Inch Drill Bit

  • General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 11mm Socket

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Exterior door handles.
The product was precisely what I had order. It was a perfect match and made the installation easy. I would recommend this product to my friends. Thank you for making the order so easy to order.
September 12, 2017
8 months ago
Good product, arrived quickly, does not come with fasteners
I gave this 4 stars because it didn't come with fasteners and I did not know that at the time of purchase. They are good quality door handles and well worth the 26 bucks.
March 14, 2017
1 year ago
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where do i get the mounting hardware?
Johnny B on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used a 5/16th drill bit to drill out the rivets and used 3/4 inch long by 5/16th bolts. I also applied blue loc-tite to the threads.
What is the material of the door handles?
Roddy C on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Same as OEM a hard plastic. Easy to install there are videos on Utube

Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2001 Ford Explorer Front & Rear Smooth - Paint to Match Exterior Door Handle 4 Piece Set
  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Front & Rear Smooth - Paint to Match Exterior Door Handle 4 Piece Set
  • 1998-2001 Mercury Mountaineer Front & Rear Smooth - Paint to Match Exterior Door Handle 4 Piece Set

This part replaces:

  • OE # 2L2Z7822404AAPTM
  • Partslink FO1310117
Part #: 1ADHS00071

Ships Same Day for orders placed by 4 P.M. ET

How-to Video:

(09:33 min)