Ford Mazda Tailgate Handle - 1ABTH00042

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  • Injection molded plastic handle with metal hinge pin and return spring
  • Reinforced from the original design for better durability
  • Direct replacement for original handle

Item Condition: New

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  1. step : Remove the tail gate handle (0:53)
    • 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. step : Install the new tail gate handle (4:02)
    • 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.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver

4.90/ 5.0
42 reviews
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I have my tailgate back
Fast good price glad I went here. I started with another online parts order place and they were a pain to deal with they sent the wrong part and nothing but a hassle after that trying to get the right part so I gave up and came here. Got the right part fast and now I can use my tail gate again.
January 24, 2017
Good quality
The part arrived quickly and the video link was very helpful for me to install the part. My mechanics abilities are limited, so I very much appreciate how easy it was to fix this.
February 13, 2017
tailgate latch handle
Havent had time to install it yet. Weather, and a few other things have not cooperated. I have looked it over and have not doubt it will do nicely. Appears to be well made and sturdy. Thanks!
February 27, 2017
Perfect Fit
Item received was an exact replacement part. Easy change out and works and looks great
May 23, 2017
Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle
1A Auto provided a Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle and it fit perfectly. Fast service, reasonably priced and a great company with plenty of detailed "How To" videos.
June 15, 2017
It is fine
Easy to install, at least as good as the original...hope it lasts longer.
July 1, 2017
Works like a charm!
This handle and the installation vid makes you a champ!
July 3, 2017
Excellent Service
Fast prompt shipping. Cheapest price that I could find on-line. Beats buying the part at the local Auto dealer. Part was easy to install and looks and functions just like original factory part. Overall rating is 4.5 stars.
July 10, 2017
For over a year weve had to use a screwdriver to open the tailgate of our 01 Ford pickup. My husband installed this in less than 15 minutes and it works great! Great price. Fast shipping.
July 13, 2017
Great product
Easy to put on and works great oooooooooooooooooooooooo
August 2, 2017
Tailgate Handle
Perfect fit no problems take 4 minutes to install
August 2, 2017
Tailgate Handle for 2004 Ranger
This item was perfect fit. Had the old one out and the new one back in and working properly in only 10 minutes or less.
August 12, 2017
Service and converience
Easy as can be! Ordering, receiving, and installing were all easy peasy! Cost was great and will definitely us this company/website again.
August 12, 2017
Easy Install
Easy purchase. Perfect replacement. Easy to install (even without video).
October 2, 2017
The handle is exactly what my Ford Ranger needed. Bravo Zulu 1AAuto!
October 23, 2017
Great Replacement
Priced right, this item was easy to install and the same size as the original.
November 27, 2017
Great product and training video.
Thank you for your training video. It showed how easy it was to fix my truck. The part fit perfect and is working great.
April 15, 2018
Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle
Tailgate handle worked perfectly and easy to install. Used 1A auto video to show how to install.
April 28, 2018
it was just what I needed
The tailgate handle on my ford Ranger broke, and these people had it. It was a perfect match, and there was a video showing just how to remove the old part and replace the new one, but really, the handle was so easy to put in, that I didnt need the video.
May 15, 2018
Works as advertized
I have a 1999 Ford Ranger. The original handle lasted until a few months ago. This replacement handle is mostly plastic, but so was the OEM one. Even if it only lasts half that time, its still a great deal. I watched the video on YouTube, and I was done in about half an hour. The tailgate is now lubed up, and the new handle works great. Its an easy project that requires few tools. I would recommend this handle to others.
May 27, 2018
05 Ford Ranger tailgate handle
I had shopped around for the tailgate handle on a 05 Ford Ranger. Great price, delivered to the mailbox and it fit perfectly. Problem solved.
May 29, 2018
Easy install
The part installed incredibly easy. I recommend liberal use of WD40 followed by white lithium grease on all the moving parts. I waited way to long to do something that was very simple and easy
June 8, 2018
tailgate handle
The installation of this tailgate handle was super easy. The how-to video that went along with it made it a piece of cake!
June 12, 2018
Very Satisfied With Purchase
The main reason I purchase parts from 1A Auto is because they provide videos for many parts to show you how to install the part yourself. The part I received installed very easily. The only thing I noticed is that the handle is not exactly horizontal when I close the tailgate. That is because of the holes that the screws insert into are a little oversized. I just need to loosen the nuts and make sure I have the handle exactly horizontal before I tighten down the nuts.
August 4, 2018
Tailgate Handle
Everything went well for the install. The handle still has plastic parts but the handle is metal. It works --period.
August 25, 2018
simple fix to make life easier
The handle had broken off the tailgate so my son kept the panel screws loose and would reach in and work the latch by hand each time. For $17 bucks and 10 minutes of our time it was just like new again. Easy to replace, works perfectly. You never realize how often you open the tailgate until the handle is broken.
August 29, 2018
Correct and quick shipping
Fit well and cheap but this review must be at least 50 characters
September 9, 2018
Parts purchase
1AAUTO is by far the best place to buy parts because the quality is first class service is fast and the videos are great
September 13, 2018
Fit like a glove
Ordered the tailgate handle for my 01 ford ranger. Followed the 1A Auto video and had it install took a total of 15 minutes..
October 21, 2018
Truck gate handle
Item was as described perfectly. It was a perfect match for the original handle. The videos at the 1AAuto site are very helpful.
November 1, 2018
Perfect Fit
Easy install because the part fit perfect. Small delay on arriving, one day, just because the post office here in our small town is going thru some personal changes and are short handed not 1A Auto fault. Very pleased. Second time to use 1AAuto there will be a third
March 11, 2019
Anything I have ordered from you or the people you hook me up with are always on top of things
The part, fits, works , and is just what I needed. As always. Hope I dont need you anytime soon but if I do You will hear from me. It is a comfort to have someone to trust to help me get the job done. I do need rotors for my 2008 Toyota Yaris.
April 5, 2019
Ranger tailgate handle.
Arrived as stated. Fit perfectly. Very satisfied!
April 14, 2019
Great Tail Gate Handle
I ordered this handle and had it within a couple of days. It fit well and seems to be of good quality. I will order more parts from 1A in the future.
April 20, 2019
Ford Ranger Tailgate handle
Purchased the handle it arrived swiftly. We watched the you Tube video for installation. Bada Bing Bada Boom tailgate works. I will in future make sure I lube the latches on the tailgate so it doesnt get sticky to start with.
June 18, 2019
Very professional
I am very satisfied with your service. My part and your instructional video were exactly what I needed. But what set you apart was your problem solving when my part got lost in shipping. You were very prompt in taking care of this. Stuff happens. You took care of the problem. 5 stars in my book!
July 1, 2019
Perfect Match to Original Tailgate Handle
Item was a perfect replacement to the original tailgate handle. Installation was a breeze. Thank you 1aauto for creating the installation videos...they are very helpful to customers of all skill levels.
August 3, 2019
Looks and works just like the original
Looks and works just like the original. Installation is easy after watching A! video. I wouldnt hesitate buying agaian to recommending to a friend. (While within the stated delivery window, my only complaint is how long it took to deliver 160 miles away and within the same state.)
August 12, 2019
the service was great and the attendant was very helpful
August 14, 2019
Perfect replacement
This item was a perfect fit, easy to replace and seemed similar, if not better, quality than the original.. Great item.
September 24, 2019
Tailgate handle.
Recently purchased tailgate handle. Tracked shipment and when arrived was emailed promptly with a video instructing how to install. It took about 10 minutes to install and works perfect again. I would buy from 1a auto again. Great experience.
October 26, 2019
Great purchase.
Lightning fast delivery; product is perfect fit. The only downside is that the installation video (for a 2004 vehicle) did not accurately show the actual installation for my vehicle (a 2003). Will definitely keep 1A on my supplier list for auto parts.
November 29, 2019
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Year Make Model Description
1998-2011Ford Ranger Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle
2001-2009Mazda B2300 Truck Mazda B2300 Truck Tailgate Handle
1998-2001Mazda B2500 Truck Mazda B2500 Truck Tailgate Handle
1998-2007Mazda B3000 Truck Mazda B3000 Truck Tailgate Handle
1998-2009Mazda B4000 Truck Mazda B4000 Truck Tailgate Handle
Part 1ABTH00042
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