Ford Tailgate Handle - 1ABTH00009

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This is a black plastic tailgate handle.


  • 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.

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.

  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Liner (1:05)
    • Remove six T30 Torx Screws from the liner
    • Pull up on the pins at the bottom of the liner
    • Pull the liner off
  2. step : Removing the Tailgate Handle (1:55)
    • Remove the two 11mm nuts from the tailgate handle
    • Pull the handle out by hand
  3. step : Installing the New Tailgate Handle (2:31)
    • 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. step : Reinstalling the Tailgate Liner (3:53)
    • 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

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Driver
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 11mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 11mm Wrench

4.86/ 5.0
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Tailgate handle
Ordered and sent out right away. It was the correct part and fit perfect. Very nice
February 6, 2017
Tailgate handle replacement
The new part fit perfectly and was easy to install. The part was shipped and arrived when promised and seems to be as good or better quality than original. With two tools and about 30 minutes of time I was done and on my way, even putting my lock insert in was easy.
July 5, 2017
Great Company to buy from
The video was great and the customer representative was out standing. This is where I would parts for any vehicle I have!
July 30, 2017
Perfect Fit/Easy to Install
Fit my ‘98 F150 perfectly. Watching the YouTube video before hand made installation simple. Took around 15 minutes to install and lubricate the parts to get a nice smooth operation. Thanks 1A Auto!
March 12, 2018
Perfect fit - Video was very helpful - 30 minute job
This part fit perfectly and was easy to install thanks to the video link that was provided. Shipping was very quick.
April 15, 2018
Perfect easy install
Swapped in easily- 1aauto’s how to video made things simple for a basic DIYer like me
October 1, 2018
Easy project, 15 minutes from start to finish.
Part came in good condition and with following the how to video replacing it was as easy as brushing your teeth. Already putting together my next order.
October 28, 2018
Super Easy
This product was super easy to install. It works great. It is the best $23.95 I have every spent!
October 29, 2018
tail gate handle
easy to install, works good, fast shipping. price was good.
October 29, 2018
F-150 Tailgate handle
I searched all over town to find a handle for my tailgate. Could not purchase locally, so I turned to the internet. 1A Auto had it in stock for a reasonable price. Approx. 4 days later it showed up and I installed it. It was a perfect match. Will definitely shop with 1A Auto again if needed.
November 23, 2018
Perfect fit
Arrived sooner then expected in excellent condition and fit perfectly.
January 6, 2019
Best ever
February 23, 2019
time will tell
while installing the new handle one of the posts broke off while tightening, very cheap metal. just used the one from the old handle to finish. time will tell if the plastic will hold up.
April 22, 2019
perfect fit!
So glad we got a new handle for our Fords tailgate. The new one arrived right on time, and was a snap to swap out. Thanks 1A Auto - you make it easy and affordable to keep our truck looking - and working - great!
May 5, 2019
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Year Make Model Description
2001-2005Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ford Explorer Sport Trac Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
2004Ford F150 Heritage Truck Ford F150 Heritage Truck Tailgate Handle for with with Lock Provision
1997-2003Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
1999-2007Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
1999-2007Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
1999-2007Ford F450 Truck Ford F450 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
1999-2007Ford F550 Truck Ford F550 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
Part 1ABTH00009
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