This is a black plastic tailgate handle.

Specifications:

  • 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.

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 : 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

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 11mm Wrench

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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
Purchased
1 month ago
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
Purchased
3 months ago
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
Purchased
1 year ago
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
Purchased
11 months ago
Tailgate handle
Ordered and sent out right away. It was the correct part and fit perfect. Very nice
February 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 2004 Ford F150 Heritage Truck Tailgate Handle for with with Lock Provision
  • 1997-2003 Ford F150 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F450 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F550 Truck Tailgate Handle for Models with Lock Provision

This part replaces:

  • OE # XL3Z 9943400 AAA
  • Dorman 80239
Part #: 1ABTH00009

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

How-to Video:

(05:37 min)