Ford Tailgate Handle - 1ABTH00022

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


  • Injection molded plastic with black finish
  • Replaces dealer part number: 1L3Z-9943400-BAA, 1L3Z9943400BAA
  • Reinforced from the original design for better durability
  • Direct replacement for original handle
  • Does not have lock hole

This Ford truck tailgate handle 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.

  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Panel (0:33)
    • Remove the eight T30 Torx bolts from the tailgate panel
    • Lift the tailgate panel up and off
  2. step : Removing the Tailgate Handle (0:58)
    • Remove the two 11mm nuts from the tailgate handle
    • Pull the tailgate handle off of the tailgate latch
  3. step : Preparing the New Tailgate Handle (1:33)
    • Pry the retaining clip off the old tailgate handle lock with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the tailgate handle lock out of the old tailgate handle
    • Push the lock into the new tailgate handle
    • Apply penetrating oil to the tailgate latch mechanism
    • Apply white grease to the tailgate latch mechanism
  4. step : Installing the New Tailgate Handle (2:28)
    • Push the new tailgate handle onto the latch mechanism
    • Fasten the two 11mm nuts onto the tailgate handle
    • Test the tailgate handle
  5. step : Reinstalling the Tailgate Panel (3:44)
    • Put the tailgate panel into place
    • Insert the eight T30 bolts into the tailgate panel

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • White Grease

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 11mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

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great replacement
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June 30, 2017
Free and fast shipping. Website is very user friendly, love the online videos. I am a 1A auto customer for the future
July 20, 2017
tailgate handle
it was a pleasure to do business with good people I was pleased with the order and the quickness of the order
December 5, 2018
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Year Make Model Description
2004Ford F150 Heritage Truck Ford F150 Heritage Truck Tailgate Handle for without Lock Provision
1998-2003Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
1998-1999Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
1999-2007Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
1999-2007Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
1999-2003Ford F450 Truck Ford F450 Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
1999-2003Ford F550 Truck Ford F550 Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
Part 1ABTH00022
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