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.

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 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

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

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July 20, 2017
10 months ago
great replacement
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June 30, 2017
1 year ago
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Vehicle Fit

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  • 1998-2003 Ford F150 Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
  • 1998-1999 Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
  • 1999-2007 Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
  • 1999-2003 Ford F450 Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision
  • 1999-2003 Ford F550 Truck Tailgate Handle without Lock Provision

This part replaces:

  • OE # 1L3Z 9943400 BAA
  • Dorman 77726
Part #: 1ABTH00022

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

How-to Video:

(04:28 min)