This replacement chrome tailgate handle is just what you need to make your truck stand out!

Specifications:

  • Injection molded plastic with Chrome finish
  • Designed for vehicles that use the tailgate lock feature (lock not included)
  • Replaces dealer part number: XL3Z-9943400-AAA, XL3Z9943400AAA
  • Direct replacement for original handle
  • Correct replacement for stock locking handles ONLY (lock not included)

Broken tailgate handle? Now is the time to upgrade your plain black handle with a Chrome replacement!

This part is a direct bolt on and is built to strict quality control standards. It is a great replacement and has good cost savings over dealer units.

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 : Opening the Stuck Tailgate (0:44)
    • Remove the eight T30 screws from the tailgate cover
    • Remove the two T30 Torx bolts from the metal backing
    • Remove the metal backing
    • Check the leg that actuates the arm
    • Check the actuator
    • Check the latch rods
    • To open the tailgate if stuck, grab the mechanism on both sides and open the tailgate
  2. step : Removing the Tailgate Handle (2:37)
    • Pry the latch rod tabs with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Release the latch rods
    • Remove the 10mm nuts from the tailgate handle
    • Remove the tailgate handle
  3. step : Removing the Lock Cylinder (3:10)
    • Pry out the snap ring with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Wiggle the lock cylinder out of the handle
  4. step : Installing the Lock Cylinder (4:22)
    • Insert the lock into the opening
    • Clip in the snap ring
  5. step : Installing the Tailgate Handle (4:52)
    • Insert the tailgate handle into place
    • Tighten the two 10mm nuts to the mechanism
    • Pull the slack out of the rods without moving the latch
    • Lock the rods into their tabs
    • Test the tailgate latch
    • If the tailgate won't close, give the rods more slack
  6. step : Reinstalling the Metal Backing (6:19)
    • Tighten the two T30 Torx bolts to the metal backing
    • Tighten the eight T30 Torx bolts to the tailgate cover

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

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Extactly as described.
Discovered 1A Auto when researching handle replacements on YouTube. Purchased and installed the handle exactly as the video clip described. Will be back for future purchases!
July 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Part came and I was able to install in about ten minutes. Fit just like the original.
January 9, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
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Part #: 1ABTH00027

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How-to Video:

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