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How to Replace Tailgate Handle 04-14 Ford F150 Truck

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How to Replace Tailgate Handle 04-14 Ford F150 Truck

Created on: 2014-10-30

Check out this video to learn how to replace the tailgate handle on your 04-14 Ford F150 Truck.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tailgate Panel
    • Remove the six T30 Torx bolts from the tailgate liner
    • Pull off the tailgate liner
    • Remove the two T30 bolts from the tailgate panel
    • Lift off the tailgate panel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Tailgate Handle
    • Remove the two 10mm nuts from the tailgate handle
    • Pull the tailgate handle off the latch mechanism
    • Pull off the tailgate handle
    • Pull out the lock cylinder clip
    • Pull the lock cylinder out of the handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Tailgate Handle
    • Push the lock cylinder into the handle
    • Put the tailgate handle into place
    • Push the tailgate handle onto the latch mechanism
    • Fasten the two 10mm nuts onto the tailgate handle
    • Test the tailgate
    • Remove the plastic coating from the handle
  4. step 4 :Installing the Tailgate Panel
    • Put the tailgate panel into place
    • Insert the two T30 bolts into the tailgate panel
    • Put the tailgate liner into place
    • Insert the six T30 bolts into the tailgate liner

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Bit

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the tailgate handle on this 2005 Ford F150. It's the same part and similar process on these F150s from 2005 to 2013. The items you'll need for this is a new tailgate handle from 1AAuto.com, 10mm socket and ratchet, T30 torx bit or driver, and a flat blade screwdriver.

Start off by removing these eight T30s and depending on your bed liner, you may be able to only access six of them at first. Once you remove those six and pull your bed liner away, you can then remove the two underneath it. Flip this panel out of the way and then remove this 10mm nut and this 10mm nut. We'll fast forward as Mike does that. Now just lift up on the latch and pull the handle studs out of there and then just maneuver the handle until you pull that top part down and out. Pull out this clip and lift your lock cylinder out.

On the left is the old tailgate handle. On the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they will fit exactly the same Take you lock cylinder and push it into your new tailgate handle and feed the tailgate handle up in place. Push those studs through the holes and just lower that latch down on to the studs and then replace those two 10mms. Now, just tighten those preliminarily. Then, make sure the tailgate handle is lined up properly and then tighten those two 10mm nuts up the rest of the way. Now just test it out. Make sure that it locks and unlocks. It works

Take this panel, put it back into place and line it up and then replace the bolts to hold it in place. Then replace your bed liner and the bolts that go through that into this panel.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Bit

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